As loving pet parents, we want our animal companions by our side for as many years as possible. At Lakeside Animal Hospital, we know the best way to ensure this happens is by making a commitment to their ongoing wellness. By bringing your pet in for regular checkups, you’ll help protect him or her from many of the common ailments that can affect companion animals. You’ll also give us the opportunity to identify and address potential health problems early, before they have chance to develop and worsen. These simple things can add years to your four-legged family member’s life.
Wellness exams are a vital component to keeping your pet in tiptop shape from head to toe. Lakeside Animal Hospital recommends annual and semiannual checkups for all pets of all life stages
In most cases, one of our veterinary technicians will start by asking about your pet’s medical history, current condition and the reason for your visit, gathering data for the veterinarian. This remains a very important aspect of a complete physical exam visit. Getting accurate information is essential so please share any pertinent information.
Next, one of our veterinarians will give your pet a complete nose-to-tail physical exam (The veterinary physical exam is one of the most important thing your veterinarian will do), Based on exam findings and your pet’s presenting problems, the veterinarian may recommend diagnostic testing which may include treatment options.
This is a great time to ask questions. Our veterinarians want to make sure you’re completely comfortable with the information we’re providing and all questions are answered. This is an essential part of your pet’s treatment plan. One of the most important things that we want to achieve at Lakeside is clear communication so don’t be afraid to ask questions.
All findings are noted on the patient’s medical chart in order to maintain a complete history and ensure follow up on areas of concern.