Regular wellness exams are one of the most important things you can do to keep your exotic pet healthy. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) recommends annual wellness exams at a minimum, and as your pet ages, they suggest an increase in frequency of visits. We believe strongly in preventive care and have developed wellness protocols for every stage of your pet's life.
Because many of our exotic pets age so much faster than we do, regular wellness exams are one of the best ways that you can help your pet live a long, healthy life.
During a wellness exam, our veterinary team will start out by taking your pet's vital signs. Your veterinarian will ask for a complete history of your pet's health, including: eating habits, exercise, unusual behavior, etc. She will then perform a comprehensive examination of your pet from nose to tail. She may also perform diagnostic tests, such as blood work, urinalysis, radiographs, or intestinal parasite tests. Vaccines may be administered (depending on your pet's species and life stage). Additional disease screenings may also be recommended, depending on the state of your pet's health.
Early detection and correction of medical problems will help to ensure that your pet will live a long, healthy, and active life.