A wellness examination is a routine medical examination of a patient that is apparently healthy, as opposed to an examination of a patient that is ill. A wellness examination may also be called a 'check-up' or a 'physical examination'. The focus of a wellness visit is the maintenance of optimal health.
The answer to this question depends on your pet's age and current health status. For example, early puppyhood wellness exams are recommended on a monthly basis, while for the average adult dog annual wellness examinations are the norm, and for middle aged or geriatric dogs semi-annual examinations are recommended.
Our doctors are the best position to recommend how often your pet should have a wellness examination, based on its specific species, breed, health status and lifestyle.
For more information about what to expect during an exam, please read one of the following articles:
Prepare yourself with some basic information:
If you or your pet is new to us, you can save time by filling out and bringing these forms with you:
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