The Importance of Wellness Care for Pets
For Happy and Healthy Pets
Your pet’s well-being is a goal we share with you, which is why we all of our locations offer complete wellness care, utilizing state-of-the-art equipment that helps us quickly diagnose, treat, and monitor any medical condition.
We value your input as we determine the proper course for your pal, whether it is for general wellness, a specific injury, or an ongoing medical condition. This collaboration will help you make informed decisions, such as whether a yearly exam is sufficient or if a bi-yearly exam would be more appropriate.
Our friendly and dedicated veterinarians, veterinary techs and support staff are on your side, helping you understand:
- The importance of annual exams
- Vaccinations needed and how often they should be performed
- Treatment options for medical conditions
- Specifics related to your pet’s breed
- How needs will change as your pet ages
A Lot Can Happen in 12 Months
Small animals have much shorter life spans that humans. Sometimes a seemingly healthy pet can be in pain from any number of problems. In addition, early detection of more serious conditions will help your pet avoid suffering, and usually save money on treatment.
Do All Animals Need Annual Visits?
All small animals should have an annual veterinary visit, including exotics and pocket pets, such as:
- Hamsters and gerbils
- Guinea pigs
Dogs and cats may have a need for bi-annual depending on the breed, their specific health risks, and lifestyle.
Callanan Is Prepared
All of the animal hospitals in the Callanan Veterinary Group are equipped with the lastest technology and fully-staffed professionals that are ready to handle all apsects of your pet’s care.
Please feel free to contact your local facility to arrange a tour or schedule an appointment.
Annual Wellness Visits
At this appointment your veterinarian will carefully examine your pet, paying careful attention to her:
- Temperature at time of visit
- Skin and coat
- Heart, lungs and abdomen
- Teeth and gums
- Eyes and ears
- Paws and nails
Your vet will review their medical history, if available, to help give a clear picture of his health. Detailed notes from this visit will be maintained in your pet’s file for future reference.
In addition to the physical exam, other concerns may be discussed to help ensure long-term wellness. These may include:
- Vaccination decisions
- Food choices
- Exercise routines
- Parasite control products
- Behavioral training
What if there is a problem?
If potential problems are detected, tests may be ordered; these can include:
- Blood work
Most tests can be performed on-site for fast and accurate diagnosis, and appropriate treatment can usually begin immediately.
However, if more sophisticated testing is required, we utilize a certified veterinary laboratory offering expertise in board certified specialists in pathology, hematology, internal medicine and radiology.
Our team of veterinarians includes specialists in the areas of cardiology, surgery and internal medicine, allowing for quick and efficient diagnosis and treatment.