Annual Wellness Exams
At American Animal Hospital, your pet’s health and comfort are of utmost importance. We believe preventive care is essential for a long and happy life. We recommend annual wellness exams which focus on prevention. By seeing your pet at least once a year, we can detect disease or illness before it becomes a serious health concern. By seeing your pet every year, we develop a comprehensive health profile which helps us to look at trending issues such as weight or blood work results.
A comprehensive exam at American Animal Hospital includes a full snout to tail physical exam. We screen yearly for internal parasites and common diseases such as Lyme and Heartworm. Our vaccine protocol is customized to your pet’s lifestyle. We promote vaccine titers versus just automatically administering vaccines every 3 years. We believe that checking antibody levels before routinely vaccinating, decrease vaccine reactions and other possible complications. The cost to titer is about the same as the vaccine. Don’t worry, should your pet’s titer come back low, the vaccine is no charge!
During your one on one time with the doctor, you will have plenty of time to ask, and have answered, any questions you may have. We truly value the time that you and your pet spend with us.
A comprehensive physical exam includes:
- Heart and Lung Evaluation
- Ear Examination
- Eye examination
- Dental Evaluation
- Neurologic evaluation
- Abdominal Organ Palpation
- Musculoskeletal Evaluation
- Coat and Skin Analysis
- Weight Assessment and Nutritional Counseling
- Heartworm, Tick-Borne Disease Testing (additional fee)
- Fecal Analysis (additional fee)Blood titers and vaccines if needed (additional fee)