Keeping our pets happy and healthy is the goal of every caring pet owner. Yet many otherwise responsible pet parents make the mistake of viewing veterinary care as something that’s only there for when their companion is sick or hurt. Nothing could be further from the truth – especially given the fact that these special creatures are only with us for such a short time.

Bringing your pet in for annual wellness visits is the best gift you could ever give them, because it provides them with the greatest chance at enjoying a long, healthy life. These routine visits allow us to manage your pet’s current health, take proactive measures to prevent illness and disease, and identify the signs of potential medical problems so they can be addressed early, greatly improving the chances of a positive outcome.

The wellness services available at University West have been specifically designed to assist your pet through every stage of life. For puppies and kittens, wellness visits will focus on vaccinations and nutrition, while adult pets will receive more attention towards health screenings and weight control. For pets that have reached their senior years, wellness care will shift to disease management and ways to make the later years as happy and comfortable as possible. The goal is to provide your pet with the precise care he or she needs each time they visit.

At typical wellness visit with us includes a thorough “nose to tail” physical exam, during which the doctor will check your pet’s eyes, ears, nose and mouth, listen to the heart and lungs, and check their body for any unusual lumps or bumps. We may recommend various diagnostic tests to further assess your pet’s health. During these visits, we’ll also discuss with you such important topics as vaccinations, parasite control, nutrition and weight management, behavior and anything else that may be helpful in keeping your pet happy and healthy.

Finally, although equally as important, wellness visits give us the chance to get to know you and your pet better and to establish a strong, trusting relationship with you both. We firmly believe that the better we know and understand you and the needs of your companion, the better we will be able to develop the most customized, effective health care plan to help you both enjoy many healthy years of companionship with one another.

University West Pet Clinic offers comprehensive wellness services for pets of all ages. Let us provide your pet with a lifetime of good health.