What to Expect

What to expect with your new pet

In your search for veterinary care, we believe you should expect high quality care as well as great service. At Care Animal Hospital our goal has been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care. Our commitment to you is to continue to offer our world class service and a state of the art veterinary facility.

Your pet's regular wellness exam will be a complete physical, including a thorough examination of the eyes, ears, teeth, heart, lungs, abdomen, body condition and hair coat. Because even the most cooperative pet may not readily go along with a tooth and gum brushing, an annual dental cleaning by your veterinarian may be in order. Like you, your pet can lose his teeth due to decay and neglect.

It's a good idea to keep an accurate medical diary (of course, we also keep accurate records of everything we do for your pet), but also of notes on things like your pet's elimination habits and any physical changes or unusual occurrences. Keep track of small shifts in your pet's behavior, including urinary marking habits and mood swings, along with diet and routine modifications. Take this notebook when you visit us at Care Animal Hospital. These seemingly unrelated occurrences may help explain results of your pet's medical tests.

Your Care Animal Hospital veterinarian may refer you to a specialist, a veterinarian with specialty training if your pet must undergo a procedure that requires more precise knowledge, experience or equipment.

Get the most out of your pet's appointment!

If you are a new client, please be sure to note where we can get your pet's previous records or bring them with you. We will use these to determine which vaccines and wellness procedures your pet needs.

For all clients

  • Make a list of anything that has been concerning you about your pet or its health and bring it with you.
  • When making your appointment, please verify which diagnostic tests your pet may be due for. Our Client Care Managers can tell you how to best prepare your pet for these.
  • Remember to write down any medications and supplements you are giving with their dosages, as well as the brand of the food you feed.
  • Please bring a leash for your dog or a carrier for your cat. Although your pet may be very well behaved, someone may bring a pet who could interact with uncontained pets unfavorably.