During your annual physical exam, your veterinarian will fully examine your pet and discuss vaccinations and ongoing wellness. Just like you do wellness visits with your doctor, it’s important that your pet does the same. During these visits, the Animal Clinic of Van Wert veterinary team will spend time examining your pet from nose to tail.
What is Wellness Care?
Wellness care is really just a fancy phrase for annual checkups. During a wellness visit, the doctor will conduct a thorough physical exam, checking to make sure your pet’s body is functioning just as it should be. We’ll also discuss with you a number of topics that are vital to keeping your loved one happy and healthy, such as vaccinations, parasite control, nutrition, and weight management, behavior, and more.
The information we gather during your pet’s exams helps us to develop a baseline of what’s considered to be “normal” for them. Every pet is different, so it’s important that we are able to understand what “healthy” for your pet looks like. This gives us something to compare future exams and diagnostic tests to moving forward. That way, if and when something changes, it will be easy to spot so it can be addressed right away before it has a chance to develop into something more serious and costly.
We Build Relationships…
Wellness visits provide us with the opportunity to get to know you and your pet on a more personal level. Animals that are relaxed and comfortable are much easier to treat and care for, so it’s important to us that your pet feels at ease when visiting with us. By bringing them in on a regular basis, we are able to accomplish this goal, developing a relationship with you and bonding with your four-legged friend. This allows us to develop the most customized and effective health care plan possible for your loved one.
You love your pet and want to enjoy as many happy, healthy years of companionship with them as possible. It starts with a solid foundation of wellness care. Let’s work together to help your loved one enjoy a lifetime of good health!