General Medicine

We take your pet’s health seriously.  During a wellness exam one of our Doctor’s performs a thorough and complete physical examination and discusses a protocol for a healthy and happy lifestyle for your pet.  Our current procedure for wellness exams includes a discussion of external and internal parasites, including heartworms, fleas, ticks and intestinal parasites, semi-annual deworming, monthly heartworm prevention and flea and tick control.  All of these elements are essential to your pet’s current and future health. For our geriatric patients we always like keeping up with their health by recommending a blood screenings, such as a complete blood count, blood chemistries and a thyroid level test. Here is our vaccine protocol listed below.


Canines                                                      Feline



6-8 weeks of age                                                        8-9 weeks of age
  • 1st  set of vaccines (DA2PP)                                      Virus testing
  • Fecal test and dewormer                                           Fecal test and deworm
  • Flea preventative                                                         1st  FVRCP/FeLV
  • Puppy training starts                                                  Ear check and cleaning
  • Bathing, brushing, ear cleaning starts
9-10 weeks of age                                                      12-13 weeks of age
  • 2nd  DHLPP and Bordetella                                      2nd FVRCP/FeLV
  • Repeat dewormer                                                       Repeat dewormer
11-13 weeks of age                                                    16 weeks of age
  • 3rd   DHLPP                                                                 Annual Rabies vaccine
  • Start heartworm prevention
  • Flea and tick preventative                                       Declawing: 8 weeks or older
  • Obedience training starts
                                                                                                 Spay/Neuter: 5-6 months
16 weeks of age                                                                   Diet: Kitten food until 1 year of age
  • Annual DHLPP and Rabies
  • Continue heartworm preventative
6 months of age
  • Parvovirus booster
  • Spay/neuter
  • Start adult obedience class
Feed puppy food until 1 year of age
keep treats to less than 10% of diet