Whether you have a new puppy or kitten, or have had your pet for years, making sure that they are as happy and healthy as possible is an important responsibility as a pet owner. That means finding a veterinarian that offers all of the general veterinarian services required throughout your pet's lifetime. At Pet Medical Center of Westerville, our animal hospital is committed to providing pet owners with the support they need to assure that their pet lives their best life possible. At our AAHA-accredited animal hospital, our Westerville veterinarians provide the highest standard of care for the following services:
Routine Semi-Annual Comprehensive Exams
Just like humans need to see their doctor or similar health care provider, it is just as important to make sure your pet sees their veterinarian on a regular basis. During these exams, we check your pet's weight, heart, lungs, coat, and mouth to make sure there are no obvious health concerns. We may also ask you about your pet's behavior to further draw out any possible concerns so we can address them appropriately.
Vaccinations from your vet are another important component of your pet's wellness plan. Many of these are required, and others are recommended based on your dog or cat's lifestyle. At Pet Medical Center we'll help you make sure you stay up to date.
Parasite Prevention and Treatment
Another thing that you need to manage as a pet owner is parasites. No doubt, you adore your pet, and even the thought of "creepy crawly" things on them, such as fleas, ticks, and other parasites is likely enough to make you shudder. Parasites don't just stay on the outside, they can get in the blood stream and attack the intestines and internal organs. As a pet owner staying one step ahead of them is your best defense. At Pet Medical Center of Westerville, we offer several different options to help you keep parasites at bay, and treatment options if any do attack your pet.
Urine and Blood Screening
Your observations of your pet's behavior are helpful for your vet in order for them to make accurate diagnoses and try to determine what is wrong. Additionally, your vet relies on routine urine and blood screenings to help with early identification of any problems or diseases. Urine and blood screenings help your veterinarian determine if your pet’s internal organs are functioning properly.
Pet Dental Exams and Cleanings
Your pet's dental health is important for a number of reasons. Although we look at your pet's mouth during a regular comprehensive exam, an official dental exam is needed to fully evaluate any problems and to properly clean your pet's teeth and treat periodontal disease. Left untreated, disease in your pet's mouth can lead to many conditions, starting from bad breath to heart disease.
Spay and Neuter
There are many benefits to spay and neuter surgery that goes beyond the prevention of unwanted puppies or kittens. Spayed and neutered pets are also less likely to escape, become aggressive toward others, and have a lower instance of many health conditions, including some cancers.
Nutrition and Behavior Counseling
Sometimes the hardest part of raising a dog or cat is getting them to behave right, and finding the diet that is best for them. At Pet Medical Center of Westerville, we will address any concerns you might have and provide you with the guidance you need to get your pet on the right track.
Contact our Westerville Veterinarians
Pet Medical Center of Westerville is an AAHA-accredited animal hospital, meaning that we receive comprehensive on-site evaluations and consistently provide exceptional veterinary care. To learn more about all our services offered or to schedule an appointment contact our Westerville vets at 614-882-7700.