Pet Wellness Care
for Dogs & Cats at Every Life Stage

Pet Wellness Care

Keeping your pet healthy is important to us! At Animal Care Center, regular wellness examinations for your dog and cat are the foundation for a longer, healthier, happier life. Our wellness care program covers vaccinations, preventive care such as heartworm and intestinal parasite testing, nose to tail exams, and comprehensive evaluations of overall health.

Regular Wellness Exams for Life

Whatever stage of life, from puppy and kitten to senior companion, your pet needs regular visits to the veterinarian to prevent or address medical problems. Bring your pet to us for comprehensive veterinary care and pet owner support. When you have questions, we have answers!

Good advice about caring for a dog or cat takes the animal’s age into consideration. Your pets’ needs change—tailoring medical and wellness care to the current stage of life ensures that the time you spend together will be long and happy. We recommend all adult pets under age seven receive annual wellness exams.

The Wellness Visit

During this annual visit, the veterinarian will perform the following:

  • Comprehensive physical examination
  • Intestinal parasite screening
  • Heartworm testing
  • Junior wellness lab panel
  • Dental examination
  • Vaccination update
  • Discussion of nutrition, behavior, and any pet owner questions

The wellness evaluations are an opportunity to minimize potential health risks through early detection and treatment.


Vaccinations are essential to protecting your pet from many serious or life-threatening diseases and illnesses. We create a vaccination schedule that offers the best preventive care for your pets and is tailored to their breed, age, condition, and lifestyle needs. However, the rabies vaccination is required by law for all canines and felines.

For more information, view these vaccine recommendations:

Puppies & Kittens

To help you and your new pet get off to a great start together, we recommend scheduling your first visit with us at six weeks of age or as soon as your puppy or kitten joins the family. You can expect this visit to include:

  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • Brief oral exam
  • The first vaccinations and development of a vaccination schedule
  • Testing for intestinal parasites and de-worming
  • Testing for viruses in kittens: feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus
  • Heartworm preventive and parasite control
  • Nutritional instructions
  • Behavioral information

Of course, at this time we answer any questions regarding your new companion.

New pets require several visits in the first few months, usually three or four weeks apart. This gives us the opportunity to complete the initial vaccination series, dispense heartworm medication, and monitor any developing medical or behavioral conditions.

We recommend spay or neuter surgery around six months of age for any pet not enrolled in a breeding program.

Senior Pet Care

Most pets are considered to be seniors at about seven years of age. Because your pet’s life span is so short, health conditions tend to develop much more rapidly. Subtle changes we see in senior pets include reduced activity, vision or hearing loss, increase or decrease in appetite or thirst, behavioral issues, dental problems, arthritis, and obesity. Due to risks associated with aging, we recommend all pets seven years and older schedule wellness exams twice a year.

During this visit, we may perform the following:

  • Comprehensive physical examination
  • Blood work and urinalysis
  • Intestinal parasite screening
  • Heartworm testing
  • Vaccinations
  • Dental exam
  • Ophthalmic exam
  • Chest X-ray
  • EKG
  • Mobility evaluation

We typically discuss nutritional needs, behavioral changes, and answer any questions about your aging companion. Regular senior wellness visits help minimize potential health risks through early detection and treatment.

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By far the best Vet we have seen! They remember me and my dog unlike many of the vets offices that I have visited just as frequently.

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The best and most well-informed vet we've ever been to, we have more confidence in this team than anywhere else we've been. They did miracles for our big dog through the physical therapy and rehabilitation.

This clinic has some of the most high-tech treatment options available, right up to physical therapy for dogs! I have never been to a veterinarian that is as caring and concerned in my life, and I have been to MANY. I am a client for life!

I like that we always learn more about how to be better pet owners. Having had many vets over the past 20 years, I can say that the care for my pets, knowledge of and use of up to date procedures, friendly front desk staff and smart and kind vets make this an excellent place to get the best possible care for your pets.

I will never take my dogs anywhere else! All the doctors are down to earth and truly care about my pets. They have such a comfortable environment from the moment you walk in the front doors.

Dr. Pam is AMAZING and her colleagues and staff are some of the most wonderful caretakers for my furry kids. The atmosphere is welcome to animals and pets of all sizes and ages. I highly recommend the Animal Care Center.

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  • AAHA Acredited
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians
  • International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management
  • american association of feline practitioners
  • American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association

The materials offered on this website are intended for educational purposes only. Animal Care Center does not provide veterinary medical services or guidance via the internet. Please consult your pet’s veterinarian in matters regarding the care of your animals.