A pet's first visit to the vet can seem a bit daunting, so we've put together a list of info and resources to help you prepare. 

At your first appointment, we will gather information about your pet’s background, health, diet, and training. We can also address any questions or concerns you might have.

To prepare for your pet's visit, we ask that you bring all prior Vaccination Records and Doctor's Notes.

Your veterinarian will examine your pet from nose-to-tail, looking for things like heart murmurs, ear infections, and/or parasites. Your vet can also provide pet-proofing tips, training assistance, and parasite protection recommendations. 

Before Your First Appointment
  1. Complete all Patient Forms prior to your first visit.
  2. Assemble and be sure to bring all the proper items with you:
    • Your pet's adoption or purchase records
    • Any existing medical history
    • A list of current medications and supplements
    • Current feeding schedule and the brand of food you use
    • A list of questions you have for your veterinarian
  3. Collect any necessary stool or urine samples if requested.
  4. If you're bringing in your dog, be sure he or she is accustomed to being on a short leash.
  5. Feel free to bring your pet's favorite treats to keep them happy and distracted!

Arrive early to fill out paperwork

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your pet's appointment. If you have not filled out our patient forms yet, plan to arrive 30 minutes ahead of your appointment.

Drop-Off Appointments

If appointment slots are full for services, from annual exams to emergency health concerns, chave the option of dropping-off their pets for the day.

Your pet will be supplied with a comfortable blanket and water, and cats will be supplied with a litter box in their kennel. Dogs will be walked outside by our kennel attendants throughout the day to allow them to stretch their legs and eliminate bowels.

Clients who wish to drop off their pet must do so between 7:30 and 9:00am and fill out the appropriate paper work, unless instructed otherwise by a veterinarian.

Thumbs up and stars

“I woke up with a sick pup and called immediately. Appointments were full but I was encouraged to come in as a walk-in. I was seen within 30 minutes and everyone was friendly and helpful.”