We heard about the new addition to your family! We can’t wait to meet them in person! Before you head our way, ensure the car ride is comfortable and safe – taking precautions to avoid anything that might cause anxiety.

Setting the tone for future Visits

Once you’ve arrived, we’ll go out of our way to make the experience a pleasant one. A positive first visit will lead to more comfortable and enjoyable future visits. After you get settled, we’ll perform a comprehensive exam, and run tests to check for any parasites that might already be in your pet’s system. We encourage you to bring a stool sample from your pet collected within 24 hours of the exam – which can be less stressful than collecting stool during the exam. Next, we’ll vaccinate your pet against several dangerous diseases, and discuss strategies for ongoing parasite and disease prevention, based on their lifestyle and age.

Giving you option for care, nutrition and wellness

If your new friend isn’t spayed or neutered, or isn’t microchipped yet, we’ll help you make an informed decision about the options available. We’ll also discuss your new pet’s diet – what they’re being fed, how much you should be feeding, and how often. Maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise are some of the easiest ways to help your pet live a long and healthy life. Finally, we’ll discuss your pet’s roadmap of future vaccinations and wellness care at our practice.

Let’s make friends

Having a plan for socialization and training is also important for your pet’s wellbeing. We’ll provide some general recommendations and also discuss any behavioral or training challenges that you may already be facing. For more training needs, we offer behavioral counseling.

Centreville Square Animal Hospital offers Wellness Programs for all your pet’s ages and stages, find out more here.