Wellness Exams

Wellness Exams

Preventive veterinary care is the cornerstone of your pet’s healthy foundation. Routine veterinary exams not only allow us to establish and be familiar with what’s normal for your pet, but they also give our veterinarians an opportunity to detect any health issues when they’re in their early stages. The earlier a problem is detected and addressed, the better the outcome will be.  Regular veterinary wellness exams can help you avoid costly medical procedures down the road by keeping your pet healthy today.

Our preventative care includes vaccinations, deworming, flea and tick prevention, heartworm testing, dental cleanings and more. We recommend annual exams for all adult pets and semi-annual exams for senior pets. For puppy/kitten wellness visits, we recommend visits every three to four weeks from eight weeks of age until they finish their vaccination series.

Lakewood Veterinary Center’s veterinarians evaluate every aspect of your pet’s health with a wellness exam, which includes:

  • Otoscopic (ear) exam
  • Ophthalmic (eye) exam
  • Oral exam
  • Thoracic auscultation (listening to the heart and lungs)
  • Abdominal Palpation
  • Dermatologic (skin) exam
  • Musculoskeletal exam
  • Neurological assessment
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Behavioral assessment

Along with a thorough examination, blood, urine, and stool testing are often recommended or needed to fully assess your pet’s health. Give us a call today to schedule your pet’s wellness exam!