Exam

ANIMALS NEED ANNUAL VISITS TO THE DOCTOR JUST LIKE HUMANS.

Regular examinations help identify medical and behavioral problems before they present serious concerns for the health of your pet. Many diseases begin and progress subtly at first, and the changes in our pets may be imperceptible to those who see them every day. An annual exam will improve the quality and longevity of your pet's life.

During the examination, the doctor will listen, feel, and assess your pet's:


 weight, body condition, and conformation
 skin, paws, nails, lumps, and bumps
 teeth, gums, and presence of oral masses
 eyes, ears, and nose
 lymph nodes
 hydration status
 heart: pulse rhythm, rate, quality
 presence of murmurs
 lungs
 abdominal organs, especially intestines, kidneys, and liver
 mobility and gait
 muscle or skeletal pain
 weakness