Regular wellness checkups and preventive care can help your pet live a longer, happier, and healthier life. They help us catch health issues early on and treat them right away, helping your pet avoid unnecessary pain—and preventing costly procedures down the road.
Annual or bi-annual wellness exams are an important part of preventive care. We care for pets of all ages, from kittens and puppies to geriatric pets older than 11 or 12. Dr. Ashley and her team will work with you to customize your pet’s care according to his age, breed, lifestyle, and individual needs.
We make wellness exams easy for you by coming to your home loaded with cheese, peanut butter, and belly rubs. Our goal is to make each appointment a fear-free experience that you and your pet look forward to.
During a wellness exam, our veterinary team will:
- Conduct a nose-to-tail physical exam
- Administer any requested vaccines
- Run diagnostic tests as needed
- Prescribe treatments or medications
- Address any concerns, issues, or illnesses
- Make recommendations for preventive care
Dr. Ashley will take her time in answering all your questions and getting to know your pet. She’ll never rush you through an appointment.
Since we carry our pharmacy with us in our van, our team will provide you with any necessary medications on the spot. If we don’t have them with us, we’ll deliver them to your door as soon as possible.
Along with regular wellness exams, vaccines are key to your pet’s health. We follow the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) recommendations for all vaccines. All of our immunizations are mercury-free.
Vaccines are important not only for keeping your pet safe but also for keeping you safe. Illnesses like leptospirosis and rabies can be transmitted from pets to humans. Plus, rabies is a state requirement for all dogs and cats in the state of Texas.
Distemper and parvo can’t be given to you by your pet, but treatment is extremely expensive and often unsuccessful.
For dogs, we recommend the following immunizations:
- +/- Parainfluenza
- Canine influenza
- Rattlesnake toxoid
- Lyme disease
For cats, we recommend these vaccines:
- Feline distemper
- Feline leukemia
- Feline calicivirus (FCV)
- Feline herpesvirus-1 (FHV-1)
- Feline panleukopenia (FPV)
We also offer vaccine titer testing. This is a way for us to measure antibody levels in your dog or cat’s blood, which can help determine if they are immune from certain diseases. If they are immune to one or more core diseases, we may be able to modify the vaccine schedule.
In addition to vaccines, we offer microchipping. This quick and virtually painless procedure can help you reunite with your pet if they get out of your yard, run away, jump out of your vehicle, or escape while at a boarding, grooming, or daycare facility.