A wellness exam (also known as a physical exam) is an integral aspect of preventative health care for all of your family pets. Pets both young and old require a wellness exam to maintain and assess their health by having a baseline exam. This is very important to detect potential health concerns that may have gone unrecognized.
During a wellness exam the veterinary technician will collect information regarding the health of your pet, discuss vaccines, and offer preventative tests such as fecal parasite testing as well as heartworm and tick borne disease testing. Our technicians will also recommend the flea and tick and heartworm preventative medications that best suit your pet.
After the technician gathers the information regarding your pet, the veterinarian will do a thorough physical exam from head to tail. During this exam they will listen to the heart and lungs and check in the eyes and ears (if possible). They will look in the mouth looking for abnormalities and dental disease. An examination will then be performed of the skin and hair coat looking for lumps or growths and also to detect weight loss or gain. They will discuss with you their treatment and/or a diagnostic plan if a health concern is detected.
Regular wellness exams are essential to maintaining the health of your pet by early detection of disease processes such a dental disease and other changes that may not be recognized at home.
Andover Animal Hospital
1730 139th Ln
NW Andover, MN 55304
Phone: 763-434-3933 Fax: 763-434-4030 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm