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Annual Cat & Dog Exams

Ongoing wellness care is important for every pet, helping to ensure that their lives are as long, healthy, and happy as possible. At Overland Veterinary Clinic in Palms, we recommend that all of our patients come in for complete cat and dog exams at least once a year. Because our pets age faster than we do, regular checkups are important to ensure that potential health problems are identified and treated early.

What to Expect During a Wellness Exam

Your pet’s wellness exam is a great opportunity for our team to establish a relationship with you and your pet. We want to hear what you have to say about the observations you’ve made about your pet since their last visit. The information you provide is valuable and will help us make a more well-rounded assessment of your pet’s circumstances and needs.

During the exam, we will:

  • Perform a complete nose-to-tail assessment
  • Recommend any advanced diagnostics, including ultrasound and/or laboratory testing, if necessary
  • Develop a vaccination schedule tailored specifically for your pet
  • Discuss your pet’s behavior, appetite, exercise habits, and at-home activities
  • Recommend medications for parasite prevention
  • Relay any findings with you and discuss any recommended treatments

We tailor our care to each pet based on their age, lifestyle, and health condition. When your pet is young, their care will center around preventive treatments, including vaccines and physical examinations. As they begin to age, the focus will shift to physical care that can help promote a longer life. If you’ve noticed any changes or have any other concerns, please feel free to bring them to our attention.

Make Your Pet’s Wellness Appointment Today

At Overland Veterinary Clinic in Palms, we believe that we are your partners in your pet’s lifelong health, so wellness exams always consist of conversations with you. Whether your pet is a new or current patient, we always look forward to seeing you and helping your pet down the road to good health. If you would like to learn more about our services or make an appointment, please feel free to contact us at (310) 559-2424.