Ongoing health care is so important for every pet, helping to ensure that their lives are longer, healthier, and, as a result, happier! At our animal hospital, we recommend that all of our patients come in for complete physical examinations at least once a year, sometimes more often if their health condition requires more frequent testing or hands-on examination by a veterinarian. Because our pets age faster than we do, regular pet exams are so important to ensuring that potential health problems are identified and treated early.
At our animal hospital in Westside LA, pet exams and vaccinations are critical to promoting lifelong health in each pet. During each annual examination, our veterinarians will examine your pet from nose to tail, checking everything including:
- Hair coat
- Nervous system
- Skeletal system
- …and more
We believe that we are your partners in your pet’s lifelong health, so annual examinations always consist of conversations with you. 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 to us will help us to make a well-rounded assessment of your pet’s circumstances and needs.
Care For Your Pet Based on Their Life Stage
At Overland Veterinary Clinic, 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 longer life. This care includes dentistry, kidney disease screening and treatment, hormone therapy, arthritis identification and treatment, cancer prevention, and more.
Diet is an area our veterinarians are always concerned about when it comes to pet care. In both human and animal medicine, diet plays such an important role in health and longevity. Our team works closely with you to ensure that your pet is on a daily diet that meets all of their needs and encourages complete nutrition.