Like human medicine, veterinary medicine has evolved from treating disease to the prevention of disease. The cornerstone of preventive healthcare is the routine comprehensive examination. Since our pets age much more quickly than we do, these exams should be conducted a minimum of 1-2 times a year. This allows us to find and correct smaller issues before they broaden, identify risk factors like obesity and dental disease and develop programs to control these issues.
Wellness visits also provide an opportunity for us to work with you to develop the best vaccination, flea, tick and heartworm program for your pet to prevent many serious and potentially deadly diseases. At Riverview Animal Clinic, we recognize that every pet is unique, and we pride ourselves at providing individualized care and attention to each and every patient we serve.
Finally, wellness visits allow our doctors and care team staff the chance to get to know you and your pet better and to develop a strong, trusting bond with your animal companion. We invite you to use this time to ask any questions or bring up any concerns you may have about your pet. Together we will work hard to help your pet enjoy a lifetime of good health.