Preventive Health Care Services
Pet Wellness Exam
Pet Wellness CareThe veterinary team at Silverado Veterinary Hospital believes that prevention is the key to your pet's long term health. Routine wellness exams, vaccinations, regular lab work, deworming and fecal checks, as well as a sensible regimen of medications to prevent heartworm, fleas and ticks, will not only keep your pet well but will also minimize the cost of healthcare.
The first priority in our approach is the wellness exam. These visits are our chance to get to know your pet, to assess your pet's overall health, discuss any changes we see, educate and update you on advancements in veterinary care, and for you to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.
During your pet's wellness exam, we will:
Avian and Reptile Exams
We believe that all pets deserve the opportunity to lead the happiest and healthiest life possible. This is why we offer medical care for exotic or pocket pets ? small mammals such as rabbits, chinchillas, guinea pigs, rats and mice.
Often, these animals' healthcare needs are quite unique and require a veterinary practice with the experience and expertise to provide them with the best and most appropriate care possible. For example, in the wild, many of these animals developed strategies to conceal illness or injuries as a survival technique. These tendencies continue in domestic exotic and pocket pets, which mean their medical problems often go unnoticed.
This is why we strongly recommend semi annual physical examinations to check for health, nutrition and husbandry-related conditions. With semi annual medical examinations, problems are often diagnosed before they become serious medical conditions.
After acquiring your new exotic or pocket pet, a complete examination by one of our specialized veterinarians is also strongly recommended. The exam includes a thorough physical, nutrition consultation, disease screening and laboratory testing if necessary.