In your search for a veterinary facility, we believe you should expect high quality care as well as great service. Our goal has been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care. Our commitment to you is to continue to offer our world class service and a state-of-the-art veterinary facility.
Your pet's annual vet check-up will include a total physical exam, with a thorough investigation of your pet's head, body, tail, and legs. Like you, your pet can lose teeth due to decay and neglect without regular brushing. Because even the most cooperative pet may not readily go along with a tooth and gum brushing, an annual teeth cleaning under anesthesia by your veterinarian and their staff may be in order.
It’s a good idea to keep an accurate medical diary of the procedures and vaccinations your pet receives at the veterinarian. In this diary, you can also keep track of small shifts in your pet’s behavior, such as changes in elimination habits, diet, and other normal routines. Take this diary when you visit your veterinarian. These seemingly unrelated occurrences may help explain results of your pet's medical tests. Also, if you need to change veterinarians, it's good to have this diary to provide a complete medical history.
Choose a veterinarian who is calm, compassionate, and willing to explain all the procedures your pet undergoes. Try to find a veterinarian with whom both you and your pet feel comfortable. Choose a clinic with qualified staff and facilities to perform procedures requiring anesthesia, such as surgeries and dental procedures. Because of the general risks inherent to anesthesia, especially for very old, very young or very ill pets, your veterinarian will likely suggest a few tests, such as lab work of blood and urine or chest x-rays, before your pet is anesthetized.
Dr. Wood may refer you to specialists and veterinarians who have completed advanced studies in specialties such as internal medicine, surgery, and emergency care, if your pet must undergo a procedure that requires more precise knowledge, equipment, and experience.