One of the best ways to keep your pet healthy is to have him/her checked, at least once per year. The routine of having your pet visit the Doctor once a year allows us to keep ahead of any underlying ailments that might arise later in life. Also, we love seeing our clients and patients and hearing about your families. Dr. Jamie Imada, Dr. Mary Lichti, Dr. Amy Panning, or Dr. Jonathan Uyede are always happy to see you and your furry family member. Here’s what a Medical Assessment involves.
A complete medical assessment begins with a thorough physical examination whereby your pet’s eyes, ears, skin, cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal and skeletal system are examined for any abnormalities. Blood tests can be performed as necessary to assess the proper functioning of your pet’s kidneys, liver, pancreas, and endocrine system including the thyroid gland and adrenal glands. Urine tests can detect similar problems. Depending on your pet’s condition, we may recommend further diagnostic tests such as radiography (X-rays), endoscopy (internal scoping), ultrasound or surgery.