Annual Wellness Checkups
Annual wellness exams evaluate your pet's overall health and detect problems before they become serious.
Our goal is to keep them on track to live a long and healthy life by your side.
During routine visits, our team will go over the current history of your pet’s lifestyle and record any issues that may be concerning you. The veterinarian will carefully review your pet's medical record and perform a complete physical exam from head to toe, paying special attention to any areas you wish to escalate. All recommendations will be presented as an estimate for your approval before we move forwards with any additional services.
The veterinarian will talk with you to and go over any questions or concerns you might have. They will also discuss any findings and go over treatments, updates or procedures. These recommendations might include:
- routine lab work
- treatments (such as ear cleaning, nail trims, etc.)
- discussion of lumps or bumps
- dental health care
- diet changes
- travel concerns
- parasite prevention
These are just some of the many services and treatment options available during routine veterinary wellness checkups at our facility.
Wellness Checkups for Special Situations
The different stages of pet have their own needs for special attention. We are committed to educating and involving you about the particulars that can come with each life stage or event in your pet's life.
If you travel with your pet, you most likely need a domestic or international health certificate. This can be a very complicated and time consuming process (depending on your destination), and our vets are fully versed on what your pet will need and will help you every step of the way.
Senior Pet Care
Older pets often develop a range of age-related issues, such as loss of appetite, mobility challenges and failing eyesight. Our bi-annual senior wellness checkups aim at disease prevention and support to ensure a fantastic quality of life for as long as possible..
Puppy and Kitten Care
Your pet's first year is a busy one and it's important to have a support team for both of you. We encourage you to communicate with us often to help with new parent concerns and to celebrate each milestone with you! Young pet wellness checkups can help reveal health conditions you should be aware of and also build a baseline of health to be used throughout your new pet’s life. The Higgins team is ready with the most current information and valuable advice so you don't have rummage through the staggering amount of pet information on your own.
Call us today at (773) 525-0472 and we can get started on what your pet needs!