We believe routine examinations are the foundation of a complete health care program. We provide comprehensive examinations to thoroughly evaluate the health of every pet. During the visit we will review your pet’s medical history and address any ongoing concerns, and then investigate changes that may be occurring. We will consult on routine care, nutrition, weight management, dental health, grooming, training, and behavioral needs, along with any other area of concern you, as the pet owner, may have. Since different age groups have different needs, the interval between examinations will vary based on age. For senior pets we recommend exams every six months. When seeing the patient more frequently we are better able to detect subtle changes and find problem in much earlier, treatable or maintainable stages.
East Hilliard Veterinary Services truly believes that prevention is the best medicine. Preventative medicine is ultimately safer, more effective, and less expensive than waiting until an animal is obviously ill. This includes ell-petexaminations, vaccines, parasite prevention, proper nutrition, dental health, and behavior modification. A preventative medicine plan will be tailored to your specific pet with their lifestyle and needs in mind. Routine diagnostics such as blood work, urinalysis, and radiographs may also be recommended as part of your pet’s preventative medicine plan.
Vaccine protocols and recommendations are continuously changing as new research emerges. Our doctors will customize the safest and most effective vaccine and protocol specifically for your pet based on species, age, current lifestyle, and risk factors. Franklin County require that all dogs and cats be vaccinated against rabies. In addition to rabies, generally dogs are vaccinated regularly against distemper virus, parvovirus, adenovirus, parinfluenza, leptosporosis, and bordatella. Along with the feline rabies vaccine, cats are also routinely vaccinated with a FVRCP vaccine. This protects them against feline vial rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia, and chlamydia. Depending on your cat’s risk, we may vaccinate them again feline leukemia virus as well.