It’s good to keep in mind that regular check-ups can detect disease in the early stages, improving your pet's ability to fight back. It is also good to remember that your pet ages much faster than you do. One year of your pet’s life is equivalent to seven years of human life. You may need annual medical and dental checkups, but your pet needs wellness exams every 6 months to maximize preventive care.
Clarke County Animal Hospital offers a progressive new approach to veterinary care. Our Wellness Program embraces a focus on preventative medicine based on the specific life-stage of your pet. Each patient is assessed individually based on factors such as species, breed, age, and environmental challenges. Next we offer recommendations for prevention, nutrition, and diagnostic work-ups appropriate for your pet.
Our role is to educate you on those procedures and medications especially beneficial for your pet. This allows us to be more flexible with our recommendations, and gives you more control of your pet’s healthcare.
The key to the Clarke County Animal Hospital Wellness Program is an emphasis on the annual health examination. Each year when your pet comes in, he or she will receive a comprehensive physical exam and age appropriate ancillary diagnostics (such as blood pressure screening, parasite tests and blood work) to screen for early signs of disease. Dr. Sellers will check the health of your pet from head to tail and everywhere in between.
For participants in the Clarke County Animal Hospital Wellness Program, any vaccinations due at the time of the annual exam will be given at current participant rates. Patients with health-related concerns will be recommended more advanced diagnostics when needed. More frequent re-evaluations will most-likely become necessary for those pets with ongoing illnesses.
If you are new to our hospital, at your first visit, bring in any medical history you have of your pet. It’s best to keep a journal of your pet’s health throughout his or her life, including behavioral shifts. If you have something like this, share it with our team. If not, let us know everything that you think will be important. Dr. Sellers can still work with whatever information you have.
Please contact us for more information or to enroll your pet in the Clarke County Animal Hospital Wellness Program.