A wellness examination is a routine medical examination of a patient that is apparently healthy, as opposed to an examination of a patient that is ill. A wellness examination may also be called a ‘check-up’ or a ‘physical examination’. The focus of a wellness visit is the maintenance of optimal health.
Based on your pet’s history and physical examination, your veterinarian will make recommendations for specific preventive medicine treatments such as vaccination, parasite control (including preventive treatments for fleas, ticks, intestinal parasites and heartworms), nutrition, skin and coat care, weight management or dental care.
In our wellness exams, we strive to build your understanding of our diagnosis and treatment options through the use of visual aids and take home materials. Where treatment is required, we inform you of your options so that you may make an informed decision about your family member’s care.