General Medicine

We take your pet’s health seriously. During a wellness exam one of our Doctor’s performs a thorough and complete physical examination and discusses a protocol for a healthy and happy lifestyle for your pet. Our current procedure for wellness exams includes a discussion of external and internal parasites, including heartworms, fleas, ticks and intestinal parasites, semi-annual deworming, monthly heartworm prevention and flea and tick control. All of these elements are essential to your pet’s current and future health. For our geriatric patients we always like keeping up with their health by recommending a blood screenings, such as a complete blood count, blood chemistries and a thyroid level test. Here is our vaccine protocol listed below.



6-8 weeks of age

  • 1stset of vaccines (DA2PP)
  • Fecal test and dewormer
  • Flea preventative
  • Puppy training starts
  • Bathing, brushing, ear cleaning starts

8-9 weeks of age

  • Virus testing
  • Fecal test and deworm
  • 1st FVRCP/FeLV
  • Ear check and cleaning

9-10 weeks of age

  • 2nd DHLPP and Bordetella
  • Repeat dewormer

12-13 weeks of age

  • 2nd FVRCP/FeLV
  • Repeat dewormer

11-13 weeks of age

  • 3rd DHLPP
  • Start heartworm prevention
  • Flea and tick preventative
  • Obedience training starts

16 weeks of age

  • Annual Rabies vaccine
  • Declawing: 12 weeks or older

16 weeks of age

  • Annual DHLPP and Rabies
  • Continue heartworm preventative

5-6 months

  • Spay/Neuter
  • Diet: Kitten food until 1 year of age

6 months of age

  • Parvovirus booster
  • Spay/neuter
  • Start adult obedience class
  • Diet: Feed puppy food until 1 year of age
  • Keep treats to less than 10% of diet