At Happy Pets Veterinary Center in Santa Clarita, CA, we believe that proactive pet care is the key to a long and healthy life. Our comprehensive wellness exams, combined with advanced diagnostic capabilities, are designed to ensure your pet's well-being and detect potential health issues early. When your pets are young, between the ages of 1-7 it is recommended to do a wellness exam or Annual exam once a year. Once your pet enters their senior years, twice yearly exams are recommended as a lot more changes can occur as your pet ages.
Why Wellness Exams Matter
Regular wellness exams are essential for maintaining your pet's health and preventing illness. They allow our veterinarians to:
- Assess your pet's overall health inside and out and detect any underlying conditions.
- Discuss preventive care, including vaccinations, parasite control, and dental health.
- Address behavioral concerns or changes in your pet's behavior.
- Provide personalized advice for your pet's diet, exercise, and lifestyle.
Our Wellness Exams
Our wellness exams are thorough and tailored to your pet's age, breed, and individual needs. During the examination, we will:
- Perform a head-to-tail physical examination to check for any outward abnormalities, blood work will help them assess that everything internally is working properly.
- Review your pet's medical history and discuss any concerns or changes.
- Administer necessary vaccinations and preventive treatments.
- Discuss nutrition and provide dietary recommendations if your pet is overweight, underweight or suffers from food allergies.
- Address any behavioral or training questions you may have as these may be indicative of something else going on in your pet.
Advanced Diagnostic Capabilities
In addition to wellness exams, our clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to provide a comprehensive evaluation of your pet's health:
- Digital Radiography: We use digital X-rays to obtain high-quality images of your pet's internal organs and bones, aiding in the diagnosis of various conditions. We also have the ability of having a board certified radiologist look at your pet’s x-rays for an additional fee by transmitting them over the internet.
- Bloodwork: Our in-house laboratory allows us to perform a wide range of blood tests, enabling quick and accurate assessments of your pet's health. We also work with IDEXX if we need more comprehensive blood work to be done.
- Ultrasound: We offer ultrasound services to visualize soft tissues and organs, aiding in the diagnosis of diseases and conditions. We have a trained ultrasound technician that captures the images and they are sent via the internet to a radiologist to interpret.
- We are also able to do cardiac workups by performing an EKG, chest x rays and an echocardiogram which are all sent via the internet to a board certified cardiologist to interpret the results. This makes it easy and simple and avoids the long drive over the hill to see a cardiologist, however this is always still an option.
Schedule a wellness exam with diagnostic capabilities at Happy Pets Veterinary Center in Santa Clarita, CA, and give your pet the gift of a healthy and happy life. Your pet's health is our top priority, and we're here to support their well-being at every stage of life.