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As your “other family doctor”, we will guide you in every aspect of your pet’s health and well-being.
Each patient-owner relationship is special, with a unique set of needs and requirements.
Note: If you have limited access to a computer, or are uncomfortable with paperwork, call us for an appointment. We will complete your history when you arrive.
If you are adopting an adult pet (12 months of age or above) from a shelter or rescue group, congratulations—we commend you for taking in a pet that needs a home! These animals typically receive good veterinary care through their adoption organization, and are generally started on vaccines and a parasite control program by the time you have adopted them. Very often they are spayed or neutered, sometimes just prior to adoption. Occasionally, an adopted pet may have an undiagnosed medical problem or an unresolved behavior issue. We can help you identify any possible concerns and begin to resolve them immediately. Call us as soon as possible to schedule your new pet’s first check-up.
When you come for your appointment please bring us any paperwork you have from your rescue or shelter organization, including medical records and any history on the animal. This way we can help put together a health plan specifically tailored to your new pet’s needs.
If behavioral issues are a concern—from housetraining to fearfulness or aggression—our behavior advisor will work with you to help your new pet adjust to your home environment and lifestyle.
Finally, please read through our Puppies and Kittens page. The “healthy firsts” mentioned on that page will also apply to your new older pet.
"What is Man without Beasts? If all the Beasts were gone, Man would die from a great loneliness of spirit. For whatever happens to the Beasts, soon happens to Man. All things are connected."
-widely attributed to Chief Seattle or Sealth, 1854