Wellness Care and Medical Consultations
Your pet will receive a comprehensive physical exam in order to evaluate his/her overall health. We will perform a complete "nose-to-tail" examination as a yearly wellness screen and in times of illness. Allendale Veterinary also works closely with many veterinary specialists to provide consultations and services should your pet require more specialized treatments or diagnostics.
Pet wellness exams also help your vet determine a proper prevention program, including vaccination schedules tailored specifically for you pet, and parasite control programs. Annual wellness exams can help us discover health problems at an early stage, before they become evident at home.
At times of illness, our doctors are available for consultations in:
- Internal Medicine
This unique form of identification is an easy, yet permanent way to bring your pet home quickly should he / she become lost. The microchip is a tiny electronic device, about the size and shape of a grain of rice. It is implanted beneath your pet's skin between the shoulder blades, and stays there for his / her entire life. This procedure is as easy and as painless as a vaccination.
Each microchip has a unique number. This number, along with information about the owner and pet, are added to a national pet registry. Most veterinary hospitals and animal shelters have electronic scanners for detecting and reading these implanted microchips. If a lost pet is found and a microchip is scanned, he is well on his way to getting back home!