Your Pet's First Visit

A pet's first visit to the vet can seem a bit daunting, so we've put together a list of info and resources to help you prepare. 

At your first appointment, we will gather information about your pet’s background, health, diet, and training. We can also address any questions or concerns you might have.

Your veterinarian will examine your pet from nose-to-tail, looking for things like heart murmurs, ear infections, and/or parasites. Your vet can also provide pet-proofing tips, training assistance, and parasite protection recommendations. 

Before Your First Appointment
  1. Complete the New Client Form prior to your first visit.
  2. Assemble and be sure to bring all the proper items with you:
    • Your pet's adoption or purchase records
    • Any existing medical history
    • A list of current medications and supplements
    • Current feeding schedule and the brand of food you use
    • A list of questions you have for your veterinarian
  3. Collect any necessary stool or urine samples, if requested.
  4. If you're bringing in your dog, be sure he or she is accustomed to being on a short leash. If you're bringing a cat, be sure to have an appropriate carrier.
  5. Feel free to bring your pet's favorite treats to keep them happy and distracted!

Appointment Policies

​Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your pet's appointment for check-in. If you have not filled out all relevant patient forms yet, plan to arrive 10 minutes ahead of your appointment.

While we do our best to make sure all of our patients are seen on time, there will be times of occasional unexpected delay due to an emergency or because we are providing care for a patient that needs a little more time. Please accept our apologies should this occur, and understand that the same dedication and courtesy will be provided to your pet should they ever need it.

"I work at an ER vet hospital but wound up coming to Pet Doctor because their prices were better than our employee prices at my hospital. Whole experience was phenomenal from the first phone call to the end of the visit. I called right when they opened on a weekday, lovely lady with a beautiful accent (I didn’t catch her name! Sorry!!) was super nice, able to get my cat who had been vomiting in for an urgent appointment just a few hours from when I called! The office is really nice, very clean and spacious. Dr. Louis and his tech that day were amazinggg!! Made me feel right at home like I was at my own hospital! Loved their patient care, the communication was impeccable. HIGHLY recommend to everyone who asks for recommendations now! Charger is back up to his normal self and all plastic has been removed from his access as of now. Thanks for all you guys do!"

Allie Reynolds