Pet Annual Health Exam and Vaccinations

Annually your pet will receive a complete and thorough physical examination. All body systems are examined from head to paw.

Annual Health Exam and Vaccinations

Pet Annual Health Exam and Vaccinations

Every animal will receive an eye, ear, and skin exam, an oral cavity check, and a thoracic exam, which involves listening to the heart and lungs. We recommend annual senior wellness lab work in senior patients, which may allow us to diagnose a potential problem early before clinical signs appear. For dogs, an initial Rabies vaccine is administered at 16 weeks of age, another booster 1 year later, and then it can be given every 3 years.

A Parvovirus combination vaccine is administered yearly to help protect your pet against serious infections. Once annually, your dog will also receive appropriate lab testing, which includes a heartworm test and an intestinal parasite check. Cats will also receive their first Rabies vaccine at 16 weeks with a booster at 1 year. Then, it is required every three years by Caddo Parish. An FVRCP/FeLV combination vaccine and deworming are administered annually.

The vaccinations discussed above are considered core vaccines. Our clinic also requires an up to date Bordetella Bronchiseptica (Kennel Cough) vaccine for all dogs staying at our facilities for the following: boarding, surgeries, baths, and day care.

We try to do the necessary vaccinations your pet needs based on their lifestyle and exposure. Other vaccinations are available, so please talk with our veterinarians if you have any concerns or travel where your pet may be exposed to different diseases.