Virginia Beach Veterinary Hospital’s Pet Wellness
Annual Wellness Exams
During your annual physical exam, your veterinarian fully examines your pet and discusses vaccinations and ongoing wellness. Just like you do wellness visits with your doctor, it’s important that your pet does the same. During these visits, our team will examine your pet from nose to tail. Based on the physical exam and lab work, recommendations are given to achieve and maintain optimal health for your pet. These recommendations could include dental care, nutritional counseling, behavioral advice, and pain management.
During your pet’s wellness exam, we will make recommendations for individual vaccine plans based on the needs and lifestyle of your pet and its unique environment.
Heartworm Flea and Tick Prevention
Heartworm, flea, and tick prevention are always preferable to treating an infestation in progress. We recommend annual heartworm testing. Our clinic will run an Idexx SNAP 4Dx test annually. The 4Dx is a quick and simple blood test that screens for four diseases that affect dogs: Heartworm, Lyme, Anaplasma, and Ehrlichia. These vector–borne diseases can be deadly, especially if left untreated. Heartworm has been found in dogs all across the United States.
Intestinal Parasite Screening
Getting yearly fecal exams at Virginia Beach Veterinary Hospital is the best way to keep your pet and your family safe from intestinal parasites. Annual intestinal parasite analysis gives your veterinarian a chance to check for intestinal parasites before more serious conditions arise.