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Coming In To See Your Royal Oak Veterinarian: Annual Checkup FAQ

cat having an annual wellness exam in royal oakWhen you visit Woodside Animal Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, you and your pet will always receive the highest level of care possible. We recommend that all patients come in to see our veterinarian at least one time a year for an annual checkup. This is an opportunity for us to take a look at your pet’s overall health and offer any pet care he or she may need. As a friendly and welcoming location, we always want you to ask our team about any of the questions you have. Below are some of the questions we often receive about annual checkups.

Will My Pet See the Same Vet Each Visit?

Yes! Dr. Simon is very committed to providing high-quality, one-on-one care to each of his patients. You’ll see he also works hard to establish a solid foundation between patient and vet to ensure there is open communication. Dr. Simon is very experienced and up-to-date on the latest in pet care. Feel free to ask any questions you may have.

What Will Happen at the Appointment?

During an annual checkup, your pet will receive a full physical examination. We’ll listen to any concerns you have and investigate any symptoms or signs of injury or disease. We’ll talk about your pet’s weight, eating habits, exercise levels, and vaccinations. We may recommend vaccinations during the appointment. If there is any suspected concern, we may recommend lab work. We believe in providing full preventative screenings and care, but also will treat any disease or ailment that we locate during this appointment as well.

How Long Is an Annual Checkup?

This depends on a variety of factors including the type of animal you have, the animal’s health, and the need for additional screenings such as x-rays and blood work. Plan to spend about an hour with us, though many appointments will be less than this. We don’t like to rush through appointments.

Will My Pet Feel at Ease?

Many pets struggle with visiting the vet because they simply don’t know the environment well. We make it as easy on your pet as possible. Every component of the appointment that can be done in the exam room is conducted there to minimize the number of areas your pet needs to move to. We do our best to keep pets separate from others as well.

Will My Pet Receive Holistic Care?

At Woodside Animal Hospital, we meld traditional veterinary services with holistic services. We believe that pets can benefit from both types of care. If you would like your pet to receive holistic care, please let us know. Ask any questions you may have about the benefits of any treatment or recommendation we offer.

Schedule an Appointment with Us: We Serve Royal Oak, Farmington, Birmingham, Troy, and Ferndale Patients

At Woodside Animal Hospital, we provide comprehensive care to many pets. Schedule an appointment with our veterinarian today. We serve patients throughout Royal Oak, Farmington, Birmingham, Troy, and Ferndale. Call 248-545-6630 for an appointment today.