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Wellness Exam for your Pet in Ann ArborPet Wellness Exams in Ann Arbor

Dr. Clarkson and his staff at Westarbor Animal Hospital believe that prevention is the key to your pet's long-term health.

What Should Be Included in a Pet Wellness Annual Exam?

A Preventive Care approach helps to identify pet health issues before they become serious and to minimize the lifetime cost of care. We recommend a complete nose to tail check that includes lab work:

Your pet's wellness examination is our chance for us to get to know your pet, and to assess your pet's overall health. We discuss any changes we see, update you on advancements in veterinary care, and give you a chance to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.

What Happens During a Pet Wellness Annual Exam?

During your pet's annual wellness exam, we:

  • Examine your pet's teeth, throat, and oral cavity
  • Check your pet's vision and examine the eyes
  • Examine the ears for infection, ear mites, allergic reaction and other related health issues
  • Examine the respiratory system
  • Assess your pet's heart
  • Test your pet's reflexes
  • Palpate lymph nodes and abdomen
  • Inspect the skin
  • Palpate joints and muscles for arthritis and other orthopedic conditions
  • Test to evaluate the function of internal organs, blood, and other systems

Most of the tests we offer at Westarbor Animal Hospital can be performed during your dog or cat's regular exam.

Your Pet’s Records

Dr. Clarkson and Dr. Anderson stay current with all the latest veterinary innovations to ensure that your pet receives the best care. We use a paperless, detailed computer record keeping system that connects all aspects of your pet's healthcare into one system. That helps us maintain thorough, accurate and easily obtainable records whenever we, or you, may need them.