Our veterinarians, technicians, and staff work as a team to provide you the most current and comprehensive care to help improve your pet’s health.
Pet Wellness Services
Annual pet wellness examinations are recommended to evaluate your pet’s health and detect any health problem in the early stages. VirtualVetsSM makes it easy with a convenient web consultation. This is also an opportunity to discuss any concerns about your pet’s health or behavior with our certified VirtualVetsSM veterinarians and if needed, a trusted network member hospital can be used for further testing.
If you’ve observed any changes in your pet’s body weight, appetite, water intake, urination and bowel habits, and/or activity level, this is the time to mention them. Changes may be signs of medical problems. Seemingly insignificant lumps and bumps under the skin may be indications of infection or cancer. Common painful conditions, such as ear infections, abscessed teeth, or gum disease may not become noticeable until seriously advanced. Catching these conditions early will lead to a happier, healthier pet and ensure his or her greatest chance of living a long life.
Senior pets (around age seven): Senior pets are living longer than ever; however, they have different medical needs from puppies and kittens. Once your pet has reached this age, we recommend at least one examination per year, though more frequent pet exams are encouraged. Many issues can be resolved and treated with less difficulty and a lower expense via our virtual consultation.
Flea & Tick Prevention: If your pet enjoys spending time both indoors and out, they may be at risk from parasites like fleas and ticks. Both external (fleas, ticks) and internal (heartworm, hookworm, roundworm) parasites can cause problems for your pet and your family. Flea and tick prevention is the best approach to eliminating all of these pests. With many products available on the market, choices and be difficult. Our team of professionals can make a recommendation tailored to be safe for your pet. We carry a wide range of prevention products that we will recommend based on your pet’s lifestyle and environment.
Heartworm Prevention: Heartworm disease is a serious, life-threatening disease affecting dogs and, to a lesser extent, cats. It is a concern for pets as the disease is easily spread by infected mosquitoes. Clinical symptoms of heartworm disease develop very slowly. Lack of energy and exercise intolerance are early symptoms, as are coughing and difficulty breathing. Because heartworm disease is increasing in frequency and is a serious and deadly disease, we recommend an annual heartworm test for dogs. Heartworm disease prevention is simple and effective. Our team of professionals can make a recommendation tailored to be safe for your pet. For dogs… Read More
VIRTUAL VETS DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY: VirtualVetsSM makes testing your pet easy and convenient. Simply order a test sent straight to your home. Complete, return, and our team of certified professionals will consult with you on the diagnosis and recommendations tailored specifically for your pet’s safety. From start to finish, this is easily done from the comfort and convenience of your home.
When you purchase a test, VirturalVetsSM donates a deworming test to an animal shelter.
Our commitment to complete veterinary care of your pet, VirtualVetsSM will help you address any pet emergency. We can handle many pet emergencies over a VirtualVetSM online session. Should immediate emergency care be necessary, we have close referral relationships to a provider near you.
If you feel your pet’s medical condition is serious and cannot wait, seek emergency care immediately. The following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek emergency care for your pet:
- Acute abdominal swelling
- Attacked by another animal
- Collapse or inability to walk
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty delivering puppies or kittens
- Electric shock
- Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
- Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
- Temperature above 104 degrees
- Temperature below 100 degrees
- Serious accident or hit by car
- Sudden onset of weakness
- Unable to urinate or defecate