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Welcome to Our Hospital

At Companion Animal Hospital, we want to reduce confusion and eliminate unnecessary stress. That’s why we’ve provided a general overview of what to expect during your first appointment with us. We also encourage you to contact us with additional questions or concerns.

Plan Ahead

When bringing your pet into a new environment, it’s important to take extra care and consideration. For safety reasons, we ask that every pet remain in a carrier or on a leash while in the waiting room. Be mindful of the temperature (make sure it’s not too hot or too cold). If your companion is more sensitive to stress and anxiety, think about covering his or her travel cage with a sheet or blanket.

Some animals can be intimidating or aggressive toward strangers, so try scheduling your appointment at a time when our hospital is less crowded. If you have a more temperamental pet, feel free to discuss your concerns with us. We’re happy to advise you on appropriate management techniques, as well as basic training practices.

What to Bring

Please bring any health records or documents from previous veterinary providers. This includes the vaccines your pet has received, previous parasite treatments, past surgical procedures, and other relevant medical information. We also ask every owner to complete the Client/Patient Information Form available on our website.

The First Exam

During every wellness exam, we weigh your pet and assess the following:

  • Skin
  • Coat
  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Teeth

We also discuss necessary vaccines and parasite prevention, as well as spaying/neutering and microchipping.

Remember, there are no silly questions at Companion Animal Hospital. We hope you take an active role in your pet’s health, and encourage you to become an educated and informed owner. Our team is always here for you and your companion.


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