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Wellness and Preventative Medicine

Wellness Exams and Preventative Medicine

Just like us, there are measures that veterinarians can take to prevent some diseases and viruses. All of these ailments are still being reported in various parts of the country, including Virginia. Our pets have become more mobile and present in public areas, such as, dog parks, pet shops, grooming and boarding facilities, pet friendly hotels and vacation destinations. With that, comes the increased possibility of contracting one or more of these. We encourage you to ask our medical staff any questions you may have concerning your pet’s health.

Recommended preventatives for dogs


  • D.H.L.P.P.C.
    Each letter stands for a disease; D=distemper, H=hepatitis, L=leptospirosis, P=parainfluenza, Parvo and C=corona. It is an acronym for the diseases that this vaccine protects your dog against and will need yearly.
  • Rabies
    Rabies is a deadly animal disease caused by a virus. The primary way the rabies virus is transmitted to dogs in the United States is through a bite from a disease carrier: foxes, raccoons, skunks, and bats.
  • Bordetella
    We offer an intranasal vaccine containing both parainfluenza and Bordetella. Intranasal vaccines create localized immunity that greatly reduces the incidence of clinical signs and illness.
  • Lyme
    Lyme disease is transmitted to dogs through the bite of a tick. Once in the blood stream, the Lyme disease organism is carried to many parts of the body and is likely to localize in joints.
  • Canine Influenza
    Canine influenza is spread via aerosolized respiratory secretions and contaminated objects and people moving between infected and uninfected dogs.
  • Heartworm Test
    Heartworm is a serious condition caused by worms that live in the heart and the blood vessels of the lungs of inflected dogs.
  • Intestinal Parasite Test
    Fecal matter is tested to find any any traces of parasites that may be living in the gastointestinal tract of your pet.
  • Parasite Control
    We recommend a wide variety of FDA and EPA approved products to fit individual needs







Recommended preventatives for cats


  • FVRCPL
  • Rabies
    Rabies is a deadly animal disease caused by a virus. The primary way the rabies virus is transmitted to dogs in the United States is through a bite from a disease carrier: foxes, raccoons, skunks, and bats.
  • Feline Leukemia
    Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is a disease that impairs the cat's immune system and causes certain types of cancer.
  • Feline Bordetella
    Bordetella is commonly associated with respiratory disease in dogs. It can also infect cats. The Bordetella vaccination is important in order to protect your pet from the hacking cough.
  • Intestinal Parasite Test
    Fecal matter is tested to find any any traces of parasites that may be living in the gastointestinal tract of your pet.
  • Parasite control
    We recommend a wide variety of FDA and EPA approved products to fit individual needs

Location

Office Hours

Main Office

Monday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-3:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed