What is a medical assessment?
The basis for exceptional veterinary medicine is a complete and thorough physical exam, including nutritional assessment. The veterinarian will examine your pet from head to toe. This includes looking in to the mouth, eyes and ears, examining the skin and coat, listening to the heart and lungs, feeling the organs and the joints, and testing the nervous system.
A full medical assessment can also include laboratory testing of your pet’s blood, stool and urine. If abnormalities are observed, your veterinarian has other diagnostic tools available in the hospital such as x-rays, ultrasounds, blood pressure testing, EKG, and tonometry.
If you’re concerned that something may be wrong with your pet, please contact our hospital to schedule a medical assessment as soon as possible.