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At Herndon Animal Medical Center, we don’t want to only be there for you when your pet is sick or injured – although we certainly will. More importantly, however, we want to be proactive about preventing that illness or injury, and keeping your companion healthy and happy over the course of his or her entire life. The best way to accomplish this is through a commitment to wellness care. We place a strong emphasis on preventative medicine and have designed our comprehensive wellness care to serve the needs of your pet from birth through the senior years.
When you bring your pet in for a checkup once or twice a year, our veterinarians are able to manage both their present health, as well as their ongoing wellbeing. Wellness visits often allow us to identify potential problems before they have a chance to develop, vastly improving the chances of a positive outcome. Preventing disease or catching it early can add years to your pet’s life and improve the quality of those years exponentially. It will also save you money over time, since it’s much less expensive to treat illness early than it is once it’s progressed.
Wellness visits include everything your pet needs to stay happy and healthy, including thorough physical exams, customized vaccination plans, parasite prevention and control, nutrition and weight management, behavioral counseling, and any diagnostic tests that our vets might deem necessary to further assess your pet’s health. We’ll also ask you a number of questions about your pet’s lifestyle at home so that we can gain a more accurate picture of his or her needs and risk factors. The better we understand your companion, the more personalized an approach we can take to his or her health care.
Finally, wellness visits provide our entire team with the opportunity to get to know you and your pet better, and to form that all-important, lifelong bond that we feel is crucial to providing the best possible care to your companion. We encourage you to ask us questions and bring up any concerns you may have about your pet, so that we may discuss them further. We want to become more than just your family vet – we want to become your trusted partner, the resource to whom you turn for all of your pet care needs. It is through this partnership that we will be able to provide your dog or cat with the best chance at enjoying a long, happy and healthy life.
At Herndon Animal Medical Center, we know you want what’s best for your pet. So do we! Let our comprehensive wellness services help keep your companion happy and healthy, so you can both enjoy many more years of companionship. Contact us at 703-435-8777.