Comprehensive Exam

Professional, Total Pet Care

This is our most valuable service. We examine your pet completely. Every system is reviewed; ears, eyes, mouth, abdomen, musculoskeletal, heart, lungs and neurological.

Then we explain our findings to you in easy to understand terms and make our recommendations. Our doctors will care for your pet as if it were their own.

Every staff member here has experienced the joy of owning a pet and the sorrow of losing a cherished companion. Our goal is to help you enjoy your pet for as many healthy years as possible. We are here to help educate you about preventative well care and to manage your pet’s medical needs. We are solemnly dedicated to the proper care for your pet—a team effort involving you, our veterinarians, and our veterinary support staff. Early disease detection can prolong the quality and longevity of your pet’s life

How Often is a Comprehensive Physical Exam and Blood Screen Necessary?

Every species of animal ages at a different rate, and so does every breed of dog. Generally, large dogs age faster than small dogs.
Ask your veterinarian how to plan for your individual pet’s optimal life-span. Described here are the “average” life stages for a dog or cat and our advice for basic well care management.

THE FIRST YEAR – Begin with a thorough physical examination to evaluate your pet’s basic health and to detect congenital problems that need to be managed. Most animals are born healthy, but some pets are born with heart disease, bone abnormalities, hernias, etc. Some congenital conditions are not immediately evident, so youngsters benefit by frequent visits to their veterinarian. Young pets are especially susceptible to infectious diseases until they build up immunity. Immunization is accomplished through a series of vaccines beginning at six weeks of age, completed at four to five months of age, and followed with boosters as recommended by your doctor.

ONE-YEAR-OLD – Physiologically similar to a thirteen-year-old human teenager! A lot can change in this year, so we advise a comprehensive physical exam to reassess your pet’s health, to reevaluate life style and to be sure all preventive measures are in process.

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TWO-YEAR-OLD – Similar to a young adult human in the early twenties. This is a good time to get a baseline blood profile. This is usually the peak time of a pet’s health and we want to know the normal laboratory values for your particular pet. As your pet ages, we can compare blood values over time to help assess wellness and detect problems early.

THREE TO SEVEN – We recommend an annual comprehensive physical exam and blood screen as indicated. This wellness program helps our doctors determine your pet’s physiological “individual normal,” rather than compare him/her to an “average normal.”

EIGHT TO TEN – Midlife similar to a human between forty and fifty years old. At this time, organ systems begin to deteriorate, depending on life style and genes. The challenge for us is to detect and manage health problems so pets can enjoy life to the fullest. It is wise to step up the number of exams to twice a year, since pets age about five years for every human year.

ELEVEN PLUS – Their “golden years.” We recommend semi-annual exams at a minimum. At this age, the rate of deterioration increases, but most pets will enjoy their senior years with proper management and care.

At What Other Times is a Comprehensive Physical Exam and Blood Screen Necessary?

Pets with disease conditions require more intense monitoring than healthy pets. Medical technology changes rapidly and visiting your veterinarian regularly ensures that your pet is receiving the very best, up-to-date care. Of course, a physical exam is appropriate anytime you suspect a problem.

If you observe these signs, please call us to schedule an appointment:

  • Weight gain or loss
  • Stool or urine accidents
  • Increase in sleep or restlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Breathlessness
  • Coughing
  • Difficulty walking or moving
  • Frequent vomiting
  • Poor appetite
  • Increase in thirst or urination
  • Bad breath
  • Dull, flaky hair coat
  • Lumps & bumps
  • Foul body odor
  • Behavior change
  • Crying or whimpering
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Abigail Lee
Abigail Lee
posted 3 weeks ago

We absolutely LOVE Tipp City Vet! All of the staff are professional and friendly, always happy to see us and my girl, Ollie! I have been bringing Ollie here for care for about 2 years and always had a wonderful experience. They are thorough and make sure you feel at ease about your pet.
About two months ago, we started bringing my girl here for doggy daycare once or twice a week and she loves it! She has a chance to get all her Aussie energy out while I'm at work. She's always so happy when I pick her up!!
My family has also utilized their lodging services several times. You can board your pets separately or together. They offer extra play sessions, bathing, etc. And if you're still worried about your pet, you can text their lodging phone number and they will send you pictures of your pet! Great for nervous Dog Moms like me!
Can't say enough good things!

Amy Walker
Amy Walker
posted 3 weeks ago

Anytime we go out of town we keep one of our dogs at the boarding portion of the hospital. She LOVES it. After a couple of stays she has realized how much she loves this place and no longer tries to pull us out the door when we arrive (this in my book is a good sign)! She’s always exhausted when we pick her up, so that reassures me that they take the time to play with her and that she doesn’t have any built up energy she needs to release once home as attention was not given. The staff is amazing and take great care of the animals. Also very reasonable pricing on boarding for what they offer!

Christina
Christina
posted 1 month ago

Great clean facility, super friendly staff! Dr Joel was really nice, attentive and knowledgeable! Love that they have Sunday hours and that they see small pets like our guinea pig. They took great care of her and were able to get us a Sunday appointment right before closing on Saturday. Would recommend and go back.

Liz Cress
Liz Cress
posted 1 month ago

The staff and vets are always pleased when I bring our Boston Terrier in. It’s awesome to have them stop and pet her before we even get into our appointment. During the appointment, the Vet (have had 3 different ones) treats her so special and sweet talk her to calm her down (all of them have). They care about how we feel and how she feels! Love it!

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