Pet Wellness Services

Wellness Care for Every Age and Stage

Regular wellness examinations are a chance for us to assess your pet's overall health, discuss any changes we see and educate you on advancements in veterinary care. It is also an opportunity for you to discuss any of your concerns or ask questions. If a health problem or issue can be detected in its early stages, there is a far greater likelihood it can be resolved and treated with less difficulty, less expense and greater success.

Preventative Care

Many health issues can be treated more effectively and efficiently if they are caught early. With some simple adjustments to diet and lifestyle, many health concerns can be easily treated and sometimes avoided altogether. South Creek Animal Hospital offers preventative care for cats and dogs so that they can live long and healthy lives. Maintaining your pet's regular wellness visits can help prevent major health issues from developing in the future, so be sure to come in for a visit twice per year.

Pet Wellness Care

We recommend semi-annual preventative care exams for young dogs and cats, as well as for senior pets or pets living with chronic illness.

A preventative care exam includes:

  • A full physical exam
  • Vaccinations based on your pet’s specific needs
  • Blood work
  • Heartworm testing (blood test), intestinal parasite testing (stool sample) and discussion and implementation of parasite prevention
  • Discussion of any concerns you may have

Puppy and Kitten Care

Puppies and kittens require special care and attention when it comes to setting them up for a healthy life. New pet parents may have lots of questions about their new furry friend, and pets don't come with an instruction manual! That is why South Creek Animal Hospital works with pet owners to give you all the information about your pet's care. The first year of your pet's life comes with plenty of challenges and exciting moments, and we will be there to help you through it all! We can guide you through the process of vaccinating your puppy or kitten, teach you the importance of spaying and neutering, educate you on parasite prevention and treatment, and recommend the right food for your new family member. Every animal is unique, so we can get to know your new pet throughout the course of their lifetime and create a health care plan that is designed around their specific needs.

Puppies and kittens pose a zoonotic risk to children, which means that they can pass parasites to humans. It is our duty to educate our clients on the importance of deworming pets and protecting them from future parasites and bacterial infections.

Puppy and kitten services always include a full physical exam, vaccinations, heartworm treatment, and a fecal test to rule out parasites.

We complete the vaccination process on a strict schedule to prevent failure. Adult dogs are also tested to avoid over-vaccination.

Customized Vaccinations

Vaccinations are the number one way you can protect your beloved pet from serious infectious diseases that were once responsible for the death of many dogs and cats. They prepare your pet for exposure to certain viruses and bacteria so when exposed, the immune system can destroy the invaders before your pet's body becomes overwhelmed.

To that end, up-to-date vaccinations play a large part in keeping your pet healthy and free from disease. However, not every pet requires the same series or frequency of vaccines. Our veterinarians tailor a vaccine protocol to your pet based on his or her lifestyle and risk factors and based on recommendations from the American Animal Hospital Association.

Our goal is to provide your pet with a balanced vaccination schedule that guarantees needed protection while not over-vaccinating.

Recommended pet vaccines:

Puppies & Kittens

  • Core puppy vaccines: DHPP (distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza and parvovirus), Rabies
  • Core kitten vaccines: FVRCP (Panleukopenia Virus, Feline Calicivirus and Rhinotracheitis, also known as Herpes Virus), Rabies
  • Non-core puppy vaccines: Bordetella, Leptospirosis
  • Non-core kitten vaccines: FeLV (Feline Leukemia)

Adult Dogs & Cats

  • Core dog vaccines: DHPP, Rabies
  • Core cat vaccines: FVRCP, Rabies
  • Non-core dog vaccines: Bordetella, Leptospirosis, Lyme disease (based on exposure risk)
  • Non-core cat vaccines: FeLV

Nutritional Counseling

One of the key factors contributing to the improved health and longevity of companion animals is our expanded knowledge on the important role that proper nutrition plays in overall health. During your pet's comprehensive physical examination we evaluate his or her body condition and give recommendations based on what we see. However, some pets with nutritional issues or chronic conditions such as diabetes require a little bit more intervention, which may include specialized foods, feeding strategies and even prescription diets.

South Creek Hospital has trained staff available to help you with your pet's nutritional challenges. We also have a diverse inventory of prescription foods and high-quality nutritional products at our facility. If your pet requires a prescription diet or any other product we do not carry, we can easily order it for you. We can also offer advice and provide information about diets that benefit specific medical conditions such as liver disease, bladder and kidney stones, renal failure, food allergies, diabetes and other conditions.