We recommend regular exams at least once a year for your adult pet to maintain their health and wellness. Because pets age much quicker than humans, consistent visits to our animal hospital are necessary for keeping up with health changes and addressing problems right away.
Boulder Veterinary Hospital is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and complete care for our patients. Some signs and symptoms of disease or changes in your pet’s organ systems can be subtle and difficult to catch at home. By bringing your pet to us for regular wellness exams, our veterinarians can help prolong their life.
Age-related Wellness Programs
Pet wellness care and dog/cat exams at Boulder Veterinary Hospital are extensive and comprehensive, allowing our veterinarians to provide the best possible care for your pet. All visits with our veterinarian will include the following:
The physical exam is very important for evaluating your pet’s current health status. On average, a full comprehensive exam will reveal at least three health concerns. Your veterinarian will perform a full physical exam from head to tail, examining and palpating all body systems. The doctor will examine the eyes, ear, heart, teeth, skin, coat, vital signs, body condition, and joints through palpation and the use of medical equipment (ophthalmoscope, otoscope, and stethoscope).
Our veterinarians are qualified to diagnose, treat, and care for various illnesses that may arise. Internal medicine relates to the diagnosis and treatment of any disease inside the body related to the internal organs, such as pancreatitis, kidney/urinary disease, internal infections, cancer, diseases of the liver, gallbladder diseases, heart disease, and issues in the endocrine system (such as diabetes, adrenal, and thyroid). Our medical staff is equipped with an in-house laboratory and additional diagnostic equipment to provide an accurate diagnosis. Our veterinarians will also provide any comprehensive treatment plans as needed.
Early disease detection through the use of appropriate diagnostics, such as bloodwork and urinalysis, gives our veterinarians additional insight into your pet’s internal organ function. Trends or changes in diagnostics, especially if performed consistently, help our veterinarians to both identify and treat internal diseases at the earliest stage possible.
Like early disease detection, blood screenings are recommended for all patients on an annual basis. When performed routinely, these screenings can help us detect potential diseases before they advance and before your pet begins displaying obvious signs and symptoms.
We take pride in not only providing the best patient care, but also providing outstanding client care and education. It is important to our team to work together with you to ensure that your pet receives the care they need to live a long and healthy life.