A pet's first visit to the vet can seem a bit daunting, so we've put together a list of info and resources to help you prepare. 

At your first appointment, please bring in any medical history you have of your pet when you come to our vet clinic. It's best to keep a journal of your pet's health throughout his or her life, including behavioral shifts. If you have something like this, share it with our team. If not, let us know everything that you think will be important.

Before Your First Appointment
  1. Complete all Patient Forms prior to your first visit.
  2. Assemble and be sure to bring all the proper items with you:
    • Your pet's adoption or purchase records
    • Any existing medical history
    • A list of current medications and supplements
    • Current feeding schedule and the brand of food you use
    • A list of questions you have for your veterinarian
  3. Collect any necessary stool or urine samples if requested.
  4. If you're bringing in your dog, be sure he or she is accustomed to being on a short leash.
  5. Feel free to bring your pet's favorite treats to keep them happy and distracted!

Arrive early to fill out paperwork

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your pet's appointment. If you have not filled out our patient forms yet, plan to arrive 30 minutes ahead of your appointment.

During Your Visit

During your visit, we will gather information about your pet’s background, health, diet, and training to provide a concise picture your pet’s overall state of being in the past as well as present. Our wellness visits are usually 20-30 minutes long and cover a very wide range of issues and concerns like heart murmurs, ear infections, and/or parasites. The veterinarian will then conduct a complete physical exam and document normal and abnormal findings. 

Once the exam is satisfied, the results and history are reviewed and a wellness plan is created to maintain or correct certain issues. Throughout the process our clients are educated and made aware of the recommendations and reasoning. Our goal is to work as a team to extend many quality years to our patients. 

In some circumstances, your veterinarian will refer you to a specialist who has advanced expertise in areas such as internal medicine or surgery.

“Excellent, courteous, and very knowledgeable service. Staff really knows their stuff!!! Doctor Basta takes as much time as needed to address all my concerns and answer all my questions. Office is very clean and comfortable. This was the first place I went to where I was treated with respect and made to feel a part of my pet's care. No hidden fees and no secret tests here. Everything was discussed with me and I had the final decision.”

Erika P.