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, we will gather information about your pet’s background, health, diet, and training. We can also address any questions or concerns you might have.

Your veterinarian will examine your pet from nose to tail, looking for things like heart murmurs, ear infections, and/or parasites. Your vet can also provide pet-proofing tips, training assistance, and parasite protection recommendations.

Before Your First Appointment
  1. Complete all applicable Patient Forms prior to your first visit. All clients will need to fill out the New Client, Patient History, Feline/Canine Wellness Questionnaire, and the Virginia Veterinary Hours Disclosure Forms. Any other forms will only need to be filled out as needed / specified.
  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 15 minutes ahead of your appointment.

“With several dogs and one cat, my wife and I have frequent and sometimes urgent needs for a Veterinarian’s expertise and care. They have NEVER let us down for either. The staff is friendly, attentive, and dependable. So much so they sometimes seem like an extension of our family. Both Drs. Klemm and Redding have always provided caring and expert treatment and advice. How many veterinarians make follow-up phone calls on the weekend? This has occurred on more than one occasion on behalf of our animals. We would never consider another veterinary clinic for the treatment of our Babies.”

Michael and Sharyl

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