In your search for a veterinary facility, we believe you should expect high quality care as well as great service. Our goal here at Crossroads Veterinary Clinic, has been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care for our patients and their parents. Our commitment to you is to continue to offer our world class service and a state of the art veterinary facility.
Your pet's annual vet check-up will include a total physical exam, with a thorough investigation of your pet's head, body, and tail. Even the most cooperative pet may not readily go-along with a tooth and gum brushing, an annual cleaning by your veterinarian maybe in order. Like you, your pet can lose his teeth due to decay and neglect. It's a good idea to keep an accurate medical diary, not only of the procedures and vaccinations your pet receives at the vet, but also of notes on things like your pet's elimination habits and any physical changes or unusual occurrences. Keep track of small shifts in your pet's behavior, including urinary marking habits and mood swings, along with diet and routine modifications. Take this notebook with you when you visit the vet. These seemingly unrelated occurrences may help explain results of your pet's medical tests. Also, in the case you may need to change vets, it's always a good idea to have this journal to provide a complete medical history for the new veterinarian.
Choose a veterinarian who is calm, compassionate and willing to explain all the procedures your pet undergoes. Try to find a vet with whom both you and your pet feel comfortable. Try to have it convenient, choose a clinic with qualified staff and facilities to undertake surgery and perform procedures requiring anesthesia, such as teeth cleaning. Due to the general risks inherent to anesthesia, especially for very old, very young, or very ill pets, your veterinarian will likely suggest a few exams, including a chest X-ray and lab work of blood and urine, before your pet is anesthetized. During the procedure he might need an IV drip and antibiotics may be necessary before and after.