At Happy Paws Veterinary Hospital, we offer a variety of services to care for your pet. If you have any questions or would like more information on how we can care for your pet, please contact us today.
Exams and Consultations
Our veterinary exams are holistic, comprehensive, and thorough. The feedback we have received from clients over the years is appreciation for the time we take to provide recommendations specifically for each patient based on their individual needs and the needs of their family. For new patients, we get copies of all past medical records to review prior to the patient’s first exam. Our veterinary assistant will also ask a series of questions prior to Dr. Wellman’s exam to document patient’s life style, exercise, diet, behavioral concerns, supplements, medications, preventatives, and any concerns pet parent has about patient’s health and or well-being. Dr. Wellman’s exams are gentle and thorough. She takes time to make friends with each and every patient prior to the exam.
We view exams as a time to form a partnership or team for each patient! Where pet parent and vet come together to determine what is a good short term and long term plan for each patient to address any concerns, and to be proactive with finding underlying problems, while still manageable. Our clients appreciate that we not only discuss minor details such as how to clean ears and how often, but also long-term planning, such as when patient should have bloodwork and their next dental.
Pets are stoic and non-speaking, so our goal is to catch minor problems before they become major. The sooner we identify a problem, the easier it is to treat the problem, and most importantly, we can likely manage or cure the condition before your pet feels bad! Quality of life is always our goal!
Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to over-feed a pet that knows how to beg. But being overweight is a serious problem for animals, and can cause real health problems as they get older. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and be within a healthy weight range.
Pets’ nutritional needs change as they enter different stages of their lives. The best way to make sure your pet’s needs are being met is to consult with us about a diet made specifically for his or her lifestyle.
Regular checkups allow us to establish a baseline in your pet’s health and make us aware of any changes that may indicate future problems. We highly recommend bringing your pet in for regular exams. Often times health problems that go undetected can become more serious issues when left untreated, so checkups are important even when your pet appears healthy.
We offer a fully stocked pharmacy to fill your pet’s prescription needs. Having an on-site pharmacy provides you with a more convenient way to get your pet’s medication. We hope that this will save you time and ultimately enhance your experience with us.
Please contact us today if you have any questions or would like to learn more about how we care for your pet.