As caring pet parents, we all want to see our animal companions enjoy long, healthy lives. What’s the best way to accomplish this goal? It takes a lot more than just an occasional trip to the vet when your pet is sick. It takes a lifelong commitment to wellness care and proactively managing your pet’s wellness over time.

These annual or semi-annual visits allow our doctors to not only measure your pet’s current health, but to also manage that health over time, monitoring for any changes as they occur and addressing them in a timely manner. At Animal Hospital of River Oaks, we place a strong emphasis on pet wellness and preventative medicine, because we feel that it’s the greatest gift we can offer our animal family members.

Our comprehensive wellness services are designed to meet all of your pet’s health maintenance needs throughout his or her lifetime, from birth through the senior years. As animals age, their health care needs change over time. To be truly effective, we believe that the care provided to each patient must be as customized as possible to address their specific needs and to adapt to those health care changes as they occur. Our wellness services are in place to provide your pet with everything he or she needs, at any given moment, to extend and improve their quality of life.

Wellness visits at Animal Hospital of River Oaks include a thorough physical exam to assess your pet’s current health and to identify any potential concerns. When we are able to examine your pet regularly, we are better prepared to detect the presence of illness or disease in it’s early stages, and address it right away, before it has the chance to develop into a more serious and costly problem. Early detection of disease can vastly improve the chances of a positive outcome for your pet and add years to their life.

We also use wellness visits to discuss such important matters as vaccinations, weight management and nutrition, parasite prevention, behavior and anything else you or the vet deem to be important in keeping your pet happy and healthy.

Most importantly, we want you to become an active participant in your pet’s health care, and to work with you to help you make the best decisions for you and your cherished companion. We encourage you to ask questions and bring up any concerns you may have about your pet so that we can discuss them further. The better we get to know you and your animal family member, the more customized and effective a health care plan we will be able to deliver over the course of his or her lifetime.

At Animal Hospital of River Oaks, we don’t just want to be there for you when your pet is sick. We want to become your trusted partner to proactively prevent that illness from occurring in the first place. Let us give your cherished companion the best chance at enjoying a lifetime of good health.