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Integrated Primary Care

Integrated Primary Care at RegionalVetDogs and Cats can’t make healthy choices for themselves. That’s where we come in. Together we can keep your beloved companion as happy and healthy as can be. We take a modern, proactive approach to Veterinary Medicine focusing on Disease Prevention as a specific discipline. Our customized preventive plans are unique and effective in keeping illness at bay.

Our Preventive Care patients enjoy the means of having all of their healthcare needs in one location. Similar to a modern pediatrician’s office, the RegionalVet lobby is partitioned separating illness and emergency patients from well patients. However, we’ve expanded on this model dedicating an entire wing of exam rooms to preventive care only. Our Preventive Care patients have access to all of our primary care, emergency and specialty physicians.

Total Health

Congratulations! Perhaps you’ve just adopted a new friend, or have raised your puppy or kitten successfully through the early stages of training and behavioral adaptation. Your adult pet has new considerations now, and proactive health management becomes more important than ever.

That’s where the Health care Team at RegionalVet comes in. We’ve simplified your adult pet’s health with our Total Health Plan. Tailored around illness prevention and disease detection, the medical recommendations and protocols for health and preventive care are based on current medical science, years of evidence based wellness, illness and emergency clinical experience, and the belief that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. With a focus on education and informed decision making, our Health Care Team is specifically selected and trained to understand the different life stages and health of your pet, as well as breed specific risk factors. We take a human approach to your pet’s health, considering factors like proper nutrition, exercise, immunization and professional health screening. Dogs and cats age five to seven times faster than we do and diseases progress more quickly. For our best friends who can’t tell us where it hurts, proactive health management makes common sense.

If you haven’t done so already, call today to start a Total Health Plan for your best friend!

Keeping Your Pet Healthy

Our Total Health Plan considers your pet's specific breed, lifestyle and age and takes a proactive approach to the health your pet deserves.

Total Health Plan

With this innovative approach, the Total Health Plan provides optimal disease and illness prevention. Regardless of your pets age, breed or medical history there are five basic steps to the lifelong health of your pet:

  • Exercise
  • Physical Examination
  • Disease Prevention
  • Wellness Diagnostics
  • Nutrition

Wellness Plans

These wellness plans begin before your new pet reaches 8 weeks of age, so you’ll want to plan ahead to get your new companion off to a good start. Although most new pets are adopted or sold claiming to have had all of their shots, and be in perfect health, this can be misleading as puppies and kittens need to stay on a regular schedule for vaccines and preventative medications such as deworming. In fact, most new pets need to be seen about once per month, up until the time they are 6 months old. Be sure to read up on your Puppy’s Wellness Plan or Kitten’s Wellness Plan to learn what to expect at these first appointments, as a new pet parent.

Congratulations! The decision to adopt a puppy is a fun filled, exciting, and challenging time for most new pet parents! At RegionalVet, we are thrilled to share in your joy and want to ensure that your new little one gets off on the right paw!As a new puppy parent, it is important to know what to expect at your upcoming visits. We’ve outlined a simple, but comprehensive Puppy Wellness Plan.

Puppy 1 Visit

Age: For puppies between 8 – 11 weeks of age.

Vaccines & Medications given: 1st Da2pp, Deworming medication

Topics to discuss with the doctor:  Potty training, what and how much you are feeding the new puppy

Be prepared: With any questions and a puppy fecal sample.

Puppy 2 Visit

Age: For puppies over 11 weeks of age

Vaccines & Medications given: 2nd Da2pp, 1st Leptosporosis, 1st Corona, 1st Intra- Nasal Bordetella, Deworming, & Flea & Tick Preventative Medication given and Heartworm Prevention provided to go home.

Topics to discuss with the doctor: Potty training, what and how much you are feeding the new puppy

Be prepared: With any questions, and a puppy fecal sample.

Puppy 3 Visit

Age: For puppies over 14 weeks of age, and having already completed Puppy 2

Vaccines & Medications given: 3rd Da2pp, 2nd Leptosporosis, 2nd Corona, 2nd Intra Nasal Bordetella and 1st Rabies 1 year Vaccine. (Clients are provided with a Rabies Certificate to go home.) Heartworm, Flea & Tick Prevention and Deworming medication supplies scripted or provided to go home.

Topics to discuss with the doctor: Potty training, what and how much you are feeding the new puppy. At this appointment we also talk about the benefits of spaying or neutering your puppy, we can provide an estimate for the surgery and even set up the appointment for the spay or neuter.

Be prepared: With any questions, and a puppy fecal sample. Also, we will take a blood sample at this appointment in preparation for your puppy’s upcoming spay or neuter.

Puppy 4 / Adolescent Dog Visit

Age: For puppies between 9 – 15 months old

Vaccines & Medications given: Ensure all vaccines have been given on schedule and update as necessary. Heartworm, Flea & Tick Prevention and Deworming medication supplies scripted or provided to go home.Important items the doctor will ask about: We will talk about the benefits of microchipping, if your puppy has not already been.

Topics to discuss with the doctor:  With any questions and a puppy fecal sample. Also, we will recommend basic bloodwork to be done at this appointment to provide a healthy baseline for your puppy. See why this is important.

Congratulations! The decision to adopt a kitten is a fun filled, exciting and challenging time for most new pet parents! At RegionalVet, we are thrilled to share in your joy and want to ensure that your new little one gets off on the right paw!

As a new kitten parent, it is important to know what to expect at your upcoming visits. We’ve outlined a simple, but comprehensive Kitten Wellness Plan.

Kitten 1 Visit

Age: For kittens between 8 – 11 weeks of age.

Vaccines & Medications given: 1st Fvrcp and Deworming medication

Topics to discuss with the doctor: Litterbox training, what and how much you are feeding your kitten.

Be prepared: With any questions, and a kitten fecal sample.

Kitten 2 Visit

Age: For kittens between 11 and 14 weeks of age.

Vaccines & Medications given: 2nd Fvrcp, 1st Feline Leukemia and Deworming medication is provided to go home, as well as Flea & Tick Prevention.

Topics to discuss with the doctor: Litterbox training, what and how much you are feeding your kitten.

Be prepared: With any questions, and a kitten fecal sample.

Kitten 3 Visit

Age: For kittens over 14 weeks of age, and having completed Kitten 2

Vaccines & Medications given: 3rd Fvrcp, 2nd Feline Leukemia, 1 Year Rabies Vaccine. Deworming, Flea & Tick Prevention and Heartworm medication scripted or provided to go home with.

Topics to discuss with the doctor: Litterbox training, what and how much you are feeding your kitten. At this appointment we also talk about the benefits of spaying or neutering your kitten, we can provide an estimate for the surgery and even set up the appointment for the spay or neuter.

Be prepared: With any questions, and a kitten fecal sample. Also, we will take a blood sample at this appointment in preparation for your kitten’s upcoming spay or neuter

Kitten 4/Adolescent Cat Visit

Age: For kittens between 9 – 15 months old

Vaccines & Medications given: Ensure all vaccines have been given on schedule and update as necessary. Heartworm and Flea & Tick Prevention medication supplies scripted or provided to go home.

Topics to discuss with the doctor: We will talk about the benefits of microchipping, if your kitten has not already been.

Be prepared: With any questions, and a kitten fecal sample. Also, we will recommend basic bloodwork to be done at this appointment to provide a healthy baseline for your kitten.

At RegionalVet, we celebrate aging as the reward for healthy living. Preventive veterinary care, like our Total Health Plan, is proven to add years and quality to the life of your elder pet.

Because pets age much more quickly than we do, our Total Health Plan uses geriatric screening to promote early detection and treatment of disease, thus allowing us to begin more effective treatment options before any issues become debilitating.

Most pet parents are surprised to know that their pets are considered “senior” by the time they are 7 years old. However, by taking a proactive approach to your pet’s health, and considering all specific risk factors for their lifestyle and breed, we can manage the aspects of a healthy aging process for your pet.

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