Preventative Care Services
Preventative medicine is the key to having a healthy pet. At Compass Veterinary Clinic we offer a wide range of preventative care services, including:
- Annual Wellness Exams
- Routine Yearly Bloodwork
- Geriatric Exams
- Fecal Exams and Deworming
- Monthly Flea, Tick, and Heartworm Prevention
- Interstate & International Health Certificates
Annual Pet Wellness Exam: $49.00
- Examination of the heart & lungs
- Examination of the teeth & gums
- Examination of the eyes, the ears, and the nose
- Examination of the skin & coat
- Palpation of the lymph nodes & abdomen
- Palpation of the joints and muscles
Dr. Connolly strongly recommends that all pets receive an examination every year: "The annual exam lets me pick up any early warning signs of issues that may affect the pet in the future. I perform a very thorough nose to tail exam following a rigorous protocol to avoid missing anything. As Medical Director, I set the standards and train all of our Veterinarians so Compass provides a consistent and excellent level of care."
Compass Veterinary Clinic recommends that you ensure your pet is up-to-date on his or her vaccines. Vaccines are a safe and effective way to prevent disease and ensure your pet’s continued health. Most preventative care can be completed during your pet’s annual exam. During this time, the veterinarian is able to assess the pet’s overall health and discuss with you any recommendations that they may have for your pet.
Keeping your pets healthy keeps your family healthy, too!
Studies have shown that the bond between people and their pets can lower stress, increase fitness, and bring happiness to their owners. But there is something else you should know. Pets sometimes carry diseases that can make people sick, too. These are known as zoonotic (zoe-oh-NOT-ic) diseases. It is hard to know which animals could be carrying zoonotic diseases, especially since pets carrying these germs often look healthy and normal. Our goal at Compass is to keep your pets, your family, and the community a little safer. For more information about species specific zoonotic diseases, visit the CDC Healthy Pets Healthy People website.
Compass offers the Merial PureVax vaccines. PureVax protects your pet from a variety of infectious diseases without the use of adjuvants. Adjuvants, used in many vaccine products from other manufacturers, have been linked to cancer formation. At Compass, we offer a safer alternative to adjuvanted vaccines. Ask your Compass Veterinarian about the PureVax alternative for your cat.