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Suburban Animal Hospital

For your convenience, we’ve provided a general overview of what to expect during your first visit to Suburban Animal Hospital. We also encourage you to contact us with any additional questions you may have.

Plan Ahead

It’s important to take extra care when bringing your cat or dog into a new environment. Some animals can be intimidating or aggressive toward others they don’t know, so try scheduling your appointment at a time when our hospital is less crowded to avoid potential confrontations. If you have a more sensitive pet, feel free to discuss your concerns with us. We’re happy to advise you on appropriate management techniques as well as basic training practices.

Our veterinarians also recommend that you bring your pet hungry to his or her first visit. If you have a cat, we advise covering his or her carrier to ensure a comfortable experience.

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The First Exam

Every exam we perform is gentle and thorough. We will weigh and examine your pet, assessing the condition of the skin, coat, eyes, ears, heart, lungs, and teeth. We will initiate pet health protocols regarding vaccines and parasite prevention during the first visit and discuss spaying/neutering if this has not yet been done. We will also review the benefits of microchipping.

As always, we encourage you to ask questions about your pet’s health. As your trusted team of veterinary professionals, we’re here to listen and to advise you throughout the life of your beloved companion.

What to Bring

Please bring any health records or documents from previous care providers to your first appointment with us. Ideally, this outlines the vaccines your pet has received, parasite treatments, past surgical procedures, and other relevant medical information.

We also ask that every owner complete the client/patient information form available on our website. As always, we encourage you to ask questions about your pet’s health. At Suburban Animal Hospital, we’re here to listen and advise you throughout the life of your beloved companion.

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