Pet Wellness Care
We want to be your partner in the care of your pet. Communication is essential in any relationship, and we hope you find value in your pet’s comprehensive exams and check-ups. It is critical to bring your pet to The Integrative Veterinary Center of Richmond for physical examinations. We provide thorough physical examinations to detect potential problems before they become significant issues.
Many pet health problems can be avoided with regular physical exams, so we recommend that our staff examine your pet at least twice a year. While physical exams are important for animal health, you can help by being a responsible pet owner. Take detailed notes and bring your pet to The Integrative Veterinary Center of Richmond for an examination if you notice any irregularities with them.
What exactly is a physical examination? Some things require special tests and equipment to see, feel, touch, or hear, but you can often learn a lot about your pet through simple observation.
At IVC, we will discuss the risks and benefits of disease and vaccinations for you to decide how to protect your pet against preventable diseases.
Delayed vaccine schedules can also be discussed, and recommendations made to help keep your pet safe and healthy during any period of increased risk.
After receiving the initial vaccines, your pet may require boosters to achieve complete protection. Puppies and kittens are often seen frequently until absolute immunity is achieved. We at IVC prefer to separate vaccinations from one another whenever possible to minimize reaction risk for our patients.
Many diseases affecting dogs and cats can be avoided with proper pet vaccinations. From your first visit to The Integrative Veterinary Center of Richmond, we’ll ensure your pet is up to date on their vaccinations and put them on a schedule to ensure they stay up to date.
Our Richmond veterinarians will discuss the best course of action for your pet’s vaccine schedule based on age, medical history, lifestyle, and environment. We recommend bringing puppies and kittens in for their first examination at 6-8 weeks of age (especially if not already examined by a veterinarian) to create an individualized wellness care plan for your new family member. Delayed vaccine schedules can also be discussed, and recommendations made to help keep your pet safe and healthy during any period of increased risk.
Pet Illness Care
We understand how frightening it can be when your pet is sick. It’s frustrating and heartbreaking because they can’t communicate what’s wrong, how they’re feeling, or how you can help. Fortunately, our compassionate and dedicated team of doctors, nurses, and support personnel is here to assist. Our dedicated, compassionate veterinarians and support staff will not only attend to your pet’s medical needs. Still, it will also make your pet feel at ease and cared for during your visit.
If your pet exhibits any of these or other symptoms, we can assist you with the following:
- Urination problems
- Chronic skin condition
- Chronic lack of appetite
- Distended belly
- Chronic pain