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Your first visit at Penfield Veterinary Hospital

Penfield Veterinary Hospital

At Penfield Veterinary Hospital, we want your first experience to be a positive one. That’s why we’ve provided a general overview of what to expect and how to prepare for your first appointment. We also encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Things to Consider

It’s always a good idea to take extra care when bringing your pet into a new environment. Try scheduling your visit at a time when our hospital is less crowded since some animals can be intimidating or aggressive toward others they don’t know.

If you have a more temperamental cat or dog, feel free to discuss specific concerns with us. We’re happy to advise you on appropriate handling techniques as well as basic training practices.

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The First Exam

Every wellness visit includes a gentle yet thorough physical exam. Your veterinarian will assess the following:

  • Skin
  • Coat
  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Teeth

We also discuss appropriate vaccinations/parasite prevention, spaying/neutering, and microchipping.

Remember, there are no silly questions when it comes to your pet’s health. Our team is always here to listen and provide support!

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What to Bring

Upon your first visit, we ask that you bring the following:

  • Any prior health care documentation from previous veterinary hospitals, shelters, or breeder
  • Prior vaccination records
  • A stool sample
  • The brand and name of your pet food of choice
  • Dietary information including how much and how often you feed your pet

Please also take the time to read over and complete our new client forms. Completing these in advance will expedite the process of getting your pet into our system.

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