Preventive Care

Gilbert Arizona veterinarian Karin Burns examines a puppyPreventive care increases the length and quality of pets’ lives and protects your family’s health by preventing diseases pets can transmit to people you love. Periodic examination by a veterinarian, vaccinations, and health screening tests all help improve and extend the very special bond you share with your pets.

“Prevention is better than cure.” ~ Desiderius Erasmus
“One size does not fit all.” ~ Anonymous

Your pets’ species, breed, age and lifestyle all factor into what each of them needs most to stay healthy. Your veterinarian will help you choose which diseases your pet has a reasonable risk of exposure to—and screen for and vaccinate against only those illnesses. This means less stress on your pets’ immune system—and your budget, too!

Preventive care starts with a comprehensive physical exam by your veterinarian at least once a year. This exam includes a complete medical history, evaluation of all major organ systems, body condition scoring and feeding recommendations, pain scoring, and a review of behavior concerns.

Your pets’ preventive care recommendations may also include:

See a comprehensive schedule of recommended preventive care for puppies and kittens

See a list of preventive care recommendations for dogs and cats