Pet WellnessHelping to keep your pet well is at the center of everything we do at St. Matthews Animal Clinic. We believe we can fulfill this mission best by working with you and helping to ensure an informed approach to all aspects of your pet’s health, from vaccines to your family’s lifestyle. Our basic approach is always individualized to each family and each animal. For example, we encourage appropriate and regular vaccinations, as well as comprehensive and regular medical exams, including blood work where indicated. We also believe in the importance of proactive and consistent dental care, parasite prevention, and grooming. Finally, we can attest to the importance and value of procedures such as spaying or neutering and microchipping.

​Because pets age much faster than people, wellness is something that should not be ignored. Putting off examinations or necessary preventive medicines, such as vaccinations, is unwise. Early assessment or detection of health problems can permit the easiest and most effective treatment options to be used. This is good for your pet and for you.

Visit our pet vaccinations page for more information about disease prevention.

Special information about the health needs of young animals is available on our kitten care and puppy care pages. Similarly, information for older animals can be found on our senior pet care page.

Remember, wellness and preventive care include every area of pet health and ownership. The staff of St. Matthews Animal Clinic embraces this approach to veterinary care. Contact us with your questions about pet wellness care and to schedule an appointment.

ANNUAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DOGS

  • Rabies Vaccine
  • DA2PP Vaccine (go to every 3 years after adequate vaccine history)
  • Bordetella Vaccine (every 6 months)
  • Leptospirosis Vaccine (based on environmental exposure)
  • Lyme Vaccine (based on environmental exposure)
  • Heartworm Test
  • Intestinal Parasite Screen

ANNUAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CATS

  • Rabies
  • FVRCP (go to every 3 years after adequate vaccine history)
  • Leukemia (based on exposure)
  • Intestinal Parasite Screen