​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 for highest efficacy)
  • Canine Influenza (based on exposure)
  • 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