Laurel Veterinary Clinic provides pet wellness exams and services to optimize the health and longevity of dogs and cats in the Broomfield, CO, area. Routine pet wellness care at Laurel Veterinary Clinic includes vaccinations, a comprehensive physical exam, intestinal parasite screenings, precautionary deworming, and sometimes additional laboratory screenings. For healthy pets over the age of one year, we recommend visiting the veterinarian for a full pet wellness exam at least once a year.
Our wellness procedures are designed to prevent disease and prolong the lives of your pets. Preventative care should begin the day you welcome a new pet into your home. For puppies and kittens, we recommend beginning a vaccination series between six and eight weeks of age. While receiving appropriate vaccinations is important, the comprehensive physical examinations, intestinal parasite screenings and precautionary dewormings that are also administered during this series will help ensure your new family member is off to a happy, healthy start.
Age-Related Wellness Programs
Our wellness procedures are created with the goal of preventing disease and prolonging the lives of beloved pets. We believe that preventative wellness care should begin the day you welcome home a new furry family member.
High Quality Preventative Care
At Laurel Veterinary Clinic, we utilize the following approaches to ensure the health and happiness of our canine and feline patients:
A comprehensive physical exam is performed by a veterinarian at every visit. During the exam, the doctor evaluates all body systems and may use specific equipment to do so. We emphasize the importance of these exams because on average, the veterinarian will discover three additional health concerns. Every physical exam includes:
- An eye exam with an ophthalmoscope
- An ear exam with an otoscope
- A heart exam with a stethoscope
- Evaluation of the teeth, skin, coat, vital signs, body condition, and joints
- Palpation of the abdomen
Our team of veterinary professionals are equipped and trained to diagnose and treat internal medicine diseases, such as:
- Kidney/Urinary Disease
- Internal Infections
- Diseases of the liver
- Diseases of the gallbladder
- Endocrine System diseases (diabetes, adrenal, thyroid, etc.)
- Heart disease
Laboratory screenings, such as bloodwork and urinalysis, allow the veterinarian to detect any underlying diseases that may not be showing physical signs. Routine screenings alert us to potentially threatening trends of the internal organs before diseases advance into more serious stages. Early detection testing allows the veterinarian to identify, diagnose, manage, and treat diseases as early as possible.
While routine veterinary care is important for overall pet wellness, we know that pets spend most of their lives at home. This is why we partner with pet owners to provide as much information and education as possible to help pets live long and healthy lives.