Your First Visit
A pet's first visit to the vet can seem a bit daunting, so we've put together a list of info and resources to help you prepare.
At your first appointment, we will gather information about your pet’s background, health, diet, and training. We can also address any questions or concerns you might have.
Your veterinarian will examine your pet from nose to tail, looking for things like heart murmurs, ear infections, and/or parasites. Your veterinarian can also provide pet-proofing tips, training assistance, and parasite protection recommendations.
|Before Your First Appointment|
Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your pet's appointment for check-in.
While we do our best to make sure all of our patients are seen on time, there will be times of occasional unexpected delay due to an emergency or because we are providing care for a patient that needs a little more time. Please accept our apologies should this occur, and understand that the same dedication and courtesy will be provided to your pet should they ever need it.
“Val Vista Hospital's staff are wonderful! When our dog Dakota was diagnosed with diabetes, they took the time to work with us to explain her disease, what symptoms to watch her for, how to give her insulin shots and have been the most supportive group of people I have ever encountered. They remember our dog’s name every time we come it; they make a fuss over her at every visit. I am very grateful that she gets such attention and she loves coming to the office! Thank you so much for your great care!”
Rose & Rob R.