Wauwatosa Veterinary Clinic offers a progressive approach to veterinary care. Our Wellness Program embraces a focus on preventative medicine based on the specific life-stage of your pet. Each patient is assessed individually based on factors such as species, breed, age, and environmental challenges. Next we offer recommendations for prevention, nutrition, and diagnostic work-ups appropriate for your pet.
Our role is to educate you on those procedures and medications especially beneficial for your pet. This allows us to be more flexible with our recommendations, and gives you more control of your pets' healthcare. Our goal is to PREVENT disease whenever possible and to provide EARLY DETECTION of illness when it does occur so that we have more options available to help your pet. We offer a full-spectrum of care and a variety of complementary and alternative therapies so that we can customize your pet's care plan at every stage of their life.
The key to Wauwatosa Veterinary Clinic Wellness Program is an emphasis on the annual health examination. Each year when your pet comes in he or she will receive a comprehensive physical exam and age appropriate ancillary diagnostics (such as blood pressure screening, parasite tests and blood work) to screen for early signs of disease. For senior pets (dogs over age 7 and cats over age 9), we recommend preventive care exams every 6 months, as their health can change very rapidly, and early detection of disease can make a huge difference in outcomes and in maintaining quality of life.
For pets on specific medications, more frequent blood work or diagnostic testing may be required in order to ensure that your pet does not experience any unwanted side effects of the medication, or to let us know if an alternative medication may be better for their overall health.
We encourage our clients to ask questions and actively participate in their pet's health care, and we are always happy to provide written estimates for any treatment plans or services recommended to help you plan for your pet's needs.