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First Trip to the vet!

Coming to the vet can be a little stressful. Just like visiting the doctor for a general health check, we can’t help but be nervous that everything will go well. Below is some general information with what will happen when you come in for your first visit:

Booking Appointment

When you call to book and your local Peninsula Vet Care hospital, the reception team will ask if you have been to see us before. If you haven’t they will ask a few general details for yourself and pet. When you come in for appointment, please come a few minutes early, as there will be some extra details required with our new patient form (link to form) that needs to be completed. This information in very important for us to get a complete picture of your pet, and any current medication or treatments it is on.

Arriving at the clinic

When you arrive in reception, you will be greeted by our friendly reception team. All our reception team members are nurses, and are experienced in pet care, if you have any concerns or queries with your pet it’s a great chance to talk to them. We will usually ask you to weigh your dog when you first come in, and this will be marked on you pets medical history. This weight is used for calculating vaccination/ flea/ worm treatment dosages as well and any other medications that may be required.

When your pets turn come

When your pets turn come, the Veterinary Surgeon will come and greet you and your pet in reception and take you into a consult room. The Vet will ask you general background questions of your pets health, and if you have any concerns with your pets health and behaviour. The vet will ask questions about the current flea, worm and heartworm treatment you currently have your pet on.. During the consult our Vets will discuss many areas of general healthcare with you including:

  • Vaccinations
  • Heartworm and flea treatments
  • Behavioural and environment stimulation for your pet

This information is kept in your pets medical history as certain medications and paracitiside treatments cannot be combined.

The vet will then perform a thorough physical examination of your pet. As they can’t talk, this examination is vital to assessing the health of you best friend, along with the observations of you there loving owner.

The vet will likely listen to your pet’s heart, check their temperature, check their joints, teeth and ears during this examination.

Once the check up is complete

Once the check up is complete, the Vet will discuss any things they have found that may require treatment for your pet, and any medications that may be required. Any vaccinations will then be administered via injection if required, and a vaccination card will be completed for your records.

Once finished

Once finished, you will then be able to finalise your account with the reception team, and book in any reminders or follow-ups for your pet. The reception team can also help you with any further queries you have. And please remember, we are only a phone call away. If you have any concerns regarding your best friend, please give us a call to discuss.