Preventative Pet Care in Bristol
Invest in Your Pet’s Health
At Chippens Hill Veterinary Hospital, we understand the powerful bond between humans and animals. As a pet owner, you treat your furry friend like part of the family and go the extra mile to ensure their health and happiness. We firmly believe in the power of preventative care to protect your pet’s health and to empower them to live long, healthy lives.
Our veterinarians encourage all pet owners to invest in preventative care by scheduling routine wellness exams. A comprehensive wellness check is the best way to keep your pet healthy and to avoid serious health issues down the road. At Chippens Hill Veterinary Hospital, we are committed to ensuring that every patient leaves our office feeling their best. We accept clients and their patients from throughout Hartford County.
What to Expect from a Preventative Care Exam
Our physical wellness exams serve as the foundation of your pet’s medical care. We are here to help you when your beloved animal is sick or injured, but we encourage you to take advantage of preventative care to avoid disease and maintain your pet’s health on a daily basis.
During a physical exam, we may:
- Listen to your pet’s heart and lungs
- Check lymph nodes
- Check your pet’s pulse
- Administer an x-ray or ultrasound
- Discuss your pet’s diet
- Assess skin, nose, eyes, ears, and mouth
Based on our physical assessment, we may recommend blood tests to evaluate organ function, protein levels, electrolytes, blood cell counts, thyroid levels, urinalysis, heart worm infection, tick borne diseases, and feline infectious diseases. We can administer diagnostic services – like radiology and ultrasound – or provide a referral for advanced imaging – to diagnose any potential issues we observe. We may also recommend diet changes and nutritional supplements to help the skin, heart, nervous system, liver, and joints.
Annual or semi-annual screening for parasites and insect-borne diseases allows for timely treatment if needed and prompts safe and effective measures to prevent those infections.
Learn more about our wellness program Paws4Wellness
Ready to schedule a pet wellness checkup in Bristol? Call Chippens Hill Veterinary Hospital at (860) 850-2187 today.
“I appreciate the staff here, they are always willing to help and accommodate me with last minute appointments. I recommend them to anyone who wants a caring and professional staff to care for their animals.”- Colleen C.
“I have been bringing my fur babies to Chippens hill for 6 years. They have always been kind, gentle, compassionate, and knowledgeable with my pets.”- Regina G.
“I have been going to vets for 50 years, and Dr. Elliot surpassed all of them. She is courteous, friendly and connects to the animal to calm them and me by not rushing and explaining what is or is not at the visit.”- Roselyn G.