Good health habits for pets start at home with their people.

We’re here to answer all your questions from birth to senior years.

Your veterinarian is like your pet’s physician, dentist, and eye doctor all in one! Routine visits are important to your pet’s health.

What's the Routine?

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Wellness Exam 6, 9, 12, 15 weeks
DHPP, DHPP/L 6, 9, 12, 15 weeks
Bordetella 9, 12 weeks
Rabies 12-15 weeks
Heartworm Test 4-6 months (if unprotected)
Intestinal Parasite Screening Twice
Wellness Bloodwork(tests Liver/Kidney Values & Diabetes) 6 months
Dental Exam/Cleaning 6 months
Spay or Neuter 6 months
Bloodwork Recommended
Wellness Exam Annually
DHPP, DHPP/L Annually
Bordetella Annually or Semi-Annually for High Risk*
Rabies Annually or Every Three Years**
Heartworm Test Annually
Intestinal Parasite Screening Annually
Wellness Bloodwork(tests Liver/Kidney Values & Diabetes) Annually
Dental Exam/Cleaning Annual Exam and/or Cleaning
Wellness Exam Semi-Annually
DHPP, DHPP/L Annually
Bordetella Annually or Semi-Annually for High Risk*
Rabies Annually or Every Three Years**
Heartworm Test Annually
Intestinal Parasite Screening Annually
Wellness Bloodwork (tests Liver/Kidney Values & Diabetes) Annually
Dental Exam/Cleaning Annual Exam and/or Cleaning

*High Risk: Dogs that board or are groomed regularly, and those routinely exposed to other dogs with unknown vaccination histories (i.e. at the dog park, dog care).

**Rabies: One year vaccination given to puppies and for their first annual visit, and three year vaccine given thereafter. Annual registration is still required with the three year vaccine.

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Surgery is often required as part of your pet’s veterinary care.

This may include:

  • Spaying (Female) and Neutering (Male)
  • Dental Prophylaxis
  • Dental Extractions
  • Biopsies
  • Growth Removals

Your doctors at White Oak Animal Hospital routinely perform soft tissue surgery. Complicated or orthopedic procedures may be referred.

Protect Your Pet

If your pet spends time outdoors, it will be vulnerable to flea infestation. Mild cases of fleas usually cause itching and skin irritation, but ingesting fleas (usually while your pet is trying to relieve an itch) can transmit other dangerous parasites such as tapeworms.

Some animals have allergic reactions to flea infestation, and more severe cases can result in anemia or even death due to blood loss. These dangers make preventing and treating flea bites important for any pet owner.

Types of Medication

Flea and tick prevention medicines are available in many forms including sprays, wipes, powders, shampoos, foams and dips, but the vast majority of pet owners choose to protect their pets with monthly ‘spot-on topicals’, or with oral tablets. These products have become popular because treatment is convenient and effective; one application of liquid drops or ointment to a specific spot on the skin, or one dose of one or two tablets, and fleas are gone for a month.

Does your pet wander?

Microchipping is an excellent and reliable solution for keeping track of your pet should he/she decide to take a stroll without you knowing. At White Oak Animal Hospital, we use Home Again microchips.

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Wellness Exam 6-8, 10-12, 14-16 weeks
FVRCP 6-8, 10-12, 14-16 weeks
Feline Leukemia 6-8, 10-12 weeks
Rabies 14-16 weeks
Leukemia / FIV Testing Before 1st Vaccinations
Intestinal Parasite Screening 6-8, 10-12 weeks
Bloodwork Recommended at Spay/Neuter
Dental Exam/Cleaning Exam
Spay or Neuter 6 months
Wellness Exam Annually
FVRCP Annually
Feline Leukemia Annually
Rabies Annually
Leukemia / FIV Testing If Sick or High Risk*
Intestinal Parasite Screening Annually for Outdoor Cats
Bloodwork Per Vet’s Recommendation
Dental Exam/Cleaning Per Vet’s Recommendation
Wellness Exam Semi-Annually
FVRCP Annually
Feline Leukemia Annually
Rabies Annually
Leukemia / FIV Testing If Sick or High Risk*
Intestinal Parasite Screening As Needed
Bloodwork Annually
Dental Exam/Cleaning Per Vet’s Recommendation

*Leukemia / FIV Test: If demonstrating symptoms in spite of vaccination, if vaccination history is unknown, or if exposed to other potentially infected cats.

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