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How to prepare for a wellness exam
When you go to your primary care physician for your annual well check, and the doctor asks “Do you have any other questions?” do you usually have questions? Most people's minds go blank at this question, then they get home and remember that they DID have questions. Well, the same happens at veterinary visits. Here at Crossroads, there are certain questions our doctors and technicians ask during each well visit. Here is a helpful list for you so you can be prepared when these questions are asked:
*If this is a new pet, make sure you bring any previous vet history with you. We need to know where they are coming from (out of state, out of the country). It's very helpful for us to see exactly when and what type of vaccines have been given in the past (tags, unfortunately, do not tell us when and what kind of vaccine was given). Some animals have reactions to certain vaccines and we need to know that ahead of time to prevent any problems. Also, having this handy may prevent you from having to make follow up appointments to have vaccines done due to us not knowing exactly what was given.
This may seem silly, but write down any issues you may have to bring with you to the appointment. You can even call ahead and ask the receptionist to leave a note in your appointment or mention things you want to discuss when you schedule the appointment. You know your pet better than we do, so no concern is a small concern. We are here to help and we are happy to do so.