In your search for a veterinary facility, we believe you should expect high quality care as well as great service. Our goal has been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care. Our commitment to you is to continue to offer our world class service and a state of the art veterinary facility.
Your pet's annual check-up will include a total physical exam, which includes a thorough examination of your pet from head to tail. The doctor will address your concerns as well as any exam findings. Since our pets can't talk, be prepared to answer several questions about daily activities. It's a good idea to keep a log of any lumps found, physical changes or unusual occurrences. Keep track of small shifts in your pet's behavior, including abnormal urinary or defecation occurrences and mood swings, along with diet and routine modifications. Take this notebook along to your pet's veterinary appointment. These seemingly unrelated occurrences may help explain results of your pet's medical tests. Also, if you need to change veterinarians, it's good to have this journal to provide a complete medical history.
It's important to have a veterinarian who is calm, compassionate and willing to explain all the procedures your pet undergoes. You and your pet should both feel comfortable. Let us know if your pet becomes stressed at the veterinary office, so we can try to make recommendations or accommodations for a less stressful experience. Here at Metro Animal Hospital, we have qualified staff and facilities to undertake surgery and perform procedures requiring anesthesia, such as routine or emergency surgery and dental procedures. For the safety of your pet, we require bloodwork prior to him/her being anesthetized, because of the general risks inherent to anesthesia.
In some instances, your pet may need more precise treatments or procedures, so our doctors may refer you to a referral or emergency facility. These facilities are open 24 hours and have veterinarians that have completed advanced studies in specialties such as internal medicine, surgery, and emergency care.