Wellness Care

Vaccinations provide proper immunity against potentially life threatening and contagious diseases that your pet may be exposed to at different stages in their life. Vaccinations are therefore an important part of a comprehensive wellness care plan for your pet. Vaccine protocols should always be tailored to the specific pet's life style and risk factors and we can help you decide which vaccines are necessary to protect and maintain your pet's ongoing health.


Parasite prevention and control is recommended on a year around basis for your pet. Cats and dogs are commonly infected with internal (intestinal) parasites such as roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms and coccidia and external parasites such as fleas, ticks and earmites may cause a lot of discomfort to your pets as well. These parasites can effect your pet's health in negative ways ranging from a minor skin irritation to life-threatening disease conditions such as anemia and organ failure. Moreover some parasites called zoonotic parasites are transmissible to people, so it is of utmost importance that we keep our pets healthy in order for people to stay save and healthy as well. Annual testing and monthly preventatives are readily available and are strongly recommended to minimize the risk and exposure to parasites.


Wellness testing is recommended to provide us with essential information on the overall health status of your pet. Basic laboratory tests provide this information and can be useful in mitigating health risks as related to anesthesia for example in surgery and other ongoing health problems that your pet may be experiencing. Wellness testing gives us an accurate assessment of your pet's health status at the time of examination These tests include: Blood parasite tests, such as heartworm tests, Fecal examination tests, Urinalysis, Blood Chemistry & CBC, Feline Leukemia and FIV tests, Annual and Senior Health Screens.


Maintaining proper oral health for our companion animals is commonly overlooked. It is estimated that 85% of dogs and cats show signs of oral disease by the time they reach the age of 4 years!

Gum disease in pets causes ongoing pain and discomfort and eventually leads to bad breath and tooth loss. Consequently, if left untreated, dental disease and infections will progress to more serious conditions affecting major organs such as the heart and kidneys.

Dental disease is easier prevented than treated and we therefore recommend routine dental examinations and cleanings as needed, to ensure your pet's continued health and quality of life. We are also able to instruct owners on the many ways they are able to perform preventative dental home care for their pets.


According to numbers by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) an estimated 6 to 8 million cats and dogs enter shelters in the United States. The source of these animals entering the Shelter system is not mainly from stray animals, but shockingly the result of owned pet animals reproducing uncontrollably.

Of the animals entering the shelter an estimated 2.7 million cats and dogs are euthanized annually due to the lack of space and resources available to properly care, provide and maintain their quality of life.

By spaying and neutering your pets, owners are guaranteed not to contribute to the problem of pet animal overpopulation and minimize the unnecessary suffering that results from the pet animal overpopulation.

Spaying and neutering of pets also has other major health benefits that add to improving your pet's overall well being. These benefits include: eliminating common unwanted behaviors that are related to the pet's reproductive cycles and most importantly preventing certain physical conditions such as neoplasia (tumors) and infections (pyometras) that have a high incidence in non sterilized pets.

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State College, PA 16801 USA

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2052 E. College Avenue
State College, PA 16801 USA


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