How Do Wellness Exams Help Your Pet?


The Merrimac Valley Animal Hospital team believes in the importance of annual wellness examinations for each one of our patients. Having your pet brought in to our hospital to be examined by our veterinarians offers them the opportunity to have potential health problems identified earlier. Also, regular check-ups offer our veterinarians the opportunity to keep a check on developing issues in our patients. For example, if we see a pet often enough, we can tell when something is even slightly different from the last visit and can take steps to identify the cause of the change.

What Happens During My Pet’s Wellness Exam?

During your pet’s annual wellness visit, you can expect the following:

  • Complete nose-to-tail physical examination
    • Ears
    • Eyes
    • Mouth
    • Skin and hair coat
    • Lumps and bumps check
    • Joints, muscles, and mobility
    • Abdomen
    • Feet
    • …and more
  • Vaccinations
  • Diagnostics, if preliminary examinations indicate their necessity
  • An open conversation with your veterinarian

What Else does Merrimac Valley Animal Hospital Offer?

At Merrimac Valley Animal Hospital, we offer a range of preventive veterinary services to ensure that your pet is always able to live their best life, pain free! In addition to routine services like wellness checks, vaccination, and pest prevention, we provide tailored life-stage care for puppies and kittens to senior pets. Our team also makes an effort to encourage healthy lifestyles through nutritional counseling and weight management.

If you have questions about our range of exceptional veterinary services, please don’t hesitate to ask! We would love to talk with you about ensuring that your pet is on the road to good health, with a long and happy life ahead!

Special Promo for New Clients

Merrimac Valley Animal Hospital offers first visit savings for all new patients to our hospital. For new pets, first visits are $20, a savings of $30! We love to welcome new patients and new pet families to our practice and we look forward to meeting you and your pet for the first time!

About Us

Merrimac Valley Animal Hospital had humble beginnings in 1968. Dr. Walter Brown opened the animal hospital in a garage next to his home near the current hospital and operated out of this small space until the current building was built in 1969.