The Importance of Pet Wellness Exams

Staffordshire terrier and cat

Whether your pet is 9 months or 9 years of age, they need healthcare on a regular basis so you can be sure that they’re healthy. Merrimac Valley Animal Hospital near Newburyport recommends comprehensive wellness exams at least once a year for dogs and cats of all ages, but more frequent exams may be required for senior pets. And for a limited time, we’re offering a special for all of our NEW patients. If your dog or cat has not yet received services at our hospital, they can receive their first pet wellness exam for just $20! That’s a $30 savings!

About the Wellness Exam

At Merrimac Valley Animal Hospital, we place a strong emphasis on prevention with our services, so we examine each pet from nose-to-tail, including weight, temperature, and heart rate. Every wellness exam is an opportunity for our doctors to either determine that your pet is healthy or provide treatment recommendations if they’re not. The results of these exams also allow us to create a health profile so we can check your pet’s progress from year to year.

Our wellness services are tailored for every life stage, ranging from the puppy/kitten years through the geriatric years, with consideration to the unique needs of every life stage, breed, and lifestyle. We can also update vaccinations if they’re due to keep your pet protected from any potentially-fatal diseases or viruses. If necessary, we can recommend diagnostic care as well to examine your pet internally. This allows us to make a more accurate diagnosis of your pet’s condition and provide the most effective treatment.

If you’ve noticed any abnormalities or other areas of concern regarding your pet, we encourage you to make us aware of them during these visits. This includes behavior, eating habits, diet, weight, and physical appearance. Please also feel free to ask us any questions about how to best care for your pet from home. Together, we can help keep your pet healthy and happy for a lifetime.

Is Your Pet Due for a Checkup?

If your pet is due for their annual or bi-annual wellness exam near Newburyport, schedule an appointment today at Merrimac Valley Animal Hospital…and remember, if your pet is a new patient, they can receive their first wellness exam for just $20! We love seeing our patients and the people who love them, and we look forward to meeting new ones!


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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.