What to expect at
your appointment at Aurora Hills Animal Hospital
Every initial consultation is a minimum of 30 minutes
long per pet. Our new puppy and new
kitten initial consultations are 45 minutes long to allow adequate time for us
to discuss all of your concerns for your new furry friend. Initial consultations for skin disorders are
also 45 minutes long. We want to stress
to you that your concerns are important to us; therefore we are committed to
having adequate time to discuss your pet's health.
Please bring any vaccine records that you have as well as
a list of all medications and supplements your pet is taking. Having a list of questions for the doctor
helps you to organize your thoughts so that you do not miss the opportunity
during the consultation to ask an important question.
You will spend the first 10-15 minutes of the
consultation with a veterinary technician. The technician will ask you about your pet's recent history, major
medical problems, current medications, and current concerns. The technician will briefly assess your pet's
oral health. Our technicians can answer
many of your questions regarding parasite screening, wellness screening, and
oral health, but will refer you to the doctor to discuss appropriate treatment
Your doctor will then spend 15-20 minutes with you during
the consultation. The doctor will
perform a complete physical examination to include all body systems. The doctor will give you an assessment of
your pet's overall health and discuss the results of any testing performed in
the hospital. If indicated, a treatment
plan to assess your pets medical needs will be initiated. Our doctor will always work with your to find
the best treatment plan for your pet's needs.
At the end of the consultation, we will arrange for any
follow up care or communication regarding any lab testing.
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