examAll new patients receive a comprehensive examination. This is the same comprehensive examination that is recommended for all of our patients once a year.

A comprehensive examination includes:
* Discussion of diet: type of diet, amount to feed.
* Discussion of weight control.
* Discussion of flea and parasite control.
* Discussion of recent medical history: vomiting/diarrhea, lameness, etc.


  • Eyes: eyelids, lashes, cornea, iris, pupil, lens and retina
  • Nose
  • Ears
  • Oral Exam: gums, tongue, teeth, and soft palate/tonsils
  • Neck: thyroid
  • Lymph nodes
  • Chest: heart and lung auscultation
  • Abdomen: abdominal palpation
  • Genitalia and anal region
  • Extremities: joint mobility and range of motion, arthritis, weakness
  • Muscle strength
  • Skin: hair coat quality, dermatitis, lumps