Examinations

Annual wellness exams are highly encouraged by virtually all members of the veterinary community, because they are paramount for long-term health in pets. Having regular check-ups allows your veterinarian to catch potential health issues, such as disease or pain at their earliest stages when they are most treatable.

The annual wellness exam is also a chance for you to discuss your pet’s habits, behavior, and care with a professional who can give helpful advice.

At the annual wellness exam, the veterinarian will conduct a full physical examination to determine your pet’s health status. This examination will include–

  • Looking into the eyes and ears
  • Checking the mouth and gums for signs of disease or decay
  • Feeling the joints and muscles
  • Palpating the abdomen
  • Analyzing the skin and fur
  • Weighing the animal

An experienced veterinarian can learn much from a physical examination, but for insight into a pet’s complete health, we may recommend lab work such as fecal tests, blood work, and urinalysis.

A fecal test is recommended every six months and a heartworm test is recommended yearly to check for internal parasites, one of the most common ailments that plague cats and dogs. And if you report any unusual behavior, or if we notice anything amiss during the physical examination, we may want to run blood work or urinalysis to further investigate.

If your pet is due for a wellness examination, please call our office at 214-726-0838 to schedule an appointment at your convenience.

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McKinney, TX 75070

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COVID-19 Information

We are aware of Texas Governor Abbot's announcement to rescind the mask mandate effective 10 March 2021. For the safety of our clients and team, our hospital will continue to follow CDC Guidelines: masks required and practice social distancing.

As a reminder, here's what you can expect when visiting us for an appointment:

  • • When you arrive in the parking lot, please call 214-726-0838, followed by option 2. This will allow you to check-in for your appointment.
  • • As soon as we have a fully disinfected exam room available, one of our team members will come to get you and your pet.
  • • Please note we are only allowing one client in each exam room. If you have children with you, we kindly request you remain in your car, and we will perform your appointment via car-side service.

We greatly appreciate your understanding and support. Together we can minimize exposure and keep everyone we love safe.

Thank you,
The Team at Highlands-Eldorado Veterinary Hospital