Have you received a new puppy or kitten as a gift? Make sure your pet is in good health by making use of our online forms and resources. We would also like to share with you the information on what to expect when you visit Alpine Animal Hospital. You can also explore our virtual office tour, veterinary resources, and payment options.
What to Expect
When you are in need of a veterinary facility, we believe that you and your pet should be the recipients of high-quality care and great service. Our goal has always been to have a veterinary team that is committed to providing exceptional client service and pet care. We are always dedicated to offering a world-class service at our state-of-the-art facility.
Your pet's annual health checkup will include a complete medical examination combined with a thorough investigation of your pet's head, body and tail, and all their assorted cavities. Annual health exams help to detect early signs of age deteriorations or age related ailments such as heart murmurs, high blood pressure, dental disease and joint health.
Your Pet Book
We recommend you to maintain an accurate medical diary that includes procedures and vaccinations your pet receives at the vet. You can also make notes on things like your pet’s physical changes, unusual occurrences, and elimination habits. It is important you keep track of small shifts in your pet's behaviour, including urinary marking habits and mood swings along with diet and routine modifications. Take this notebook when you visit the vet. These notes can help explain results of your pet's medical tests. Also, if you need to change vets, maintaining a journal can provide complete medical history.
Taking care of your pet is as equivalent to taking care of your family member. Prior to finding a vet for your pet, it is important you consider the following:
Find a vet with whom you and your pet feel comfortable
Choose a veterinarian who is calm, compassionate, and willing to explain all the procedures your pet undergoes
Make sure your veterinary hospital has qualified staff and facilities to undertake surgery and procedures that need anesthesia
Your pet may need anesthesia for procedures such as teeth cleaning and others. This may involve general risks specific to anesthesia, especially for very young, very old, or ill pets. Because of this, your vet may suggest a few exams before your pet is anesthetized. These could be a chest X-ray, blood test, and urine test. During the procedure, your pet may need an IV drip and antibiotics before or after.
Should your pet undergo a procedure that needs a specialist, our vet should be able to refer you accordingly.