Animal Healthcare for Goldsboro Pet Owners

Wellness ExamAs a full-service veterinary hospital serving pet owners throughout Goldsboro, La Grange, Princeton, Mar-Mac, Elroy, Fremont and the rest of Wayne County, North Carolina, Goldsboro Veterinary Hospital is dedicated to providing you and your pet with high-quality client service and veterinary care.

Our model of care is based on the fact that the best strategy for keeping your pet healthy and reducing the overall cost of care is through preventative medicine. Our veterinary training and years of experience all show that pets remain healthier and have a higher quality of life when they receive routine wellness exams and vaccinations for dangerous infectious diseases. Preserving good health and wellbeing also requires good nutritional health, behavior modification and training, microchip lost pet identification, and a host of other health care services available at Goldsboro Veterinary Hospital.

High-quality veterinary care also includes excellent client/doctor communication. It is important that we respect your thoughts, opinions and concerns as well as share our veterinary knowledge with you. In fact, client education is something we emphasize and our entire health care team is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of our clients.

Should your pet fall ill or be injured, Goldsboro Veterinary Hospital has a full range of diagnostic, medical and surgical services. In particular, we have digital X-rays, full in-house lab, internal medicine expertise and resources, and a modern surgical suite for soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries.

We are proud of the services we are able to offer our clients and their pets and believe they are important to maintaining the health and wellbeing of their companion animals. Please take a look through our services to learn why we believe they are important and then give us a call to set up an appointment for your pet.

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Your Pet's Wellness Care

Wellness Exam

At Goldsboro Veterinary Hospital we believe that prevention is the key to your pet's long term health and minimizes the lifetime cost of care. This includes routine wellness exams, vaccinations, regular lab work, deworming and fecal checks, as well as medications to prevent heartworm, fleas and ticks.

These services are not dramatic or difficult to perform and are offered at a very reasonable cost. In fact, most of these tests can be done during your dog or cat's regular wellness exam. These examinations are similar to the yearly physical you receive from your doctor. It is a chance to assess your pet's overall health, discuss any changes we see, educate and update you on advancements in veterinary care, and for you to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.

The yearly wellness care we recommend includes:

Physical Exam: During your pet's regular wellness exam your veterinarian will:

  • Examine the heart and lungs
  • Check the teeth and oral cavity
  • Assess vision, eyes, and ears
  • Palpate the lymph nodes, abdomen and skin
  • Palpate the joints and muscles

Deworming and Fecal Check: Though Goldsboro does not suffer from an epidemic-like level of parasitic diseases, dangerous parasites are present in the environment. Importantly, if brought into your home, these parasites can be passed from your pet to you and your family. For example, we normally associate parasites, such as roundworms, tapeworms, and hookworms with cats and dogs, but people can also be infected with the same parasites. Regular fecal checks and deworming are the best way to prevent parasitic disease and the transmission of intestinal parasites from pets to people. It also prevents the shedding of parasite eggs, which contaminate yards or any place a pet defecates.

Routine Blood Work: A complete physical should include a full blood workup. Not only can a full chemistry panel and complete blood count identify the presence of underlying disease processes, but these tests help create a baseline should your pet become ill between routine examinations. We also highly recommend that recently adopted kittens and cats that go outdoors be checked for the feline immunodeficiency virus. Additionally, blood work is necessary if your veterinarian recommends a dental cleaning, removal of skin masses, or any other procedure that requires anesthesia.

We also recommend a senior lab panel for all pets over the age of seven.

Heartworm and Tick Borne Disease: Ehrlichia and other tick borne diseases are prevalent in Wayne County. We also see a number of heartworm positive dogs. For this reason, all dogs should be tested annually for heartworm.

Preventative Medications: We recommend that all dogs and cats be on yearly prevention for heartworm, fleas, and ticks. We sell a variety of preventatives and would be happy to help you determine which is best for your companion.

In all, these services offer the best means to protect your pet's health and wellbeing through prevention and early detection of disease.

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