Your Pet's First Visit

A pet's first visit to the vet can seem a bit daunting, so we've put together a list of info and resources to help you prepare. 

At your first appointment, we will gather information about your pet’s background, health, diet, and training. We can also address any questions or concerns you might have.

Your veterinarian will examine your pet from nose-to-tail, looking for things like heart murmurs, ear infections, and/or parasites. Your vet can also provide pet-proofing tips, training assistance, and parasite protection recommendations. 

Before Your First Appointment
  1. Complete the New Client Form prior to your first visit.
  2. Assemble and be sure to bring all the proper items with you:
    • Your pet's adoption or purchase records
    • Any existing medical history
    • A list of current medications and supplements
    • Current feeding schedule and the brand of food you use
    • A list of questions you have for your veterinarian
  3. Collect any necessary stool or urine samples, if requested.
  4. If you're bringing in your dog, be sure he or she is accustomed to being on a short leash. If you're bringing a cat, be sure to have an appropriate carrier.
  5. Feel free to bring your pet's favorite treats to keep them happy and distracted!

Appointment Policies

​Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your pet's appointment for check-in. If you have not filled out all relevant patient forms yet, plan to arrive 15-30 minutes ahead of your appointment. We are happy to request your pet’s health records from another practice if needed.

Drop-Offs

We are happy to provide drop-off service. Please bring your pet in the morning and he/she will be seen as the schedule allows. If it is your first visit, please bring completed new patient forms while dropping off.

"We have trusted Seaside for many years now. They provide excellent service for your pets."

Christine Boatwright

Don't have time to bring your fur baby in for a visit? Ask us about our drop off services. Let your pet join our team for the day for extra cuddles and love and pick them up at your convenience! Ready to book? Book your drop-off appointment now!
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