VCA Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic

Health Exams

Annual Wellness Exams Keep Your Pet Healthy

At Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic, we believe the key to keeping your pet healthy begins with the annual pet exam. We know you want to give your pet the best care possible. These vitally important exams help us to get to know your pet both from a medical and personal standpoint. The tests we perform give us valuable information about what is normal for your pet so that if illness or injury occurs, we have a better idea of how to treat him or her.

We firmly believe these annual physical exams are the simplest and best preventive step you can take for your pet. Because pets age seven times faster than we do, regular examinations are important to monitor your pet’s health. Wellness examinations along with screening blood and urine tests can establish a baseline for your pet and detect any changes early. Catching changes early, before they become serious, often means that they will be easier and less expensive to treat. We will talk to you about health problems and behaviors to look for and we will listen carefully to your questions and observations. Working together, we can help your pet to have the best health and the best life possible.

For pets who are 6 years and younger, Wellness Exams are recommended at least once a year. Because pets age much quicker than humans, for pets over 6 years of age, Wellness Exams are recommended at least twice a year, to screen for any sign of illness or diseases.

A Wellness Exam will include the following:

  • A consultation with your veterinarian during which you will discuss your pet’s day to day routine and any health concerns or questions you may have. You might be asked questions about his or her activity level, personality and nutrition.
  • A hands-on examination performed by your veterinarian, which will assess your pet’s overall health from nose to tail. Areas examined will include the abdomen, head and neck, eyes, ears, mouth and skin. In addition, the doctor will also evaluate your pet’s musculoskeletal system, as well as listen to their heart and lungs.
  • Other, additional annual procedures also typically performed at the time of a

Wellness Exams include:

  • Vaccines – your veterinarian will update any necessary vaccines.
  • Intestinal Parasite Exam – a stool sample will be sent off to the lab to check for any worms or other intestinal parasites.
  • Additional Diagnostic Testing – any additional diagnostic testing pertinent to your pet’s life stage. This could include blood tests, urinalysis, or radiographs as needed.
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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

FOR PET MEDICAL EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL OUR HOSPITAL AT (916) 652-5816 OR BRING YOUR PET IMMEDIATELY TO OUR FACILITY
(NO APPOINTMENT IS NEEDED).

VCA LOOMIS BASIN VETERINARY CLINIC IS LOCATED AT:
3901 Sierra College Blvd in Loomis, CA 95650
Tel (916)652-5816

Click here for directions to our location.

VCA Loomis Basin has a veterinarian, veterinary technicians, and support staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your pet’s emergency and critical care needs.

If your pet is suffering and needs emergency veterinary care, please call (916) 652-5816 right away. Likewise, if you have questions about a specific situation with your pet, call at any time day or night.

Same-Day Veterinary Care

We understand that sometimes your pet needs to be seen sooner rather than later. To solve this problem, VCA Loomis Basin offers Same-Day Care appointments to accommodate client requests for “emergency” or “urgent” care during normal business hours or last-minute appointment requests. Same-Day Care is a much-needed service that helps keep the regularly scheduled appointments on track; however, clients may have to wait while other pets are being triaged.
 

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