VCA Animal Hospitals

VCA Senior Best Care Comprehensive CheckupNEW!
(For pets seven years and older)

Nothing says love like our NEW VCA Senior Best Care Comprehensive Checkup! Your pet's health can change drastically from year-to-year, especially in older pets, which means the longer you wait between checkups the greater the risk to your pet's health. This health exam package includes laboratory tests to screen for the following diseases:

CBC Infection, Inflammation, Leukemia, Anemia, etc.
Blood Profile/T4 Kidneys, Liver, Cholesterol, Electrolytes, Thyroid
Urinalysis Kidney Disease, Urinary/Bladder Disorders
Heartworm Heartworm Disease
Fecal Intestinal Parasites
5 X-ray images
(Chest & Abdominal)
Abnormal Mass, Organ, Heart, Lung Abnormalities, Bladder Stones, Lumbar/Spine Abnormalities
Also includes Radiologist X-ray read and free boarding for the day. All tests, performed individually, would regularly cost over $600!
New VCA Senior Best Care Comprehensive Checkup includes:
Complete history and physical exam
We check for overall signs of disease by evaluating your pet's medical history, physical appearance and behavior, which includes the following:
  • Eye exam
  • Oral-open mouth exam
  • Ear exam
  • Lymph node palpation
  • Neck palpation
  • Mapping & measurement of skin and subcutaneous masses
  • Abdominal palpation
  • Mammary gland evaluation
  • Rectal exam for anal gland tumors and prostate exam
  • Body weight trend
Blood work
  • Complete blood count: cancers may affect blood cell shapes and numbers
  • Blood chemistries: cancers may affect organ function and lead to changes in:
  • Kidney function (BUN, creatinine, phosphorus)
  • Liver Function (ALT, ALP, GGT, bilirubin, albumin)
  • Hormonal and regulatory systems (glucose, electrolytes, calcium, thyroid)
  • Gastrointestinal tract (protein, electrolytes)
  • Bone (calcium, phosphorus)

To check for common bladder/urinary infections and assess kidney function.

Heartworm test

(Dogs = Antigen, Cats = Antibody)
To check for this common and dangerous parasite and make sure
administering preventive medications is safe for your pet.

Fecal test

To check for common parasites (including some not covered by regular preventives).

X-rays (chest and abdominal)

Checks the chest and abdomen to help get a clear picture of your pet's internal organs. X-rays can provide important medical information that blood tests and urinalysis can't. Chest tumors are virtually undetectable without X-rays. Changes in bone, alterations in the size, shape and location of abdominal organs and lymph nodes may be the first sign that a problem is starting.

Also includes Radiologist X-ray read and free boarding for the day

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Read Dr. Padrid's story

Learn more about how the X-ray screening provided by the VCA Senior Best Care Comprehensive Checkup helped extend the life of Dr. Padrid's beloved dog, Zeus.
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Important Notice:
Do not use the appointment form in case of an emergency. Call us right away.

We will call you back to confirm your appointment within one business day during operating hours. Need to change your appointment? Just call us 24 hours before your scheduled time.

**Offer only good for pets seven years and older. Checkup includes health exam, blood work (includes panel of 30 tests), urinalysis, X-rays, heartworm test and fecal test. Please bring a stool sample to your appointment. Additional tests may be required and are not included in the $349 offer. Not appropriate for sick pets. Additional fees for vaccinations or medications may apply. Not to be combined with any other offer.

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General Practice

We have over 540 animal hospitals in 41 states that are staffed by more than 2,000 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 200 being board-certified specialists. The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments*: Wellness, Spay/neuter, Advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), Internal medicine, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Cardiology, Neurology, Boarding, Grooming

*services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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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.

We have twenty-eight specialty hospitals across the US so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.