Briarcliff Pet Wellness

briarcliff ny veterinary pet Wellness ServicesAs a full-service Chappaqua area veterinary hospital serving pet owners throughout Millwood, New Castle, Chappaqua and Westchester County, New York, Millwood Animal Hospital is dedicated to providing your pet with the best care possible.

The basis of this pledge and our model of care is the knowledge that the best means to keep your pet healthy and reduce the possibility of a costly medical crisis is through preventative medicine. Our medical training and experience tells us that our pets will remain healthier and have a higher quality of life if they receive routine wellness exams and vaccinations for dangerous infectious diseases. We also know that preserving good health and wellbeing requires good nutritional health, behavior modification when necessary, microchip lost pet identification, and a host of other available health maintenance services.

High-quality preventative medicine also includes strong 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 each of our clients.

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

We are proud of the Millwood veterinary services we are able to offer our Millwood, Chappaqua, and Briarcliff Manor vet 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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Pet Wellness Exams

Our veterinary Exam for Briarcliff manor and Millwood petsAn ounce of prevention is most certainly worth a pound of cure when it comes to keeping our pets healthy and limiting the lifetime cost of care.

As medical professionals at Millwood Animal Hospital, we know that the cornerstone of any preventative care program for your pet is regular and thorough pet wellness exams. A nose-to-tail medical exam will allow your Millwood veterinarian to assess the health of your pet, notice potential signs of trouble at an early and easily treatable stage, and offer important information on the care of your specific type and breed of pet.

A pet health and wellness exam at Millwood also provides you with an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the health and care of your pet.

In all, routine wellness exams are an important piece of your pet’s preventative health care plan.

When you bring your pet to Millwood Animal Hospital, your veterinarian will:

Examine your pet’s lungs – There are a number of health issues that can be detected by listening to your pet’s lungs. These include respiratory infections, obstructive diseases and other pulmonary issues.

Check your pet’s heart – Your veterinarian can tell a lot about the health of your pet’s heart by listening for murmurs and other irregular heart beat patterns through a stethoscope. Identifying an irregular beat or indications of obstruction can lead to early diagnose and treatment.

Take a look at the teeth and oral cavity – Proper oral health is important for maintaining the overall systemic health of your pet because these infections can enter the blood stream and infect other areas of the body. Dental disease is also one of the most common health issues in pets as well as one of the most preventable.

Look at your pet’s eyes – Ocular conditions such as glaucoma are relatively common in older pets and, as with other vision-related issues, can be well treated when discovered early.

Examine the ears – Infections, ear mites, low-grade allergies and other related health issues are relatively common in companion animals. It is relatively easy for your veterinarian to take a look inside the ears to see if there are any indications of ear disease.

Examine the lymph nodes, abdomen and skin – Your veterinarian will look for any unusual bumps or swellings as well as skin discolorations, lesions, and hair loss, which can indicate the presence of dermatological conditions or even systemic illness such as metabolic diseases.

Palpate joints and muscles – Arthritis and other orthopedic issues are relatively common in companion animals, especially those older than about six years of age. However, early detection and treatment can help relieve pain and offer your pet many more active years.

Lab testing – While your veterinarian’s four senses are good at helping detect a number of health issues, laboratory testing allows us to evaluate the function of internal organs, blood, and other systems. These tests are critical for uncovering underlying disease processes that otherwise would remain unnoticed until they cause serious symptoms in your pet.

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