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 15 minutes prior to your pet's appointment for check-in. If you have not filled out all relevant patient forms yet, plan to arrive 30 minutes ahead of your appointment.

While we do our best to make sure all of our patients are seen on time, there will be times of occasional unexpected delay due to an emergency or because we are providing care for a patient that needs a little more time. Please accept our apologies should this occur, and understand that the same dedication and courtesy will be provided to your pet should they ever need it.

"It's amazing how attached you get to your furry little friend. When they get sick it breaks your heart bc you can't fix them yourself. You can only hope you have quality vet care available to you. I'd been numerous times to Scottsdale animal healthcare.... unfortunately since my little Maltese had been quite ill. Every time we were there, everyone took such great care of her. The front staff always has a smile. The vet techs go over everything they need to get the patient ready and the doctors are all amazing. Kind, compassionate, and they care... They really care. It was time to put my baby down and knew I had to rush her in. They explained everything and made sure I knew all the facts so I made an informed decision. My little one is at peace now. You won't find a more caring, highly qualified vet in the area. I was lucky to have found them."

jodee levine

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