Wellness Profiles

Annual diagnostic testing allows potential problems to be identified by our veterinarians at the OVC Smith Lane Animal Hospital before they develop into a major illness. If a condition can be identified prior to its symptoms being shown, preemptive treatment can begin and have the potential to be more effective. As pets get older, more frequent and comprehensive testing is encouraged in order to stay on top of your pet's health.

The OVC Smith Lane Animal Hospital follows wellness guidelines that have been established by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). For more information on their recommendations or a more detailed wellness profile, please visit the AAHA website.

Annual Diagnostic Guidelines

 Life Stage

 Age

Diagnostics

 Puppy/Kitten

 6 weeks - 1 year

Recommended:

  • Fecal flotation

As indicated for the individual:

  • Complete blood profile
  • Biochemistry panel
  • Urinalysis
  • Insect-borne disease testing

 Adult

 1-10 Years

Recommended Annually (1-5 years):

  • Fecal flotation

Recommended Annually (5+ years):

  • Fecal flotation
  • Complete blood profile
  • Thyroid evaluation (cats only)
  • Urinalysis (cats only)

As indicated for the individual:

  • Biochemistry panel
  • Urinalysis (dogs)
  • Insect-borne disease testing

 

 Geriatric

 8+ Years (>50lbs)

10+ Years (<50lbs)

Recommended Annually:

  • Fecal flotation
  • Blood pressure assessment
  • Complete blood profile
  • Biochemistry panel
  • Urinalysis
  • Thyroid evaluation (cats only)

As recommended for the individual:

  • Thyroid evaluation (dogs)
  • Thoracic/Abdominal radiographs