Years of running, jumping and walking take a toll on your pet's joints. When your once energetic cat or dog starts to slows down or appears to be in pain, osteoarthritis may be to blame. The disea ...View Article
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When you are choosing a veterinary provider, you should be able to count on superior care and excellent service. At Needham Animal Hospital, we strive to bring you the best possible healthcare for your pet. Call 910-799-2970, or use our Request an Appointment tool, to schedule an appointment and we will find a time that is convenient for you.
When you schedule, we will ask you some basic questions so that we can start a chart for your family. Alternatively, you can fill out our New Patient Intake Form or come to your appointment early so there is time to get you into our system.
If your pet is experiencing any health issues, let us know about them when you schedule. This will ensure we schedule you appropriately.
If your pet is in good health, we should still see them for an annual check-up. This can set a baseline for your pet, which will help us spot changes early. The doctor will check the health of your pet from head to tail. This will include a full physical exam tailored to the animal's life stage, a dental exam and intestinal parasite checks, as needed. We will talk with you about appropriate vaccinations, preventative medicine and other health issues, making sure you understand your options. Many times, an annual checkup can help avoid costly and painful health problems before your pet even has symptoms.
You can ask your previous veterinary office to email or fax your medical records to us ahead of your appointment, or we would be happy to contact them for you. Having your pets previous medical records at the time of your appointment can save you time and money.
Bring in any journal of your pet's health and behavioral issues if you've kept one. If not, let us know everything that you think will be important.
In some circumstances, the doctor will refer you to a specialist who has advanced expertise your pet's needs. We will continue to work in concert with the specialist as long as your pet needs the specialized care, much like your Primary Care Physician. We work with some of the finest specialist and specialty laboratories available.