Your First Visit
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 veterinarian can also provide pet-proofing tips, training assistance, and parasite protection recommendations.
|Before Your First Appointment|
Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your pet's appointment for check-in. If you have not filled out all relevant patient forms yet, plan to arrive 10 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.
“Best animal hospital I’ve ever been to. Dr. Carlton and Dr. House are both excellent, extremely knowledgeable veterinarians. And Mrs. Rose is the best person to ask any questions to. They don’t overcharge for your pet medications like other places do. I’ve had my pets seen at this hospital since they opened and now I won’t go anywhere else! I now live in Austin but STILL drive my dog out to see Dr. Carlton! He’s the only vet that my dog doesn’t fear and that’s worth every penny to me! Thank you Dr. Carlton for your care!”