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An annual visit to the vet is a vital part of pet ownership. As our pets age much more rapidly than people, major health changes can occur in a short amount of time. The risks of cancer, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and other serious conditions all increase with age.

Regular wellness examinations allow your veterinarian to evaluate your pet’s general health and diagnose, treat or prevent any health problems before they become serious illnesses. Annual vet visits are also the perfect time to ensure your pet’s vaccinations and essential preventative health care are up to date which is extremely important.

Vaccines maintain immunity and prevent infectious diseases. Infectious diseases can be spread via the air or through contact with a parasite, a virus or fecal matter which is brought inside on your shoes, so even indoor pets should be vaccinated. Most of the diseases we vaccinate against have no specific cure or where treatment is available it can be prolonged, costly and often unsuccessful.

A vaccination with us is more than just a jab.

Our vaccinations are always performed by our experienced vets and your appointment time includes an extended 15-minute period to allow for a thorough head to tail examination of your pet plus time to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your pet’s health.

To assist you in keeping your pet in tip-top condition, our vaccinations also include a FREE 12-month membership to our Platinum Paws Club which allows you to access some great benefits including:

•• 15 per cent discount on after-hours consultations. A vet is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. We’re here when you need us.
•• Discounted heartworm preventative injection.
•• Free single dose of intestinal wormer (per year).
•• 15 per cent discount on food and treats.
•• 15 per cent discount on preventative health care.
•• 15 per cent discount on merchandise.
•• Free unlimited weight assessments.
•• Free unlimited dental examinations.
•• Two free nail clips per year.
•• 15 per cent discount on wellness blood screens.
•• 15 per cent discount on microchipping.
•• 15 per cent discount on early desexing.
•• 50 per cent discount on Puppy Preschool.
•• Four weeks free insurance cover (T & Cs apply).

For more information about the importance of annual checkups and vaccinations or to learn more about the benefits of our exclusive Platinum Paws Club check out our website or contact us at either of our convenient locations.


Read more from Dr Richard Thomas HERE.