Raleigh Veterinary Wellness Care
Helping Pets Live Their Best Lives with Preventative Medical Services
Since 1986, Swift Creek Animal Hospital has been helping pets throughout Raleigh thrive. We care deeply about your pets and work hard to deliver high quality care at prices that you can afford. Our veterinary team is proud to offer wellness care in Raleigh, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, and Apex. Regular wellness care can help improve your pet’s overall health as well as help them live well through every stage of life. With our tailored wellness care, your pet will enjoy many happy, healthy years by your side.
When was the last time your pet saw their vet? Schedule your pet’s next wellness visit by calling (919) 328-2964 or by contacting us online today.
Wellness Care & Your Pet
Most pets should see their veterinarian at least once a year. Depending on your pet’s age, breed, and general health, we may recommend that your pet comes in to see us more frequently. For example, elderly pets and puppies or kittens will often have to see us more regularly than other pets. Our team will help you understand what the best cadence of care is for your pet.
A wellness exam at Swift Creek Animal Hospital typically includes:
- A nose-to-tail physical exam, leaving no paw unturned
- Laboratory testing of your pet’s urine, blood, and/or feces
- Parasite prevention measures
Your pet’s physical exam is a great tool for our team to better understand your pet’s general health. We examine your pet from the tip of their nose to the tip of their tail, searching for things like lumps, bumps, and scratches. We will take a close look at your pet’s fur, eyes, nose, mouth, and ears. We can learn a lot about your pet’s health without any invasive measures.
Laboratory testing in our in-house laboratory is conducted alongside your pet’s physical exam. We will usually test your pet’s blood, urine, or feces to check for things like parasites and the function of your pet’s internal organs. This data is important to understanding your pet’s internal health, which we cannot assess during a physical exam.
Vaccinations protect your pets from a broad range of communicable diseases. Even the healthiest of pets can fall victim to these diseases if they are not properly immunized. Depending on your pet’s age, breed, and general health, we will make recommendations as to what vaccines are necessary for your pet.
Parasite prevention is similar to vaccines in that these treatments can help keep your pet healthy in the face of potentially dangerous parasites. Depending on your pet’s health and lifestyle, we may make recommendations for different kinds of parasites your pet may be vulnerable to.
You should also take the opportunity to ask questions during your pet’s wellness exam. We know you know your pet best, so if you have noticed any changes to their behavior, eating habits, or weight, please let us know. Your information can be invaluable in helping us to treat your pet properly.
Questions about wellness exams for your pet? Give our team a call at (919) 328-2964 or contact us online to get more information.
“Great care is taken with all of the dogs we've had over the 16 years we've been at Swift Creek. The techs are amazing and compassionate. The vets are all incredible, caring and give you all information needed.”- Annie G.
“We have been going to Swift Creek for years. They are always very friendly and take excellent care of our pets.”- Deanna R.
“Swift Creek Animal Hospital is an incredible place and I am happy to take my cats there for routine visits. Even when my boys are scared (or angry!), the vets and vet techs are kind and gentle with them.”- Jamie G.