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Why Wellness ExamsWhy In-Home Wellness Exams

Keeping your pet up-to-date with regular veterinary wellness exams is one of the most important things you can do for your furry companion. Your pet may need a wellness checkup more frequently if you have a health concern about your pet or if they are due for a vaccine booster or are starting a new vaccine series (vaccine costs are not included in your wellness exam fee). For puppies and kittens, visits may be more frequent.


Our ProcessOur Process

Once you schedule your in-home visit, our mobile veterinarian and veterinary technician will come to your home to examine your pet. Some pets have a negative association with carriers, car rides, and vet clinics. Examining your pet at home, not only eliminates stress and fear but also allows our doctors to better assess your pet and make the appropriate recommendations. Book a free consultation with one of our doctors today and together we’ll create a plan that’s best for your pet.


Wellness Visits and VaccinationsPet Wellness Visits and Vaccinations

We recommend bundling your vaccinations with your wellness exam whenever possible. Keeping your pet up-to-date on vaccinations is an essential part of preventative veterinary care. Many cat and dog diseases pose serious health risks to your pet should they be exposed. Luckily, we can bring vaccines to you and keep your pet as comfortable as possible while they are administered. Visit our Vaccination page for a list of common vaccinations for cats and dogs. If you are interested in a pet wellness plan that bundles your pet’s preventative care services into one monthly payment, BetterVet Wellness Club may be a great option for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often should a dog have a wellness exam?
Most puppies need between 2 and 4 visits by a veterinarian during their first year, depending on their vaccine history and age. Most adult dogs should be seen at least once a year, and senior dogs should be seen at least twice a year (more if they have any health issues or conditions).
How often should cats have wellness exams?
Like puppies, kittens should also be seen by a veterinarian between 2 and 4 times during their first year, depending on their vaccine history and age. Most adult cats should be seen at least one time per year, and senior cats should be seen at least twice a year (more if they have any health issues or conditions).
What is an annual wellness exam for a dog?
An annual wellness visit for your dog is a routine checkup that is focused on maintaining your pet’s long-term health and happiness. Annual wellness exams are an essential part of your pet’s preventative care plan.
What’s included in a pet’s wellness exam?
When you book an in-home annual wellness visit with BetterVet, this will include a nose-to-tail physical examination of your pet and a discussion of your pet’s lifestyle and home environment. Our mobile vets may also recommend additional testing and vaccinations (for an additional cost).
How much does a pet wellness exam cost?
The cost of your pet’s wellness exam will depend on your location and whether your veterinarian recommends additional services for your pet (such as vaccines and additional diagnostic testing).

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