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Wellness & Preventive Care

Annual wellness exams evaluate your pets overall health, detect problems before they become serious, and keep them on track to live a long, healthy life.


We follow your pet through the many phases of their lives. From specialized and preventative care during their younger years to regular wellness checks as they age, we seek to prevent and detect problems before they arise. We know your pet is important to you, that's why we work hard to ensure they are given only the best in care through all the years of their lives.

The American Animal Hospital Association recommends that your pet have a wellness exam at least once every year. As your pet ages, they recommend having even more. We believe strongly in preventive care and have developed wellness protocols for every stage of the life of your pet. Depending on your pet’s life stage, vaccines may be administered, as well as disease screenings.

Why are wellness exams important?

Wellness exams give us a chance to evaluate the overall health of your pet while also giving us a baseline for their own unique bodies and tendencies. They also allow us to detect potential problems before they become serious, and even make your pet more familiar with our veterinary hospital, making future visits easier on them and you.

When should my pet visit the vet?

We believe in preventative medicine as the best approach to keeping our patients healthy. This includes annual wellness examinations, vaccinations on a one- or three-year basis, external and internal parasite prevention, and dietary management. Our doctors will help determine what vaccinations are appropriate according to you and your pet’s needs. We will discuss in detail what your options are to help you make the best possible health decisions for your pet.

How do wellness exams work?

During a wellness exam, our veterinary team will start out by taking your pet's vital signs. Our veterinarian will perform a comprehensive examination of your pet from nose to tail and may also perform diagnostic tests such as blood work, urinalysis, or intestinal parasite tests. Depending on your pet’s life stage, vaccines may be administered, as well as disease screenings for heartworm, kidney, liver, blood disorders, and more.

Wellness examinations do not necessarily mean that your pet is going to be subjected to complicated or costly medical tests and treatments. This allows us to prevent major health issues from developing undetected and gives us the opportunity to analyze and record baseline values such as temperature, body condition, and lab work. We measure these when your pet is healthy in order to provide better care in the event of illness or emergency. A dental health exam and a weight check are always important parts of a wellness exam, and may indicate problems that can progress rapidly and have significant impact on your pet's overall health.

Early detection and correction of medical problems will help to ensure that your pet will live a long, healthy, and active life.

Wellness Exams at Diamond Veterinary Hospital

Generally, we recommend you bring your pet in to see us at least annually. This helps us keep track of your pet’s health and spot changes before they develop into a serious issue.

During this wellness exam, a member of our veterinary team will examine your pet from nose to tail, leaving no paw unturned. We will palpate your pet’s body to check for any lumps or masses, and look into their ears and mouth. We will ask you questions about your pet’s health, if you’ve noticed any changes in their behavior, or if you’re worried about anything concerning your pet’s health. It is important to us that we get to know you and your pet as well as understand your concerns. Together, we can devise an approach to your pet’s ongoing healthcare that helps them live a long, healthy life.

Our Puppy & Kitten Health Care Program

Give your new family member the gift of good health by getting them started with preventative care early. We offer packages for new puppies and kittens that are valid until their first birthday.

Puppy and kitten packages include:

  • Initial comprehensive exams

  • Vaccinations

  • Fecal tests

  • Deworming (if necessary)

  • Initial flea treatment

  • 6-month supply of Heartgard or Revolution

  • One complimentary nail trim

  • 10% off of all services for your new pet, including spaying or neutering

Your veterinarian in Everett will help you get your pet off to a good start with comprehensive preventative care! Our goal is to help your pet live a long, healthy life by your side.