Prepare for Your Appointment.
- Please request all records from any veterinarian that saw your pet in the last five years. These records should be available during your appointment. Documents showing proof of vaccination dates, details of specific illnesses and treatments, and notes on any surgeries your pet has had are particularly helpful.
- Download and complete the NEW CLIENT FORM - click here.
- Decide where in your home you'd like your pet's exam and any treatments performed. Cats may be frightened by strangers, so enclosed spaces that are easily cleaned and offer few hiding places are HIGHLY preferred - after all, a kitty we can't catch is a kitty we can't treat! Bathrooms are often suitable for this purpose, but any encloserd area with limited hiding spaces where your cat is comfortable will do.
- Plan to place your cat in the enclosed area you've chosen at least 2 hours prior to our scheduled visit. In addition to giving your kitty time to adjust to the surroundings, this prevents them from using a litterbox or eating just before we begin our visit, which can be critical if diagnostic samples need to be taken.
- If you've requested a visit to assess behavioral concerns,, please attempt to catch the behaviors on video before your appointment. Viewing these videos is often extremely helpful in determining the appropriate behavioral treatment program. Also, make sure that litter boxes, feeding stations, and areas where your kitty rests are accessible to the doctor. Understanding the home environment is essential to solving many behavior problems.
- If the purpose of our visit is the euthanasia of your cat, consider the atmosphere you'd like to create for your loved one's passing. It is often helpful to have the entire family of a kitty present, including children over the age of 4 and other pets of the household. After examining the pet, the doctor will counsel you on the euthanasia procedure and your options for the disposition of your loved one's remains prior to moving forward.