Wellness & Vaccinations


Benjamin Franklin said it best when he said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Not only is preventative care better for the wellbeing of your pet, but it is also a much more cost effective way to approach veterinary care.

The fact is, pets age at a much faster rate than humans, so it is very important that they be checked and their health monitored on a regular basis. At Smyrna Animal Hospital, we recommend bi-annual checkups because we feel that this provides us with the best chance at keeping your pet happy and healthy.

Regular wellness visits also help us to identify any potential health concerns so they can be addressed right away – before they have a chance to develop into a more serious and costly problem. It is always easier and less expensive to manage disease in its earliest stages than it is to treat it once it has progressed. The prognosis for your pet may also be much more positive if we catch a health problem early. The more we stay on top of your loved one’s health, the better the chances of a long, healthy life.

Wellness visits include thorough, “nose to tail” physical examinations through which our team is able to gather a complete and accurate snapshot of your pet’s overall health. We can then use this information as a guide to understand what is “normal” for your pet so that we can identify any changes as they occur over time.

Along with our detailed health analysis, we will also use wellness visits to take preventative measures, such as vaccinations, to help protect against the many risks your companion will encounter throughout his or her lifetime. We will develop a customized vaccination plan that is tailored to your pet’s unique needs, lifestyle and risk factors.

We will also make recommendations on such important topics as microchipping, spaying/neutering your pet, parasite prevention, nutrition and weight management, behavior and anything else deemed to be important in keeping your four-legged friend happy and healthy.

Finally, although equally as important, regular wellness visits provide us with the opportunity to develop a relationship with you and your pet. At Smyrna Animal Hospital, we believe that the more we get to know you and understand the unique needs of your animal companion, the better we will be able to deliver the most precise and effective care possible with each and every visit.

Smyrna Animal Hospital offers wellness care for animals starting at 4 months of age. Let us design the perfect health care plan that will place your pet on the path to a lifetime of good health.