Examinations

A physical exam is important to evaluate your pet's health.

vet techs examining pets

Veterinary Examinations

The veterinarians at Countryside give a courtesy examination to every pet when administering vaccinations. An important value of our vaccination program is free examination. Early detection of medical problems is important for the best outcome. Mammary tumors, abdominal masses, prostatitis, heart murmurs, and other health issues respond well to early detection and treatment. Annual vaccinations, laboratory testing, and a full head-to-toe physical exam and consultation with your pet’s veterinarian are an important part of your pet’s health care.

The following procedures are part of a full physical examination:

  • Ears are checked for infection and inflammation.

  • Teeth, gums, and overall dental health is evaluated.

  • Eyes are checked for redness, cloudiness, and irritation.

  • Heart and lungs are checked for a murmur or indications of a heart condition.

  • Abdomen, including internal organs and intestines, are palpated for any abnormalities.

  • Skin and coat are evaluated, temperature and flea check is performed.

  • Weight is recorded and monitored, and nutrition is discussed.

  • Lumps and bumps are recorded, and pathology testing can be performed.

  • Joints are evaluated for abnormalities or arthritis.

  • Nails trimmed at no additional charge.

  • Vaccines of the highest quality are chosen based on both safety and efficacy. Guidelines for storage, temperature control, and handling of vaccines are a priority.

  • Laboratory and diagnostic tests are the best available for intestinal parasite screening, heartworm disease, tick-borne illnesses, routine bloodwork, laser therapy, digital xrays, and ultrasound.

  • Our pharmacy staff is knowledgeable regarding pet medications and safe dosing. We will be happy to assist in medicating your pet.

The staff and veterinarians at Countryside are dedicated to providing value, convenience, and the care you want for your pet.
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Health and Certificates

If you are traveling with your pet, let the Countryside staff help you with the necessary health care procedures and documentation. We have assisted families, many in the military, with travel to countries such as Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Czech Republic, England, Germany, and many more. Countryside’s veterinarians and laboratory services can provide your pet with the necessary certification, vaccines, titer testing, ISO microchipping, and deworming. Our office staff is well-educated on the requirements for airline, interstate, and international travel.

We can also provide health certificates for puppies and kittens. All dogs and cats for sale in the state of Florida must be accompanied by a certification of health that includes all required vaccines, deworming, and testing. If you have any questions regarding an animal you are selling or purchasing, please don’t hesitate to contact a Countryside veterinarian.