general physical exam

It is very important to have your pet examined each year to ensure that there are no abnormalities associated with their bodies.

The GPE involves:

The review of all past medical records

Information regarding previous health assessments, illnesses, immunizations and any allergy concerns will be considered when your pet’s health care plan is discussed.

The review of your pet’s lifestyle

Before visiting your veterinarian review your pet’s daily activities and compare them with what you remember from last year. Include details as follows:


The completion of a full examination of all body systems

•Head examination
•Body examination
•Abdominal palpation
•Orthopedic examination

The information received during the examination will help you and your veterinarian develop a health care plan that is best suited for your individual pet.