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What to Expect

In your search for a veterinary facility, we believe you should expect high quality care as well as great service. Our goal has been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care. Our commitment to you is to continue to offer our world class service and a state of the art veterinary facility.

Your pet's annual vet check-up will include a total physical exam, with a thorough investigation of your pet's head, body and tail, and all his assorted cavities. Because even the most cooperative pet may not readily go-along with a tooth and gum brushing, an annual cleaning by your veterinarian maybe in order. Like you, your pet can lose his teeth due to decay and neglect. It's a good idea to keep an accurate medical diary not only of the procedures and vaccinations your pet receives at the vet, but also of notes on things like your pet's elimination habits and any physical changes or unusual occurrences. Keep track of small shifts in your pet's behavior, including urinary marking habits and mood swings, along with diet and routine modifications. Take this notebook when you visit the vet. These seemingly unrelated occurrences may help explain results of your pet's medical tests. Also, if you need to change vets, it's good to have this journal to provide a complete medical history.

Choose a veterinarian who is calm, compassionate and willing to explain all the procedures your pet undergoes, someone with whom both you and your pet feel comfortable. Select a clinic with qualified staff and facilities to perform procedures requiring anesthesia, such as teeth cleaning and other surgeries. Because of the general risks inherent to anesthesia, especially for very old, very young or very ill pets, your veterinarian may suggest a few tests, including lab work of blood and urine, before your pet is anesthetized.

If your pet's condition requires more extensive specialized care your veterinarian may refer you to a specialist, a veterinarian who has completed advanced studies in specific body systems such as internal medicine, dermatology (skin), orthopedics (bone/joint), or ophthalmology (eye).

To book an appointment, or for general questions, please contact our office during business hours by calling (770) 475-8272.

Crabapple Knoll Veterinary Clinic

Crabapple Knoll Veterinary Clinic