A pet's first visit to the vet can seem a bit daunting, so we've put together a list of info and resources to help you prepare.

At your first appointment, we will gather information about your pet’s background, health, diet, and training. We can also address any questions or concerns you might have.

Your veterinarian will examine your pet from nose to tail, looking for things like heart murmurs, ear infections, and/or parasites. Your vet can also provide pet-proofing tips, training assistance, and parasite protection recommendations.

Before Your First Appointment
  1. Complete all Patient Forms prior to your first visit.
  2. Assemble and be sure to bring all the proper items with you:
    • Your pet's adoption or purchase records
    • Any existing medical history
    • A list of current medications and supplements
    • Current feeding schedule and the brand of food you use
    • A list of questions you have for your veterinarian
  3. Collect any necessary stool or urine samples if requested.
  4. If you're bringing in your dog, be sure he or she is accustomed to being on a short leash. If you're bringing a cat, be sure to have an appropriate carrier.
  5. Feel free to bring your pet's favorite treats to keep them happy and distracted!

Arrive early to fill out paperwork

Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your pet's appointment. If you have not filled out our patient forms yet, plan to arrive 10 minutes ahead of your appointment.

Aggressive Animal Policy

For the safety of our staff, we reserve the right to refuse service to a dog or cat that is showing signs of aggression. However, we will make every attempt to thoroughly examine every pet. If your pet requires a muzzle, we ask that you muzzle your pet prior to your arrival at our facility.

“I took my dog into Lakeside about 2 weeks ago because I had just moved to the area and needed an annual check-up for my dog. She isn't very dog friendly, but loves people, so the staff there took extra steps to make sure we entered and exited the building without any other animals around. Savannah was fantastic the entire time and even gave my dog extra treats at the end. The staff was friendly and the vet was amazing. They made sure I received all of the costs before anything was done and even called the next day to check on her. I will be back and even trying to get my bf to move vets to Lakeside for his dog. This staff is top-notch!”

Kat H.

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