Your First Visit
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|
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!”