The cornerstone of optimal pet health is preventative medicine and wellness exams. At Tails a Waggin Animal Hospital, we recommend that all pets receive a complete physical examination at least once a year; some pets should receive more frequent exams. Wellness exams play a critical role in the early detection of any future health issues and are critical for disease prevention. Our annual comprehensive preventative medicine exam includes:

  • Thorough “nose-to-tail” physical examination.
  • An examination of your pet’s dental health.
  • Detection of early signs of illnesses or potential health issues before they develop.
  • Annual heartworm testing and prevention.
  • Recommendations for parasite prevention and control.
  • Vaccinations as necessary in accordance with your pet’s vaccination schedule.
  • An analysis of your pet’s nutrition, behaviors, and daily activity and exercise habits.
  • Recommendations for possible additional diagnostic testing.

Your pet’s wellness exams help us understand your expectations as pet owner and establish a long relationship with your pet. Through these wellness exams and other consultations with you, important details regarding your pet’s health are discussed with us. Dental care, immunizations, arthritis, nutrition, and lifestyle changes are important topics to discuss with our veterinarian. Our team of professionals are ready to help, and answer any questions you may have.


Any new clients needing vaccines or medical services will be charged a Physical Exam by the doctor.

Requirements for Boarding/Grooming/Day-Care/Baths

To help ensure the health of all pets in our care, we require proof of the following vaccines/tests.


1. Current Rabies Vaccine
2. Current DHPP Vaccine
3. Heartworm test within the last 12 months
4. Bordetella vaccine within the last 6 months
5. Current Leptospirosis vaccine
6. Current H3N8 Canine Influenza Vaccine
7. Current H3N2 Canine Influenza Vaccine
8. Intestinal parasite screen (fecal) within the last 6 months


1. Current Rabies Vaccine
2. FVRCP Vaccine within the last 2 years
3. Intestinal parasite screen (fecal) within the last 6 months

We are a 100% parasite free facility; therefore, all incoming pets must be treated with a Veterinary approved flea and tick prevention. If we must apply, there will be an additional cost for the service.


If you have any questions about our services, please contact us today at (239) 482-6897.