Yearly Physical Examination and Vaccinations

We recommend a comprehensive physical exam at our animal clinic annually, to ensure your pet is receiving the best medical attention and is on schedule for appropriate pet vaccinations to maintain optimal health. Our doctors perform a full physical examination of your pet, evaluating closely all the body systems, including the teeth, ears, abdomen, heart, lungs and more or as some like to say, “ a nose to tail examination.” We use the latest vaccines that reduce the risk of reactions. Pet vaccinations can boost your pet’s immunity and can prevent your pet from contracting a variety of common illnesses. Getting your pet vaccinated can help your pet stay healthy, so her or she can continue to enjoy their favorite activities. By reducing the number of animals that have, or are at risk to get rabies, a rabies vaccination helps stop the spread of rabies from animals to humans. During this exam, all aspects of your pet’s health are addressed and discussed, along with any questions you might have about taking care of your pet. Part of our yearly examination includes a heartworm test that can also test for common tick born diseases. Our clinic stocks a full line of the best heartworm, fleas and tick medications that provide the best protection. Flea and tick prevention is a must for your pet’s health and comfort. The bite of these pests tend to cause the skin itching, redness and swelling known as dermatitis, which then compels the animal to scratch at the skin until bacteria get into the open wounds. Fleas can transmit tapeworms, plaque and cat scratch disease, while ticks are carriers of Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and other diseases. Our veterinarians can put your pet on a regimen of preventative topical, or collar-based medications. Since different medications work on different pests (fleas versus ticks) at different stages of their life cycles, we may recommend a combination of preventatives.

Animal Health Center of Rolla

1854 Highway 72 East

Rolla, MO 65401

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Phone/Business Hours: M-F: 8 AM - 5 PM Lobby Hours:

Monday 7:30am - 5:30pm

Tuesday 7:30am - 5:30pm

Wednesday 7:30am - 5:30pm

Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm

Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed