What to Expect
Your and your pet's life is busy and complicated; The Fergus Veterinary Hospital provides service in a manner to be organised, convenient, low stress, informative, effective, practical, streamlined and above all with no compromise in your pet's health and welfare. Our pre visit emails ask you to bring any questions you wish answers to. Our post visit emails contain a visit summary to provide a hard copy of our findings and practical advice on further health and welfare measures when warranted. Answers for new questions and concerns are always just a phone call, email, or chat away.
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. These seemingly unrelated occurrences may help explain results of your pet's medical tests. Also, if you are travelling and need care away from home, it's good to have this journal to provide a complete medical history. Other wise you may rely on our online service providing access 24/7 to your pet's medical records.
Choose a veterinarian who is calm, compassionate and willing to explain all the procedures your pet undergoes. Try to find a vet with whom both you and your pet feel comfortable. Try to have it convenient, choose a clinic with qualified staff and facilities to undertake surgery and perform procedures requiring anesthesia, such as teeth cleaning and oral surgery. Chose a veterinary team with skills to manage all of the general risks inherent to anesthesia, especially for very old, very young or very ill pets. Chose a veterinarian with experience to minimise risks associated all medications including anesthetics, pain medications and so on. Methods to reduce risk can include exams, weight monitoring, xrays,y and lab work of blood and urine.
Dr. Worden and Nigel the Office Cat may refer you to a specialist, veterinarians who have completed advanced studies in specialties such as internal medicine, surgery, and emergency care, if your pet must undergo a procedure that requires more precise knowledge or equipment.