Wellness Exam

A wellness exam is a routine medical examination that is performed in order to monitor and optimize your pet’s health and assesses your pet’s current health condition. This will give our veterinarians the proper information to help discover any underlying hidden diseases or conditions, and allow for an early diagnosis and curative treatment that will ensure your pet’s longevity.

During a routine wellness examination, your veterinarian will ask you questions about your pet’s diet, exercise, thirst, breathing, behavior, habits, elimination patterns, lifestyle, and general health. Your veterinarian will also perform a physical examination of your pet.

Based on your pet’s history and physical examination, your veterinarian will then make recommendations for specific preventive medicine treatments such as vaccination, parasite control, nutrition, skin and coat care, weight management or dental care. In addition, your veterinarian will discuss your pet’s individual circumstances and decide whether any other life-stage or lifestyle recommendations would be appropriate. When you book the appointment, please ask whether you should bring in a urine or fecal sample.

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Vaccinations

Vaccinations are important for dogs and cats! Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, many diseases once fatal to pets are now preventable through vaccination. We base our vaccination protocols on your pet’s lifestyle, environment, and other risk factors. We work with you to develop a vaccine plan that best suits your pet.

Puppy Vaccinations

We begin to vaccinate puppies as early as 6-8 weeks of age with follow-up vaccinations every 3-4 weeks until your puppy is at least 4 months old. Please try to remember to bring a fecal/stool sample with you so that it can be checked for intestinal parasites. All puppies receive a series of DHPPiL (distemper, parvo, hepatitis, parainfluenze) vaccinations and the Rabies vaccine is usually given with the last of the series at 4 months of age.

When your puppy is approximately 3 months old (usually the time for the second "shot"), it is time to discuss with your veterinarian where you intend to go with your puppy once the entire vaccine series is completed. If you plan to board your dog, go to dog runs or dog play groups, then your pet should start receiving the Bordetella vaccine at this time. If you intend to take your dog to the country, camping, rural areas or even parks, then we should begin including the vaccine against Leptospirosis into the vaccine protocol.

Kitten Vaccinations

Your kitten should come in for his/her first vaccine at about 8 weeks of age. This vaccine is often referred to as the "3 in 1" or the FVRCP and it provides protection against Panleukopenia, calicivirus and rhinotracheitis. The vaccine is repeated at 12 and 16 weeks of age at which time the Rabies vaccine is also given.

Kittens and newly acquired cats should be tested for the FELV/FIV viruses (Feline Leukemia Virus/Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) before exposing them to other cats in your household. If you are intending to let your cat go outdoors, then discuss with your veterinarian the need to incorporate the FELV vaccine into the protocol. Please try to remember to bring a fecal/stool sample with you so that it can be checked for intestinal parasites. It is OK if litter material is mixed with the sample.

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Health Certificates

When traveling with your pet internationally, it is important that your pet travels comfortably and safely, free of illness and infection, as to not spread a disease to other parts of the world.

There is a great deal of paperwork and a multitude of regulations to navigate when choosing to travel with a pet. Please allow yourself plenty of time to research and plan prior to traveling since many requirements are time sensitive and require extensive paperwork and documentation.

It is necessary to have an International Health Certificate if you plan to travel internationally with your pet. Many countries, the European Union included, have their own health certificates specific to their own country.

International travel health certificates are very complicated and time sensitive.

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Diagnostic testing

Laboratory services are an essential component for assessing your pet’s health and special needs. We provide this through both our in-house and outside labs (which picks up samples 3 times during the day). As such, turn-around time for most results is often within minutes or just a matter of hours. Full service laboratory capabilities include:

Complete blood cell count, Blood chemistries, Urinalysis, Stool examination for intestinal parasites, Cytology, Biopsy, Digital radiology, Echocardiogram (ECG), Telemedicine, Ultrasound.

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Surgical care

The surgical suite at Amman Vet Clinic is spacious and well equipped. Below is partial list of the surgical services that the veterinarians at Amman Vet Clinic can provide:

Spays, Neuters, Lacerations.

Abdominal surgery: Cystotomy, Splenectomy, Intestinal tumor resection, Intestinal resection and anastomosis, Intestinal foreign body removal, Gastric torsion (bloat), Liver biopsy.

Ear surgery: Ear hematoma, Total ear canal ablation.

Eye surgery: Cherry eye, Entropien correction, Eyelid tumor excision, Enucleation.

Orthopedic surgery: ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) repair, Patella luxation repair, Fracture repair, FHO.

Tumor removal: Mastectomy/Lumpectomy.

Dental Care: tooth extraction, scaling, cavities treatment, orthodontic braces.

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Grooming & trimming

We offer professional grooming for all breeds of dogs and cats. Pets visiting us for our pet groom get the full deluxe treatment. First they receive a thorough brush out to remove all the dead undercoat.

The groomer then does a rough trim and shaping of the coat – or if required this is the stage that they would be shaved down. This is followed by a pedicure (nail trim) and a ear cleaning. Then it is bath time! The massage that goes along with the shampooing feels wonderful. If needed your dog will have their anal glands externally expressed while they are in the tub. Next the coat gets dried. The groomer then finishes the style and completes the finishing touches.

Some of our patients opt for the weekly brush out and have short visits to keep their style beautiful. We also offer flea bath or special medicated baths. If your pet has special grooming needs, just let us know so we may accommodate them.

Pet grooming can have many additional health benefits to your pet beside the usual "beauty parlor" look and smell!

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