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 10 minutes prior to your pet's appointment. If you have not filled out our patient forms yet, plan to arrive 30 minutes ahead of your appointment.
“Our regular vet was closed but recommended The Ark. Our dog had injured her paw over the weekend and we didn't want to wait until Monday. The experience couldn't have been better. From the person who answered the phone while we were en route to their location, to the front desk reception, the vet tech, and doctor all made us feel welcome. They were very accommodating and were able to squeeze us in between other appointments with minimal waiting. Their communication of procedure and pricing was very clear and professional. Our drama queen Doberman is a nervous nelly and they were so caring and did a great job making her feel at ease. Highly recommend!”