Preparing for a Visit to Our Animal Hospital: Tips for Gaithersburg Pet Owners

by | Mar 13, 2023 | Blog

If you live in or around the Gaithersburg area, the Holistic Veterinary Healing is just a short drive up 1-270. Many of our clients and their pets come to our veterinary hospital because we are one of the few holistic veterinary hospitals in the region.

Visiting our facility is quite different from many conventional or traditional types of vet offices. If this is your first time, here are a few tips and ideas to help you to prepare for your visit.

Book an Annual Exam

We make it easy for you to book an annual exam at our animal hospital in Gaithersburg for an older pet or a first exam for a new pet to the family. This can be done by phone, plan on spending 10 to 15 minutes with our reception team as we like to learn as much as we can about you and your pet and give you as much information as we can to prepare you for the visit. For your convenience, we provide our intake forms through the website. The forms can be downloaded onto your computer, completed, saved, and emailed back to us. Alternatively, they can be printed, completed at home, scanned, and emailed back to us so that Dr. Pema can review them before your pet’s appointment.

Completing them at home is easier than trying to remember specifics when you arrive at the animal hospital. Be as complete as possible with information, including details on your pet’s current diet, any supplements or medications the pet is on, and any known history of vaccinations and treatments.

Come with Questions

Our vet and staff will ask you questions about your pet and her environment, and we will also answer your questions. If you have specific concerns, it can be helpful to jot them down and to record behaviors or issues to ensure they are discussed at your appointment.

We take time with each of our clients, and you will never feel rushed through your appointment near Gaithersburg. For more information or to schedule an appointment for your pet, call Holistic Veterinary Healing at 240-715-6570.