Wellness & Vaccines

Wellness & Vaccines
Wellness & Vaccines 2018-03-27T17:50:02+00:00

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Wellness Care

Our doctors stay current with all the latest veterinary innovations to ensure your pet receives the best care. At College Animal Hospital, we recommend thorough routine wellness exams, regular lab work, vaccinations when needed, deworming and fecal checks, as well as medications to prevent heartworm, fleas and ticks if your animal is at risk.

Most of the tests we offer here can be done during your pet’s regular exam. This is our chance to get to know your pet, to assess your pet’s overall health, discuss any changes we see, update you on advancements in veterinary care, and for you to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.

Everyone knows that pets age faster than we do. But what does that really mean for our furry family members? It means that diseases and illnesses develop and progress far more rapidly in our animal companions than in people. As our pet’s caretakers, we must be attentive to their aging and help them age comfortably and gracefully.

At College Animal Hospital we specialize in complete care for your pet. 

Here are some recommendations to help you keep your pet healthy:

 Keep up with yearly check-ups!
  • Annual exams provide an excellent opportunity to conduct a thorough physical examination and develop a health profile for your pet.
  • It is a great time to discuss behavior, habits, diet, appetite, exercise and activity.
  • During your physical some of the things we will evaluate are:
    • Joints, gait, and arthritis pain
    • Muscle mass, body weight
    • Assess heart and lung health
    • Address dental disease and oral infections
    • Scan for skin tumors and evaluate them to catch cancers early
    • Vision and screen for glaucoma if necessary
    • Evaluate neurologic function and mentation
    • Palpate the abdomen and all lymph nodes
  • This is also a great time to discuss any concerns and answer all of your questions. Subtle changes caught early can help detect and treat health issues before they progress.

We may also recommend to check annual blood work to screen for abnormalities and monitor changes

  • Blood Chemistry
    • Monitors liver enzymes, kidney values, electrolytes, blood sugar, triglycerides, proteins, etc.
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)
    • Monitors red and white blood cells and platelets
  • Urinalysis
    • Detects protein in urine, urine concentration, crystals, infections, cancers
  • Thyroid values
    • Many pets will develop thyroid disorders – diagnosing and treating these early will prevent metabolic problems

Monitor for weight loss, increased drinking, exercise intolerance -these can be early indications of disease

Maintain Appropriate Body Weight

  • Obesity worsens arthritis and puts our pets at risk for diabetes and other diseases.
  • We will evaluate your pet’s ideal weight and advise you on the right high quality foods and exercise plans to keep your pet trim.

Assist in Ability to Maintain Regular Activity

  • Consistent activity keeps our pets physically and mentally healthier!

Our pets are our best friends. At College Animal Hospital we want to help you keep your pets happy, healthy, and active.

Vaccinations

Vaccines are an important part of your pet’s well being. Vaccinations provide immunity against fatal diseases and have long been recognized as a critical part of maintaining a pet’s health. Having your pet properly vaccinated will help to ensure a long healthy life for your pet. Vaccines help to control diseases that in some cases are potentially harmful to your pet and in other cases deadly to both pets and people (zoonotic infections).

Some vaccines are core vaccines and should be administered to all pets, whereas other vaccines are considered optional and may be recommended for pets based on their age, health, and risk for exposure to disease.

At  College Animal Hospital, we take pride in tailoring your pet’s vaccinations to life style and risk of exposure. We understand that your pet is unique and that one vaccine program may not be ideal for every pet. Our doctors and staff members are well educated about veterinary vaccines and our goal is to give you the best advice for keeping your pet healthy.

Let us personalize a vaccination schedule that accounts for your pet’s
individual needs.

Ask us about vaccine titer testing!

Puppy Vaccination Schedule

Age Distemper / parvo Bordatella Rabies Deworming Leptosporosis
8 weeks x x with fecal
12 weeks x x x
16 weeks x x x x if at risk
20 weeks x if at risk

These vaccines need to be boostered in one year, then every three years for rabies and distemper/parvo and every year for Bordatella (kennel cough) and Leptosporosis

Kitten Vaccination Schedule

Age DRCP – distemper Leukemia Rabies Deworming
8 weeks x x with fecal
12 weeks x x x
16 weeks x x x x

These vaccines need to be boostered in one year.
For indoor-only cats we only continue to vaccinate for DRCP (distemper combo) every 3 years.
Feline Leukemia and rabies are for outdoor cats and are boostered every 2 and 3 years.

Remember: Spay or Neuter is usually performed between 4-6 months of age.

We love the beach! But Remember – don’t take your little puppy to  Dog Beach or any other  parks until he or she receives all of his or her puppy vaccines!

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Office Hours

Monday – Friday 08:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday – 08:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday – CLOSED

5653 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA 92115

“The new vet, Dr. Erin Rose, is fabulous, and the rest of the staff is great as always! She showed genuine caring and considerable expertise. Dr. Rose determined that my one-eyed, straight-outta-Compton maltese mix, Odin, has a significant heart murmur, and she provided a good course for a more significant diagnosis and possible treatment.  High fives all around for Dr. Rose and the excellent staff at College Animal Hospital!”

J. A.

“Incredible staff and very caring doctors. I take my dog here and receive great care from all the staff. It has great parking which is a plus in this area. Dr Rose explained everything in detail and all the staff provided such personalized attention to us. Everyone knows your name when you get there which is rare these days.”

David L.

If you have any questions please contact us at
619-286-1980

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Pet owners trust us to look after the needs of their beloved companions. We are specialists committed to delivering the very highest of veterinary care and affection.

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