Our doctors perform annual and semi-annual exams checking the health of your pet. We follow the AVMA, AAHA, and AAFP recommendations on vaccines to make sure your pet is properly vaccinated. We also recommend annual heartworm tests for dogs and feline aids/leukemia/heartworm tests for all outdoor cats. Annual deworming and treatment for fleas, ticks and mites is also available for your pets. The annual (or semi-annual) visit should include the exam, vaccines, heartworm tests for dogs, and the combo test for outdoor cats, fecal exam for intestinal parasites, urinalysis and blood tests to test organ function. We recommend all dogs be on heartworm prevention year round and all cats to be on flea and heartworm prevention from early Spring to early Winter. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) recommends all outside pets be dewormed every 3 – 4 months.