Comprehensive Examinations

Annual comprehensive examinations, also known as preventive care exams or wellness exams, are essential for your pet to live a long and healthy life. These appointments give the veterinarians at Blackhawk Veterinary Hospital in Danville the chance to diagnose issues that otherwise might go undetected until your pet becomes seriously ill.

Recommended frequency of comprehensive examinations

The frequency of exams depends on the age and species:

  • Up to age one —schedule based on species, breed and other factors
  • Ages one to seven — annual exam
  • Ages over seven — bi-annual exams to check for arthritis, diabetes and other chronic health conditions

What a comprehensive exams cover

Some of the things our veterinarian will check include:

  • Coat and skin
  • Mobility
  • Ears and eyes
  • Teeth, gums, and jaws
  • Urinary system
  • Respiratory issues
  • Gastrointestinal system

This is also an ideal time to discuss any concerns you may have.

Don’t just come to our Danville clinic when your pet is sick or injured. Call Blackhawk Veterinary Hospital at 925-736-7440 to schedule a comprehensive exam and keep your pet healthy and happy.