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
  1. Complete all Patient Forms prior to your first visit.
  2. Assemble and be sure to bring all the proper items with you:
    • Your pet's adoption or purchase records
    • Any existing medical history
    • A list of current medications and supplements
    • Current feeding schedule and the brand of food you use
    • A list of questions you have for your veterinarian
  3. Collect any necessary stool or urine samples if requested.
  4. If you're bringing in your dog, be sure he or she is accustomed to being on a short leash. If you're bringing a cat, be sure to have an appropriate carrier.
  5. Feel free to bring your pet's favorite treats to keep them happy and distracted!

Arrive early to fill out paperwork

Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your pet's appointment. If you have not filled out our patient forms yet, plan to arrive 10 minutes ahead of your appointment.

“Excellent & caring staff at Englewood Animal Health Center. They treat my dogs as though they were their own. I've been to several vets, this group is the best.”

Paula M.

Request an Appointment

Request Appointment (941) 474-8881

Covid-19 Announcement: We are OPEN, but our LOBBY is CLOSED. Curbside Service available Monday through Friday until 6:00pm and Saturdays until 12:00pm. Call us when you arrive and we will come outside to get your pet, have the doctor call to discuss your concerns, and then return your pet all while you are waiting in your car. Curbside Service provides safety for both you and our team.

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