Wellness Exams & Preventative Care


A comprehensive yearly exam can help us to monitor the health of your pet, particularly as he/she ages. These exams also play a large part in early detection of health conditions that are best treated as soon as possible. We think of this annual exam as a preventative “physical” for your pet. Vaccines, fecal testing, heartworm/tick disease testing, and feline leukemia/FIV testing are usually done at this time. Your pet’s teeth and gums are also checked with recommendations for scheduling dental cleanings if needed. Skin, ears, eyes, and orthopedic issues are addressed as well. The goal of these annual exams is to provide your pet the best opportunity for a long and healthy life.

Annual Wellness Exams

Your pet’s health is always our number one priority, which is why for most pets we recommend annual wellness exams to ensure that your animal companion remains in good health. If your pet is a senior–over seven for dogs, over nine for cats–we strongly suggest twice-yearly exams and blood screenings. That’s because pets age more rapidly than humans, meaning disease and illness develop faster as well.

Included In Wellness Exams

Avenue Animal Hospital’s veterinarian-performed physical exams comprehensively assess every aspect of your pet’s health. Wellness exams typically include:

  • Ear exam
  • Eye exam
  • Rectal exam
  • Dental exam
  • Skeletal exam
  • Reproductive system exam
  • Internal health evaluation
  • Neurological evaluation
  • Cardiovascular evaluation
  • Nutrition consultation
  • Behavior counseling

Puppy & Kitten Care

Bringing home a new puppy or kitten is a very exciting event! Make sure your new family member is as healthy as possible by bringing them to Avenue Animal Hospital as soon as possible. We will make sure your new pet receives any necessary vaccinations and will perform an examination to make sure they are as healthy as can be! Feel free to bring any questions you may have about taking care of your puppy or kitten. We also perform spay and neuter procedures to prevent overpopulation and reproductive diseases.

Wellness Exams & Preventative Care In Tinley Park, IL

Taking care of your precious pet’s health starts with a thorough veterinary exam. To schedule an appointment for your pet, call us at 708-532-3866 or Make An Appointment online.