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How to Prepare for Your Pet's Annual Exam

Patient History

To get the most out of your visit, take a moment to think about your pet’s medical history and current condition. If you have any concerns about your pet’s health, please notify the office prior to your appointment as this may change medical recommendations and procedures for that day.  

If Your Pet is Feeling Unwell?

If your pet happens to feel unwell at the time of your annual visit, understand that the veterinarian may decide to hold off on vaccines until your pet has recovered. If your pet seems sick or unwell at all prior to the exam, please notify our office. We may choose to move your appointment up sooner or have specific instructions for you based on the symptoms described.

Stool Sample

Bring a fresh stool sample (<24 hours if kept at room temperature or refrigerated)  so that your doctor can run a Fecal.

Fecals are important because they enable veterinarians to determine if your pet has intestinal parasites such as roundworms, whipworms, coccidia, and giardia. 


Bring a list of all medications that your pet is currently taking (including over-the-counter meds, supplements or anything else taken on a regular basis).  Please note the doses and frequency given.  Feel free to bring in the boxes/bottles/vials if easier.


For safety, please bring your pet in a closed cat carrier or your dog on a strong leash as appropriate

Fasting (for Senior Pets)

For senior pets (Dogs > 7 yrs old – Cats >10 yrs old) you may consider fasting your pet 8 hours prior to their appointment for possible labwork.  Water is OK.  Fasting is not essential, but it helps and it may save you a return trip to Wayland Animal Clinic.

No Show / Cancellation Policy

All clients are required to give at least 24 hours advanced notice when cancelling any appointment. No Show / Late Cancellations will be charged $20 for technician appointments and $40 for veterinary appointments. See More Details