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How to Prepare for Your Pet's First Veterinary Appointment

To get the most out of your pet’s first visit with your veterinarian, we’ve put together this checklist for all new patients of Wayland Animal Clinic:


By the time you get your appointment reminder you should have already provided Wayland Animal Clinic with all the paperwork you were given from your breeder, past veterinarian, or shelter.  If you have received new or additional information, please send that to as soon as possible.

Stool Sample

Bring a fresh stool sample (<24 hours if kept at room temperature or refrigerated)

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 doses and frequency) Feel free to bring in the boxes/bottles/vials if easier.


For safety, please bring your pet in a closed carrier or leash as appropriate.

What to Expect

Read our short description of What to Expect at Your Visit 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