Wellness & Vaccinations

As your pet’s caregiver, your most important job is to help that little guy or gal enjoy as many happy, healthy years as possible. The best way to achieve this goal is by making a commitment to ongoing wellness care. Acadiana Veterinary Clinic offers comprehensive wellness care to support our patients in every stage of life, from birth through the senior years and every step along the way.

Why is wellness care so important?

Many otherwise responsible pet owners make the mistake of assuming that if their pet isn’t sick or injured, there’s no reason to bring them to the vet. To the contrary, because our animal companions live shorter lives than we do, regular checkups are essential to extending and improving the quality of their lives. Oftentimes a pet that appears perfectly healthy may actually be suffering from a medical problem that, if left untreated, will progress and worsen, spelling bad news for your loved one.

When we are able to examine your pet on a regular basis, as with annual wellness visits, we are better able to both manage their current health and also monitor that health over time. This lets us take preventative measures to keep your pet healthy and also identify the signs of potential medical concerns right away so they can be treated before they become a problem. Simply put, disease prevention and early detection can add years to your pet’s life.

At Acadiana Veterinary Clinic, we place a strong emphasis on wellness care because we take your pet’s health very seriously. We want to work with you – through annual physical exams, customized vaccination plans and parasite control including heartworm prevention, nutrition,weight management and ongoing health screening – to prevent illness and prolong your pet’s good health for as many years as possible.

Our wellness programs are designed to support your companion through every life stage – from that first round of vaccinations to health maintenance through the adult years to specialized care for geriatric pets. We focus on who your pet is as an individual, and what his or her unique needs and risk factors are, to develop the most customized and effective health care plan available. This can only be accomplished by committing to regular checkups and allowing us to get to know your pet on a personal level.

Finally, wellness visits are a great chance for us to develop a relationship with you. As your pet’s caretaker, you are the single most important person in his or her life. That’s why we consider you to be an important member of your pet’s health care team. We encourage you to ask questions and bring up any concerns that you may have about your pet so that we may discuss them and put your mind at ease.

Wellness packages are available for a wide variety of species, including dogs, cats, birds, rodents, and reptiles. Let’s work together to improve the chances that your companion can enjoy a lifetime of good health.