The Animal Health Clinic recommends that every pet has at least one wellness exam each year. Young animals under 6 months of age will need multiple exams as they come in for vaccination boosters. Older animals with existing health issues will also need more frequent examinations to maximize the quality of life they experience. Yearly visits to your veterinarian are much more than just keeping your pets vaccinations up to date. These yearly check-ups often allow us to catch illnesses in their early stages resulting in a better and longer life for your pet and perhaps lower expenditures by the owner. Besides the examination, the veterinarians and staff may also be able to discuss nutritional and behavioral issues that you have questions about.