A pet's first visit to the vet can seem a bit daunting, so we've put together a list of info and resources to help you prepare. 

At your first appointment, we will gather information about your pet’s background, health, diet, and training. We can also address any questions or concerns you might have.

Your veterinarian will examine your pet from nose-to-tail, looking for things like heart murmurs, ear infections, and/or parasites. Your vet can also provide pet-proofing tips, training assistance, and parasite protection recommendations. 

Before Your First Appointment
  1. Complete all Patient Forms prior to your first visit.
  2. Assemble and be sure to bring all the proper items with you:
    • Your pet's adoption or purchase records
    • Any existing medical history
    • A list of current medications and supplements
    • Current feeding schedule and the brand of food you use
    • A list of questions you have for your veterinarian
  3. Collect any necessary stool or urine samples if requested.
  4. If you're bringing in your dog, be sure he or she is accustomed to being on a short leash.
  5. Feel free to bring your pet's favorite treats to keep them happy and distracted!

Arrive early to fill out paperwork

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your pet's appointment. If you have not filled out our patient forms yet, plan to arrive 30 minutes ahead of your appointment.

“Thank you to Clayton Animal Hospital for always taking wonderful care of our dog Caesar. His life ended Christmas week and the staff there was always kind and gentle. Thank you to Dr. Briley who was there that day. A special thanks to the kennel staff, especially Kelly, who treated him so well. A very special thank you to Dr. Holzer and Dr. Barzola who treated him and were so kind and loving and never made him feel stressed. He was a good dog. We are heartbroken of his loss, but in the future if we ever decide on another fur baby we would definitely return. Thank you for your card and kind words.”

The Driscoll Family

Schedule an Appointment

Request Appointment (919) 553-4601