At Columbia Animal Clinic we are all about providing your pet with the highest level of preventive care. We also realize that there is a price tag attached to that care. In an effort to make this level of care as accessible as possible we offer Preventive Care Plans for our feline and canine patients.
What Is Preventive Care?
Preventive Care includes your pet’s recommended yearly exam(s), core vaccinations, blood testing, and other health screenings that will aid your veterinarian in keeping your pet healthy. Regular exams and bloodwork give your veterinarian an accurate picture of organ function and overall health status of your pet while vaccinations help protect against a wide variety of diseases.
Does My Pet Need Preventive Care?
All pets, from the 8 week old puppy to the senior cat, benefit from Preventive Care. Regular preventive care is an essential component to your pet’s well-being and also gives your veterinarian the opportunity to catch health problems early.
What Do Preventive Care Plans Include?
Preventive Care Plans include your pet’s yearly exam(s), core vaccinations, parasite screening, and blood testing. These plans are customizable to fit any age and lifestyle and can include spay/neuter surgery for our young patients and full dental cleanings for our older patients. Optional lifestyle vaccines (such as Bordetella and Canine Influenza) may be added in as well as credits towards heartworm, flea, and tick prevention. Unlimited, no charge nail trims are part of all plans as well as $10 co-pays on exams outside of their recommended yearly exam(s). Some of the plans also include a 5% discount on anything not covered in the plan with the exception of food and treats. Click HERE for a complete listing of our available plans and included benefits.
What Is The Benefit of Having a Preventive Care Plan?
Preventive Care Plans offer the convenience of splitting up your pet’s yearly care into 12 monthly payments, making it a budget friendly alternative to owing a large amount once or twice a year at their visits. In addition, you have peace of mind knowing you are providing your pet with the necessary care to aid in their overall health and longevity.
Are Preventive Care Plans An Insurance Policy?
It is important to note that Preventive Care Plans are NOT a form of insurance. They do not provide coverage for unexpected medical emergencies. For more information on pet insurance policies please refer to our past blog entitled “The Nitty Gritty About Pet Insurance”.
If you feel a Preventive Care Plan would be beneficial for you and your pet or if you have questions regarding our plans please contact the clinic. We would be happy to go over your options and customize a plan to fit your pet’s needs.
Carol Hudecek, LVT- Columbia Animal Clinic