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South Riding, VA 20152
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aldie vet preventative care services

We believe preventative medicine is the key to provide lifelong health through annual exams, immunizations, spaying and neutering, dental cleanings, as well as geriatric profile. We will provide you with recommendations and information needed in helping you make educated decisions ensuring your pet gets the best care he or she deserves.

Vaccinations

Our goal is to provide the safest immunization schedule possible. Therefore, Aldie Veterinary Hospital has developed a proprietary program, we call CHARMS, which stands for Comprehensive Health Assessment and Risk Management System. Each vaccination schedule is tailored especially for your pet, based on the specific lifestyle and potential exposure to diseases. For more information, click the Program Overview link.

Puppy/Kitten Care

If you have recently adoped a puppy or kitten, you should visit Aldie Vet for a complete physical exam as soon as possible. During the inital exam, we will develop a Comprehensive Health Assessment and Risk Management Schedule for each new puppy or kitten you have adopted. Our goal is to screen your pet for any health problems, fleas, ticks and intestinal parasites, as well as discuss the nutritional needs that your puppy or kitten will need as they are in a high growth stage. This will help to ensure that your new family member is healthy and that disease is not transmitted to other pets in your home. Puppies and kittens are especially vulnerable to parasitic infections that can threaten their health. Proper screening and preventive products can help protect them against intestinal worms, fleas and heartworm disease. Puppies and kittens also have immature immune systems which makes it difficult to fight off disease. Therefore, if you notice any of the following, please give us a call immediately:

  • Weight loss
  • Excessive drinking and / or urination
  • Loss of appetite or lethargy
  • Behavior changes
  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • Skin lumps, bumps or irritation
  • Bad breath, plaque on teeth or bleeding gums
  • Ear odors, redness, scratching or head shaking
  • Trouble urinating or defecating

Adult Care

Your adult pets need to be examined at least annually in order to prevent/detect any medical issues. Pets age faster than we do and as a result, health problems can progress much more rapidly. Regular wellness exams will confirm that your pet is healthy or help catch problems before they can become more serious. During the annual veterinary visit we will do a complete health consultation and physical exam. In addition, your pet may need blood work, vaccinations and an intestinal parasite screening. Your pet's health assessment schedule (CHARMS) will be updated, as well.

Diet and nutrition are also important to maintaining your pet's health. Feeding your pet a specially formulated diet to meet the needs of adulthood helps encourage a long and healthy life. Please feel free to consult our veterinarians to help you find the right food to fit with your pet's lifestyle, body condition and health needs.

Geriatric Care

As part of our preventative medicine, we recommend doing an annual geriatric profile on your pet. This profile includes blood work to look at organ function, as well as white and red blood cells. We also look at a urine sample to ensure the kidneys are functioning properly. We do recommend taking radiographs to ensure the heart, lungs, kidney, spleen, liver, as well as other internal organs appear normal.

 

 

 

 

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Rated "Top Vet" by Virginia Living Magazine (2011)

Rated "Best Vet for Your Pet" by Consumers' Checkbook (2010)


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I believe that the Aldie Vet Hospital is the Johns Hopkins  for pets of  N. VA for 2 main reasons: I believe that: 1.  Aldie Vet follows procedures which are far more thorough than other vet hospitals in this area.  Read More

I have been bringing our pet zoo to Aldie Vet for the last three years (3 dogs and 2 cats) and this last visit was especially amazing. Dr. Griffings was giving our cat Crosby a checkup and she took the time to let both of my sons hear his heartbeat and explained all of the procedures including demonstrating the blood draw. Dr. Luce has established an amazing business and we are so proud to call them our family vet! They all really do treat our pets as their own! Thank you staff. Kim C. from Aldie, VA