In your search for a veterinary facility, we believe you should expect high quality care as well as great service. Our goal has been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care. Our commitment to you
is to continue to offer our world class service and a state of the art
We recommend choosing a veterinarian who is calm, compassionate
and willing to explain all the procedures your pet undergoes. Try to
find a vet with whom both you and your pet feel comfortable. If
possible, consider a location which is convenient, with a qualified staff
and facilities that provide both preventative care services, as well as
treatment for common ailments and who can perform procedures
requiring anesthesia, such as sex alteration and teeth cleaning.
At IRVH, your pet's annual preventative check-up will include a total
physical exam, with a thorough "head to tail" investigation of your pet's
body systems including eyes, ears, nose, throat, oral cavity, heart,
lungs, skin, joints, muscles and "belly" organs.
In preparation for your pet's visit, it's a good idea to keep an accurate medical diary not only of the procedures and vaccinations your pet receives at the vet, but also of notes on things like your pet's elimination habits and any physical changes or unusual occurrences. Keep track of small shifts in your pet's behavior, including urinary marking habits and mood swings, along with diet and routine modifications. Bring this notebook when you visit the vet, along with a list of questions or concerns if you have them. These seemingly unrelated occurrences may help explain abnormalities detected on examination or laboratory tests. Also, if you need to change vets, it's good to have this journal to provide a complete medical history.
If your pet must undergo a procedure that requires more precise knowledge or experience, our veterinarian may refer you to a specialist. Specialist, are veterinarians who have completed advanced studies in certain disciplines such as internal medicine, surgery, dermatology, ophthalmology and emergency/critical care.