Same-Day Veterinary Appointments

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As a pet parent, it is only natural to be concerned about your pet’s health, and one of the best ways to ensure that they maintain their health is by taking them for regular veterinary appointments. 

At Aspire Veterinary Center, we offer same-day appointments for all of our veterinary services, including but not limited to wellness examinations, vaccinations, and sick patient visits (urgent and emergency care).

What Are The Benefits Of Regular Veterinary Care?  

Since pets – especially cats – are excellent at hiding signs of illness, regular veterinary care is crucial to detecting diseases early so that they can be treated before they develop into potentially serious or life-threatening conditions.   

Early detection and treatment can also save money in the long run, potentially shortening the time it takes to treat a condition. It can also extend your pet’s life, giving you many additional years of quality time together.  

What Happens At A Routine Veterinary Appointment?

During a routine veterinary appointment at Aspire Veterinary Center, a veterinary technician will take your pet’s vital signs, including blood pressure, temperature, heart rate, and respiration rate, as well as obtain a medical history of your pet. Dr. Lam will then perform a thorough physical examination that includes examining your pet’s eyes, ears, nose, and oral cavity, listening to their heart and lungs, and assessing their lymph nodes, skeletal structures, and skin for any signs of disease. After the physical examination is complete, Dr. Lam will develop and discuss with you a personalized treatment plan for your pet to address any health concerns that they may have.   

What Types Of Same-Day Veterinary Appointments Are Available At Aspire Veterinary Center?

We provide same-day veterinary appointments for all of our services, including but not limited to:

  • Wellness Examinations: Also known as a checkup or physical examination, a wellness examination is a routine medical examination of a pet that appears healthy. They help to keep your pet healthy by monitoring your pet’s overall health and detecting early signs of disease.
  • Vaccinations: Apart from preventing many serious or life-threatening diseases, vaccinations also help to prevent diseases from being passed between animals or from animals to humans. What’s more, vaccinations are relatively inexpensive, especially compared to the cost of treating diseases that your pet may contract if unvaccinated.  If your pet needs to be vaccinated, do not hesitate to call us for a same-day appointment.  We will ensure that your pet is up to date on its vaccinations.
  • Urgent And Emergency Care: When your pet falls ill or becomes injured, you need to seek medical attention as soon as possible, mainly because the symptoms and conditions that require urgent care often overlap with those that require emergency visits. Urgent care is generally for issues that need immediate medical attention but are not necessarily life-threatening, such as wound treatment, dehydration, constipation, pain or limping, and cuts and abrasions.  On the other hand, your pet may need emergency care if it is experiencing a life-threatening crisis such as cardiac arrest, collapse or loss of consciousness, excessive bleeding, fractures, choking, seizures, or severe allergic reactions.

How Often Should Your Pet Visit Our Veterinarian?

The recommended frequency of your pet’s wellness examinations depends upon your pet’s age, previous medical history, lifestyle, and breed risk for developing diseases. Puppies should be seen every 3 – 4 weeks for their vaccination series. Young, healthy patients should be seen every 6 months to 1 year, while senior pets should be seen every 3 – 6 months.

Why Choose Aspire Veterinary Center?

At Aspire Veterinary Center, we utilize the fear-free model to reduce anxiety and fear in our patients. It is also important to us that you have time to understand your pet’s condition and voice your concerns.  That is why we schedule 1-hour appointment slots for you and your pet.

Dr. Lam takes the time to listen to your concerns and allows time for you to ask questions.  She also combines eastern and western philosophies of veterinary medicine to look at the complete body system and provide alternative and complementary treatment modalities to give you the most comprehensive set of treatment options for your pet.

Same-Day Veterinary Appointments At Aspire Veterinary Center

If your pet is ill or injured, needs to be vaccinated, or you would like to schedule a routine wellness examination, Aspire Veterinary Center in La Palma, CA can help.  Dr. Lam and her team are committed to maintaining or improving your pet’s overall health. 

Contact us today to schedule a same-day veterinary appointment!  We look forward to taking care of your pet.