Acton Veterinary Clinic - Acton, ME - Screenings

Acton Veterinary Clinic

470 Youngs Ridge Rd
Acton, ME 04001


Why Do Our Pets Need Annual Exams?

dog getting exam

Firstly, our pets can't speak, they cannot tell us if they feel off color or unwell or have any other indicators of internal illness. We need to examine them every year as well as run some routine screening tests to detect underlying disease BEFORE it is clinically apparent. Secondly, pets will actively mask signs of illness until late in the course of disease. This stems from survival instincts in a pack or colony situation. Use the age chart below to find your pets age in "people" years and the screening testing recommended for each stage of his or her life. We believe the following tests give us the best chance of helping your pet's live longer, healthier lives. These are approximations and may vary by gender, species and breed.

Acton Veterinary Clinic - Surveillance Screening

0-8 years

Every 12 months canine - annual exam,  update vaccines due , heartworm/tick infection blood test, fecal screening

Every 12 months feline -annual exam, update vaccines and fecal screening or deworming

over 8 years

Every 12 months - same as above plus  Health Profile (a blood test checking red and white blood cell counts a more comprehensive internal organ screen, a thyroid test and  urine screening)