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“Thank you so much for taking care of Bonnie through her surgery. I appreciate it and it makes it much easier for me when I know she is in good hands.”

Christy Porterfield and Bonnie

“You most certainly have the gifts of love and compassion. Thank you again for being so diligent in finding the problem with our sweet Miss Piggy.”

Heather, Tony and Piggy Smith.

“I want to thank you for all the TLC you showed my cockatiel, Deros, and me over the years...”

Linda Huebner

“...the people in our lives for whom we are most grateful. You folks are among those people. We do not know what we would have done without you this year.”

Steve and Dianne Durbin

“I will not take my animals anywhere else!!! The staff and doctors were absolutely FABULOUS, kind, courteous, caring and understanding.

Dennis A.

“What more could you ask for? Warm, caring staff, competent doctors that take their time with their clients and are genuinely caring. A clean, bright environment.”

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“You can tell the staff at Carriage Hills Animal Hospital truly cares about the well-being of animals. They are courteous, caring, and go out of their way to make sure your animals are healthy and happy.”

Troy (K) W.

“Thanks to the dedication of the vet himself and his staff, my dog overcame a bout of pancreatitis which could have been fatal if the doctor had not met me after hours.”

Courtney T.

“I am so proud to say that I use this group of Vets and tech...“Dr Van” explained everything to me and it was a much more reassuring process than it could have been. My hats off to all the staff!!

Shannon P.

“Our dog was injured one evening just before business hours ended. I called expecting to ask about an emergency vet but they told me to bring my dog in even though they were closed. They took great care of her!

Melissa S.

“The vets and all the staff are friendly and want to make sure the owner feels comfortable with any procedures or meds given to the pet. They are great!

Sharion V.

“Thank you so much for taking wonderful care of me after removal of my oral cancer. My Mommy and Daddy are so grateful to everyone there at Carriage Hills.”

Bella Pate

Carriage Hills Recommends Regular Pet Health & Wellness Care for Every Adult Dog

Dog Wellness

The dog: man’s best friend, our protector throughout history, a willing and engaging companion. Carriage Hills Animal Hospital is dedicated to helping you create a positive relationship with your canine companion while supporting health and longevity. We design a wellness plan tailored to the needs of your dog and your life together.

East Montgomery pet owners visit our Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic for the same extraordinary pet wellness care and a selection of essential services in an intimate setting.


Health & Wellness Care for Every Dog

Perhaps the most important part of caring for your pet is the regular wellness examination. We recommend healthy adult dogs be seen twice annually while those with chronic illnesses, compromised immune systems, or senior pets may require exams more often.

These visits are important, an opportunity for your veterinarian to thoroughly examine your dog and identify problems early before they become more serious. This allows us to get to know you and your dog, so we can help you make the best decisions possible surrounding your pet’s care. Wellness visits are also a great time to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.


At the Wellness Exam

Your dog’s wellness exam involves a variety of steps:

  • Vaccinations—Vaccines allow us to prevent or minimize common diseases, ultimately keeping your pet healthier. Your veterinarian recommends vaccines for your dog based on age, lifestyle, and history. Every effort is made to move toward a triennial vaccine interval as your pet ages.
  • Parasite Prevention—Fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal parasites all threaten your dog’s health. Some of these parasites can even affect people. Safe, effective preventive medications will be recommended depending on your pet’s individual needs.
  • Wellness screening—Blood work and fecal screenings allow us to monitor your pet for early signs of disease. These screenings can provide valuable information regarding your pet’s overall health. They are also valuable in establishing a baseline for your pet as a reference, should he or she become ill.
  • Spay or neuter services—Spaying or neutering is one of the easiest ways to add years to your dog’s life. Unaltered animals are much more likely to roam, increasing the risk of being hit by a car or lost. Spaying or neutering also greatly decreases the risk of certain kinds of cancer, an enlarged prostate gland, and life-threatening uterine infections later in life. In some cases, laparoscopic methods can be used for the least invasive procedure possible.
  • Dental care—Dental disease is one of the most common problems seen in our animal companions. Periodontal disease leads to bad breath, infections, and diseases of the heart and kidneys.
  • Pet nutrition—A good diet is the foundation of a healthy pet. We discuss your dog’s nutritional requirements and recommend a diet plan tailored to his or her needs.

Learn what to expect from your pet wellness exams.