Exams and Vaccines

What takes place during your pet's physical exam?

  • Abdomen - check for any masses or abnormalities, make sure non-painful on palpation
  • Ears - check for any masses, ear infection, inflammation
  • Eyes - check optic nerve, blood vessels, changes to cornea or lens (ex. cataracts)
  • Genitals - check for any abnormalities
  • Heart & Lungs - check heart rate, respiratory rate, any changes to lungs (ex. crackles or wheezes). Check for any hart changes (ex. heart murmur or arrhythmia).
  • Lymph Nodes - check for enlargement
  • Mouth - check for masses or evidence of dental disease, other abnormalities
  • Musculoskeletal - check for any soft tissue swelling, pain, evidence of arthritis, changes in muscle mass.
  • Rectal exam - depending on age check prostate and for any masses.
  • Skin - check for any redness, inflammation, evidence of infection.

Wellness Exams - Do not wait for symptoms – early detection can save your pet's life!

We recommend annual wellness exams for dogs and cats under 7-years of age so we can help maintain their optimal health. Since pets over 7-years of age are considered seniors, their bodies change at a faster rate, so a wellness exam every 6-months is ideal to help keep them healthy and happy. Twenty-percent of lab tests performed during routine check-ups reveal medical conditions that would have gone undetected, such as diabetes, kidney or thyroid disease.

Vaccines

In order for your pet to remain fully protected against potentially harmful diseases, the Berkeley Heights Animal Hospital recommends the following vaccines and diagnostics:

  • Bordetella - helps to prevent kennel cough
  • Distemper
  • Fecal Test-checks for parasites
  • Lyme/Heartworm Test
  • Influenza - Strain #1
  • Influenza - Strain #2
  • Leptosporosis
  • Lyme
  • Physical Exam
  • Rabies

Berkeley Heights Animal Hospital

Our Hours of Operation

Monday:  9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Tuesday:  9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Wednesday:  9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Thursday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Saturday:  9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Sunday:  CLOSED

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About Us

Berkeley Heights Animal Hospital has been caring for your sick pets since 1976. Located on Springfield Ave, our hospital offers cutting-edge veterinary care such as vaccines, surgical procedures, dog and cat spays/neuters and much more. We will treat your pet like family!

Address: 269 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

Phone: (908) 464-0023

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