Cleveland Animal Clinic
Serving all creatures of central kentucky
Dr. Cleveland & Dr. Barron

  Wellness Exams

Regular wellness exams allow our veterinarians to evaluate your pet's general health and to become aware of any health problems before they become serious issues. Your veterinarian may also wish to perform diagnostic tests including blood work and/ or radiographs to evaluate your pet's health.

 The Exam Room Experience




One on One Attention

Our friendly receptionist greets you and your pet in the reception area. From the reception area, one of our friendly assistants will greet both you and your fur baby. They will then take you to one of the examination rooms and remain with both of you through your entire visit. They will help you receive the answers to your questions, to cuddle your pet through the exam, to provide information on doctor findings or recommendations. This assistant is here to make your visit both pleasant and informative as possible.

The Comprehensive Examination

We will need to know as much as we can about your pet to enable us to know what your pet needs and does not need. We will want to know what type of foods and treats your pet eats, where your pet visits geographically and what type of exercise and activities your pet participates in. One of our veterinarians will perform a comprehensive examination; checking their eyes, ears, mouth and temperature, as well as listening to their heart and lungs. We believe a thorough exam is essential in keeping your pet healthy. In addition, we may recommend early detection blood work to help us discover and treat problems in the early stages, before they become serious and possibly life threatening. At Cleveland Animal Clinic, we strongly believe that optimum health for your pet can only be achieved when the pet's owner/guardian and veterinarian work together to serve the pet's best interest.

Exam Room Goals

During your pet's annual wellness examination, we will work with you to develop a wellness plan that fits with your lifestyle to keep your pet healthy, active and comfortable for as long as possible. If the focus of your visit is illness or injury, we will thoroughly explain all diagnostics and treatments recommended and why. Pain control will always be addressed and included in your pet's treatment plan.

            What You Need to Know About Vaccinating Your Pet

It is very important that your new puppy/kitten receives all of its first year boosters – to prevent any unwanted diseases. If your puppy/kitten is older than the recommended starting age – it is still necessary to vaccinate with all 4 boosters, 3-4 weeks apart.

If you have a canine/feline that is older, they will need vaccinations annually.

Canine boosters prevent diseases like: Distemper, Adenovirus (Hepatitis), Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, and Coronavirus. If you are planning on boarding within the next 6 months – Bordetella (Kennel Cough) vaccine is safe to give your puppy if it is at least 10 weeks old.

It’s a good idea to become familiar with fecal examination and heartworm testing for your new puppy while it’s going through its series of boosters.

Feline boosters prevent diseases like: Panleukopenia, Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Chlamydia. If you are interested in vaccinating your kitten against Feline Leukemia, it is suggested to booster your kitten at least 2 times in the first year. Feline Leukemia/FIV Test is OPTIONAL. The test can be done at 10 weeks of age.

Anesthesia and Surgery

There is a variety of surgery procedures that we offer here at Cleveland Animal Clinic
    *    R
outine Surgeries - Spays, Neuters, Dentals, Declaws, etc. 
Major Surgeries - Cystotomies, Mass Removals, etc. 
Minor surgeries - Hernia Repair, Biopsies, Laceration Repair, etc.

There are a couple of procedures that we offer prior to and during surgery to assess and minimize the risk of anesthesia, but are OPTIONAL to our Client. 
    *   Complete Physical Examination 
    *   Presurgical
Blood Work - Confirms that your pet’s organs are functioning properly and helps detect possible hidden health conditions that could put your pet at risk.
    *    IV Fluids

We ask owners to remove all food and water after 9 pm the night before the procedure, unless otherwise advised by the doctor. Fasting reduces the risk of regurgitation and aspiration during surgery.

After Surgery

Each patient is monitored closely for signs of post-operative pain, and treated as required. Post-surgical care includes frequent walks, blanket changes and TLC from our staff. Most patients are able to be picked back up between 2:30 and 4:00 pm unless otherwise advised by the doctor. During the time of discharge, a veterinary assistant will go over any medications the pet may be sent home with, as well as post-surgical home care instructions. 


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