You only want the best for your furry friend as a pet owner. This care includes routine veterinary visits. If you live in Vista, CA, or surrounding communities, you can bring your pet to Aloha Animal Hospital for all your pet care needs. We provide a wide range of preventive pet care services that start with a comprehensive pet wellness exam. Here’s what you can expect from your Vista, CA, veterinarian, and our dedicated veterinary team.

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What to Expect from a Pet Wellness Exam

We recommend scheduling an annual wellness exam for your furry friend for long-term health and wellness. A yearly checkup can help prevent health problems, detect illness early, and keep your pet in optimal health.

Your pet’s wellness exam starts with a review of his health history and getting your input on your pet’s overall health. We’ll record your pet’s weight and vital signs for future reference and inquire about their diet, behavior, and lifestyle. If you have questions or concerns about your pet’s health, this is an excellent time to ask your vet.

Physical Exam

Next, we’ll perform a nose-to-tail inspection of your pet to check for early warning signs of health issues. First, we’ll review your pet’s eyes, nose, ears, mouth, skin, fur, and joints for infection, allergies, or arthritis symptoms. Next, we’ll listen to your pet’s heart and lungs to detect signs of cardiovascular or respiratory illness and examine their mouth, jaw, and teeth for signs of dental issues.

We’ll also perform diagnostics to uncover signs of hidden medical issues. Depending on your pet’s age, health and lifestyle, diagnostics may include blood work, fecal exam, digital X-rays, or ultrasound. We’ll also perform parasite screening for intestinal worms, heartworms, and other pests.


If your pet is due for new or booster vaccines, we’ll update them during his wellness exam. Core vaccines are essential for all pets. However, we may recommend non-core vaccines to protect your pet against high-risk diseases. Maintaining your pet’s vaccination schedule will ensure they have all the protection they need.

Importance of Pet Wellness Exams

Wellness exams are the cornerstone of preventive care. Through wellness exams, our Vista veterinarian can detect health problems early when they’re easy to treat, so your pet can recover quicker. In addition, we may prevent health issues by recommending changes to your pet’s diet or lifestyle. Routine wellness exams can help your pet stay healthy and enjoy a higher quality of life.

See Our Vista, CA, Veterinarian for Quality Pet Care

To schedule a wellness exam for your furry friend, contact Aloha Animal Hospital in Vista, CA, at (760) 724-8313. We’re here to meet all your pet care needs. Contact our office with any questions. We’d be happy to assist you.