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When you are looking for veterinary care for your beloved pet, you should be able to count on superior care and excellent service. We at Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital of Charlotte have assembled an expert team of veterinary professionals to bring you the best possible healthcare for your pet. We have a state of the art veterinary facility which is clean, comfortable, and efficient. Call 704-847-4796 to schedule an appointment and we will find a time that is convenient for you.
Once a year, younger pets should be brought in for a full head to toe check-up. Older pets, or those with ongoing medical problems, should be seen at least every six months. These visits are very important in evaluating individual pets for progression of ongoing issues, adjustment of medications, as well as detecting new problems as they arise. The sooner we can detect a problem, the sooner it can be treated. This means a better quality of life for your loyal companion.
A typical appointment at Compassionate Care will attempt to address any and all concerns, you, the pet parent may have. Our goal is to provide a treatment plan tailored to your individual pets needs while making ourselves available to address any questions or concerns that you may have along the way.
Things to bring to your appointment include: any medical history/reports/lab results, stool samples for annual exams or cases of diarrhea/stool problems, a urine sample for suspected urinary issues, any medications or herbal supplements your pet may be taking, or any journals (diabetic or seizure) that you may be keeping. If your pet is exhibiting any abnormal behavior, a cell phone video may be helpful as well.
The following is an example of how a typical appointment with our caring team will go:
1. One of our trained veterinary nurses will obtain an updated weight on your pet and bring you into one of our exam rooms. Feline patients are weighed in the room to prevent further stress.
2. They will ask you questions in regards to the reason for the visit, what they are eating, and what medications (if any) they are currently taking. A temperature, pulse, and respiration will be obtained.
3. A detailed estimate for the visit will be presented so that you have an idea of the cost of any recommended procedures ahead of time.
4. If samples are needed (blood, urine, feces, cytology), your friendly nurse will take your pet to the treatment area where an experienced assistant will help them. If you would prefer that your pet stays in the room with you for the entire visit, please let your veterinary nurse know and they can accommodate your request. Once the samples have been obtained, your pet is brought back to the room to be reunited with you!
5. One of our three experienced doctors will then come in and perform a head to toe exam on your companion, showing you any significant abnormalities that they may appreciate. She will discuss recommendations for ongoing health care, answer any questions you may have, and provide medication and continuing education if needed.
6. If medications were prescribed, your veterinary nurse will then come back and go over them with you. If needed, they can educate you on how to give the medication, as well as show you how to give the initial dose in the room prior to discharge.
7. You then will be escorted to the front desk, where one of our helpful receptionists will check you out, help you schedule a follow-up exam, and give you any heartworm or flea preventatives that you may need.
There are some circumstances where a specialist opinion is needed in such areas as internal medicine, ophthalmology, or surgery. Our doctors work closely with local specialists to ensure that your pet obtains the care that they need. Should a referral be needed, our doctors will contact the specialist, discuss their concerns, and send them any and all pertinent information needed for further diagnostics. They will then work closely with the specialist after your visit to be sure that the appropriate treatment plan, follow-up, and medications are administered.
***Please note that our office is closed on Fridays from 12-2 pm for staff training. Continuing education and weekly meetings are an important part of ensuring that each family that walks through our doors gets the best care possible for their pets. Feel free to leave a message on our voicemail during this time and one of our friendly team members will be sure to contact you once we re-open! Thank you for your understanding! ***
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I have used Dr Johnson ever since she opened this office and my pets love her to death. She is very caring and does not rush you and always answers your questions in layman's terms. She loves her work along with her associates.