Your First Visit
A pet's first visit to the vet can seem a bit daunting, so we've put together a list of info and resources to help you prepare.
At your first appointment, we will gather information about your pet’s background, health, diet, and training. We can also address any questions or concerns you might have.
Your veterinarian will examine your pet from nose to tail, looking for things like heart murmurs, ear infections, and/or parasites. Your veterinarian can also provide pet-proofing tips, training assistance, and parasite protection recommendations.
|Before Your First Appointment|
Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your pet's appointment for check-in. If you have not filled out all relevant patient forms yet, plan to arrive 10 minutes ahead of your appointment.
While we do our best to make sure all of our patients are seen on time, there will be times of occasional unexpected delay due to an emergency or because we are providing care for a patient that needs a little more time. Please accept our apologies should this occur, and understand that the same dedication and courtesy will be provided to your pet should they ever need it.
“Without a doubt - much love to Wellesley Animal Hospital. They have been Kramer and Newman's caretakers for the past twelve years. The staff is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and most importantly truly caring. With the Dr.'s tenacity, follow-up and compassion, they have always been our go-to place for care. Our boys just love everyone that works in the office and appreciate the special calls they receive to remind them of their appointments, bags with their names, and a heart (we show them!) And even in this most recent season with the transition of our sweet Newman, this team demonstrated care beyond reason. Thank you to Drs. Mark and Kelly Gottschalk for your vision for opening this practice.”