Pets need regular check-ups to ensure everything is going well — just like people do. At Gateway Animal Hospital, we encourage our patients to come in once a year to assess their overall level of health.

Why Annual Check-Ups for Pets?

Wellness checks are the perfect opportunity for our team to find any diseases before they become more severe, and possibly untreatable. Also, these visits are a great way to see how your pet is doing with their overall health, diet, and fitness levels. We work closely with you to develop a plan that will keep your pet at their healthiest.

Allow us to check for the following in your pet:


  • Rabies
  • Canine Distemper
  • Canine Parvovirus (CPC)
  • Canine Coronavirus (CCV)
  • Canine Parainfluenza
  • Canine Adenovirus type 1 and type 2
  • Canine Leptospirosis
  • Canine Bordetella
  • Canine Influenza Vaccine


  • Rabies
  • Feline Panleukopenia
  • Feline Rhinotracheitis
  • Feline Calicivirus
  • Feline Pneumonia
  • Feline Leukemia
  • Feline Bordetella

This is also a time to develop a bond with our staff for both you and your companion. You can talk to the vet about any concerns or questions you may have. In the end, yearly vet visits are the best way to remain proactive about your pet’s health. Contact us at Gateway Animal Hospital today with any questions you may have!

What Happens at Check-Ups?

Your vet will likely ask you questions about your pet’s behavior at home. How is their appetite? Has anything changed? Are they energetic? From there, we usually perform tests based on your answers that can help us determine the overall health. We also update any vaccinations that need to be administered to keep your pet healthy. Whether it’s your cat or your dog, your hamster or your snake, we are here to help. Contact us now to schedule your pet’s annual health check-up.