To ensure that your pet is as healthy as they can be, they’ll need annual health check-ups to make sure that everything is going well. Just like humans, animals benefit from yearly health exams. At Gateway Animal Hospital in Lake City, we encourage our patients to bring their pets in at least once a year to assess their overall health at our veterinary clinic.

Why Annual Check-Ups for Pets?

Annual pet check-ups are the perfect opportunity for our expert veterinarians to find any pet diseases before they become severe, and possibly untreatable. These annual veterinarian visits are also great times to see how your pet is doing with their overall health, diet, and fitness levels. Our vets will work closely with you to address any concerns you may have about your pet and to develop a plan that will keep your pet at their healthiest. An annual health check-up will allow our staff of animal doctors to not only make sure your pet is doing well, but they’ll be able to help them thrive.

Allow us to make sure your pet is protected against:


  • 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

What Happens at Check-Ups?

Our vets will ask you questions about your pet’s behavior — such as about their appetite, energy levels, and if you’ve noticed any changes in anything they normally do. From there, our vets will perform tests based on your answers that can help determine if something is wrong with your pet. Gateway will also administer any vaccinations your pets need to stay healthy. Whether it’s your everyday house cat or dog, or something exotic, the expert veterinarians will be able to help.

These visits also serve as the perfect time to develop a bond between our veterinary staff, you, and your pet. You’ll be able to bring up any questions or concerns you may have about your pet. Annual veterinary visits are the best way to stay proactive about your pet’s health. Contact Gateway Animal Hospital to schedule your pet’s check-up today.