care plans

Our Care Plans

SHARE THE CARE

We know that one of our greatest assets is you, our client. As your pet’s best advocate, your loyalty and compassion inspire us to create the best experience possible for both you and your furry family member.

Because we believe the highest compliment you can pay us is referring family and friends to us for the care of their pets, we want to say a special “thank you” to each of you who refers a friend or family member to our hospital.

When a new client mentions you, you’ll both receive a $20 credit toward services at the hospital. Just have your friend or family member print out the certificate, and bring it completed to their first appointment.

Puppies and kittens need a strong medical start toward a lifetime of good health.

Our PAL (Pet Ages and Lifestages) Plans combine the veterinary services recommended during that important first year into one comprehensive package, making it easy and affordable to provide your pet with the best care possible. This package has been designed to offer the high quality medicine your pet deserves at a price that represents a significant cost savings versus purchasing these services individually. A discounted spay or neuter option is also available to PAL Plan members. Our packages include the following services:

PUPPIES

  • Three wellness examinations
  • All recommended vaccinations
  • Two IPTs (intestinal parasite tests)
  • Two deworming treatments
  • Heartworm and tick-borne disease testing (puppies 6‐12 months of age; performed at 6 months of age or at time of spay/neuter)
  • Heartworm preventive
  • Flea preventive
  • Microchipping (including client registration)
  • One year “birthday” wellness examination to be scheduled for one year from the date of the last vaccine
  • Eligibility for discounted spay or neuter pricing

KITTENS

  • Three wellness examinations
  • FeLV/FIV Testing
  • All recommended vaccinations
  • Two IPTs (intestinal parasite tests)
  • Two deworming treatments
  • Flea preventive
  • Microchipping (including client registration)
  • One year “birthday” wellness examination to be scheduled for one year from the date of the last vaccine
  • Eligibility for discounted spay or neuter pricing

Super Seniors

Older pets have different needs. Just like humans, as pets enter their “golden years” they become more likely to face a variety of age-related conditions and/or diseases. Some common examples include arthritis, diabetes, dental problems, heart disease, cancer, organ failure, reduced vision and hearing loss. And because pets age more rapidly than humans, these diseases can become serious much more quickly.

Fortunately, significant advancements in veterinary medicine have made it possible for pets to live longer than ever before. The onset and progression of these illnesses can often be delayed or halted if caught early enough. That is why regular veterinary examinations are an important part of maintaining a lifetime of good health.

We recommend pets come in for an exam and laboratory testing every six months beginning at age 7 – even if they do not show any symptoms of illness. Changes in your pet’s well-being can be rapid and subtle. The first visit will establish a baseline by which future exam/test results can be measured, and any noticeable differences can be addressed. The sooner underlying health issues are found, the easier they are to effectively treat.

Albemarle Veterinary Health Care Center offers senior wellness packages that make it both easy and affordable to manage your senior pet’s different health requirements:

Our “Silver package includes:

  • A comprehensive exam and blood work focused on Early Disease Detection
  • Testing for heartworm and tick-borne diseases such as ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis and Lyme disease (canine) or feline leukemia/feline immunodeficiency virus testing (feline),as well as intestinal parasite testing
  • Nail trim
  • A six-month exam (biannual exams are recommended for pets aged 7 and older)


Our “Gold” package includes all of the above as well as diagnostic abdominal and chest x-rays