Wellness and Vaccination Programs

Wellness Exams


We believe in the power of preventative medicine! At Paradise Veterinary Hospital, we firmly believe in taking a proactive approach when it comes to the health and wellbeing of your pets. We believe annual exams to be the cornerstone of any good wellness plan. If you are a new pet owner, it is important to establish a relationship with a veterinarian that you trust.  From here you can learn and decide the best plan of action for you and your pet.

During a wellness checkup, we will examine your pet from nose to tail and everything in between. Wellness exams are a great opportunity to discuss with the vet any questions or concerns that you may have. Here is a list of items that will be addressed during each appointment.

  • Behavioral Issues
  • Dental Health
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Ears and Eyes
  • Exercise
  • Internal Organs
  • Joint Health
  • Microchipping
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention
  • Senior Care
  • Skin
  • Vaccinations
  • Weight Management

It is important to remember that pets age differently than we do, and your pet ages five to ten years to our one.  A lot can happen and change in one year, never mind five to ten! Don’t wait, schedule your appointment today!



VaccinationsOur goal at Paradise Veterinary Hospital is to help your pet live as long and as healthy of a life as possible. One of the easiest ways you can help achieve this is by keeping your pet up-to-date on their vaccinations. Routine vaccines protect your pets from a number of diseases, some of which are fatal. One of the best things you can do as a pet owner is get your pet started on a vaccine program at an early age.

At Paradise Veterinary Hospital, we understand that every pet is unique, and that is the stance we take when planning your pet’s vaccine program. There are core vaccines that need to be administered to all pets, and lifestyle-based vaccines that will be recommended for some pets based upon their risk for coming into contact with that disease. During your appointment, we will ask you a number of questions regarding your lifestyle, travel habits, your pet’s environment and exercise habits, and so on, to determine the best course of action. While there are a number of safe and effective vaccines on the market, it is not necessary for every pet to be vaccinated against everything. Vaccines can always be added or removed as factors in your pet’s life change.

Do you have any questions or concerns about vaccinations? Schedule an appointment today and one of our experienced staff members would be happy to help you!

Kittens and Puppies


Congratulations on bringing home the newest member of your family. We would be more than happy to make sure your new addition is in perfect health.  Their first exam will be a full head to tail physical exam. After speaking with you and learning more about what your life with your new pet will entail we can customize a plan for their care. We will have a conversation about vaccinations, preventative care, nutrition, and training and choose the best options based on your lifestyle.

If your puppy or kitten has had previous vaccinations or preventative care, please remember to bring those records with you. We don’t want to repeat anything that they have already had and want to schedule their future appointments appropriately.

Each new pet is unique, so even if you are an experienced pet owner, you may have questions. Dr. D and our technicians are happy to answer all the questions you may have. We believe, the more educated you are about your pet’s health, the better equipped you are in making healthcare decisions for them.

Please call today to schedule an appointment so we can meet the newest member of your family!

Senior Care


DSC01648As in people, the inevitable aging process results in physical changes to your pet that may not be immediately apparent.  Naturally, you watch your pets more closely as they get older.  You may notice, for instance, changes in body weight, increased water intake, decreased appetite, coughing, vomiting or diarrhea.  In addition, regular physical examination often reveals early warning signs of disease that may not be so easily detected at home, such as heart murmurs, abdominal growths, organ or lymph node enlargement, cataracts, glaucoma and periodontal disease.

Sometimes, however, changes may take place in your pet without noticeable signs.  Many disorders are best detected at the earliest stages by way of routine blood tests.  For example, diabetes mellitus, kidney disease, thyroid disease, liver disease, anemia, cancer and certain infections are common problems encountered in older pets.  Your pet may not appear sick for months while these diseases progress.

Early diagnosis will benefit your pet in several ways:

                          1.      Improved quality of life.

By treating your pet’s diseases before they begin to show symptoms, you can minimize your pet’s discomfort.

                          2.      Early diagnosis means early treatment.

Many diseases are more manageable in their early stages, possibly resulting in a longer life expectancy for your pet and often less costly solutions.

Our goal is to offer the best possible care for your pet, assuring longevity and optimal quality of life by encouraging preventative medicine and early diagnosis and treatment of disease. Our goal is to help your best friend live longer!