Pet Exams

Whether your furry companion comes to Arab Veterinary Hospital (near Guntersville, Huntsville, Cullman, Decatur and Blountsville) for pet exams, surgery, boarding, grooming or daycare, they will receive a multi - point inspection at no additional cost to the owner where we where we evaluate those areas between the nose and tail and all points between.

Pet exams are particularly important to early detection of potential illnesses. Because pets age more quickly than their owners, we don’t miss an opportunity to take a quick look.

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A Place Promoting Comfort and Wellness

Our facility was designed to be a peaceful place in which to heal.  Each pet is treated with the utmost compassion and care.  We want you’re pet to remember good experiences and look forward to future visits.

A typical pet wellness care exam includes:

  • Multi-point physical inspection (heart, lungs, skin, ears, teeth, lymph nodes, anal glands, etc)
  • Parasite check when indicated
  • Blood work when indicated
  • Vaccinations when indicated
  • Nutritional instruction
  • Behavioral instruction

Lifetime Wellness Through Life Stage Care

Your needs of your pet change as they age so we adjust our care to suit their stage of

Puppy and kitten care – Puppies and kittens require a physical, a vaccination schedule, parasite checks, preventive medications, etc.  We will talk with you about nutrition and socialization, as well as the home environment.  When you have questions, we do our best to provide an answer.

Adult pets – Adults are often in peak condition, but they still require annual visits where we booster vaccinations, assess the need for blood work, perform heartworm and parasite checks, and address preventive meds and nutrition.

Senior pets – Older pets can deteriorate rapidly when illness occurs. We strongly encourage these pets to be evaluated every 6 months to ensure they remain healthy and their quality of life is maintained.

Building a Relationship with You

We strive to earn your trust.  We want to hear from you about any changes in your pet’s health or behavior.  The more communication we have with you, the better we understand your pet’s needs.

We can’t wait to welcome you to our animal hospital. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

"The doctors and staff at AVH are phenomenal! They have shown the utmost care for my animals as well as my family. I couldn’t ask for my dogs and cats to be in any better care than they have provided for years. Highly, highly recommend!" - Chris H.

"Can't begin to say how awesome everyone is. So amazing. ALL staff was fantastic. They love your dog too! The doctors are incredible and gave my dog a new life. They are always there when you call and I thank you all so much." - Elizabeth H.

"Took my goat in for an exam. Dr. Harney took his time and held a real conversion with me about his health. I feel some doctors just scan over your animal then tell you do this thing. But Dr. Harney took time to go over options and testing and treatments. 10/10 will recommend." - Elise R.

"The place is gorgeous! I could hang out on their porch swings all afternoon, but the love and care of the staff far exceed all of their beautiful decor and furnishings! We love the Browns!" - Melissa C.

"Excellent facility, excellent Veterinarians and staff. I would not take my pets to any other veterinary practice. Thank you Dr. Brown and Dr. Zeiger and everyone at Arab Veterinary Hospital for making a trip to the vet both informative and friendly!" - Charlie H.

"We brought our dachshund Emily in just before New Year’s for emergency care because she was unable to move her left side.  Dr. Zeiger helped guide us in choosing an appropriate medical plan and a therapeutic response interval.  The third day, we began to see the improvement he had hoped for.  She continues to improve and now only has a slight limp.  I want to thank him for his insightful care and compassion during a difficult time for our family.  His love for animals was evident that day and very much appreciated.  We are so very thankful he was available." - Nikki B