When you think about small animal preventive care, what topics come to mind?
If you’re like most vet students, your list probably looks something like this:
- Physical exam
- Core vaccines
- Non-core vaccines (depending on lifestyle)
- Fecal parasite exam
- Feline infectious disease testing (FeLV/FIV)
- Canine heartworm and tick-borne disease testing
- Parasite preventatives
- Wellness laboratory testing (CBC/Chem, urinalysis)
While all of these things are certainly important, I’d like to encourage you to broaden your definition a bit.