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Providing Long-Term Pet Wellness Care

The most important way to maintain your pet’s health is through preventative care and wellness exams. At Hefner Road Animal Hospital, our team is always excited to meet your companions and provide helpful guidance on how to manage their well-being. And since their needs will change as they grow older, it’s important to know what to expect for the long term and take proactive measures to help your pet weather those changes.

How Regular Exams Benefit Your Pet’s Health

With regular checkups, our team is able to compose a detailed health history about your pet and take note of any unusual changes and apply what we already know to enhance their treatment. More important, checkups enable us to detect illnesses and signs of disease much sooner so we can help pets avoid serious illness and remain in good health.

Keep your pet disease-free and call us today to schedule their pet wellness care exam!

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What to Expect During Their Checkup

Our doctors recommend semi-annual checkups involving nose-to-tail exams and other services your pet might need to improve their health, including:

  • Nutritional counseling and dietary recommendations – our Nutrition Center offers a variety of high-quality prescription foods for dogs and cats
  • Recommendations for proper at-home dental care
  • Routine vaccinations
  • Heartworm testing and other parasite screens, and preventatives for continuous protection
  • An in-depth discussion about your pet’s current health and any medications or supplements they are taking, and whether their current regimen needs to be changed

Care for All Life Stages

Ideally, pets should see their veterinarian at least once a year. Age is a determining factor in the amount of care your pet receives, so depending on what they need, their visits with us may be a little more frequent.

  • Puppies and kittens are fragile in the first few months of life and need frequent checkups, parasite screens, and vaccine boosters to increase their health and protection. Many pets start out their lives with intestinal parasites or other issues, so it’s critical to treat those problems early.
  • Adult dogs and cats should have an established pet wellness care routine including annual or semi-annual exams to maintain their health. We strongly recommend yearly heartworm and fecal tests to check for harmful parasites.
  • Senior pets need regular exams to manage any existing conditions such as obesity, incontinence, arthritis, diabetes, or kidney disease. Keeping your pet mentally sharp is also important, so we’re happy to offer suggestions to enrich their daily life.

HRAH has taken care of our precious pets for many years. They have treated our pets with the best care. We highly recommend them to anyone looking for exceptional care of their pets.

Risa and Steve

Hefner Road is really a good place!  We've been taking our animals there for a long time, they treat you and your furry friend real nice.

Pauline & Bill W.

Dr Purvis & his staff are wonderful! He has been my doggie doctor since adopting 2 rescues in 2000! They are attentive to your animal's needs and show them so much love! Dr. Purvis helped me make painful decisions when my Estee-girl had an inoperable cancer and his loving staff held her with me when it was time to say good-bye. Lucy loves boarding and thinks of HRAH as her second home. Thank you Dr. P & Staff

Lynne H.

Evie loves coming to see you!  When she knows we are going for a ride, she wants to stop and come into the office!

Mehrey T.

We have been with Dr. Purvis around 20 years and wouldn't think of using any other vet.  He and the staff are caring, friendly and always professional.  We also use the grooming facility monthly. The Pet Resort is the best in town!

Brenda and Bill H.

I have trusted the care of one spoiled schnauzer and two cats to HRAH for over 10 years.  Dr. Purvis and the entire staff at HRAH are fantastic!  They have great customer service and offer exceptional animal care.  Our schnauzer attends daycare during the workweek and I feel extremely fortunate to have such a competent and caring group available for her.

Molly S.

Enjoyed my experience there. Dr. Cooper and his team were friendly and took care of my puppy. Very affordable, definitely recommend.


I called HRAH because my former vet and my groomer kept telling me that my bichon had fleas and that's why she was literally scratching holes into herself. I knew she didn't have fleas and suspected it was allergies. I was so relieved that I finally found a vet who knew immediately that the problem was "bichon skin" and NOT fleas! I especially appreciated that the exam room was sparkling clean and didn't stink like nasty dirty pet odor. Very impressed---they are my new vet!


Best place for our sweet babies! That Jacklyn is so caring and loves our babies as much as we do!


Very nice and accommodating. Staff is very friendly. They helped my doggie feel better on the same day I called to make an appt. Love them!



Hefner Road Animal Hospital

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