We at Circle Veterinary Clinic strongly encourage and emphasize yearly examinations ("check ups") on all pets. Dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, and reptiles do not live nearly as long as humans do. The annual examination is a comprehensive examination of all body systems by our skilled veterinarians which allows us to determine if there are any abnormalities in your pet's condition. When performed annually these examinations also allow us to detect changes in condition, some of which, such as arthritis, dental disease, and eye problems, may be so gradual as to not be obvious at home. Finding problems early often results in better management and a longer and happier life for your pet. If any changes in your pet's health and condition are found, our veterinarians may recommend some blood tests, x-rays, or other tests to better determine the significance of these changes. The annual examination can be a very rewarding experience when we find that, through your love and care of your pet, his of her health is excellent. This would encourage you to continue your efforts to keep your pet healthy and may eliminate any concerns you had concerning your pet.