What To Expect

Your Pet's First Visit with Our St. Mary's Veterinarian

At Breton Veterinary Hospital, our St. Mary's veterinarian understands that bringing your pet to a new vet clinic can sometimes be a stressful experience. We have found that a lot of the stress pets and their owners associated with coming to the vet stems from not knowing what to expect, which is why we have put this page together. We hope that by having a better idea of what to expect at your pet's first visit, you'll feel better prepared and comfortable bringing your beloved pet into our office for the first time. And if you have questions or concerns at any point before your pet's visit, you're always welcome to give our office a call!

Husky getting an annual pet wellness exam.

Preparing for Your Pets Appointment at Our St. Mary's Veterinary Hospital

Once you've made your pet's appointment with our St. Mary's veterinary hospital, we encourage you to visit our website and click on the "online forms" link. This will allow you to access and print our new patient paperwork so that you can complete it before your pet's appointment and bring it into our office staff on the day of. This will help to cut down on the amount of time you spend in our waiting room, which we find is great for pets who may be feeling a little stressed or anxious about being in a new and unfamiliar place.

What to Expect From an Exam with Our Veterinarian in St. Mary's County

If your pet will be coming in for a routine health and wellness exam with our veterinarian in St. Mary's County, there are a few things you can expect from your appointment. Once our front desk staff enters all of your paperwork into our system, we'll make sure you see our veterinary team as promptly as possible. From there, we'll take some time to get to know your pet and ask some basic questions about your pet's health and lifestyle.

Next, we'll begin our comprehensive health and wellness examination, which includes assessments of:

  • your pet's weight
  • vital signs
  • breathing
  • coat health
  • eyes, ears, and nose

If needed, we can also perform vaccinations at the end of your pet's appointment to make sure he or she is up-to-date!

Contact Our Veterinary Hospital in St. Mary's County With Questions!

If you have any questions about your pet's upcoming appointment with our veterinary hospital in St. Mary's County, or if you still need to make your pet's appointment, give Breton Veterinary Hospital a call today at (301) 475-7808!

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