Greenbrier Animal Care Center

1813 Greenbrier Parkway, Suite A
Chesapeake, VA 23320

(757)962-9799

greenbrieranimalcarecenter.com

Why do our pets need surveillance screening?

Firstly, our pets can't speak, they cannot tell us if they feel off color or unwell or have any other indicators of internal illness. We need to examine them every 6 months as well as run some routine screening tests to detect underlying disease BEFORE it is clinically apparent.

Secondly, pets will actively mask signs of illness until late in the course of disease. This stems from survival instincts in a pack or colony situation.

Use the age chart below to find your pets age in "people" years and the screening testing recommended for each stage of his or her life.

We believe the following tests give us the best chance of helping your pet's live longer, healthier lives.

These are approximations and may vary by gender, species and breed.

Blue/
Lilac 

Every 12 months - Baseline Blood Profile (a small blood test checking blood cell counts and internal organ health), Heartworm and Intestinal Parasite Screening

Green

Every 12 months - Baseline Blood Profile (a small blood test checking blood cell counts and internal organ health), Heartworm and Intestinal Parasite Screening

Every 6 months - Blood Profile for Chronic Medication Use (if applicable)

Yellow

Every 12 months - Senior Health Profile (comprehensive internal organ screen including Thyroid testing, electrolytes, blood cell counts and urinalysis)

Every 6 months - Blood Profile for Chronic Medication Use or Organ Health monitoring (if applicable)

Red

Every 6 months - Golden Years Health Profile (comprehensive internal organ screen including Thyroid testing, electrolytes blood cell counts and urinalysis) 

Every 6 months - Blood Profile for Chronic Medication or Organ Health monitoring (if applicable)