A pet's first visit to the vet can seem a bit daunting, so we've put together a list of info and resources to help you prepare. 

At your first appointment, we will gather information about your pet’s background, health, diet, and training. We can also address any questions or concerns you might have.

Your veterinarian will examine your pet from nose-to-tail, looking for things like heart murmurs, ear infections, and/or parasites. Your vet can also provide pet-proofing tips, training assistance, and parasite protection recommendations. 

Before Your First Appointment
  1. Complete all Patient Forms prior to your first visit.
  2. Assemble and be sure to bring all the proper items with you:
    • Your pet's adoption or purchase records
    • Any existing medical history
    • A list of current medications and supplements
    • Current feeding schedule and the brand of food you use
    • A list of questions you have for your veterinarian
  3. Collect any necessary stool or urine samples if requested.
  4. If you're bringing in your dog, be sure he or she is accustomed to being on a short leash.
  5. Feel free to bring your pet's favorite treats to keep them happy and distracted!

Arrive early to fill out paperwork

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your pet's appointment. If you have not filled out our patient forms yet, plan to arrive 30 minutes ahead of your appointment.

“The staff at Benbow is amazing! They're accommodating and compassionate and actually listened to all of my concerns. The office is so nice and clean and is a calm environment for pets who are nervous due to being out of their element. Thank you, Benbow, for taking excellent care of my Maggie! You have a new patient.”

Rachel S.

Schedule an Appointment

Request Appointment (504) 304-7367

We are so excited to announce that we are now accepting walk-ins at our hospital! We are still accepting scheduled appointments, but we will now also welcome everyone to come in with no appointment when they need us.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you and your pet soon!

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