What to Expect

Before Your Appointment

Two days before your appointment, refrain from bathing or cleaning your pet’s ears. If it is a follow-up appointment, please do not apply ear medicines the morning of the appointment.
Non-diabetic patients shouldn’t eat after 10 p.m. the night before their first consultation appointment. Up to the morning of the appointment, water is permitted. This is advised in the event that bloodwork or a sedative or anesthesia procedure must be obtained.
Patients with diabetes should keep taking insulin as prescribed by their veterinarian. Patients with seizures on anti-convulsant medicine or pets taking thyroid supplements should continue taking their drugs as prescribed by their veterinarian.
Bring all of your pet’s prescriptions, including shampoos, sprays, ointments, ear meds, and flea and heartworm preventatives, or take a picture of them.
Snap a photo of the food bag for your pet so we can see the ingredients.

Day Of The Appointment

We suggest that you arrive 15 to 20 minutes early to fill out paperwork for new clients and a questionnaire about your pet. Complete the pet questionnaire online to save time at check in.

After the paperwork is completed, we will bring you into the examination room and ask you a few questions regarding your pet’s issues. Dr. Jimenez will evaluate the case with the technician, after which we will ask you a few more questions about your pet. She will next do a dermatological examination, get diagnostic samples (if required), and consult with you about your pet’s skin problems.

After that, a we will create a suggested treatment plan. At the close of your appointment, you will be given a letter describing the visit, exam findings, test results, and treatment plan.

This initial consultation appointment may last 60 to 90 minutes.

Follow Up Appointment

In order to be sure that your pet is responding to the treatment plan, follow-up appointments are crucial. At the time of the recheck, your pet might look healthier, but the root cause of their skin ailment might not have been entirely identified. This is a common occurrence in pets with allergies, when the secondary issues are successfully handled but the fundamental issue is still unresolved, which can quickly result in a relapse of your pet’s skin condition.

Repeating diagnostic procedures that were done during the initial visit during follow-up exams may be necessary to ensure that progress has been made. It may or may not be necessary to keep your pet on medicine after this follow-up appointment.

Depending on the condition your pet has, we may need to have several follow-up visits to track progress. For certain diseases or treatments, these follow up appointments may be done over the phone.

Ready to help your pet have the healthy skin they deserve? Schedule an appointment today!

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