Pet Wellness Exam

Your Source for Pet Wellness Exams in Branchburg, NJ

Pet wellness exams are an important part of your pet’s health and well-being! At Branchburg Animal Hospital, we help pets stay healthy and happy by administering regular wellness exams to animals of all ages.

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Wellness exams are an important part of preventative care. By scheduling a yearly wellness exam, our veterinarians will be able to catch medical problems and diseases in their early stages. Wellness exams give us an opportunity to make recommendations for treatments that improve your pet’s quality of life and extend your pet’s lifespan.

What to Expect from Your Branchburg Veterinarian

Wellness exams usually involve a thorough examination of your pet’s body, international functions, and behavior. 

Full-body examination- Our vets will check your pet's skin, coat, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, teeth and physical movement.

Weight- We will also weigh your pet to find out whether or not your pet is a healthy weight.  Once your pet is weighed it will be determined if your pet is at a healthy weight for his or her size or make recommendations for treatment if necessary.

If our our vets evaluate your pet and find anything of concern, we will make recommendations for treatment. Wellness exams are also a good time to catch up on vaccinations and any other routine care.

How Often Your Pet Needs an Exam

We recommend that most pets get a wellness exam at least once a year. For pets who have had serious medical conditions in the past or are seniors (9 years of age and older) we may recommend exams and blood work every 6 months.

In addition, it’s a good idea to bring your pet in for a checkup any time that you notice new symptoms or signs of illness. Our veterinarians can help you make sense of symptoms and get your pet the treatment he or she needs to stay well.

Wellness Exams are Good for Pet Owners Too!

Wellness exams are more than a checkup for pets. During your pet’s wellness exam, you’ll have an opportunity to talk to your pet’s veterinarian. Over time, you may accumulate questions about your pet’s habits and behaviors. This is a time to ask the veterinarian questions. This will help ensure that you are able to take good care of your pet.

Schedule a Wellness Exam with Our Veterinarian in Branchburg Today!

At Branchburg Animal Hospital, we administer wellness exams to pets from Branchburg and the surrounding community. If you’re a pet owner and are seeking a pet wellness exam, call us today for an appointment at 908-707-0045.


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  • "The office staff works very closely with the veterinarians to answer questions and help with concerns. They are always ready to help you. 5 Stars"
    Cathy & Greg B.
  • "#1... it's easy, the professionalism and value for money well spent, as well as kindness for both the owner and the animal!
    5 Stars"
    Bonnie P.
  • "Been going there for 13 years now. Dr. Derfuss and her staff are the best. 5 Stars"
    Edward B.
  • "Great Vet... great staff... This group is like no other Vet I've been to. I tried 5 different Vets in the New Brunswick area... Branchburg is on a totally different leve. 5 Stars"
    Daniel F.
  • "We want to thank Dr. Derfuss and her entire staff at Branchburg Animal Hospital for all of the wonderful service and care we have received over the years. We've been with the practice since it opened many years ago. Whether we are coming to the office to pick up food or bring our pets in to be treated, we are given the best care. They are like family to us. We give them an A++ and have recommended them on many occasions."
    The Del Grosso Family
  • "Linda and I have been bringing our Labrador Retrievers (first Shiloh and now Cooper) to Dr. Derfuss and the Branchburg Animal Hospital for many years. We have always admired and embraced the leading edge, holistic healing practices that are employed there. This has included such applications as acupuncture, chiropractic and the utilization of natural supplements, all of which have appreciably augmented the overall quality of life for our beloved canines. At a time and in a country where the overuse of prescription medication has clearly run amok, it is great to have a facility in our area where numerous other alternatives are deployed and RX medication is applied on a far more discerning basis."
    Kevin B.
  • "My husband and I have been taking our German Shepherds to Dr. Derfuss for many years. She is extremely caring and compassionate. She not only practices traditional medicine but holistic too. Our "girls" actually loved when they went to the vet! We highly recommend Branchburg Animal Hospital!"
    Carla B.
  • "I’ve been bringing my cats here for 15 years and Dr. Derfuss and the staff have been caring and compassionate. Holistic treatments are available if you want them, depending on the animal’s condition, and I have gone this route a couple of times for ailing cats. I never felt pressured into accepting any particular treatment. I’ve always been given all the options and chose what I felt was best. There are a number of vets closer to where I live, but I continue to make a slightly longer drive to Branchburg Animal Hospital because I trust them."
    Loretta A.
  • "Great Vet, Professional Staff, Very Clean. We are fortunate to live close to this great Vet!!"
  • "For the past five years, the veterinarians at Branchburg Animal Hospital have taken great care of Stitch. I highly recommend this vet for your cat or dog."
    Jaime Hernandez / Branchburg, NJ

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