Through state-of-the-art technology and data, we fulfill our mission to help pets live their healthiest, happiest, and longest lives by proactively providing a highly personalized and tech-centric care approach, which sets Dr. Treat apart from traditional veterinary care providers.
Through state-of-the-art technology and data, we fulfill our mission to help pets live their healthiest, happiest, and longest lives by proactively providing a highly personalized and tech-centric care approach, which sets Dr. Treat apart from traditional veterinary care providers. Learn more about the Dr. Treat difference and how our team provides your pet’s gold-standard preventive care to ensure they lead their best lives.
Dr. Treat’s approach to preventive pet care
Your pet is more than a name on our day’s appointment schedule. When you bring in your cat or dog for a preventive care visit, you both will feel like part of our family. Our Dr. Treat team members understand that your pet is unique and requires care that reflects their needs. We create your pet’s experience to support their physical and emotional well-being from nose to tail by providing the following:
We aim to make your and your pet’s experience as enjoyable as possible, having designed our clinics—and our entire approach—to be as supportive, stress-free, and user-friendly as possible.
Fear-Free® certified staff
As an embodiment of our commitment to compassionate veterinary care, our entire Dr. Treat team is Fear Free® certified. Fear Free® is an educational initiative to prevent and relieve pets’ fear, anxiety, and stress in veterinary practices and other pet-related facilities. Each aspect of your pet’s veterinary care is designed to prevent or reduce fear, anxiety, and stress (FAS) while helping them positively associate with our team members and clinics. Our staff’s gentle approach—and treat–filled pockets—help reduce your pet’s anxiety, enabling us to perform a thorough examination.
We value client transparency and communicate openly and honestly with you before moving forward with your pet’s testing and treatment options and their associated costs.
Spectrum of care
At Dr. Treat, we don’t believe in a “one size fits all” approach to healthcare. We pride ourselves on working with you and presenting multiple appropriate options for your pet’s care, from a detailed diagnostic investigation to palliative pain relief and symptomatic therapy, based on what is best for you and your pet’s situation.
Multiple treatment modalities are often used to approach your pet’s care from several angles to optimize outcomes or manage disease in the best way possible. Periodontal disease, pain, and arthritis are three instances where we often implement a ‘multi-pronged’ approach to keep your pet comfortable and reduce disease progression.
Your time is valuable, and we understand your stress while waiting for your pet’s test results. By leveraging data and technology, our quick and efficient turnaround shortens the time you spend waiting for important information.
As a pet owner, you want to be part of the clinic conversation. Rather than presenting you with complex veterinary jargon when explaining your pet’s health, we describe and explain your pet’s conditions and needs in a friendly, conversational tone you can easily understand.
We want to empower you to be an active participant in your pet’s care, because we believe we are teammates in this effort and value your role as a pet care partner.
Dr. Treat One™ members are a part of our family, and we care for your pet like they were our own.
What to expect at your pet’s preventive care visit
Regular preventive care visits help your pet live a longer, happier, and healthier life. Your pet’s Dr. Treat preventive care visits include the following:
Vaccines are important to safeguard your pet against serious infectious diseases. Your pet’s personalized vaccine recommendations are based on age, lifestyle, and risk.
We perform comprehensive diagnostic testing—including blood testing for heartworm, tick-borne diseases, and internal organ function, fecal testing for intestinal parasites, and urine testing to assess kidney health— to establish your pet’s health baseline while ensuring they are disease-free.
Parasites, such as fleas, ticks, and heartworms, are an ever-present threat to your pet’s health, and our team can prescribe safe and effective monthly medication to protect your pet year-round.
Nutritional guidance and weight management
We help determine your pet’s nutritional needs and offer individually tailored feeding recommendations to ensure they achieve or maintain a healthy weight.
Customized care recommendations
our pet’s veterinary care needs change with each passing year, and we revise their care recommendations based on your pet’s health, age, breed, and lifestyle. In addition, we always ensure we have time to answer your questions during a visit, because we want you to feel confident when you get home, knowing you have all the information you need to give your pet the best care possible.
Your pet’s comprehensive nose-to-tail physical exam
Physical exams are preventive veterinary care’s cornerstone. This hands-on, nose-to-tail assessment provides our team with a wealth of information about your pet’s body condition and overall health. We provide your pet with a thorough examination of these major body systems:
- Ears — We assess your pet’s outer and inner ear structures for infection, inflammation, polyps, or parasites.
- Eyes — We examine your pet’s eyes, including their cornea, lens, optic disc, and retina, to detect potential issues such as conjunctivitis, glaucoma, and cataracts, corneal ulcers, mass-like lesions, and more.
- Mouth — We examine your pet’s mouth for tumors, dental disease, and loose teeth that may need extraction.
- Heart and circulatory system— We listen to your pet’s heart to assess their heart rate and determine if they have a murmur or arrhythmia. We feel your pet's pulses to assess their strength and correlation to heart beat to more deeply assess your pet's cardiac status.
- Lungs — We listen to all lung fields to check for congestion, wheezing, or crackles, which could indicate your pet has an infection, asthma, cancer, pneumothorax, or heart disease.
- Abdomen — We gently palpate your pet’s abdomen, checking to ensure the organs are the correct size and to detect masse-like lesions. When appropriate based on a pet's size and cooperation, we perform a digital rectal exam to assess the anal glands, prostate (in males), and other aspects of the caudal abdomen.
- Limbs and spinal column— We manipulate all your pet’s limbs and backbone, checking for pain. In addition, we watch your pet walk, looking for lameness signs.
- Skin — We closely examine your pet’s skin for infection, inflammation, parasites, and coat quality.
- Brain — From the time your pet walks in the door, we begin assessing them. The way they walk and hold their head, tail, and body tells us about their brain function.
- Lymph nodes — We palpate your pet's lymph nodes to assess for pain, swelling, and other characteristics of infection, inflammation, or cancer.
The Dr. Treat team provides gold-standard care while presenting you with options and helping you make your unique pet’s best health care decisions. Preventive care helps ensure your pet lives a long, healthy, and happy life. Schedule your pet’s wellness visit, and see our Dr. Treat difference for yourself.