College of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Medical Center

Primary Care

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Primary Care


What makes us unique:

The Veterinary Medical Center is a very unique place! Not only do we offer top-quality general practice care, but we also have ready access to board-certified specialist in surgery, nutrition, anesthesia, dermatology, ophthalmology, dentistry, behavior, reproduction, acupuncture, cardiology, oncology, internal medicine and emergency and critical care.


Another unique aspect of the Veterinary Medical Center is our students. Our goal is simple: we want to provide you and your companion with the best medical care possible and teach our students how to provide that same great medical care when they graduate. Not only are you receiving the best possible care for your pet, but you are also contributing to the learning of our future veterinarians.

  • Complete physical examinations
  • Health Certificates (domestic / international)
  • Individualized vaccination protocols
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Strategic and preventative parasite control
  • Blood testing (complete blood count, biochemistry profile, heartworm testing, etc.)
  • Urine tests (urinalysis, urine culture / sensitivity, etc.)
  • Fecal testing
  • Geriatric screening and support
  • X-rays
  • OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) evaluations
  • Advanced Imaging (ie: CT & MRI scans, Ultrasound)
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Mass (lump) testing (biopsies, aspirates etc.)
  • Small mass removals
  • Microchip placement
  • Acute and chronic disease management (e.g., diabetes, thyroid disease, kidney disease, etc)
  • Spays/Neuters


What to expect at your appointment:

Most appointments have a senior veterinary student involved in some way.  A senior veterinary student and certified veterinary technician will take you and your companion back to an exam room and they will listen to your concerns. They will take all of the information you provide, enter it in the electronic medical record, and perform a complete physical exam. The student then reports the findings to the veterinarian and together they formulate a plan. The student and veterinarian will then come into the room to perform another thorough physical exam, discuss recommendations with you and answer any further questions you may have.  If needed, your pet will have appropriate samples collected (blood, urine, etc.) and/or treatments performed (e.g., vaccines).


The appointments sometimes take longer than they would in a non-teaching clinic, due to the teaching process involved. However, our clients tell us that the quality of care is worth the extra time.

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  • Last modified on August 20, 2015