What to Expect at a Veterinary Appointment
Both you and your pet will have a more pleasant and smooth experience at your first appointment when you know what you can expect from the process when you arrive.
We ask you to arrive about 10 minutes early so you can complete our New Patient Form. If you would like to save time, fill out the New Patient Form before your visit online.
Meet Your Veterinarian
One of our team members will go over the history of your pet and talk about any problems they may be having. Don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have because we'll designate time to answer them.
Examination, Diagnosis & Treatment
Following your pet's assessment, we'll give you a diagnosis for your pet's condition and provide you with treatment options. Your veterinarian will work with you to determine a treatment plan for your pet.
Once your visit is over, we will establish a detailed report of our diagnosis, the conversations we had with you, and your pet's treatment plan. This information will be kept on file for when you require it.
Our Pet Care Philosophy
We are happy to serve pet owners of Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Westminster, and surrounding areas. We are committed to providing ultramodern veterinary services to you and your animal companion with compassion and care.
Our team is passionate about client education, preventative care, and providing comprehensive emergency and restorative services to cats, dogs, and exotic pets.
Learn more about our office policies, payment options, and appointment booking by reading through our hospital FAQs.
- What types of payment options are available?
We accept payment by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. And expect payments to be made in full at the time we provide our services.
- Are there payment plans available for my pet’s care?
We are pleased to offer you CareCredit as an option for financing. They offer an easy application process that can provide you with results in minutes.
- Will I be provided with an estimate of costs?
We will provide a good-faith estimate for the cost of our services before providing your pet with treatment. But, unforeseen circumstances could arise that may impact your final bill.
We always explain our written estimate with our clients before they depart our office, and require a deposit based on our estimate before giving any further treatments.
- Should I call ahead to book an appointment?
- What is your appointment cancellation policy?
If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can offer the space in our schedule to other clients.
- What types of animals do you treat?
Our vets can provide care for all small domestic pets such as cats and dogs, and exotic pets.
- Where can I purchase my pet's prescription and food?
You can buy all of the specialty food and medications your animal needs either on our online store or at our in-house pharmacy.
- What are the fees associated with an emergency visit?
We require a deposit payment for all emergency examinations. After our veterinary team has examined your pet, we will give you an estimate for the cost of treatment to help you select a treatment plan.
If your pet requires additional hospitalization, diagnostics, or surgery, we will need you to make a deposit upfront, with the payment due in full when your pet is discharged.
- Can you help with my pet insurance?
We will be happy to help you complete the pet insurance forms for your pet’s visit.
Pet Owner Resources
Below are a few links to help with your pet's health.