Troy & Wentzville Veterinary Clinics:
Wellness Care for Large and Small Animals

Wellness Care for Large AnimalsFor more than 60 years the Troy & Wentzville Veterinary Clinics have been leaders in the veterinary community here in Eastern Missouri. It has been our pleasure to provide the very best that modern veterinary medicine has to offer to families and farms alike in Troy, Wentzville, Moscow Mills, Flint Hill, New Melle and throughout Lincoln and St. Charles counties.

Whether you are seeking care for a family pet, livestock, or horses on a working farm, the Troy & Wentzville Veterinary Clinics are able to offer a complete range of health care services designed to maintain the health of your animal and increase the productivity of your farm. First time visitors to either of our clinics are often pleasantly surprised by our state-of-the-art facility, the range of services offered, and the care and compassion of our doctors.

For farmers and others seeking to maintain the health and productivity of livestock and horses, you will find our veterinarians and veterinary technicians able to offer a wide range of farm call services. To say the least, their experience and expertise is supported by a range of medical tools and technologies designed to meet the needs of large working farms or the hobby farmer.

The model of care practiced by the doctors of the Troy & Wentzville Veterinary Clinics is based on our deeply held belief that preventative medicine is the best means to protect an animal's health and well-being. Our medical experience and training also tells us that preventative medicine is the most effective method of minimizing the lifetime cost of veterinary care as well as maximizing animal vitality and productivity.

For companion and large animals, we offer thorough wellness exams, vaccines, nutritional counseling, laboratory testing, and competitively priced pet products and pharmaceuticals. When matched with our skilled veterinary practitioners, these services and technologies are designed to prevent and/or detect illness at an early and easily treatable stage.

Should your pet or large animal experience an illness or injury, the Troy & Wentzville Veterinary Clinics offer state-of-the-art diagnostic, medical and surgical care. It is always our goal to return your animal to health as quickly, compassionately and cost-effectively as possible.

We strive each day to offer the best veterinary services possible within a fully equipped facility and by a staff that is professional and courteous. You are our friends and neighbors and we aim to give you our best each and every day.

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Wellness Exams for Companion Animals

Wellness Care for Small AnimalsAs medical professionals, the Troy & Wentzville Veterinary Clinics understand that the best means to keep your pet healthy as well as to limit the lifetime cost of care is through preventative medical care. The cornerstone of any preventative care program is regular wellness exams.

Just as any other member of your family sees a physician for routine physicals, your pet needs to see his or her veterinarian in order to check for underlying signs of ill-health. These routine exams also make for a great opportunity for you to ask any health-related questions you may have or raise concerns about the health of your pet. Your veterinarian will also use this time to discuss age-related health issues with you as well as provide any new information on the care of your specific type and breed of pet.

In all, routine wellness exams are an important step for discovering any health issues at an early and easily treatable stage as well as taking steps to prevent the onset of illnesses.

During your pet's wellness exam, your veterinarian will:

Examine your pet's lungs – There are a number of health issues that can be detected by listening to your pet's lungs. These include respiratory infections, obstructive diseases and other pulmonary issues.

Check your pet's heart – Your veterinarian can tell a lot about the health of your pet's heart by listening for murmurs and other irregular heart beat patterns through a stethoscope. Identifying an irregular beat or indications of obstruction may lead to early diagnosis and treatment.

Take a look at the teeth and oral cavity – Proper oral health is important for maintaining the overall systemic health of your pet because these infections can enter the blood stream and infect other areas of the body. Dental disease is also one of the most common health issues in pets as well as one of the most preventable.

Look at your pet's eyes – Ocular conditions such as glaucoma are relatively common in older pets and, as with other vision-related issues, can be well treated when discovered early.

Examine the ears – Infections, ear mites, low-grade allergies and other related health issues are fairly common in companion animals. It is relatively easy for your veterinarian to take a look inside the ears to see if there are any indications of ear disease.

Examine the lymph nodes, abdomen and skin – Your veterinarian will look for any unusual bumps or swellings as well as skin discolorations, lesions, and hair loss, which can indicate the presence of dermatological conditions or even systemic illness such as metabolic diseases.

Palpate joints and muscles – Arthritis and other orthopedic issues are relatively common in companion animals, especially those older than about six years of age. However, early detection and treatment can help relieve pain and offer your pet many more active years.

Lab testing – While your veterinarian's four senses are good at helping detect a number of health issues, laboratory testing allows us to evaluate the function of internal organs, blood, and other systems. These tests are critical for uncovering underlying disease processes that otherwise would remain unnoticed until they cause serious symptoms in your pet.

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