Do you take your pet to the vet regularly? Most pet owners take their pets to the veterinarian only when they are sick or act strangely. However, pets are just like humans and need frequent health checkups to ensure everything is fine and that no medical help is required. Regular and annual checkups help catch certain diseases early and prevent serious health issues in the future. Here are the main reasons why you should schedule a visit to the vet for your pet:
Consider bringing your pet to the vet for the following reasons:
Are you searching for “affordable vet services near me” in Jacksonville, FL, for your beloved pet? Then, do not look further than Orange Park Animal Hospital at Oakleaf. Our animal clinic provides high-quality, affordable veterinary care, including comprehensive care, vaccinations, parasite screening and deworming, screening for heartworm disease, and others. Our mission is to care for your pets and ensure they live a long and happy life. Feel free to check out our website or give us a call at (904) 560 8006 if you have any questions.
Dr. James Gillen is originally from Puerto Rico and moved to Jacksonville, Florida at the age of 12. He knew growing up he wanted to be a veterinarian because it brings together the two things he loves most – animals and people. He completed his undergraduate degree at Florida State University and afterwards worked as a veterinary technician, an SAT/ACT tutor, and a high school teacher before completing his veterinary degree at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019.
Dr. Gillen has special interests in dermatology and academia and co-authored two research papers in canine atopic dermatitis and Leishmaniasis. In his free time, Dr. Gillen enjoys anything involving the water (beach/pool, surfing, scuba diving), going to theme parks, exercise (weight lifting, running, biking, boxing), and science fiction books – among other genres. Dr Gillen lives with his wife and son, one dog, two cats, and a ball python.