Wellness & Vaccinations

At Veterinary Healing Center of Folsom, we believe that with animals, just as with humans, prevention is always the best medicine. The more proactive we are about managing your pet’s health, the better the chances that he or she will enjoy many happy, healthy years by your side. We know that a long, healthy life for your pet is important to you, which is why it’s equally important to us! We also know that achieving this goal starts with a solid foundation of wellness care.

Through annual physical exams, disease prevention, and early detection, we will set your loved one on the path to a lifetime of good health. Our wellness care services are designed to meet all of your pet’s changing health care needs through every stage of life – from birth through the senior years, and every step along the way. This individualized approach ensures that your pet will always receive the most precise and effective care he or she needs, each and every time you visit with us.

What is wellness care?

Just as our own doctors recommend that we have check-ups once a year, pets need to be examined on a regular basis, too. These routine visits include comprehensive physical exams, which allow us to gather a clear and accurate snapshot of your pet’s overall health. We can then use this information as a guideline to measure future visits against, looking for any changes. The sooner we identify a potential health concern, the more effectively we can address it and the better the chances of a positive outcome for your pet.

Wellness visits involve all of the following:

  • Physical “nose to tail” exam
  • Customized vaccination plan
  • Parasite prevention and control
  • Nutrition and weight management

We’ll also discuss with you and make recommendations on other important things, such as microchip identification, spay/neuter procedures, behavioral issues, and more. Depending on your pet’s age and health status, the doctor may also recommend certain routine diagnostic tests to help us further evaluate your companion’s overall well-being.

Getting to know you…

Finally, although certainly no less important, wellness visits provide the perfect opportunity for all of us at Veterinary Healing Center of Folsom to get to know you and to develop a bond with your pet. This is important, because the more your loved one comes to know and trust us, the more comfortable and at ease he or she will be during visits, which will improve the quality of care we can deliver.

Simply put, the benefits of routine wellness care can add years to your pet’s life, and improve the quality of those years ten-fold. Don’t take chances with your loved one’s health. Let’s work together to help that special little guy or girl achieve optimum health for life!

 

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    • Senta LudwigSenta Ludwig

      We have taken all three of our dogs to Dr. Cahoon and Dr. McKerney over the past 6 years - they have kept them healthy and happy through all manner of health conditions and injuries and our 15 year golden mix would not be able to walk without the acupuncture and laser treatments they provide. They love our dogs and always spend time with us to explain what is going on. Highly recommend!

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    • Theresa Ostland EdwardsTheresa Ostland Edwards

      We started seeing Dr Cahoon and Dr McKerney because we needed alternative health care for our 12yr old mutt. We specifically chose Veterinary Healing Center for their knowledge and experience with Eastern Medicine applications. Our family is overjoyed for our pet and the pain relief he is now experiencing since starting his treatment plan just a few months ago. The staff is always friendly and attentive. The prices are comparable to other veterinary offices. I highly recommend their services for your pets needs.

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    • Sandy Wedekind DeKreekSandy Wedekind DeKreek

      We have been taking our Labrador to The Veterinary Healing Center for almost two years to treat her with eastern medicine/procedures for radiating pain from her neck to down her front leg. After about 6 acupuncture treatments and cervical formula powder supplements we saw a remarkable improvement! She went from limping and barely able to climb stairs to running around the yard and jumping into the pool! She was like a brand new dog! We continue with monthly maintenance treatments and we couldn’t be happier with the results! We now take our English Golden Retriever puppy there for checkups!

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    • Margaret Daly ClaessenMargaret Daly Claessen

      The Veterinary Healing Center in El Dorado Hills is fantastic. My cat Marshmallow and I have been with them for a year. I brought Marshmallow there for a second opinion about his breathing problems because of asthma and upper respiratory issues. He was getting injections about every 6 weeks, and those many trips to the vet were very stressful on him. Dr. McKerney, took Marshmallow off the injections - steroids and convenia – and put him on a tablet of doxycycline. She felt that his main issue is upper respiratory. Marsh has not had any breathing problems for a year, and he is happy to take his pill in a pill pocket! I have such a positive experience when Marshmallow and I visit. Marsh is not the best behaved patient, and Dr. McKerney is wonderful and is always so patient and gentle with him, and the staff is patient and gentle with him, too – I am grateful, and thankful!!

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    • Jackie Jaynes-CreelJackie Jaynes-Creel

      The Veterinary Healing Center of Folsom and El Dorado Hills has been fantastic. They have been there through some of the most difficult decisions (letting our Oreo go) to just making sure our girls are healthy (annual checkups). They are loving to our Boston and Chihuahua even when the dogs are not willing to be touched. This is a very Caring place. If you want to go somewhere that is fabulous with your fur babies this is the place. ��

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    • Annbritt OutzenAnnbritt Outzen

      Our first ever visit to them. A+ from beginning to end .

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    • Donna BrodskyDonna Brodsky

      Brought PeeWee, who lost use of his back legs, in today for the first time and were treated with calm and care. I love the Eastern approach and we all have high hopes that acupuncture, laser treatment, and some herbs will fix the hitch in his giddyup and restore his youthful step again. Fingers crossed.

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