Preventative Care

Preventive Care

When it comes to veterinary care, prevention is always the best medicine. Maintaining your pet’s health, promoting optimal wellness, and preventing avoidable health problems is always the best course of veterinary care. Prevention is not only more effective and safe than treating health problems after they’ve developed, but it’s also usually the least expensive veterinary care option.
At Takoma Park Animal Clinic, our veterinarians offer a comprehensive list of preventive veterinary care services designed to keep your pet as healthy and happy as possible.

Preventive Veterinary Care Services in Takoma Park

Wellness Exams & Health Screenings

We encourage pet parents to schedule regular wellness exams and health screenings for pets of all ages and conditions. These appointments ensure we’re able to detect potential health concerns as soon as they arise — rather than overlooking issues until they become more difficult to treat.


Vaccines protect pets and people from some of the most dangerous, contagious diseases. Our veterinarians will work with you to determine an appropriate regimen of core and non-core vaccinations based on your pet’s lifestyle, environment, and exposure risk.

Parasite Prevention

Based on your pet’s species, size, lifestyle, and family members, we’ll recommend safe and effective parasite preventatives.

Pet Dentistry

In addition to at-home dental care, regular professional dental cleanings and exams help to prevent pets from developing periodontal disease and other oral health problems.

Nutrition and Lifestyle Counseling

Nutrition provides the foundation for your pet’s health and quality of life. Providing a well-balanced diet and plenty of exercise will give your pet’s body the tools it needs to stay healthy and strong. Our veterinarians can help you select a high-quality diet and nutritional supplements, in addition to helping your pet maintain a healthy weight.

Schedule a Wellness and Prevention Appointment for Your Takoma Park Pet

Similar to receiving a vaccination, no anesthesia is required for microchipping. A pet might experience a slight pinching sensation when the needle is inserted, but they don’t experience any lasting pain and won’t even feel the microchip.