At the beginning of every wellness exam at Eastown Veterinary Clinic, your pet's exam assistant will ask you questions to obtain a complete medical history for your pet. This way, we can determine right away if there have been any changes in health or behavior since your last visit. Your pet's veterinarian will then assess your pet's overall appearance and body condition during a physical examination. This examination includes:

  • Listening to the heart and lungs
  • Feeling for signs of pain, tumors, or any other unusual changes in the body
  • Checking joints for signs of arthritis or muscle weakness
  • Examining the eyes, ears, and mouth for any signs of disease
Your veterinarian will alert you to any abnormalities they find and will make recommendations to encourage the best health for your pet.

In addition to a complete physical exam, during wellness exams, we will also draw a blood sample to test your pet for heartworm disease and will check a stool sample for intestinal parasites. Depending on your pet's age and general health status, we will recommend a tailored blood panel and possibly a urinalysis to evaluate the health of the internal organs and help detect early stages of a disease.

Wellness examinations are the most important part of preventative healthcare for pets in all stages of life, from puppies and kitten to senior pets. They allow us to detect changes such as weight gain or loss, dental disease, and other subtle differences you may not notice at home. Many diseases become more dangerous and easier to contract as pets get older, so routine wellness exams and blood panels are particularly important for helping us detect diseases in senior pets before those diseases become serious problems.

With early diagnosis, many diseases, like dental disease, diabetes, and heart disease, can be treated, and early treatment can greatly decrease pain and improve your pet's overall health and well-being. Early detection and treatment can also help extend your pet's life.

We're proud to serve Grand Rapids, MI
and the surrounding communities.

As a community-focused veterinarian in Grand Rapids, MI, we offer a new level of full-service veterinary medicine at our facility on Lake Drive. We strive to offer excellence and earn the title as your favorite veterinarian in Grand Rapids.


Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed
We are closed from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM on Tuesdays ONLY.