What to Expect

What to expect with your new pet

In your search for a veterinary facility, we believe you should expect high quality care as well as great service. At Kitsap Veterinary Hospital, our goal has been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care. We offer a comfortable setting where our dedicated and caring staff will provide you with the information and support necessary to provide the best care possible for your pet.

Upon arrival at Kitsap Veterinary Hospital

  • You will be welcomed by one of our receptionists who will ask you to complete a New Client Form
  • Once you are checked in, a Technician will accompany to a room, first stopping to weigh your pet
  • Next we will record your pet's medical history, discuss your pet's lifestyle, and any current symptoms or concerns you may have
  • Your Kitsap Veterinary Hospital veterinarian will then perform a complete and thorough physical examination of the eyes, ears, teeth, heart, lungs, abdomen, body condition and hair coat
  • Our veterinarians are calm, compassionate and willing to answer any questions you may have. They will make recommendations based upon your pet's special, individual needs. Depending on the findings, the doctor may recommend testing, procedures and/ or medications that will improve your pet's quality of life.
  • Our focus is on preventative medicine, parasite control, maintaining physical comfort, and managing medical conditions
  • We provide Patient Treatment Plans that will outline all medical recommendations and their associated costs for any extensive examinations and procedures. We encourage you to ask questions and communicate any concerns you have.
  • At the conclusion of the exam, we will accompany you back up to the receptionist for check out where you will receive a detailed receipt of the services we provided during the visit.

It is a good idea to keep an accurate medical diary not only of the procedures and of vaccinations your pet receives at the vet, but also of notes on things like your pet's elimination habits and any physical changes or unusual occurrences. Keep track of small shifts in your pet's behavior, including urinary marking habits and mood swings, along with diet and routine modifications. Take this notebook when you visit the vet. These seemingly unrelated occurrences may help explain results of your pet's medical tests.

We are convenient, and our qualified staff and facilities are set up to undertake surgery and perform procedures requiring anesthesia, such as teeth cleaning. Even the most cooperative pet may not readily go-along with a tooth and gum brushing, an annual dental cleaning by your veterinarian may be in order. Like you, your pet can lose his teeth due to decay and neglect. Because of the general risks inherent to anesthesia, especially for very old, very young or very ill pets, your veterinarian will likely suggest an exam and lab work of blood and maybe even urine, before your pet is anesthetized. Antibiotics and pain medications may be necessary before and after anesthetic procedures.