Pet Preventative Healthcare & Vaccines

At Family Pet Clinic, we know that you want your pet to stay healthy and happy for as long as possible, and preventative care is one of the best ways of making that happen. That’s why we offer comprehensive wellness care for all stages of life. Our team will develop a personalized health plan and vaccine schedule tailored to your pet’s individual needs — because no two pets are alike! To schedule your pet’s wellness appointment, please feel free to reach us at 262-253-2255.

Reliable Wellness Care for Your Pet

Remember, your dog or cat can’t always let us know when something is wrong. Don’t let them suffer in silence! Ensuring your pet comes in for regular checkups provides our team with a consistent opportunity to identify and treat any underlying medical issues before they become more serious. Help us help your pet experience a range of benefits including, but not limited to, prevention of common diseases, earlier detection of medical conditions, and even the benefit of creating that special bond with their veterinarian to help ease anxiety and enable us to become more familiar with them.

What Should I Expect During a Wellness Exam?

You will be greeted by our friendly CSRs, who will bring you right back to your own room to avoid any stress to you and your pet from waiting in a loud waiting room.

During your pet’s wellness exam, we will take a variety of steps to thoroughly assess their general physical health and behavior, including the following:

  1. Discuss your pet’s lifestyle, diet, and any medical concerns you may have.
  2. Take vital signs such as temperature, heart rate, and respiratory rate.
  3. Examine your pet from head to paws, including eyes, ears, nose, mouth, skin, coat, muscle condition, and palpate the lymph nodes/abdomen for any possible abnormalities.
  4. Evaluate your pet’s behavior to identify any additional concerns that may need attention.
  5. Conclude with administering any vaccines, performing any diagnostic tests such as
    bloodwork, or sending out the fecal sample you brought in to check for parasites.
  6. We will also dispense any necessary preventive or medications.

A few other things Family Pet Clinic wouldn’t want you to forget when preparing for your appointment;

  • Bring a fecal sample along to test for any intestinal parasites. We like to check at least once a year!
  • Consider a yearly blood panel, especially Heartworm Blood Test, to catch any underlying diseases or, at the very least, have a good baseline to look back on.
  • Consider testing your new feline friend for Feline Leukemia and FIV with a simple blood sample.


Vaccinations are a crucial part of keeping not only your furry friend safe and healthy but also your friends and family from potentially serious diseases, such as Rabies and Leptospirosis. We will work with you to determine the most appropriate vaccines for you and your pet’s lifestyle.

Our Recommended Vaccines:


  • Rabies – The first vaccine is given around 16 weeks of age, followed by boosters every 1- 3 years.
  • DHLPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus, and Parainfluenza) – First vaccine is given around 6-8 weeks of age, with boosters given between 3-4 weeks apart until about 16 weeks old and repeated either yearly or every three years.
  • Leptospirosis – The first vaccine is given around 12 weeks (or as a part of the initial DHLPP series) with a
    booster between 3-4 weeks and then yearly.
  • Bordetella (oral or injectable)
    – Oral vaccine started around eight weeks of age with a yearly booster. Injectable vaccines
    will need one booster around 3-4 weeks after the initial one, with a booster every year.
  • Lyme – Lyme vaccine is started around 12 weeks of age, followed by a booster in 3-4 weeks, then


  • Rabies – The first vaccine is given around 16 weeks of age, followed by boosters every 1- 3 years.
  • FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and panleukopenia) – The initial vaccine started around 6-8 weeks of age, with boosters given every 3-4 weeks until 16 weeks of age.

Followed by boosters every 1-3 years.

  • Feline Leukemia – The first vaccine is given around 12 weeks of age, with a booster 3-4 weeks later, then yearly.

Have any questions about how to best care for your dog or cat, or are you looking to make a wellness appointment? Contact Family Pet Clinic at 262-253-2255, and a team member will be more than happy to assist you!