Wellness and Prevention

Wellness and Prevention

Sarver Animal Hospital is dedicated to providing comprehensive veterinary care with a personalized touch. As trusted caretakers of your beloved dogs and cats, we believe in preemptive wellness as much as we do in compassionate healing. Here’s an overview of the services that make us your partners in fostering the health and happiness of your pet.

Preventive Veterinary Care

Our medical services are designed to be more than just treatments— they are proactive shields against preventable ailments. Whether your pet is facing a health issue, or you are simply looking to keep them in optimal shape, our team ensures that no aspect of their well-being goes unchecked.

By maintaining a consistent schedule of preventive care, we can help to catch any potential issues early on, saving your pet from advanced disease progression for treatable conditions and you from significant expenses. With regular check-ups, vaccinations, and screenings, we can also identify potential health risks unique to our Sarver, PA geographic area, and provide personalized recommendations for keeping your pet healthy.

Under the care of our seasoned professionals, each treatment, diagnosis, and procedure is a testament to our commitment to excellence.

Comprehensive Physical Examinations

Offering far more than a once-over, our detailed check-ups pinpoint even the subtler signs of illness, enabling us to intervene well in time.


Your pet’s shield against a host of preventable diseases, customized to their unique needs and lifestyle.

Parasite Screening and Prevention

From flea and tick control to tailored internal parasite management, we’ve got the full spectrum of protection covered.

Nutrition and Dietary Counseling

Tailored to meet the needs of your pet’s age, breed, and health status, our comprehensive counseling ensures they receive the optimal balance of nutrients—crucial for prevention and management of various health conditions.


A simple and safe procedure, microchipping safeguards your pet’s return should they ever become lost, providing peace of mind and a higher likelihood of reunification.

Behavior Consultations

Addressing a broad range of behavior issues, our consultations aim to improve the quality of life for both you and your pet, fostering a happier, well-adjusted companion.

Flea and Tick Prevention

Protecting your pets year-round from the discomfort and health risks associated with flea and tick infestations, our tailored preventive strategies are vital for maintaining your pet’s health and preventing the transmission of disease to your family.

Heartworm Prevention

A critical measure for the well-being of your pet,  heartworm screening and preventive treatments are the most effective protocols to safeguard against this serious condition, ensuring your pet remains healthy, heartworm-free, and happy.

Choosing Sarver Animal Hospital is choosing a partner in pet care who combines veterinary expertise with a passion for animals. Let’s take the first step in ensuring a future full of tail wags and warm purrs!

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Frequently Asked Questions for Wellness and Prevention

Navigate through our FAQs on wellness and prevention to find essential information on how regular health assessments and preventive care can extend your pet’s life and well-being.

Why are annual examinations necessary for my pet? 

Annual examinations are crucial for your pet’s long-term health. These check-ups allow veterinarians to assess overall health, detect early signs of conditions, and implement preventive measures that can save lives and reduce future medical costs.

What can I expect during my pet’s annual exam?

During the exam, your pet will undergo a thorough physical inspection, which may include dental assessment, weight and nutritional evaluation, parasite screening, and updates on vaccinations. It’s a comprehensive review of your pet’s health.

How do annual exams benefit my pet’s health?

Routine exams are proactive steps in monitoring and preserving your pet’s well-being. They help identify and manage potential health problems before they become serious, ensure your pet’s vaccinations are up to date, and keep them protected against diseases.

Are routine examinations different for older pets?

Yes, senior pets may require more frequent examinations or specific tests. As pets age, they are at a higher risk for certain diseases, and early detection through routine exams is key to managing their health effectively.

Can’t I just take my pet to the vet when they show signs of being unwell?

Waiting until symptoms appear can often mean a disease has advanced, making treatment more difficult and recovery longer. Annual exams are intended to avoid this scenario by catching problems early when they’re most treatable.

Will the vet discuss parasite prevention during the annual check-up?

Yes, part of a complete annual exam includes discussing parasite prevention strategies tailored to your pet’s lifestyle and regional risks, ensuring they remain protected year-round.

Is there anything I need to prepare before my pet’s annual exam?

Bringing any medical records, behavior concerns, and questions you have to the annual exam will help the veterinarian provide a more targeted and efficient evaluation. It’s also beneficial to note any changes in your pet’s behavior, appetite, or activity level.