Preventative Care For Pets


Preventative Care

Welcome to Rockaway Animal Hospital, where we are dedicated to providing top-quality veterinary care to pets in the Rockaway area. Our team of experienced veterinarians and staff are committed to keeping your furry friends healthy and happy. One of the best ways to ensure your pet’s health and wellbeing is through preventative care.

What Is Preventative Medicine?

Preventative Medicine is a cornerstone of our practice, and we firmly believe in its importance in maintaining the health and happiness of your pets. Just like humans, animals benefit greatly from proactive healthcare that focuses on preventing diseases, rather than just treating them. By taking a proactive approach to your pet’s health, we can identify potential health risks early on, and implement effective strategies to keep your furry companions healthy and thriving.

Preventative Medicine Program

As part of our comprehensive Preventative Medicine program, we offer a wide range of services designed to address the unique needs of each individual pet. These services include:

Annual Check-Ups

Annual check-ups are crucial to keeping your pet healthy. During these visits, our veterinarians will examine your pet from nose to tail to ensure they are healthy and to identify any potential health issues early on. Our team will also discuss any concerns you may have and recommend any necessary tests or treatments.

Wellness Visits

Wellness visits are similar to annual check-ups, but they are more frequent and geared towards maintaining your pet’s overall health. During wellness visits, our veterinarians will evaluate your pet’s health and develop a customized plan to help maintain their health and wellbeing. We will also discuss your pet’s diet, exercise, and behavior to ensure they are on track.


Vaccines are an essential part of preventative care. Vaccinations protect your pet from a variety of illnesses and diseases that can be dangerous or even fatal. Our team can help you determine which vaccines are necessary for your pet based on their age, lifestyle, and risk factors. ‌

Parasite Prevention

Fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal parasites can pose serious threats to your pet’s health. We offer effective preventive measures, such as regular parasite screenings, topical treatments, oral medications, and vaccinations against specific parasites.


Microchipping is a simple and effective way to ensure your pet can be identified if they are ever lost or stolen. Our veterinarians can quickly and easily implant a microchip, which can then be scanned by animal shelters or veterinary clinics to identify your pet and help reunite you with them.

Health Certificates

If you plan to travel with your pet, you may need a health certificate. Our veterinarians can perform a thorough physical exam and provide the necessary paperwork to ensure your pet meets all necessary travel requirements.

Nutritional Counseling

A balanced diet is vital for your pet’s overall health and can prevent various health conditions. Our veterinarians can recommend appropriate diets based on your pet’s age, breed, weight, and specific health requirements.

Schedule Your Next Check Up in Rockaway, New Jersey ‌

At Rockaway Animal Hospital, we believe that preventative care is the key to keeping your pet healthy and happy. We also understand that every pet is unique, and their preventive care needs may vary. That’s why we take a personalized approach to veterinary medicine, tailoring our services to meet the specific needs of your pet.
We encourage you to schedule an appointment at Rockaway Animal Hospital today. Our compassionate team is ready to provide exceptional Preventative Medicine services to ensure the well-being of your cherished companion. Your pet deserves the best, and we’re here to deliver it. Call us today to schedule an appointment for your pet or simply fill out the form below!

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