Pender’s 24 Hour Vet & Emergency Animal Hospital offers all of these for Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area residents.
Current law and our standards prohibit us from practicing medicine over the phone without physically examining your pet but we can assist you in deciding if your pet is having an emergency and needs to be seen by an emergency veterinarian in your area.
No, a pet’s life schedule is very different than ours. At six months they are like teenagers, and by seven years of age they have rolled into their senior years. At Pender, we focus on the health status of those over seven because we find that many aging disease complexes start being exhibited then. Because of this, we recommend a minimal amount of lab tests that will show if there are hidden diseases that need attention. We find that about 20% of these patients will have a disease entity that was not obvious on a physical exam, and that needs medical attention now. We have put together different packages of tests (at reduced prices) that fit certain species, age, and breeds.