pet exams in edgewater, il

Pet Exams and Preventive Care for a Long, Happy Life

For your pet to live a long healthy life, they require regular pet wellness care. Routine pet exams for the pets of Edgewater and Rodgers Park allow us to check for abnormalities, talk to you about any behavior changes at home, perform necessary bloodwork and diagnostics as needed, and more. We recommend annual exams for most pets, but some may call for two or more exams a year. Puppies and kittens, senior pets, and those with chronic conditions are more vulnerable to illness, and pet wellness care checks help us keep a closer eye on them.

Our Typical Pet Exams

When you bring your pet to us for a regular check-up we cover a range of areas that affect their everyday health. We perform and discuss the following at our pet exams:

  • Nose-to-tail physical exam
  • Bloodwork, if needed
  • Diagnostic screening
  • Parasite prevention
  • Vaccinations
  • Nutrition and weight management programs

We offer vaccinations, flea and tick prevention, and a full line of veterinary diets in house. Additionally, bloodwork and diagnostic screenings taken when they are healthy help us better understand the extent of the problem when they are ill. For any medications, our full onsite pharmacy will be able to accommodate you.

young boy outside with a puppy

Life Stage Care: Different Needs at Every Age

Each life stage of your pet deserves its own unique brand of care. Puppies and kittens have different needs than adults, who have different needs than seniors! To properly account for all your pet’s needs, we tailor our pet wellness care plans specifically for them.

Just like any newborn baby, puppies and kittens are vulnerable and require special attention. They’ll need parasite testing, a vaccination schedule, and we may also discuss their diet to ensure they are getting the nutrition they need. We’ll also touch base about a spay or neuter surgery for your new pet. The surgery has loads of benefits that far outweigh the negatives and you can learn more here.

Depending on their lifestyle, adults may require different vaccinations such as Bordetella for kennel cough, or other lifestyle vaccines. It’s also important that their parasite prevention is consistent and any new development such as allergies are swiftly addressed and treated. This time of a pet’s life is typically the least needy, but that doesn’t mean you should stop bringing them to see us! They need thorough exams and updated vaccinations on the regular.

Older pets, just like newborns, have a special set of vulnerabilities. Now that veterinary medicine is so advanced, pets are living longer fuller lives, which also leads to some of the same issues we suffer from as humans. They are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer, may lose their sight or hearing, and often develop chronic conditions such as arthritis. Bi-annual pet exams help your pet maintain their health well into their golden years. We not only treat them for any malady but can offer advice and treatments for their at-home care that fits into your lifestyle and their needs.

Learn More

To learn more about pet wellness care and its importance in your pet’s health, please contact us today and make an appointment!

Mei C.

The vet and the staff are nice, attentive and very knowledgeable. We are so happy on how much attention they give such as doing follow up calls to check on my dog after getting his immunizations and how understanding they were because my dog felt very anxious. Definitely recommend this place and we’re so happy to find a vet near us that’s way better than the one that we used to go to.

Jenni L.

I trust the care of my beloved 11-year-old pug to Dr. Perry. He is very knowledgeable and gentle. He is not only a doctor, but also a friend who listens. The front staff are always polite and considerate. I love this place! So glad I found it since I am new to Chicago

Galen G.

I've been taking my cat to Broadway Animal Hospital the past few years until recently when she passed away suddenly from a rapidly declining lung condition. 

When Dr. Kas was informed of my cat's passing he called me personally to say he was sorry and really comforted me in my time of mourning... I really appreciate that quality of service. I have had nothing but great experiences when I took my kitty in for checkups. When I'm ready to adopt another furry life companion, I'll gladly take them there

George E.

Fantastic doctors and staff! Dr. Kaz and his entire staff were just wonderful with our little girl chihuahua mix. Would highly recommend to all!

Kit S.

Dr. Kas and his staff are wonderful.  I've been going to BAH for almost 35 years and would never consider going elsewhere.  When I visit, I know my companions have had the very best care (and the most up to date care) available.  Thank goodness they are here for us!

Carl N.

Yesterday was Jackson's first visit. We found the clinic and its staff A1 -- we received a follow up call today to check how Jackson was doing post shots. He is well; chewing his favorite toy and all is well. We highly recommend this very impressive pet care center: 5 star service 5 star staff.

Connor R.

Great people with neighborhood feel. Always call to check up after appointments and have worked my dog in on very short notice on multiple occasions.

Jeff B.

What an exceptionally friendly and well-run office! Everyone on staff was extremely helpful and outwardly happy to help. They treated my cat like she was their own and talked me through everything they were doing. If she needs anything else going forward, this is who I'll be taking her to.

Hector N.

I’ve visited 6 animal hospitals as I have moved several times around Chicago. This is hands down the best experience I’ve ever had with a vet in terms of care, pricing and friendliness. Now that my dog is 8 years old, I feel happy to say that we’ve found a team of vets that we trust.

Carol-Ann B.

The staff was wonderful! The vet was excellent! We were in and out very quickly but all my questions were answered ! Highly recommend!

Leila S.

I have been taking my cat there for about 8 years. They have been very helpful and even saved me money from unnecessary procedures when my cat was sick. They truly care for the well being of the animals. Prices are reasonable also. Friendly and knowledgeable stuff.

Sebastian K.

I brought my old dog, a thirteen-year-old Siberian husky, here when his body began to fail in his old age. Dr. Perry was so tender and caring with him, and they ensured me that nothing was seriously wrong with him other than the effects of age. He passed nearly a year later, and he did so quietly and peacefully, not racking up any vet bills to try and "bring him back." So glad to have BAH in my neighborhood! Thanks, guys!