Senior Program

How It Works

The cornerstone of the plan is a complete examination every six months. At each visit a careful assessment of your pet’s health and well being is performed. General advice is given, and specific written recommendations are made for you and your pet.

Blood and urine testing can identify problems well before we see any physical changes and so a complete blood count, biochemical profile and urinalysis are performed at the first visit each year.

Cats have special needs. We monitor them closely for kidney and thyroid problems as well as checking blood pressure when possible.

  • Frequently Asked Questions
    What is included?
    • Two consultations with the veterinarian – Six monthly visits.
    • Annual complete blood count, biochemical screen (including thyroid hormone measurement) and urine testing.
  • • Blood pressure monitoring.
  • • Mobility and chronic pain assessment plus effective management plans for pets with pain
  • • Medication review and advice – six monthly included checks facilitate convenient refilling of your pet’s prescription
    • Nutritional assessment and diet plans.
    • General advice on how to help your pet age well.
  • • If needed, palliative health plans and quality of life counselling.

What does it cost?
Only $295 a year (for both cats and dogs)

This represents a saving of over $100!

Are there other costs involved?
• If a problem is identified other tests may be recommended that can be performed in the consultation. This might be an eye pressure test or a lump cytology. These tests are performed only if needed and charged separately.
• The program does not include the cost of medications, or vaccines, these are charged as they are dispensed.

What about the annual vaccination visit?
• The annual vaccination can be incorporated into one of the two check-ups.

What happens if a problem is found?
• If a health concern is identified the vet will discuss available treatment options and agree on a course of action you are happy with.
• Additional steps might include further blood tests or diagnostic imaging, dietary modification or medication. At all times the potential costs and benefits of these steps will be discussed with you.