Lebanon Veterinary Clinic

926 Lynn St
Lebanon, MO 65536



Small Animal Screening 

Why do our pets need surveillance screening?


Firstly, our pets can't speak, they cannot tell us if they feel unwell or have any other indicators of internal illness. We need to examine them every 6-12 months depending on life stage as well as run some routine screening tests to detect underlying disease BEFORE it is clinically apparent. Secondly, pets actively hide signs of illness until late in the course of the disease, this is part of their DNA as both predator and prey. We see a similar action as kids when we are afraid of the dark or when we jerk our hand back when touching a hot stove!

Use the age chart below to find your pets age in "people" years and the screening testing recommended for each stage of his or her life. 

Because these approximations may vary by gender, species and breed, we strive to create an individual health and wellness plan tailored to each pet.


Age Chart