Our health and wellness program for patients include thorough annual exams, up to date vaccination protocols, prevention of parasitism, client education on puppy and kitten home care, nutrition consultation, and recommendations regarding spay and neuter procedures.

Annual Health and Wellness Exams and Medical Check-ups will involve a thorough physical examination as well as the administration of any vaccinations necessary to keep your pet healthy.

Annual Exam

During our comprehensive wellness exams for canines and felines, our highly-trained animal care professionals will assess your pet’s:

Cardiovascular system
Central nervous system
Skin and coat
Body condition and weight
Urinary and reproductive system
Eyes and ears
Mouth, teeth, and gums
If we find any reasons for concern or abnormalities during the exam, then we will immediately discuss those with you and can recommend and perform advanced diagnostics or a variety of treatment options.

During the exam, we also perform screening for parasites like fleas, heartworm, ticks, and intestinal parasites as well as administer vaccinations.

Lastly, we’ll discuss your pet’s nutrition and diet and recommend behavior modifications, if necessary.


As a pet owner, we want you and your family to experience the joy of pet companionship for a long time. That’s why we strongly emphasize wellness exams and preventative care, which includes vaccinations.

The vaccination schedule can vary depending on your pets age, activity level, health status, lifestyle, the likelihood of disease exposure, etc. However, we recommend that all puppies and kittens establish and adhere to a vaccination schedule as soon as possible.

For canines, vaccinations include Rabies and DAPP (distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, and parvovirus) are essential.

For felines, Rabies and FELV/FIV (feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia) are essential.

Please note the following:

Puppies, kittens, and unvaccinated adult pets require boosters and protocol is tailored to age and previous history.

Antibody vaccine titers may be performed on a case by case basis including patients with severe vaccine reactions and autoimmune disease.

Patients with previous history of mild to moderate vaccine reactions are premedicated with Benadryl prior to vaccinations and often vaccinations are spread out and given at separate appointments.

Rabies vaccinations must be given in conjunction with a physical exam. If adult patients are up to date on the annual exam and rabies and are otherwise healthy, pets may come in for other vaccines and heartworm test (dogs) via a technician appointment and will not require an exam.

Puppies & Kittens

Puppies and kittens are very susceptible to disease and sickness if not vaccinated properly. It is very important to schedule a wellness appointment once obtaining your new family member.

At that time, our trained and experienced staff will discuss proper care, vaccine schedule, nutrition, behavior, spaying/neutering, microchipping, and helpful at home tips.

Senior Exams & Older Pets

Between age 7 (larger breed) or 10 years (smaller breed dogs and cats) we recommend blood work at their yearly annual visit. This will allow us to detect any early onset of disease.

Customer Reviews

  • Upper Arlington Veterinary Hospital is by far and away the best veterinary clinic I have ever visited. I have been bringing my four-legged family members here for 10+ years and would never even consider seeing another veterinary practice.

    Shane C.

  • Always a happy, caring staff who my lab/coon-hound Ollie LOVES! No issues ever going into here for his vaccinations and check-ups. Everyone working there has been extremely kind and helpful. I'm very glad I found this gem of a Veterinary Hospital as soon as I moved to Columbus about 2 years ago.

    David W

  • I have been taking my 2 Italian Greyhounds here for a few years and we love it! The staff genuinely cares and always takes the time to answer any and all questions and always explains everything thoroughly and the facility is always clean.

    Jaime K.

  • We love taking our dog here! Excellent service and care from the moment you walk in the door. They really care about your pet and will follow up to make sure they are doing well. Excellent communication about plan of care and necessary treatment.

    Angela F.

  • I'm 100% pleased with the quality, compassion, knowledge and skill of all the staff. They have been extremely understanding of my situation and have been very compassionate. If my pets could speak, I'm sure they would agree. I highly recommend the Upper Arlington Veterinary Hospital!

    Jay F.

  • I can't say enough good things about this vet! I'm a first time dog mom and the doctors and staff here have put me at ease every visit. They don't just care for your pets medical needs, they also give them the love and attention they need to be comfortable here, which makes every visit a breeze. They are also extremely flexible with scheduling appointments. Highly recommend this vet to anyone!

    Kirby F.

  • Dr. Joanna and Dr. Adam Parsons are so kind, compassionate, thorough and treat each of my dogs like they're one of the family. The office staff and vet techs are amazing and they accommodate even the most behaviorally challenged dogs with ease and understanding. I love that my dogs get such an excited greeting every time they visit. This truly is the best vet's office I've ever been to and I'd never take my dogs anywhere else.

    Katie C.