Welcome to Lake Norman Animal Hospital! Read on below to learn about what to expect at your pet's first appointment with our Mooresville vets.
Knowing what to expect during your first visit to our veterinary hospital can help make the process quicker and more pleasant for both you and your pet.
If possible, please arrive about 10 minutes early for your first appointment with us so that you can fill out a New Patient Form for your pet. To save some time, you can complete this form ahead of time online. New Patient Form
After you and your pet have been introduced to the vet, we'll escort you into an exam room. Here, we'll review your pet's health history and habits, and discuss your goals for your pet's care. Please feel free to ask as many questions as you like!
Next, the vet will perform a full 'nose to tail' exam. They will thoroughly examine your pet’s skin, coat, eyes, ears, mouth and nose, as well the legs, joints, abdomen and anal sac. They will listen to your pet’s heart and lungs, and older pets may also have blood tests to check their kidneys, liver and other internal organs. If your pet is due for any vaccinations or laboratory work, we will also take care of these needs during this appointment.
Yes, it always is best to book an appointment ahead of time to ensure we have room in our schedule to see your pet.
In the event that your pet needs emergency care during our regular business hours, please contact our clinic nearest to you right away.
If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please call us as soon as possible so that we can offer the space in our schedule to other patients.
We don't have a cancellation penalty, but ask that you do your best to respect the schedules of our veterinary team. Thanks!
Payment will be due at the time of the appointment and can be made by cash, cheque, debit card or credit card.
We take care of all small domestic pets such as dogs, cats, birds and rodents.
We accept payment by debit card, credit card (VISA, MC, AMEX) and cash. All services require payment and unfortunately we do not offer payment plans or delayed billing.
You can purchase all the medications and speciality food your pet needs either via our online store or our in-house pharmacy.
Yes, we offer boarding services for both dogs and cats.
Here are some helpful links for your pet's health.