Nansemond Veterinary Clinic

110 Kensington Boulevard
Suffolk, VA 23434


Preventative Care

We feel that a comprehensive wellness program is the most important thing you can do for your pet! 


Dog getting examWellness and Preventative Medicine

A regular physical examination is just as important for your pet as it is for you!  Our puppy and kitten wellness plans include an exam and vaccines every 3-4 weeks until 16 weeks of age.  For our adult and geriatric patients, we recommend a complete physical examination for your pet twice yearly. During a physical examination our veterinarian listens to your pet's heart and lungs, evaluates your pet's vision, looks for any unusual lumps or swellings and checks your pet's teeth and oral cavity. Routine examinations give us an opportunity to develop a picture of your pet's overall health. Examinations are also essential in detecting problems before they become serious and expensive issues.


We select vaccines for your pet based on the American Animal Hospital Association's recommendations, our assessment and each individual pet's lifestyle. Vaccines are a very important part of preventative care and are tailored to the pet's needs. Core vaccinations include rabies and distemper vaccines for dogs and cats.  Other vaccines that may be administered after assessing your pet's risk assessment include bordatella, lyme, and leptospirosis vaccines for dogs and feline leukemia for cats.  If your pet is not healthy enough to receive a vaccine, we can also provide vaccine titer testing to determine your pet's immunological status against common viral and bacterial pathogens.





New puppy handout


New kitten handout