A pet's first visit to the vet can seem a bit daunting, so we've put together a list of info and resources to help you prepare.

At your first appointment, we will gather information about your pet’s background, health, diet, and training. We can also address any questions or concerns you might have.

Your veterinarian will examine your pet from nose to tail, looking for things like heart murmurs, ear infections, and/or parasites. Your vet can also provide pet-proofing tips, training assistance, and parasite protection recommendations.

Before Your First Appointment
  1. Complete all relevant Patient Forms prior to your first visit.
  2. Assemble and be sure to bring all the proper items with you:
    • Your pet's adoption or purchase records
    • Any existing medical history
    • A list of current medications and supplements
    • Current feeding schedule and the brand of food you use
    • A list of questions you have for your veterinarian
  3. Collect any necessary stool or urine samples if requested.
  4. If you're bringing in your dog, be sure he or she is accustomed to being on a short leash. If you're bringing a cat, be sure to have an appropriate carrier.
  5. Feel free to bring your pet's favorite treats to keep them happy and distracted!

Appointment Policies

​Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your pet's appointment in order to fill out necessary paperwork. Save time by visiting our patient forms page.

While we do our best to make sure all of our patients are seen on time, there will be times of occasional unexpected delay due to an emergency or because we are providing care for a patient that needs a little more time. Please accept our apologies should this occur, and understand that the same dedication and courtesy will be provided to your pet should they ever need it.

Pet Taxi

Need help getting your pet to and from Wilkinson Animal Hospital? Pet Taxi will pick up your pet and bring them home again! Give them a call at (704) 616-3412.

“The staff here is very friendly. I would not hesitate to say this group is the best in Gastonia. I feel very confident in the care my baby gets from Dr. Moore the difference in his personality and energy has been dramatic since going to Wilkerson. We would not think of going anywhere else. We love these guys.”

Kimberly W.

Request an Appointment

Request Appointment (704) 824-9876
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