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Companion Care Veterinary Hospital

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16777 Bernardo Center Drive, Suite E-10
San Diego, CA 92128
Phone: 858-451-0990
Fax: 858-451-5761

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Monday8:00am5:30pm
Tuesday8:00am5:30pm
Wednesday8:00am5:30pm
Thursday8:00am5:30pm
Friday8:00am5:30pm
Saturday8:30am3:30pm
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The Importance of a Pet Wellness Exam in Rancho Bernardo

That old adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is definitely applicable to good pet health, especially since pets age faster than humans. Each annual wellness exam is equal to you seeing a physician every five to seven years. Plus, pets can’t you when they’re not feeling well. If something is ailing them, a wellness exam will identify that something’s wrong and proper steps can be taken to ensure your pet gets well and feels better. And if a disease or condition is uncovered, proper treatment can eliminate or slow down its progression. It also helps prevent complications that may arise due to the disease. Scheduling a regular checkup with your pet’s vet is an effective way to keep your furry companion happy, healthy and comfortable. Keep in mind that senior pets and pets with chronic conditions should have a wellness exam at least once every six months. Your vet can even recommend a wellness program based on your pet’s breed, age and overall health.

A comprehensive pet wellness exam helps with the following:

  • Evaluate dental health
  • Check for breed-specific medical problems
  • Update vaccinations
  • Access pet aging
  • Identify heart irregularities
  • Determine if additional tests are needed

All of these reasons contribute to the importance of annual pet exams. All around, annual pet wellness exams enhance your pet’s daily function and well-being.

Pet Wellness Exam: Companion Care Veterinary Hospital

At Companion Care Veterinary Hospital, veterinarian Dr. Michalena Satowski performs a comprehensive wellness exam for pets. It includes a nose-to-tail inspection. She uses an otoscope to view the interior of the ears, a stethoscope to listen to the heart and lungs and an ophthalmoscope to examine the eyes. She also checks vital signs, such as respiration and pulse. Other tests performed during a pet wellness exam include a test of the blood, urine and stool. Blood tests can determine if your pet has problems, such as infection or anemia. With a fresh stool sample, parasites can be detected. A urinalysis can help test for bacteria and whether or not your pet’s kidneys are working properly. It can also diagnose conditions, such as urinary tract infection and diabetes. Depending on your pet’s medical history, current health and age, she may recommend additional tests as part of the wellness exam.

During the pet wellness exam, Dr. Michalena Satowski takes the time to talk to you about your pet’s behavior, activity and diet. She’s focused on learning whether or not there have been any changes in your pet’s daily habits or function. Wellness exams at Companion Care Veterinary Hospital are always personalized. Dr. Michalena Satowski wants to know everything about your four-legged friend.

If you haven’t yet had an annual wellness exam for your pet, call us to schedule an appointment. We’re committed to your pet’s long-term good health.

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Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday8:00am5:30pm
Tuesday8:00am5:30pm
Wednesday8:00am5:30pm
Thursday8:00am5:30pm
Friday8:00am5:30pm
Saturday8:30am3:30pm
SundayClosedClosed

Meet The Team

Meet The Doctor Dr. Michalena Satowski - Veterinarian: Dr. Satowski has almost thirty of veterinary experience. She graduated with honors from the University of California, Davis for her Doctor's degree. Prior to receiving her veterinary degree she graduated with honors from California State University, Fresno with her Bachelor's in biology. She also completed course work for her master's in Zoology and was accepted to the University of Hawaii for a combined masters/ doctoral degree. She was her High School valedictorian. At Davis she worked in the Nuclear Medicine Department on their Oncology Registry. She also worked with CT Scans and on the feline iodine 131 project. Prior to opening up her own practice, she did veterinary work for animal rescue stations in Fresno county, as well as the Chaffee Zoo in Fresno, CA. Dr. Satowski is licensed to practice medicine in both California and South Carolina and carry's a Federal class 2 veterinary classification (allowing to provide international transport certificates to exotics in addition to dogs and cats). Read More

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