First-Time Clients

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Since pets age at a much quicker rate than humans, these visits will become increasingly important in the early detection of any changes in their health. Save time and fill out your paperwork online.

Shawsheen Animal Hospital is proud to serve the Tewksbury, MA area for everything pet-related. Our friendly, experienced veterinarians and support staff can meet virtually all your pet’s basic healthcare needs in our modern hospital, which features complete surgical and dental facilities. Our services not only include routine wellness and preventative care, but advanced surgery and diagnostics, dentistry, microchipping, laser therapy, nutritional counseling and more.

At Shawsheen Animal Hospital, we strive to always keep your pet healthy and up-to-date. Our annual exams (yearly physicals) are comprehensive and performed by our veterinarians. They examine all your pet’s organ systems (such as eyes, ears, mouth, heart, lungs, skin, abdomen, etc). We also are able to update all your vaccines during your physical.
In order to ensure your new pet gets the best possible start towards a lifetime of good health in their new home, we recommend introducing us promptly to your furry friend. At this first appointment, your veterinarian will check for the following and discuss any and all of your concerns regarding your new buddy. These services are also provided at your annual exam (yearly physical):

  • Clear eyes, ears and nose
  • Heart and respiration
  • Abdomen palpation
  • Proper bite placement
  • Any signs of infection or parasites
  • Proper growth and development
  • Presence of hernia
  • Initial vaccinations and a proper vaccination schedule tailored to your pet

To ensure that our staff has time to answer all your questions, we’d like to complete any needed paperwork before your scheduled appointment time. Thus, please arrive 10 minutes early so that we can review your paperwork, and to ensure continuity of your care, please bring any previous documentation with you. See you soon!

At your first visit to our hospital, please bring your pet in on a leash or in a carrier. This is for your pet’s safety as well as that of any other pets and owners in our waiting area. Also for your pet’s safety and that of our other patients, we do not allow retractable leashes in our lobby. Let us know if you need a leash and we’ll be happy to supply you with a complimentary lead you can use for your pet in our hospital.

You’ll also want to bring your pet’s vaccination and other medical records from your previous veterinarian, if available.

While our diagnostic imaging services help us detect physical conditions, our in-house laboratory helps us immediately establish baseline health for your pet as well as detect diseases and other illnesses using blood, urine, and fecal samples. We also perform pre-anesthetic blood work on animals undergoing surgery. We utilize a reference laboratory to complement our in-house services so we can offer a wider and more comprehensive range of wellness and non-routine testing.

Shawsheen Animal Hospital accepts the following methods of payment for our services:

  • Cash
  • Credit cards
  • CareCredit
  • Pet health insurance (limited)
  • ScratchPay

We do not accept personal checks.

Shawsheen Animal Hospital is able to treat dogs and cats. We are happy to provide you with referrals for other furry companions, just give us a call!

To help reduce the financial burden on pet owners, we do accept pet insurance. For more information on Pet Insurance, please click here.

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