What To Expect As A New Patient
In your search for a veterinary facility, we believe you should expect high quality care as well as great service. Our goal has been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care. Our commitment to you is to continue to offer our world class service and a state of the art veterinary facility.
Your pet's annual vet check-up will include a total physical exam, with a thorough investigation of your pet's head, body and tail, and all his assorted cavities. Because even the most cooperative pet may not readily go-along with a tooth and gum brushing, an annual cleaning by your veterinarian maybe in order. Like you, your pet can lose his teeth due to decay and neglect. It's a good idea to keep an accurate medical diary not only of the procedures and vaccinations your pet receives at the vet, but also of notes on things like your pet's elimination habits and any physical changes or unusual occurrences. Keep track of small shifts in your pet's behavior, including urinary marking habits and mood swings, along with diet and routine modifications. Take this notebook when you visit the vet. These seemingly unrelated occurrences may help explain results of your pet's medical tests. Also, if you need to change vets, it's good to have this journal to provide a complete medical history.
Choose a veterinarian who is calm, compassionate and willing to explain all the procedures your pet undergoes. Try to find a vet with whom both you and your pet feel comfortable. Try to have it convenient, choose a clinic with qualified staff and facilities to undertake surgery and perform procedures requiring anesthesia, such as teeth cleaning. Because of the general risks inherent to anesthesia, especially for very old, very young or very ill pets, your veterinarian will likely suggest a few exams, including a chest X-ray and lab work of blood and urine, before your pet is anesthetized. During the procedure he might need an IV drip; antibiotics may be necessary before and after.
Dr. Krakowski may refer you to a specialist, veterinarians who have completed advanced studies in specialties such as internal medicine, surgery, and emergency care, if your pet must undergo a procedure that requires more precise knowledge and experience.
Why Choose Us?
Our team is passionate and committed to creating a safe haven for all pets and their families.
Our team consists of skilled and talented pet professionals providing each patient with the highest level of care and treatment in a warm and welcoming environment.
There is no place we would rather be than right here caring for your pets as if the were our own.
We would love to meet you and your pet and have you join our wonderful family of animals and their loving owners. Call our veterinarian in Cary to set up an appointment for a no-obligation consultation.
Pawsitively Raving Reviews
“I like that he called me to let me know everything went well and asked what my budget looked like before adding more tests that I couldn't afford! Very pleased.”- Amy M.
“Dr. David Krakowski is a superhero in Vet uniform. Have used Chatham Animal for 13 years and Dr. K's temperament, judgement and surgeon's hands have enabled me to sleep at night with my sick pups in his capable care.”- KADA
“The entire staff is so caring, thorough, and patient. I've been going to this practice for over 25 years, and have always felt like my pets are treated with the utmost care and concern.”- Stacie A.