UVMA recommends a complete physical examination for all pets on their first visit to us. This enables us to establish a baseline of what is normal for the pet, regardless the age at which the pet is first examined. Once this baseline is established, uvma recommends an annual physical examination for most pets. Depending upon the age and any existing medical conditions, we may recommend more frequent examinations, but an annual examination is strongly recommended for all pets. Please visit the "Services" area of this site by using the navigation bar to the left. This area provides more information on the importance of physical examinations.