Ipswich Animal Hospital

108 Newburyport Turnpike
Rowley, MA 01969



Surveillance Screening

health check

First: we must remember our pets can't speak and cannot tell us if they feel unwell or have any other indicators of internal illness. Because of this, we need to examine them every 12 months as well as run routine screening tests to detect underlying diseases BEFORE they are clinically apparent.

Second: our pets are really, really good at masking their illnesses until late in the course of disease. This stems from survival instincts in pack or colony situations. We believe the following tests give us the best chance of helping your pets live longer, healthier lives:

screening guidelines


In addition, as a guideline, please use the age chart below to find your pets age in "people" years and find the testing and screening timelines we recommended for each stage of your pet's life:

age chart