First Visit Etiquette

Feel comfortable in knowing that Slade Veterinary Hospital, Inc. has the combination of quality care and excellent service to meet all of your pet’s needs. Below is some information to help you and your pet prepare for their first visit.

The lobby area is divided into two seating sections—one for our friendly canine patients and one for our more reserved canine or feline patients. We do ask that you kindly keep your dogs leashed at all times and that your cats be kept in carriers while in the lobby. If you or your pet are more comfortable waiting in an exam room, or out in your car, please do not hesitate to speak to one of our receptionists and we will do our best to accomodate special requests.

In preparation for your appointment, you will be asked to complete a New Patient Registration form. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your appointment to ensure adequate time. You may also click here to fill out this form in advance—just complete and submit! All other forms, including those specific to reproduction, health certificates, and boarding, may be accessed by clicking here.

Please bring your pet’s complete medical history, including vaccinations, prior labwork, and a list of diets and medications. You may email or fax this information to us prior to your visit so the doctor can review it. Lastly, we ask that you bring a list of questions or concerns for your veterinarian—don’t hesitate to ask anything about your pet’s health and behavior.

While waiting, please explore the PetPourri shop, which includes a comprehensive selection of treats, grooming tools, chew toys, and more! To learn more about what happens during the appointment, visit our wellness page! Also, don’t forget to visit our team page to read more about each of the veterinarians!

Dr. Ira Kaplan and Rio

Dr. Ira Kaplan with Rio.