Health Recommendations

Welcome to Springfield Veterinary Center and congratulations on your new family member! We hope that by providing a brief overview of the future of your pet’s health, that we can simplify the transition from youngster to adult to senior. We are looking forward to keeping your new family member healthy and active throughout its life.  

Canine Health Protocol

Age

Health Needs

6 weeks

Examination and Health Assessment
DHPP Vaccination
Intestinal Parasite Screening
Begin Heartworm prevention. Continue every month year-round for life
Introduce Oral Health Care: brushing, dental treats, Oral Cleansing Gel

9 weeks

Examination and Health Assessment
DHPP Booster Vaccination.
Leptospirosis Vaccination (outdoor pets or access to stagnant water)
Bordetella Vaccination (pets who will go to boarding kennel, groomer or dog park)
Begin Flea control. Continue every month year-round for life

12 weeks

Examination and Health Assessment
DHPP Booster Vaccination
Leptospirosis Booster Vaccination (if applicable)
Bordetella Booster (if applicable)
Rabies vaccination

16 weeks

Examination and Health Assessment
DHPP Booster Vaccination
PennHIP Evaluation for Large Breed Dogs

20 weeks
(5 months)

Spay or Neuter
Large Breed spay/neuter may be delayed up to 1 year of age due to orthopedic considerations.

Continued Care for Life

Heartworm Preventative and Flea Control once monthly year-round for life
Oral Health Care:  Daily if possible. Once weekly at minimum.

1 year

Examination and Health Assessment
DHPP Vaccination
Rabies Vaccination (following the 1 year booster, this is given every 3 years)
Bordetella Booster,Leptospirosis Booster (yearly if applicable)
Intestinal Parasite Screen
Heartworm Test every 2 years (yearly if not receiving monthly heartworm preventative)

Adult Canine
(2-5 years)
 

Examination and Health Assessment each year
DHPP Booster Vaccination each year
Rabies Vaccination every 3 years
Bordetella Booster, Leptospirosis Booster (yearly if applicable)
Intestinal Parasite Screen each year

4 ½ years

Begin yearly Professional Dental Cleaning. Schedule at 6 month interval to Annual Examination

Mature Adult
(6-10 years)

Adult Canine Health Needs Plus:
Begin Yearly Preventative Health Check: CBC/Chemistry/T4 Panel
Yearly Professional Dental Cleaning at 6 month interval to Yearly Health Assessment

Senior
(10+)

Mature Adult Canine Health Needs Plus:
Physical Examination and Health Assessment every 6 months
Begin 6 month Preventative Health Check: CBC/Chemistry/T4 Panel

Feline Health Protocol

Age

Indoor Cat Health Needs

Indoor/Outdoor Cat Health Needs

6 weeks

Examination and Health Assessment
Intestinal Parasite Screening
Introduce Oral Health Care.

Same

9 weeks

Examination and Health Assessment
FVRCP Booster Vaccination
FeLV Vaccination
Begin monthly flea control

Same

12 weeks

Examination and Health Assessment
Rabies Vaccination
FVRCP Booster Vaccination
FeLV Booster Vaccination
FeLV/FIV Testing

Same

16 weeks

Examination and Health Assessment
FVRCP Booster Vaccination

Same

20 weeks
(5 months)

Spay or Neuter

Same

Continued Care for Life

Flea Control once monthly year-round for life
Daily Oral Health Care, once weekly at minimum.

Same

1 year

Examination and Health Assessment
Rabies Vaccination
FVRCP Booster Vaccination
Intestinal Parasite Screen
FeLV not required for Indoor Only Adults

Examination and Health Assessment
Rabies Vaccination
FVRCP Vaccination
Intestinal Parasite Screen
FeLV Vaccination

Adult Feline
(2-5 years)
 

Examination and Health Assessment yearly
FVRCP Vaccination every year
Rabies Vaccination every year
Intestinal Parasite Screen every 3 years
 

Examination and Health Assessment yearly
FVRCP Vaccination every year
Rabies Vaccination every year
Intestinal Parasite Screen every year
FeLV Vaccination Yearly

4 ½ years

Begin yearly Professional Dental Cleaning.
Schedule at 6 month interval to Annual Examination.

Same

Mature Adult
(6-9 years)

Examination and Health Assessment yearly
FVRCP Vaccination every  3 years
Rabies Vaccination every year
Intestinal Parasite Screen every 3 years
Yearly Preventative Health Check: CBC/Chemistry/T4

Indoor/Outdoor Adult Feline Care Plus:
Yearly Preventative Health Check: CBC/Chemistry/T4

Senior
(10+)

Mature Adult Feline Health Needs Plus:
Examination and Health Assessment every 6 months
Preventative Health Check every 6 months

Indoor/Outdoor Mature Adult Feline Care Plus:
Examination and Health Assessment every 6 months
Preventative Health Check every 6 months

Location

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

7:00 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-8:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "We have a new 8 week Boston Terrier that we took to Springfield Vet yesterday for the first time. Absolutely pleased with the service, attitudes and genuine care shown to our little boy. The whole team was so professional, but took time to talk to you and explain everything. Dr Cynthia Wiseman is so wonderful, she sat in the floor did Logan's exam and played with him. What bedside manners. I will continue to use them, I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a caring and professional vet."
    Roi W.
  • "We absolutely love this vet clinic and the staff! The facilities are modern and always clean. Everyone is always so friendly and genuinely care for you and your animal- they make you feel as if you are apart of their family.

    Our boy, Samson, is a Rottie (and quite the problem child). We are usually in the clinic almost every other month for something and they are always so helpful and show great care and love for our pup! We are very picky/protective puppy parents, so we were very grateful to have found both Dr. Cynthia and Dr. Heath shortly after getting Samson.

    We have definitely found our "home" in the vet world, and would highly recommend to anyone who is currently looking!"
    Machaelie H.
  • "I have taken my dog here since he was a puppy. The staff are so friendly and caring, a very clean place and they always get us in quickly. When we come in no one passes us without greeting my dog and I and they're never in a rush to get us out of there."
    ShealynR.
  • "We decided to start taking our new kitty here this past fall and we love it! He was not on his best behavior (to say the least) for his first appointment, and the staff was so patient and was still able to safely run his bloodwork and give him his vaccinations. Every service has been reasonably priced, and they did everything they possibly could to make sure that our little guy was off to a healthy start after we adopted him. What I love is that they really seem to focus on the small details, too, like trimming our cat's nails after remembering that I had expressed interest in doing so at a previous appointment, or supplementing his flea treatment with something to safely speed up the process. We will definitely keep coming here as long as we live in Springfield!"
    Megan J.
  • "I have been taking my dog to SVC since 2012 and when I adopted my cat in 2015. I have never had a bad experience. We have seen Drs. Heath & Cynthia Wiseman and I love them both. Always professional, always take their time when looking my pets over, asking questions, and answering mine."
    Katherine P.
  • "We’ve been taking our Moose there for a few years now. After swallowing a toy when he was a puppy, getting fixed, having surgery on his eyelids a couple times, and most recently having a breed specific illness; I can I say I would recommend everyone to go here. They’ve taken the best care of our boy time and time again and went above and beyond."
    Ashley J.
  • "We’ve been taking our Moose there for a few years now. After swallowing a toy when he was a puppy, getting fixed, having surgery on his eyelids a couple times, and most recently having a breed specific illness; I can I say I would recommend everyone to go here. They’ve taken the best care of our boy time and time again and went above and beyond."
    Ashley J.
  • "Pleasant staff.,very informative. Great environment for your pets, including own room for cats to play so as they aren't stressed out."
    Cheryl K.
  • "Dr. Cynthia Wiseman has helped my little Shiba dog with chronic hip problems tremendously with consistent acupuncture therapy! So thankful for this practice and the high quality of care they offer my pets!"
    Lacey M.