A pet's first visit to the vet can seem a bit daunting, so we've put together a list of info and resources to help you prepare.

At your first appointment, we will gather information about your pet’s background, health, and diet. We can also address any questions or concerns you might have.

Your veterinarian will examine your pet from nose-to-tail, looking for things like heart murmurs, ear infections, and/or parasites. Your vet can also provide pet-proofing tips, diet recommendations, as well as parasite protection recommendations.

Before Your First Appointment
  1. Complete all relevant Patient Forms prior to your first visit.
  2. Email any existing medical history prior to your visit to scvcrecords@gmail.com  
  3. Assemble and be sure to bring all the proper items with you:
    • Your pet's adoption or purchase records
    • Any existing medical history
    • A list of current medications and supplements
    • Current feeding schedule and the brand of food you use
    • A list of questions you have for your veterinarian
  4. Collect any necessary stool or urine samples if requested.
  5. If you are bringing your dog, be sure he or she is on a short leash and preferably not an extendable leash.  If you are bringing a cat, be sure to have an appropriate carrier that closes securely. 

Arrive early to fill out paperwork

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your pet's appointment if you have not filled out our patient forms.

Thumbs up and stars

“My 3 dogs are privileged to have been in the care of Sunset Canyon Veterinary Clinic since we arrived in Austin 4 years ago. Throughout this time we have experienced nothing but outstanding, empathetic, and professional treatment. This Vet practice is indeed first class. I would never take my furry ‘kids’ anywhere else. Thank you to all the many wonderful staff members I have interacted with!”

Denise F.