It’s important to be informed.
Client education is so important to our team at Community Veterinary Medicine. On this page, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions that we hear from our clients. If you don’t see your question or are looking for more information, please contact us directly!
Do I need an appointment?
Yes, please! Spending enough time with you and your pet is important to us. To make this possible, we ask that you call and make an appointment.
How can I schedule an appointment for my pet?
To schedule an appointment, call us at 646-912-9513
What kinds of pets do you treat at Community Veterinary Medicine?
We treat cats, dogs, and pocket pets (rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, rats, mice, guinea pigs, etc.).
How many times per year should my pet come in for an exam?
We generally recommend that all pets be seen at least once per year so that our veterinarians can keep a good eye on their health. Some pets, specifically seniors or those with compromised immunity, may need more frequent visits.
Why is dental care so important for my pet?
Tartar and plaque can build up on the surfaces of your pet’s teeth, causing bacteria to leak into the bloodstream and affect the organs that filter the blood. We examine your pet’s mouth when they come into our office for a visit, checking to ensure that the oral cavity is clean and healthy.
Are you hiring?
Please check our Careers page to see all of our open positions.
Heartworm Disease FAQs
If you have a pet, you should know about heartworm disease. It is a serious and possibly deadly disease. Typically, the parasite affects dogs, cats, and ferrets. It can also affect a variety of wild animals. The more you know about heartworm disease, the better you can protect your pet.
To keep your pet healthy and free from heartworm disease, you should make an annual visit with your veterinarian. During your pet’s annual exam, your vet will prescribe a heartworm preventive to keep your pet from getting the disease. If your pet has Heartworm disease, y tutor veterinarian will start heartworm treatment immediately.
How Is Heartworm Transmitted?
What Types Of Pets Should Be Tested For Heartworm?
How Will I Know If My Pet Is Infected?
If your cat has heartworm disease, they will develop a cough and can suffer from respiratory distress. Many cats with heartworm will vomit frequently. In very severe cases, your cat can die suddenly from the disease.
How Is Heartworm Treated?
If you have a cat, there is currently no safe and effective medication for heartworm. If your cat does get the disease, your vet will give him medication to reduce the inflammatory response. Surgery can also be performed to remove the heartworms.