Taking your pet to the vet for regular check-ups and treatments is essential for their well-being. Veterinary professionals are trained to treat various illnesses to provide more comprehensive care than any other type of medical provider.

Benefits of Consulting Vets for Your Pets

Here are four reasons why you should consult a veterinarian in Letchworth for your pet’s well-being:

Early Diagnosis and Treatment

Consulting a veterinarian can ensure that your pet receives early diagnosis and treatment for any potential health issues. This is especially important if your pet is exhibiting any signs of illness or injury, as early diagnoses and treatment can prevent the development of more serious medical issues down the road.

Vaccinations

Veterinarians are also able to administer vaccinations which help protect pets from various infectious diseases and parasites. Vaccinating your pet is one of the most effective ways to keep them healthy, as it helps develop immunity against serious illnesses like rabies, distemper, parvovirus and more. Regular vaccinations also help keep pets up-to-date on their immunisations in case they come into contact with other animals carrying diseases.

Regular Check-Ups

Consulting a vet regularly helps detect potential health issues before they become too serious or difficult to treat. Vets typically give pets a thorough physical exam at each visit, checking for any lumps or bumps under the skin which could indicate cancerous cells; looking at teeth and gums for signs of gum disease; conducting blood tests to check organ function; or performing faecal tests for intestinal parasites or other diseases. All these measures help identify potential problems before they worsen and cause long-term harm or death in pets. 

Nutrition & Exercise Recommendations

Veterinarians have extensive knowledge of nutrition and exercise regimes that work best for different types of pets based on their age, breed, size, lifestyle and overall health condition. They can advise owners on creating balanced diets tailored specifically for their individual animal companion’s needs or provide tips on incorporating physical activity into their daily routine so that exercise becomes part of their regular routine, significantly improving both mental and physical well-being over time. 

Henlow Veterinary Centre is a trusted place to have the best treatment for your pets. We have highly qualified and efficient vets with vast experience handling dogs and cats. Please get in touch with us to know more about our vet services in and around Letchworth.

Dr Andre Costa Pereira

Orthopaedic & Soft Tissue Expert

DVM MSc PGcertEAMS PGcertVPS certAVP-GSAS MRCVS
Andre graduated in 2011 and has been working
in the UK since 2013.

Since moving to the UK he has been working in busy hospitals, while training for his certificate in order to ensure high surgical caseload. For the past 3 years he has been the lead surgeon for a large group taking surgical referrals from the other clinics within the group.

He has attended many international congresses and courses to be up to speed with the most recent techniques and has trained with some of the best surgeons in the field.


He enjoys all aspects of soft tissue and orthopedics, but has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, BOAS (brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome) and traumatology.

He has a certificate in Advanced Veterinary Surgery and is an Advanced Practitioner in small animal surgery.

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