We're committed to providing a positive veterinary experience for our Westport patients and their owners. Here is everything you'll need to know for your pet's first appointment with us.
Your First Visit: What to Expect
During your first appointment, our team will compile information about your pet, and welcome you both into the Westport Veterinary Associates family!
Step 1: Get Settled
Please arrive about 10 minutes early for your first appointment to fill out a New Patient Form. If you'd like to save a bit of time, you can complete this form online.
Step 2: Get Started
After you and your pet have been introduced to your vet, we'll review your pet's medical history, ask questions about their daily life, and discuss goals for care. Feel free to ask any questions you may have!
Step 3: 'Nose to Tail' Exam
The next step in getting to know your pet is a full 'nose to tail' exam. Your vet will examine your pet’s skin, coat, eyes, ears, mouth, and nose, as well the legs, joints, abdomen, and anal sac. We'll also listen to your pet's heart and lungs.
- Should I call ahead to book an appointment?
- What is your appointment cancellation policy?
If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please call us as soon as you know about the change of plans so that we can offer the space in our schedule to other patients.
While we don't have a cancellation penalty, we ask that you do your best to respect the schedules of our veterinary team. Thanks!
- What types of payment options are available?
Payment will be due at the time of the appointment. Payment can be made by cash, debit card, or credit card.
- What types of animals do you treat?
We take care of all small domestic pets such as dogs and cats.
- What methods of payment do you accept?
We accept payment by debit card, credit card (VISA, MC, AMEX), cash and CareCredit. All services require payment and unfortunately we do not offer payment plans or delayed billing.
- Where can I purchase my pet's prescription and food?
You can purchase all the medications and specialty food your pet needs either via our online store or our in-house pharmacy.
- How do I reorder food and prescriptions?