Preventative Medicine Keeping Our Patients Healthy & Happy Since 1983

Preventative Medicine in Frederick

An Ounce of Prevention for a Lifetime of Health

At West Frederick Veterinary Hospital, we approach your pet’s health needs with an eye towards prevention. As an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited animal hospital, we believe that preventative care is one of the best ways to protect your pet’s health and wellness. Preventative medicine seeks to prevent the onset of diseases and illnesses with the idea that it’s much easier to prevent a disease from taking hold than it is to cure it. Regular checkups and vaccinations are two of the key ways that our Frederick veterinarians protect your pet’s health.

Schedule a wellness exam today. Call (301) 888-6626 or contact us online to book an appointment.

Preventative Care Tailored to Your Pet

Every pet that comes in to West Frederick Veterinary Hospital is unique. We understand that no two pets are the same – your pet will have a different set of medical needs than the needs of your neighbor’s pet. Our Frederick veterinarians take their time to get to know your pet from nose to tail. We ask you questions about their health and behavior too, since you know your pet better than anyone else.

We take several factors into consideration when developing a preventative care approach:

  • Breed
  • Age
  • Weight
  • Behavior
  • Lifestyle
  • Diet
  • Risk factors

All of the above characteristics – as well as others not mentioned above – are important factors in helping us determine the correct approach to your pet’s ongoing care. Our Frederick veterinary team will work hard to ensure that your pet is receiving the right care to live their life to the fullest.


One of the most important aspects of preventive care for your pet is making sure they stay on top of their vaccinations. Vaccines are very effective and can help prevent your pet from contracting or spreading various dangerous diseases. We recommend that your pet receives certain “core vaccinations,” which are considered to be universally beneficial for all pets. These vaccinations help prevent the spread of diseases that are considered to be severe or highly transmissible.

Core vaccinations for dogs include:

  • Rabies
  • Parvovirus
  • Distemper
  • Hepatitis

Core vaccinations for cats include:

  • Rabies
  • Calicivirus
  • Herpes virus type I
  • Panleukopenia

By vaccinating your pet, you are not only protecting them and your family, but you are helping protect the other pets of the Frederick community. Do your part to help lower the chances of spreading disease by making sure your pet is up to date with their vaccinations.

Call (301) 888-6626 or contact us online if you have questions about our preventative medicine program.

Why Choose Us?

  • Keeping Our Patients Healthy and Happy Since 1983
  • Strong Collection of Diverse Training & Medical Backgrounds
  • Individualized Treatment Plans for Our Patients
  • Compassionate & Reliable Veterinarians & Staff
We Put Pets First

Contact our office to schedule an appointment today!

Happy, Healthy Pets

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  • Responsive & Caring

    “Great staff, always calls back right away to answer our questions. Truly cares about our fur family and has always been responsive and caring. Would definitely recommend, very professional.”

    - Allison Brooks
  • Highly Recommend

    “I have been recommending both Dr. Hennings and the Grooming Room for years. We are thrilled with the care Sophie and Nicholas receive. The staff at the vet clinic is wonderful and we love Dr. Hennings. I can be a ninny worrying about Sophie and Nicholas”

    - Kevin Chapman
  • Polite & Professional

    “The staff at the clinic are always polite, professional, and treat my animal very well. Absolutely no complaints.”

    - Nick Krewson
  • Very Nice & Very Supportive Staff

    “Very nice and very supportive staff. They took very good care of my Sophia.”

    - Karen Morrison
  • Toby Comes out A New Happy Dog Every Time!

    “They are very professional. I have a little crazy dog and they never disappoint, they know how to be patient and handle him. Toby comes out a new happy dog every time!”

    - Ana Tibaquira