Wellness & Preventative Care

Wellness & Preventative Care

Pet Wellness & Preventative Care

At Walton Way Veterinary Clinic in Augusta, Georgia, we prioritize your pets’ health and well-being through comprehensive wellness and preventative care. Routine checkups and proper preventative health care are the cornerstones of your pet’s good health and longevity

Routine Examinations

Annual to semi-annual health examinations are crucial for maintaining your pet’s health and happiness. These exams allow us to establish a health profile, track trends, and detect potential health issues early on. By conducting regular check-ups, we can identify diseases in their early stages, enhancing your pet’s ability to combat them effectively. 

Our wellness visits are tailored to your pet’s specific life stage, considering factors such as species, breed, age, and environmental challenges. During these visits, your pet will undergo a thorough physical examination and receive age-appropriate diagnostics, including blood work, blood pressure screening, and parasite checks. We encourage open communication during these appointments to address any changes in your pet’s health or behavior.

Preventative Care

Preventative care isn’t optional—it’s essential! We believe in keeping your pets healthy by preventing illness whenever possible. Vaccinations play a crucial role in disease prevention, and we adhere to the vaccination requirements set by the American Animal Hospital Association. Our veterinarians will work with you to tailor a vaccine regimen that suits your pet’s individual needs. Additionally, we emphasize the importance of annual check-ups to monitor for abnormalities and initiate preventative measures against parasites. Fleas, ticks, and internal parasites pose significant health risks to pets and their families, and we provide testing, treatment, and preventive protocols to address these concerns effectively.


Vaccinations are essential for protecting pets from potentially fatal diseases. We educate pet owners on the benefits of vaccinations and offer flexible vaccine schedules based on individual needs. 

Our canine vaccination options include protection against rabies, distemper, adenovirus, parainfluenza, parvovirus, leptospirosis, bordetella, canine influenza virus, and Lyme disease. 

We use PUREVAX feline vaccines for our feline companions to safeguard against diseases such as rabies, feline leukemia virus (FeLV), panleukopenia, and respiratory pathogens. We also advocate for vaccine titers, which measure antibody levels to determine if additional vaccinations are necessary, avoiding over-vaccination whenever possible.

Heartworm Testing

Heartworm testing and prevention are vital components of our preventative care approach. Annual heartworm testing allows us to detect and treat this potentially fatal disease early. We recommend preventive treatment year-round, especially in regions like Augusta, Evans, and Martinez, Georgia, where heartworm prevalence is high

Without preventive measures, heartworms can cause serious cardiovascular complications in pets. Our veterinarians tailor preventive treatment plans based on individual pet lifestyles, offering options such as ProHeart 6 for dogs and preventive measures for cats, as there is no approved treatment for heartworm infection in felines.

We’re in This for Life!

At Walton Way Veterinary Clinic, we are committed to providing comprehensive care to pets of all ages and stages of life. Whether your pet is a playful puppy or a beloved senior, we’re here to support their health and well-being. Schedule an appointment with us today to start your pet on the path to a healthy and happy life.