When pets come to our hospital for grooming, a technician performs a courtesy physical exam and completes a "grooming physical
exam report card." The groomer then reviews this information with the owner at pickup (or sometimes the technician will call
the owner personally). On many occasions, technicians discover issues that result in the client consenting to a more in-depth
exam or bloodwork by a veterinarian. Many clients are happy that we've detected the problem and can make an appointment for
their pet right away. We've also seen high compliance with dental cleanings through this program.
—Dr. Elizabeth Dymond
AVH Veterinary Group
Pen Argyl, Pa.