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What to Expect at your Appointment
  1. ​We will review your pet's information, including X-rays and medical records.
  2. A faculty member, resident or intern, and student will perform an orthopedic examination.
  3. If you elect for our comprehensive examination:
    1. A Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist will perform a thorough physical therapy examination.
    2. We will perform an objective Tekscan g​ait analysis.
  4. Once we have had a chance to understand your goals and your pet's illness, we will discuss our findings and potential diagnostic treatment plans with you.
  5. We will provide you with a cost estimate and decide together what the next steps are.

Before your appointment

Note: These items are not required, but they may help the exam process go smoothly

  • ​Complete the Pre-Appointment Survey, so we can more effectively meet your goals and help your pet.
  • Watch the brief video below that outlines what to expect at your appointment. (video coming soon)
  • Bring your pet's medical records, X-rays, or other information available to you.
  • Bring a list of medications (including dosage and size of pills) and special diet information.
  • Ideally, we suggest withholding food the morning of your appointment to facilitate potential diagnostic procedures that may require sedation. Water can be given as usual.
  • Bring a book or laptop. We will accomplish your goals as quickly as possible, but because we collaborate with other services for diagnostics, you may have to wait a few hours.​

Video: What to expect at your appointment 

OMM What to Expect at Your Appointment video