Immediate answers to the most frequently asked questions about VERG and your pet’s care
Q: Should I have insurance for my pet?
A: Pet insurance is proving increasingly beneficial to pet owners since many policies cover wellness exams as well as specialty care and emergencies.
Specialty and emergency medical care can become quite expensive, and insurance helps to defray these costs, allowing you to pursue the best medical care for your pet. We suggest you shop around for a policy that best aligns with your pet’s specific needs.
Q: Does my pet need a yearly check-up and yearly vaccines?
A: Your pet should have at least one annual check-up, increasing to once every six months as he ages. This is important since routine physical examinations often detect problems in their early stages when intervention yields better outcomes. And, since some vaccines should be administered annually, your veterinarian can develop a vaccine schedule that suits your pet’s lifestyle during these visits.
Q: Does my dog require heartworm preventative year round?
A: Giving your dog heartworm preventative year-round is the surest way to prevent heartworm disease. Since heartworms can be dangerous to treat once your dog is infected, we recommend year-round protection.
Q: Can we use VERG as our primary veterinarian?
A: VERG operates exclusively as an emergency and specialty hospital, but there are many highly-skilled general practitioners across Brooklyn who look forward to caring for your pets’ wellness needs. If you’re currently searching for a primary veterinarian, check out our interactive map to find superior veterinary clinics in your neighborhood.