Plan Your First Visit | Gastonia Veterinarian | Lineberger Veterinary Hospital

Plan Your First Visit

When you are looking for a veterinary care clinic you should be able to count on superior care and excellent service. We  have assembled an expert team of veterinary professionals to bring you the best possible healthcare for your pet. We have a state of the art veterinary facility which is clean, comfortable, and efficient.

Once a year, you should take your pet in for a check-up. This will include a full physical exam and may include teeth and gum cleaning if needed. Our vets will check the health of your pet from head to tail, and you will be very happy you came to see us!

Bring in any medical history you have of your pet when you come to our vet clinic. It’s best to keep a journal of your pet’s health throughout his or her life, including behavioral shifts. If you have something like this, share it with our team. If not, let us know everything that you think will be important. Our vets can still work with whatever information you have.

In some circumstances, our doctors will refer you to a specialist who has advanced expertise in areas such as internal medicine or surgery.

Your first appointment

  • How do I transfer my pet’s record from a previous clinic?
    • Simply call your previous vet office to request a copy of your records, and bring them with you.

Or, you can request to have them sent directly to us at:

Fax: 704-824-7710

Email: [email protected]

  • How long will my first appointment take?
    • We schedule appointments for 15 minutes. During this time, your pet will receive a full physical exam and any recommended treatments (such as vaccines), and you’ll have time to ask the veterinarian any questions you may have.

We recommend you come about 10-15 minutes early to fill out paperwork (or, fill out your first visit form now, and bring it with you).

  • What do I need to bring to my first appointment?
    • In order to serve you and your pet most efficiently, we recommend bringing a copy of any medical records you have for your furry family member.

You can bring a copy with you, or call your previous veterinarian to have the records sent directly to us, at:

Fax: 704-824-7710

Email: [email protected]

If your pet is taking any medications or supplements, it can also help to bring the containers with you, so we can make a note of the brand and dosage for your pet’s medical records.

  • I just got a new puppy/kitten. What should I do?
    • First of all, congratulations!

Go ahead and give us a call and tell us more about your new pet’s age, where they’re from, and any records you have of their vaccines, parasite preventions, and other medical history.

We’ll take it from there, and schedule an appointment to meet your new furry family member, and get their next vaccines when due.

If your puppy or kitten is ill, please call or seek veterinary care right away.