Your first visit
How to prepare, and what to expect.
1. Make an appointment
2. Get your cat ready
Get them familiar with their carrier
A little preparation in the time leading up to your appointment can go a long way to reducing your cat's anxiety on the day of. We recommend getting the carrier out a few days early, and making sure they feel comfortable with it.
While we can't prescribe any medications prior to your visit, if you're concerned about your cat getting anxious, give us a call. There are some natural supplements and foods that can help calm them down prior to their visit.
3. Get yourself ready
Jot down your questions
What helps us
4. Plan your trip
Aim to arrive 5-10 minutes before your appointment time, as there will be some paperwork to fill out.
Both locations have free parking out front. At Marina del Rey, we also validate for the parking lot behind the building.
5. What to expect at your first appointment
We'll check you in
Our front desk team will get you checked in, then bring you to an exam room.
(Make sure to keep your cat in their carrier until you get in one)
We'll get some measurements
One of us will take some measurements and get your cat's basic history.
You'll spend time
with a doctor
One of our doctors will perform an exam, discuss what they see, answer your questions, and possibly make some recommendations for future care.