When your pet is ill, we will make every effort to get you in on the same day you call. We feel that getting a history of the illness is almost as important as the examination, so the doctor will spend some time talking to you first. We then examine your pet and make test recommendations. Most of the time we try to keep it simple and prescribe therapy based on the symptoms we see. If we feel your pet has a more serious condition, we may recommend bloodwork or x-rays. You'll be advised of the cost of these and given other options if you choose not to proceed with the tests. We feel pets do better at home, so we rarely recommend an overnight hospital stay.