What to Expect at a Veterinary Appointment
Knowing what to expect at your first appointment with us will help to make your first visit to Paddock Park Animal Care Center more pleasant for both you and your pet.
Please arrive approximately 10 minutes early to your first appointment in order to give your time to complete our New Patient Form. To save a bit of time, you can complete the New Patient Form online in advance.
Meet Your Veterinarian
One of our veterinary team members will review your pet's medical history to discuss their issues with you. You can also ask any questions you may have, and we will be sure to take the time to answer them.
Examination, Diagnosis & Treatment
After your pet has been assessed, we will provide you with a diagnosis and treatment options. Your veterinarian will work with you to determine a treatment plan for your pet.
After your visit, we will also create a detailed report of our assessment, the discussion we had with you, and your pet's treatment plan. We will keep this information on hand for whenever you require it.
Our Pet Care Philosophy
We are proud to serve pet owners and their four-legged family members in Ocala, Marion County and beyond. We believe that quality veterinary care can be affordable.
We are committed to provide high quality and compassionate services to you and your pet with state-of-the-art treatments, technology and facilities.
We are passionate about preventative care, client education, and providing comprehensive emergency and rehabilitative care to Ocala pets.
Learn more about our office policies, payment options, and appointment booking by reading through our hospital FAQs.
- What types of payment options are available?
Payment in full is expected at the time services are provided or upon discharge of your pet. We accept payment by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
- Are there payment plans available for my pet’s care?
We are proud to offer CareCredit as a financing option. They offer an easy application process that will give you results in minutes.
- Will I be provided with an estimate of costs?
We will always provide a good-faith estimate of the cost of our services before treating your pet. However, unforeseen circumstances may always arise and impact your bill.
We will discuss our written estimate with you before you leave our facility, and will require a deposit based on that estimate before providing any further treatment.
- Should I call ahead to book an appointment?
- What is your appointment cancellation policy?
If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, get in touch with us as soon as possible to let us know. This way, we can offer the space to our other client and schedule your new appointment as soon as possible.
- What types of animals do you treat?
We take care of all small domestic pets. From dogs and cats, to rabbits, reptiles, hamsters and birds, we are here to treat your pet with the care they deserve.
- Where can I purchase my pet's prescription and food?
You can purchase all the medications and specialty food your pet needs either via our online store or our in-house pharmacy.
- What are the fees associated with an emergency visit?
A deposit is required for all emergency examinations. Once staff and veterinarians have had to chance to examine your pet, we will provide and estimate for treatment and a treatment plan will be determined.
If further hospitalization, diagnostics or surgery are required, a deposit is required upfront, with payment in full due when your pet is discharged.
- Can you help with my pet insurance?
We’re happy to help you fill out pet insurance forms for your pet’s visit.
Pet Owner Resources
Here are some helpful links for your pet's health.