Our Approach to Veterinary Care

Our Approach to Veterinary Care 

Most people are aware that puppies and kittens need frequent wellness checkups during their first year, but did you know it is just important for your pet to have regular examinations as an adult? Bringing your pet to Westside Animal Hospital is the best way to ensure that it has a long ad healthy life. An annual wellness exam is the ideal time for our veterinarians to diagnose diseases while they're still early enough to treat successfully. We'll also check your pets dental health, for lifestyle problems such as obesity and then offer you advice on getting your pet back into a healthy shape.

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The Westside Animal Hospital Difference

For many pets, going to the veterinarian's office can be a stressful experience. It's an uncomfortable environment full of strange people and other animals.  We know that stress can adversely affect your pet's health, so we try to make sure each visit is as stress-free as possible. Our philosophy of caring for each individual pet along with the way we approach each appointment combine to make visits to the see the veterinarian as calming as possible for your furry family member.

The first difference you might notice is the lack of rushing in our office. You might have noticed when you called to arrange your pet's wellness exam that appointments here are a little more spread out. This is because we refuse to be rushed when it comes to taking care of your pet. Each of our appointments takes longer than you'd find in other veterinary clinics. We're not in a rush to move animals in and out of our office. That may not be the most efficient way to run a business, but it's how we like to treat all of our patients. We take the time to calmly examine each pet, making sure they're as comfortable as possible during the process. This results in a pet with much less tension, one that responds easier to treatment.

We also spend time informing and educating the human half of our patient teams. You'll be in the room during virtually every examination so that you can see what our doctors are looking for and what they find. Our entire team will combine to help you to understand your pet's health, both what's going on now and what you can do to make it better. We'll teach you healthy habits for your pet such as teeth cleaning and good eating habits, along with ways to deal with any health issues your pet may have.

Contact Our Casper Veterinarian Today

If you live in the Casper, Wyoming area and have a pet, call Westside Animal Hospital at (307) 472-5600 to make an appointment for a wellness exam. You'll be pleased at the caring difference choosing the right veterinarian can make.


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "The entire team at Westside Animal Hospital is fantastic!! They take such great care of both of our dogs - young & old - routine care and/or emergencies!! Thank you to the Drs. Johannessen for all you do for our family:) Our community is truly so fortunate to have you here!"
    -Melissa Y
  • "Very good facility. Both doc's are good about giving quality time and their assistant Ashley is wonderful."
    -Victor J