2619 SW 17th St, Topeka, KS 66604
(785) 233 - 3185

Routine Wellness Care

Routine Wellness Care

Routine wellness and preventative care are provided on an annual basis for all patients of University Veterinary Care Center to maintain the patient's health as a whole. This can include; yearly physical examinations, vaccine boosters or titers, bloodwork, parasite checks, and dispensing of parasite preventative medication. 

Annual Physical Examination

Yearly examinations are completed by a doctor, to assess your pet's overall health and establish whether any preventative measure needs to be taken. This exam often includes annual vaccine boosters or titer tests, fecal testing, heartworm testing, and parasite prevention; which is vital to your animal's overall health and wellness.


Here at University Veterinary Care Center, we can offer personalized vaccinations for your pet's health and lifestyle needs. 

What are personalized vaccines?

Personalized vaccinations are becoming an increasingly popular method of preventing over-vaccination in pets. Some veterinarians feel that the introduction of unnecessary vaccine antigens, into the pet's body, may contribute to immune system diseases or malfunction leading to the development of diseases.

Vaccination frequency in pets should ideally be tailored to the level of immunity needed for each specific disease being vaccinated against. If the level of immunity falls below an adequate level of protection, referred to as a titer, the pet can be vaccinated against that specific disease, thus avoiding the unnecessary introduction of antigenic stimulants to the immune system.

Although Rabies titers can be measured, public health regulations require vaccination for this disease regardless of proof of protective antibody levels, in either dogs or cats. For more information regarding Topeka's rabies vaccine requirements please visit: http://www.kdheks.gov/epi/download/KDHE_Rabies_Control_Requirements.pdf

How are pets tested for adequate antibody protection levels?

The titer is a test measuring the level of antibody's present within the body for a specific disease, measured by taking a blood sample and evaluating the level of protection, in the animal at that time. The testing is done by submitting the blood to a diagnostic lab, and results on the titers usually return within 7 days.

Pet Licensing

According to the City of Topeka website "All dogs, cats and miniature potbelly pigs, 6 months of age or older, and currently residing within the City of Topeka limits must be kept current on vaccinations against rabies and licensed with the City of Topeka Police Department.”
Topeka Animal Licensing Form

The Topeka Animal Licensing Form must be completed and mailed to the Animal Control Unit 320 S Kansas Ave, Ste 100, Topeka, KS 66603-3640 along with the appropriate pre-determined fee listed on the City of Topeka website.

Annual bloodwork

Much of our blood work is done in-house on Idexx Laboratory machines and results are available within minutes. We have a complete in-house Idexx Suite which includes; a Catalyst Blood Chemistry machine and a ProCyte machine for rapid blood analysis. 

ProCyte Dx Hematology Analyzer

Comprehensive results, including an advanced five-part white blood cell differential, absolute reticulocyte count, presence of band neutrophils and nucleated red blood cells (nRBCs) as well as body fluid analysis.

Catalyst Dx Chemistry Analyzer

This machine runs blood samples that analyze blood chemistry values. A chemistry evaluates the function and health of multiple organ systems, within your pet.

Chem 15

A comprehensive chemistry profile with GGT, valuable for assessing liver function, particularly in feline patients. Combine with a CBC, electrolytes, and tests such as total T4, when indicated.

Chem 10

A focused chemistry foundation; combine with a CBC, electrolytes, and other tests. Used prior to the administration of anesthesia to evaluate the health of the patient's organ systems.

Idexx ProCyte Dx Hematology Analyzer
ProCyte Dx Hematology Analyzer
Idexx Catalyst Dx Chemistry Analyzer
Catalyst Dx Chemistry Analyzer
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Rehabilitation and regenerative medicine is a passion of ours here at University Veterinary Care Center. We believe by offering physical therapy, animal chiropractic, and cold laser as additional integrative treatment options, a pet's health outcomes improve.

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Critical Care

We offer several critical care and emergency related services for current patients regardless of species. Our doctors remain on-call for current patients seen within the past 12 months experiencing after-hours emergencies.

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Alternative Medicine

Here at University Veterinary Care Center, we are proudly offering alternative options to conventional veterinary medicine. Currently, we provide Stem Cell Therapy, Animal Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Reiki, and herbal medication.

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