Thank you for trusting Animal Medical Clinic of Goose Creek with the care of your dog.   We want to make sure your dog’s visit is as stress free as possible so we have included some ideas on how to make the visit a positive one for both of you.

  • If you were provided with anti-anxiety medication give it according to your doctor’s instructions.
  • Give yourself and your dog lots of time to get to the clinic. Feeling rushed will cause you both unnecessary stress and anxiety. If you feel like you can’t make your appointment time give us a call and one of our reception team will go over other options with you.
  • It’s best for your dog to be hungry upon arrival. That way he/she will be receptive to treats during the visit. Also pets that get carsick will appreciate a mostly empty stomach for their car ride.
  • Please bring a fresh stool sample  to your appointment.
  • Please do not let your dog urinate on the way in to the hospital. His/her doctor may want a urine sample during your visit. We can provide a urine collection kit at check-in and/or a team member to collect a sample if needed.
  • Bring one of your dog’s favorite toys or blankets and lots of very special treats with you to the appointment.

If your dog is too scared to get out of the car when you get here please let us know when you make the appointment or call us from the parking lot. Our patient care team is prepared to help with patients upon arrival at the clinic. Any team member can:

  • Come to your car to get your dog out of your car and bring you both through a private entrance, away from other pets.
  • Put you and your dog directly into an exam room, as soon as one is available, upon arrival.

If your dog requires these or any other special accommodations please let our reception team know when scheduling your appointment.

We look forward to making your experience at Animal Medical Clinic of Goose Creek as positive as we can.