There are many elements that must be addressed to prevent or reduce the risk of disease in your pet. Our goal is help you pet live a long and happy life. In order to make that happen, we must touch on the following points:

  • Physical examinations
  • Vaccines
  • Nutrition
  • Parasite Prevention
  • Dental maintenance

Physical Examinations

Physical examinations are core to preventing and detecting disease in your pet. Pets age significantly faster than humans (see our age chart), and if disease is detected earlier, it can be treated much easier, and is often cheaper!

Dr. Gordzelik examines every system in the pet, including the:

  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Mouth
  • Lymph nodes
  • The heart and lungs
  • The gastrointestinal system
  • Checking for lumps and bumps
  • Skin and joints

Often, these systems will hide disease until it has reached a progressive state. Regularly scheduled examinations can detect diseases early. Be sure to schedule your pets annual exam now, and make it a regular habit!


Regular vaccination is critical to the health of your pet. Many diseases are prevented through vaccines, and although there is a slight chance a pet can have a reaction to a vaccine, it is uncommon.

You can review our common vaccine recommendations for dogs, cats, horses and cows.

Please note that we do make specific vaccine recommendations for your pet based on the environment and potential exposure. We will obtain this information during the annual physical exam process.


Nutrition is just as vital as vaccines to the health of your pet. In fact, 58% of our patients are overweight and obese- which can be just as harmful as a pet that is underweight. BOTH are contributors of malnourishment.  Learn more about the nutrition of your pet and make an appointment to obtain a specific nutritional recommendation from our well-trained staff.

Parasite Prevention 

Preventing parasites in your pet is easy and a part of pet health care. Not only is it important for you to provide protection for your pet, it also improves protection for you and your family. Many diseases that parasites carry can be transmitted to you and your family members. Learn more about the most common parasites the Pampa area is experiencing, and start protecting your pet today.


Pets cannot brush their teeth, and therefore have a greater chance of experiencing dental disease at some point in their life. At Gray County Veterinary Clinic, we recommend clients brush their pets teeth on a daily basis. However, even with brushing, it is recommended to complete a dental prophylaxis on compassion animals on a regular basis. It is much cheaper to prevent disease and tooth loss, then to treat the disease and remove teeth. Review the information in our dental education center to score your pets teeth!