Heartland Animal Hospital

What to Expect on Your First Visit

We understand your first visit to a new veterinarian is full of questions and anxiety. The staff at Heartland Animal Hospital will do all we can to make your first visit as smooth and stress free as possible... For you and your pet!

-  It is important that we get as much information about your pet's history as possible. For that reason, the first thing we will do to make this visit run smoothly is review any records you provide so that we may address any questions you have as well as assess the needs specific to your pet.

-  Next, we will ask that you bring a stool sample so we can check for and treat any intestinal parasites. If you have multiple cats that use the same litter box, any fresh sample will suffice. It does not need to be specific to that particular cat. If your furry friend is shy about where they go potty, we can attempt to get a sample while they are visiting us.

- We will ask about your pet's diet- what kind of food they are eating, how often and how much- as well as any medications or supplements they are given, including flea, tick and heartworm preventatives. Then, of course, we will address any specific issues your pet may be having.

** Remember, our goal is to provide you with all the information needed to help you become the best pet owner you can be. We will give advice and tips throughout your visit.  If you have any questions or concerns at any point, please, let us know! We want to provide the best service possible and open communication is key.


We know your time is valuable! Please fill out our New Client Form below. If you have records for your fur baby, please attach them so we can get a history before your appointment. If your records are still on file at your previous vet's office, please have them sent via email to heartlandanimalhosp1883@gmail.com


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We are so fortunate to have Dr. Patti Cuddihee for our cats’ doctor. For 18 years, she seems to always know exactly what to do for our cats. We just wish we had a doctor for us humans that was as intuitive about our needs as Dr. Cuddihee is about our cats’ needs. She knows them all by name and loves them.

This year we had to have our most beloved cat euthanized. Dr. Cuddihee came to the house and, afterwards, hugged me and cried with me.

Usually, our stories are good ones. Recently, an 18 year old cat that is slowing down and has health issues had to have his teeth cleaned and extracted. He also had an ulcer in his mouth that Dr. Cuddihee had to treat. Unlike usual, he came home the same day ready to eat and cuddle and, by evening, go for a walk outdoors, with us.

The young ladies at the clinic are always so friendly and helpful, as well. Thanks, Dr. Cuddihee, for taking such good care of our beloved furry family.

Jim and Gayle Fry and friends

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CALL (573) 657-1883

Heartland Animal Hospital
605 N Henry Clay Blvd.
Ashland, MO 65010

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