Annual Feline Exam Form

Please complete this form before your visit.

Owner Information

Pet Information

Food & Medication Information

Your pet’s dietary and nutritional information is a vital part of their medical history. An accurate and thorough dietary history is needed for our medical staff to provide recommendations during times of health maintenance and is essential for accurately diagnosing and treating your pet in times of illness.

Please list all food and treats you feed to your pet on a regular basis. For dry food, a “cup” measurement refers to a standard 8-oz cup. Please specify if a larger serving cup is used and provide the estimated volume.

A detailed record of your pet’s prescribed and over-the-counter medications is essential for our medical staff. Our veterinarians will use this information to help guide any needed medical therapies and ensure that no drug interactions exist between medications that your pet may already be taking and medications that your pet may need to receive in the future.

Please list all your pet’s medications (prescribed by our veterinarians or another hospital) and dietary supplements (i.e.: glucosamine/chondroitin, Omega 3 oils, vitamins, etc...)

Feline Vaccination Consent

At Novey Animal Hospital we believe your pet’s vaccination needs should be tailored to their specific lifestyle. The information you have provided below will be used to critically evaluate your pet’s needs for vaccination and make recommendations for their care.

Core Vaccinations

Core vaccinations, as established by the American Veterinary Medical Association and numerous other veterinary associations, are vaccines that all cats should receive regardless of lifestyle.

  • Rabies (required by Florida law) – Administered annually
  • FVRCP (Rhinotracheitis, Chlamydia, Panleukopenia) – Administered every 3 years after initial boosters
  • Feline Leukemia (for kittens up to 12 months of age) – Administered every 3 years after initial boosters

Non-Core Vaccinations (for adult cats only)

Non-core vaccinations should be administered to your cat based on risk of exposure.

We administer aspirin (as an anti-inflammatory medication) with vaccinations in order to prevent inflammation and fever. Please let us know if your cat experiences vomiting or diarrhea following the vaccination visit.

We recommend a PureVax 1 year Rabies Vaccination for cats due to it’s decreased risk of causing localized sarcomas (cancer of the connective tissue) at the vaccination site. (The 3-year Rabies Vaccination is still available at client’s request only.)

The American Association of Feline Practitioners considers Feline Leukemia a core vaccine for all kittens regardless of their exposure. We recommend that kittens receive two boosters of the Leukemia vaccine, three weeks apart. Adult cats who venture outdoors, or are exposed to outdoor cats, should be vaccinated against Feline Leukemia every 3 years.

Vaccination Protocols

Kitten Protocol:

  • Rabies Vaccine
  • FVRCP Vaccine
  • Feline Leukemia Vaccine

Adult Protocol A:

  • Rabies Vaccine
  • FVRCP Vaccine

Adult Protocol B:

  • Rabies Vaccine
  • FVRCP Vaccine
  • Feline Leukemia Vaccine

Deworming Protocols

For all adult cats, Profender deworming is recommended at least once yearly at the time of the annual exam for indoor cats, and every 3 – 6 months for outdoor cats. Profender is a topical dewormer that is effective against roundworms, hookworms, and tapeworms (which is the most common intestinal parasite in all cats). It is recommended every 3 weeks for kittens until they receive their final booster vaccinations.

Test Protocols

  • Fecal Test: Fecal testing is recommended for new kittens and new patients, or if a patient is having diarrhea. We no longer recommend annual testing in healthy adult cats.
  • Feline Leukemia/Feline AIDS Combo Test: If your cat has never been given a Feline Leukemia vaccine, we highly recommend this test before vaccinating.

I have read and understand the above protocols recommended by my veterinarian.

I agree to notify my veterinarian if my pet’s lifestyle changes.

Feline Rabies Information

Rabies is a fatal disease to all animals that become infected and is spread by common local wildlife in our area such as bats, raccoons, and foxes. People who are exposed to the Rabies virus require expensive, immediate, and long term treatment, which does not guarantee survival or full recovery. If your pet is not vaccinated for Rabies, he/she could become infected with the Rabies Virus, thereby posing a threat to you, other people, and other animals. Rabies vaccination is required for all pets in the State of Florida. Leon County recognizes both the 1 year and the 3-year vaccine.

During your visits to our hospital, our staff will be handling and restraining your pet(s) in order to provide care and medication. In order to avoid injuries to you or your family, we ask that you trust us to do this without your assistance. We may feel it necessary to use towels, muzzles, gloves, or even sedation to avoid injuries to our staff members or your pet.

In the rare event that a pet bites or scratches someone, please be aware of our legal obligations. Novey Animal Hospital will immediately notify Leon County Animal Control if any of the following scenarios occur:

  1. You, a staff member, or any adult present are bitten by your pet.
  2. You, a staff member, or any adult present are scratched in the face by your pet.
  3. A child under 18 is scratched or bitten by your pet.

Leon County Animal Control will require that your pet be quarantined. They require that we file an incident report and disclose your name, address, and phone numbers, as well as your pet’s medical history. After the report is made, Animal Control will make a determination in regards to quarantine. The 10-day quarantine may be at your home, at Novey Animal Hospital, the Animal Shelter, or at any veterinary hospital. You will be responsible for any costs associated with boarding your overdue quarantined pet. You may also receive a citation and a fine from the county.

Leon County Animal Control allows a 20 day grace period from the date the Rabies vaccination is due. After that, your pet is considered overdue and may not qualify for “at-home” quarantine.

Please be assured that our experienced staff will use every precaution when handling your pet. We hope to make your visit here today as safe and stress-free as possible for you and your pet.