Ponderosa Veterinary Clinic offers wellness exams and preventative care for dogs and cats, where we can take an overall look at your pet’s health and identify anything of concern. As a veterinary clinic in Colorado Springs, we highly recommend regular wellness checks for your companion, just as you would go into the doctor or the dentist for a check up. Even if your pet is in good health, wellness exams act as a means of prevention, where we can identify any problems or issues before they become serious. This is also a time where you can ask our vets any questions that you may have about your pet’s health, behavior, weight, lifestyle or the like. Wellness exams are one of the best ways to keep your pet happy and healthy for years to come! Learn more about what an exam consists of, what we offer and how to make an appointment with Ponderosa.



what is preventative pet care?

Wellness exams and preventative care go hand in hand, and allows us a chance to better understand your pet’s current health. It also gives us an opportunity to detect any current or future problems so that we can catch them before it turns into a larger issue. Wellness exams will also vary depending on the breed, age and lifestyle of your pet. That being said, we offer a preventative health care plan for all stages of your pet’s life.


Puppies & Kittens

There’s nothing more joyful than a young puppy or kitten exploring life for the first time! If you just got a new pet, we recommend bringing them in for a wellness exam. We’ll talk about how to care for your puppy/kitten in terms of nutrition, activity and vaccinations. We’ll do a health examination and come up with a plan that will keep your new addition happy and healthy.


Dogs & Cats

At Ponderosa Veterinary Clinic in Colorado Springs, we recommend scheduling an annual wellness exam for your furry friend! This is the time where we go over the current status of your pet’s health, inspect for any irregularities and answer any questions that you may have. If your dog’s behavior has suddenly changed, or perhaps your cat has something on its belly, please bring them in to see one of our experts. This is a great time to make sure your pet is healthy.


Senior Pet Care

As our furry companions age, their health needs change and progress more rapidly than in a younger animal, which might require more frequent wellness checks. For preventative care for senior pets, we will look at areas including heart and lung health, muscle and joint weakness or sensitivities, oral health and more. Together, we can come up with a proactive plan for your loved one.
Pet Education

At Ponderosa Veterinary Clinic in Colorado Springs, it’s our mission to empower every pet owner with the information they need to be the best caretaker possible. It’s important for our team at Ponderosa to constantly provide you with top-tier pet education. Learn more about the education resources we offer by scrolling through our blog, which covers every topic you could imagine.

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Ponderosa Veterinary Clinic is a compassionate and affordable clinic that is passionate about your pet’s health. As a family-owned-and-operated veterinary clinic, we strive to offer


In our efforts to become the best veterinary clinic in Colorado Springs, we’ve formed a knowledgeable staff which includes expert veterinarians. We’ve also made sure you and your pet are always treated with compassion. We prioritize providing the best care possible, while also educating you about your pet’s health. We’re honest, transparent and will always do our best to explain health matters in a way that you can easily understand.. We also won’t perform anything that we think is unnecessary—we are more passionate about the health of your pet than making a dollar. This is the difference at our veterinary clinic.