Preventative Care

At Good Shepherd Pet Hospital, the care and well-being of your pet are our number one priority. Our preventative care is key to protecting their health through proactive health services.

Preventative Care

Whether your pet is seen for an evaluation every year as a sick pet, for an emergency, or examined on a routine basis for a chronic or ongoing condition, our comprehensive examinations are geared toward caring for your pet with the highest standards of care. Our veterinarian takes the time to customize a health care plan that matches your pet’s individual needs. Good Shepherd Pet Hospital provides a complete program of medical care for pets including wellness, preventive, and advanced care.

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Comprehensive Exams

At Good Shepherd Pet Hospital, the care and well-being of your pet is our number one priority. A wellness exam is an overall general health assessment that may include blood tests and urinalysis. In many cases, a wellness examination can help detect the early stages of disease. Wellness exams are recommended for most pets at least annually, but often at least every 6 months for senior health issues. A wellness exam can help ensure your pet’s health and detect the early stages of disease.

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Canine and Feline Annual Vaccine Packages

At Good Shepherd Pet Hospital in Odessa, FL, our canine and feline annual vaccine packages are designed to keep your furry friends healthy and protected from preventable diseases.

Canine Vaccinations

Vaccinations are essential for protecting dogs from a variety of contagious and potentially deadly diseases, including rabies, distemper, parvovirus, and canine hepatitis.

Feline Vaccinations

Cats require vaccinations to safeguard them against common diseases such as rabies, feline leukemia virus (FeLV), feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), and respiratory infections.

Ensure the health and well-being of your canine and feline companions with our annual vaccine packages at Good Shepherd Pet Hospital in Odessa, FL. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and keep your pets protected from preventable diseases.

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Senior Care

It is hard to know if the decision you are making is the right one. That’s especially true if your pet alternates between “good” and “bad” days.

We can help with understanding what is best for your loved one. Our veterinarians can do a physical exam to look for signs of pain that may not be obvious (dogs and cats are very good at hiding discomfort) and discuss with you how your pet is doing at home.

Our veterinarians will give you an honest evaluation to help make an informed decision. We understand how difficult it can be to reach the decision to close the circle of life, but you don’t have to make that choice alone. Your Good Shepherd Family is here to support you and your family by providing individualized care to make the experience dignified and meaningful.

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How Effective are Microchips? Has Your Pet been Microchipped?

Microchipping is critical to Good Shepherd Pet Hospital’s mission of preserving the bond between pet and owner. This simple, nearly painless process is an essential way to protect your pet from being separated from you. 

The American Humane Association estimates over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year. Microchipping your pet is a simple, effective way to prevent this sort of tragic loss. The process involves inserting a microchip, a device only the size of a grain of rice, beneath your pet’s skin via a quick, nearly painless operation.

Microchipping your pet increases their chances of getting home if lost. These devices last your pet’s lifetime, so once the microchip is in place, it will never need to be replaced or recharged. Don’t forget to register your pet’s microchip and keep your contact information up-to-date!

Good Shepherd Pet Hospital and other veterinary hospitals and animal shelters across the country are equipped with special scanners capable of reading these microchips. If your pet is lost, the microchip can be scanned and the information retrieved to assist in reuniting you and your pet.

Contact us today to speak with one of our wonderful well-trained staff about the benefits of microchipping.

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Heartworm and Flea/Tick Prevention

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition caused by parasitic worms that live in the heart, lungs, and blood vessels of infected pets. Mosquitoes transmit heartworm larvae, making it easy for pets to become infected, especially in warm climates like Odessa, FL. Fleas and ticks are external parasites that can cause a range of health issues for pets, including skin irritation, allergic reactions, and the transmission of diseases such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Heartworm and flea/tick prevention are essential components of responsible pet ownership. At Good Shepherd Pet Hospital in Odessa, FL, we’re dedicated to helping you keep your pet healthy and parasite-free.

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Diet Consultation

At Good Shepherd Pet Hospital in Odessa, FL, we see your pet’s diet as playing a crucial role in their overall health and well-being. Our diet consultation services are tailored to meet the unique nutritional needs of your furry companion, ensuring they receive the best possible care.

With the abundance of pet food options available, choosing the right diet can be overwhelming. Our diet consultation services offer peace of mind, knowing that your pet’s nutritional needs are being met by qualified professionals.

Give your pet the gift of optimal health with diet consultation services at Good Shepherd Pet Hospital in Odessa, FL.

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Did You Know Traveling with Your Pet Across State Borders or Internationally Requires Special Travel Documentation?


Veterinarians with USDA certification have received specialized training in the processes associated with animal import and export requirements.

Dr. Deeb is a USDA-accredited veterinarian who can advise you and approve the required documentation to allow you and your pet to safely reach your intended destination.

When relocating a pet overseas, numerous details require attention. Regulations differ depending on the destination and are subject to frequent changes. We help you ensure a seamless transition for both you and your pet during their international move and or traveling experience.

Make sure if you are relocating and or just traveling you have given yourself an ample amount of time to prepare.

Please note that depending on the region you are traveling to and or relocating to may have different pet travel requirements. Find out more information on what you need when traveling with your pet out of the country via the link provided.

Once a certificate is submitted to the USDA through the online portal Good Shepherd Pet Hospital has no control over when it actually gets approved with the USDA. It is the owner’s responsibility to make sure this process is started in a timely manner to get all correct information to the USDA for a smooth and swift process.

We look forward to the opportunity to care for your pet’s needs. Contact us