Puppy and Kitten Care

Animal Care Center consist of 3 full service veterinary hospitals and boarding facilities that have been serving the Fairfield, Forest Park, and Blue Ash communities for over 40 years.

Puppy & Kitten Care in Cincinnati

Congratulations on This Addition to Your Family!

One of the first things you should do when you bring your new pet home is to introduce him or her to Animal Care Center – your veterinary care team. Puppy and kitten visits offer a unique opportunity to get you and your new pet off on the right foot!

What to Expect from Your First Puppy or Kitten Veterinary Visit

Your puppy or kitten visit will include a full “nose-to-tail” physical examination. We will look for any signs of illness and make sure that your new pet is in good health. Do you have questions about nutrition, training, vaccinations, grooming, parasite protection, or overall health? What about tips for introducing your new pet to other pets and family members? Even if you are a very experienced pet owner and have had puppies or kittens before, each pet is unique and offers an opportunity to learn something new! We welcome your questions and look forward to addressing any concerns you may have. The more educated you are about your pet, the better you will be able to care for him or her, so we strive to offer you all the support you need.

Puppy and kitten wellness visits also present an opportunity to discuss your new pet’s recommended vaccine schedule and the best plan for parasite testing, treatment, and prevention. Our doctors and other staff members are well-educated about veterinary vaccines and parasite control, and our goal is to give you the best advice for your puppy or kitten. We will review your pet’s vaccine and deworming schedule and discuss the best way to continue, so don’t forget to bring any records that you have received.

Schedule your Appointment Today

We will work hard to help you understand your pet’s health considerations, and we encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your puppy’s or kitten’s health care. Puppy and kitten visits are an excellent way to get your new pet started on the road to a happy and healthy life. Let’s take these important first steps together.

We look forward to meeting your new fuzzy family member! Call us at or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.

  • Support to our local schools districts by providing free veterinary care for therapy dogs.

  • Support to our local police and fire departments by providing free veterinary care to their working dogs.

  • Paws in the Park and community outreach programs.

  • Daily support to our local SPCAs through discounted and, often times, free veterinary care.

  • Daily support to local rescue and non-profit organizations bringing deeply discounted veterinary care to pets that would otherwise not receive any.

"A special thank you goes out to DVM Mel Kattelman and the Animal Care Center at Reed Hartman for the ongoing veterinarian services provided without charge for our Montgomery Officer Ricky. Thank you!"

Our Reviews

We Treat Your Pets Like Our Family
  • “Excellent Doctors, Staff, facility, and quality of care for our pets!  We are so appreciative of everyone at the Animal Care Center!!!”

    - Brett L.
  • “Wonderful place to care for your pets. Best I’ve had in a long time. Everyone from techs to vets are very caring & accommodating.”

    - Sue P.
  • “As always you all are very helpful, friendly and through. I have a lot of trust in all the doctors and staff.”

    - Arli H.