Heartworm is transferred through mosquitoes. The Veterinary Medical Center recommends a heartworm test every year for your dog. The heartworm test also tests for tick-borne diseases such as Lyme, Erhlichia and Anaplasmosis which can be harmful to your pet. The test consists of a short trip to the office for a blood sample. Our trained staff will run a 10 minute test, and help you to determine what type of heartworm prevention and flea & tick medicine that best fits your lifestyle.