It depends on your pet’s age. During the first year, you will be taking your dog to the vet more often, as your puppy will need various vaccinations.
As your dog gets older, you should take your dog in for annual check-ups (a “physical”), so the veterinarian can order blood work, check your dog over and give any vaccinations that might be required.
You may also bring your dog in to have his teeth cleaned.
As your pet ages, you might be visiting your veterinarian more often for blood work, weigh-ins, or any concerning behaviour.