Veterinary Exam

Just like humans need health checkups, your furry pal needs veterinary exams. These allow our team to assess their overall health. We perform a series of tests along with a physical examination that tells us about their internal and external health. The goal of veterinary exams is to keep veterinarians and pet owners updated on any health changes since their last visit.

What happens during a veterinary exam?

We begin veterinary exams with a physical assessment of your pet. Our veterinarians check their skin for bumps or lumps, their posture, weight and growth. We also check for your pet’s vital signs to make sure their heart rate is normal and that they are breathing properly. This is also a great time for pet owners to ask questions about their pet’s health. Please don’t hesitate to bring up any small changes you notice in your pet. To figure out what’s going on inside their body we perform screening tests. With our in-house laboratory we are able to analyze pet blood and urine. If our tests reveal any abnormalities we will make recommendations on the best treatment for their condition.

How many veterinary exams does my pet need?

Adult pets need at least one veterinary exam each year. If your pet is younger they need more checkups to track their development. We recommend three veterinary exams for puppies and kittens. Senior pets need two exams each year to monitor any health condition they have or may develop. If it’s time for your pet to have a veterinary exam, contact us to schedule an appointment.

Last updated: July 30, 2021

Dear Clients,

Based on the latest provincial guidelines for veterinary practices, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • We are allowing 1 client per household to accompany the pet to their appointment.
  • Face masks are only required in the exam room and must be worn properly.
  • Continue to socially distance when interacting with others.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    4. OPERATING HOURS

    Clearview Dog & Cat Hospital:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    East Hill Dog & Cat Hospital:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Clearview/East Hill Dog & Cat Hospital