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Veterinary Exam

Every pet whether sick or healthy should have routine check-ups with a veterinarian. A veterinarian exam is the same as a routine check-up at the doctors. Regular veterinary exams keep us updated on the care, treatment and support your pet needs as they grow. At Golf Glen Veterinary Clinic our veterinary exams are designed to figure out and cater to the unique needs of your pets during all stages of their life.

What happens during a veterinary exam?

Veterinary exams are designed to assess how healthy your pet is and to detect any underlying illnesses. A routine check-up at our clinic includes running lab panels on blood and urine, as well as imaging testing. Our highly trained veterinarians will perform a comprehensive physical exam of your pet. These tests help paint a clear picture of their overall well-being. Our veterinarians will also ask questions about the lifestyle, diet and behaviour of your pet at home. During the examination pet owners are given the chance to ask questions or share their concerns about their pets. Once we receive the results from the tests we carried out and are armed with the information that pet owners provide, we make recommendations for diets, exercise or medications to keep your pet’s health in top form. To schedule your pet’s veterinary exam call us at 905.727.3003.

What questions will the veterinarian ask about my pet?

Our veterinarians ask questions about your pet’s lifestyle to get a clear image of health and development. The answers you give help us provide the right support and treatment for your pet. It is imperative we know the facts on how your furry friend is at home. Here are some questions we generally ask:

  • Does your pet go outside and are they supervised if they do?
  • Does your pet swim or play in a pond, river or lake?
  • Is your pet ever in areas where there is wildlife?
  • Does your pet have eating or drinking problems?
  • What brand or types of foods are you feeding your pet?
  • Does your pet have difficulty expelling body waste?
  • Does your pet show signs of pain or sickness?

    How often does my pet need a veterinary exam?

    Each pet may require different amounts of veterinary exams due to their age, pre-existing health issues and their breed. Generally, adult pets should have at least one routine exam each year, middle-aged to senior pets should have two per year, and kittens and puppies should have three before they turn 1-year-old.

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    Dear Clients,

    Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. Based on the current provincial changes, 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

  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • 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. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed
    Note: We are closed the Saturdays of long weekends.

    4. 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.

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

    - The team at Golf Glen Veterinary Clinic