Veterinary Exam

Routine veterinary exams are an opportunity to address changes in your dog or cat’s health.

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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