Veterinary exams are checkups performed by our experienced veterinarians. Regardless of your pet’s age, wellness checkups are a must. Think of it as taking an active role in your pet’s healthcare. A veterinary visit can be scary for your loyal companion, but our team can guarantee your furry friend will have Certified Fear Free examinations and treatments. The veterinary care team at Aldergrove Animal Hospital has been specially trained to provide compassionate care to their patients and work carefully to establish trust. We encourage pet parents to call us at 604-856-7707 to learn more about veterinary exams for their pets.
What happens during a wellness exam?
The exam is designed to check the overall health of your loyal companion. We perform diagnostic tests to evaluate their major organs and detect potential problems. We ask questions about your pet’s behaviour, lifestyle, and diet to better understand their well-being. A veterinary exam tracks your pet’s growth and changes, which allows us to recommend new ways to cater to their needs. It is also an excellent opportunity to discuss vaccination and parasite prevention plans to keep your pet safe.
Why are veterinary exams necessary?
With routine exams, pet parents can ask questions and discuss concerns about their pet’s health. Our team is always available to answer your questions. At Aldergrove Animal Hospital, we take great pride in helping pet owners understand the health needs of their pets. Veterinary exams also allow your veterinarian to establish a relationship with you and your pet. When we better understand your pet’s health and medical history, we can address any health risks and create unique treatment plans.
When should my pet have a veterinary exam?
It is best to schedule their first veterinary exam as soon as they join your family. Once they’ve had their initial wellness checkup, they should continue to have at least one every year. Based on your pet’s age and health, we may recommend more checkups throughout the year. Kittens and puppies may need up to three annual visits, and seniors may need two.