Veterinary Exams for Pets

Veterinary Exams for Pets

When it comes to your pet’s health, prevention is really better than cure. Routine veterinary exams can detect and prevent many illnesses. Ultimately, exams can prolong your pet’s life and save you from medical bills. At Valley Veterinary Services, we believe that education helps our clients provide the best care to their pet companions.

What happens during a pet’s veterinary exam?

Veterinary exams are designed to establish the overall well-being of your pet and detect health issues in the early stages. Our team is trained to make your pet feel comfortable as we carry out the exam. We may carry out various testing of blood, urine, and imaging to spot any health issues in your pet. Our veterinarians will also ask questions about your pet’s habits, behaviours, lifestyle, diet, and exercise to paint an accurate picture of your pet’s health. This is also a great opportunity for you to ask your veterinarian any questions you have about your pet like weight, abnormal findings, genetics, and more. Based on the findings from the exam your veterinarian can determine what diets, medications or exercise your pet needs to stay healthy.

Why are annual veterinary exams necessary?

Pets age much faster than humans, therefore they require more check-ups than we do. An annual exam in pets is equivalent to humans going to the doctor every four years for a physical examination. Middle-aged to senior pets need to be examined twice per year, while puppies and kittens should receive three veterinary exams in their first year of life. To schedule your pet’s veterinary exam call us at 604.858.6560 or email us at reception@valleyvetservices.com

Last updated: July 13, 2021

Dear Clients,

Our first and foremost priority remains the health and safety of our clients and staff, while maintaining our high standard of quality veterinary patient care. We have all experienced the unpredictability of this pandemic and feel strongly that adopting a cautious strategy is in the best interest of keeping everyone as safe as possible.

Our plan going forward will be to start slowly.  

1. The following changes are effective as of Thursday, July 15, 2021:

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time. However, if you’re unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

4. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the “Online Consultation” link.

We will continue to keep you advised of each step of our process as we move forward to a tentative full reopening in a few short weeks. We are so excited to start this reopening plan and can't wait to welcome ALL of you back into the clinic.

– Your dedicated team at Valley Veterinary Services