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Veterinary Exam

Veterinary exams are one of the most important forms of preventative care you can offer your pet. Every vet exam is an opportunity to monitor their health as they age. We search for underlying medical conditions by having a lengthy dialogue with you and checking their body for abnormalities. Routine visits are the only way to ensure your pet’s health is at its best. To schedule your pet’s next veterinary exam, call us at 902.794.7387.

Why do veterinary exams have to be annual?


A lot can happen in a year. Certain medical conditions go undiagnosed because animals instinctively hide their weaknesses to avoid appearing vulnerable. When they come in for a thorough wellness check, we’ll be able to detect these invisible issues before they cause long term damage or become fatal. Neglecting to come in each year can cause a problem to develop beyond repair.

What happens during a veterinary exam?


During a veterinary exam, we check your pet’s weight, perform bloodwork, and physically examine their body for lumps or abrasions. We’ll also ask you questions to learn about your pet’s lifestyle, home environment and behaviour. The information we collect from our tests and through conversation determines the kind of medical support your pet will need. If we notice a change in their weight, we may suggest weight management. If we’re concerned about their internal organs and want to further examine them, we may schedule an X-ray. Don’t be afraid to overshare or communicate your concerns with our team.

Last updated: December 8, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made 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 the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication.
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday and Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

    *We are closed daily between 1:00pm – 2:00pm.

    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!

    - Your dedicated team at Northside Animal Hospital