Veterinary Exam

Veterinary exams keep pet owners and veterinarians on the same page when it comes to the pet’s health. Our veterinarians can assess patients by performing a physical examination and tests that show pictures of external and internal well-being. Our veterinary exams are designed to support the health of your pet by staying informed with the latest developments or changes in their health from the last visit. To schedule a veterinary exam for your pet, give us a call at 403.637.3928.

What happens during a veterinary exam?

Our veterinarians will perform a physical examination of your pet’s body. We check for abnormalities in the skin such as lumps, issues with their mobility or posture and we also check their weight. All of their developments are kept on record for comparison in the future. During the exam, the doctor may ask questions about your pet’s lifestyle, behaviours and eating habits. This is where we encourage clients to ask questions and mention any changes they have noticed in their pets. We also check your pet’s vital signs like their breathing and heart rate to make sure everything is normal. The examination includes further testing of their blood and urine to check if their levels are normal and if organs are functioning properly. Our in-house laboratory is well-equipped to process the samples which allows us to deliver the results quickly. If anything shows up during the examination our team will make recommendations for treatment and how to support your furry friend.

How often should my pet have a veterinary exam?

All adult pets should have at least one veterinary exam each year. If you’ve just welcomed your pet into your family, you should bring them in for an initial assessment. If your pet is younger or older they may need more than one visit each year. We recommend senior pets have two veterinary exams each year so we can catch any illness before they advance. Puppies and kittens need three veterinary exams each year since they haven’t built up immunity to various illnesses, so they need to be assessed frequently. If your pet has a known condition our team may recommend more than one annual visit to monitor their health.

Last updated: November 19, 2021

We would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to all our clients that have been so patient with us during the current pandemic situation. We are happy to announce that we are open again!

We are kindly asking that our clients still wear a mask when they are in the building to protect themselves and our staff. Our waiting room will be limited to one client at a time. All our staff will also still be wearing their masks and taking care to wipe down frequently touched surfaces and sanitize in between clients and patients as we have always done.

If you are uncomfortable entering the clinic, please do not hesitate to call and we are happy to serve you and your pet curbside. As always cats must be in carriers, and dogs must be on a leash for safety and liability reasons.

We know that these have been trying times for everyone, but rest assured your pet is still receiving the highest quality of care that you have always known from our veterinarians and staff members.

If there are any concerns or special circumstances, please feel free to discuss this with our staff and we can take it into consideration.

- Your dedicated team at Cremona Veterinary Clinic