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Veterinary Exam

Our veterinary exams help us to ensure we’re staying up-to-date with developments in your pet’s health as well as keeping your furry friend in great shape. These routine wellness exams are critical in sustaining your pet’s health, since they age quite a bit between appointments. The frequency of your pet’s wellness exam will depend on their ages and underlying health issues.

What happens during the routine exam?

Our goal is to assess your pet’s overall health, from nose to tail and from ear to ear. This includes bloodwork and an oral exam. By doing a thorough examination of your pets, we can also provide preventive healthcare by identifying the early stages of underlying health issues. Early detection allows us to create an effective treatment plan that targets whatever health conditions arise. If your pet is due for their routine exam, please contact us at 403.934.3311 to book an appointment.

What does bloodwork detect?

With the help of our in-house laboratory, we can test your pet’s blood samples to establish baseline levels of their health. By knowing your pet’s normal levels, we can quickly diagnose any symptoms that are connected to health concerns. We might do a complete blood count (CBC), which tells us how well organs like the kidney, liver and pancreas are working as well as if your pet has any infections or inflammation. Quickly identifying the source of health concerns is key to preventing serious illness and maintaining your pet’s good health.

Why is the oral exam helpful?

Your pet’s oral health significantly contributes to their overall health. Even subtle changes to the colour of their gums, can be a reliable sign of underlying health issues. In between visits, we encourage you to document any changes you might notice and contact us if you have any immediate concerns. Our veterinary team is dedicated to not letting even the smallest symptoms go unnoticed.

Last updated: September 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

    4. 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!

    - The team at Strathmore Veterinary Clinic