Because of the shorter lifespan of our pets, we stress the importance of an annual physical examination. After 8 yrs of age, we currently recommend a mid-year exam as well, because of the sudden onset of many problems that will be missed on a 12 month check-up cycle. Thorough check-ups and preventive care can help alleviate serious health problems. We offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your companions feeling their best.
A complete medical assessment begins with a thorough physical whereby your pet gets a full head-to-tail examination where the doctor checks all of your pet’s systems for any abnormalities. Blood tests can be performed as necessary to assess the proper functioning of your pet’s kidneys, liver, pancreas, and endocrine system including the thyroid gland and adrenal glands. Urine tests can detect similar problems. Depending on your pet’s condition, we may recommend further diagnostic tests such as radiography (X-rays), endoscopy (internal scoping), ultrasound or surgery. Click here to learn more about our available in-house diagnostic services.
PUPPY AND KITTEN PREVENTION
Our puppy and kitten prevention program is designed to offer your new pet all the benefits of veterinary services available to him or her from 6 weeks of age to 24 weeks of age. Included in this service is a series of examinations and vaccinations. In addition, your puppy or kitten will be treated for the most common intestinal worms. If necessary, performing a fecal test will allow us to treat your family member accordingly. Please call us at 604-922-4157 for details of our recommended vaccination schedule.
ADULT AND SENIOR PREVENTION
We provide diagnostic and prevention services for your adult and senior pets including but not limited to blood, urine, and fecal testing. Your personal yearly checkup at your doctor is likely to include these tests and so should your pet’s yearly exam. Every year we detect many disease processes in apparently ‘normal’ adult animals. The results help us address problems in the early stages. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatments can result in your companion living a longer healthier life.