Veterinary Exam

Veterinary exams are an important component to giving your pet the best care that they deserve. A veterinary exam is just like a doctor’s checkup. In order to maintain your loyal companion’s health we encourage regular veterinary examination. This allows our veterinarian to track your pet’s development, catch any unknown issues and gives pet owners the opportunity to bring forward any issues.

What happens during a veterinary exam?

The veterinary exams we provide at our hospital usually begin with a full panel blood test. This blood test tells us if your pet’s blood levels are normal and can indicate underlying health issues. Our veterinarian will also do a physical examination of your pet’s body to locate bumps, lumps or any other abnormalities. Depending on your pet’s health or age we may perform other tests to locate possible health issues. Based on the results from the tests we will provide treatments and recommend lifestyle changes for your pet.

Schedule a veterinary exam for your pet at 613.531.3334.

How often does my pet need a veterinary exam?

Each pet should have at least one veterinary exam each year. We suggest that puppies and kittens have approximately three veterinary exams per year, and senior pets should have two per year. Your pets need frequent veterinary exams because they age faster than people. This means that significant changes in your pet’s health can happen in a short time. Annual exams allow us to detect health issues in the early stages when they are easier to treat and prevent life-threatening illnesses.

Last updated: July 13, 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


  • Effective Monday, July 19, 2021, we are allowing a maximum of 2 clients into the hospital for food and medication pick up only.
  • Face masks are still required to enter the building.
  • Our “closed waiting room” policy will remain in effect for all appointments to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us at 613.531.3334. 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 to offer 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, click on the “Online Store” button on the menu above.
  • 3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, click on the “Online Consultation” button on the menu above.

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

    Saturday & Sunday: Closed
    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    – Your dedicated team at Sims Animal Hospital