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: March 18, 2022.

Dear Clients,

With the upcoming changes to masking requirements for Ontario, we wanted to keep everyone updated on our protocols. We have decided that our clinic will continue with mandatory face masks after March 21, 2022. This will be for all staff and all clients entering the clinic.

We understand that this may not be the update that some were hoping for. Our team continues to work in close quarters, it’s imperative that we continue to take these safety measures. This will help ensure that we can operate properly and continue to provide the best medical care for your pets. It has been so nice to welcome clients back into the clinic. With our exam room size and length of time spent with you, our doctors appreciate your compliance with our face mask requirements and hope this will continue.

As always, as things change we will continue to update our protocols as we feel necessary.

  • For medication/food pickup and payments, a maximum of 2 people are allowed in reception at one time. Upon arrival please call us at 613-531-3334.
  • Only 1 client will be allowed into the exam rooms at this time due to insufficient social distancing space
  • Face masks are mandatory when interacting with our team
  • Thank you for your cooperation and for helping us all stay healthy. Please be considerate of our staff. We ask only for courtesy and kindness when working with our team as they continue to work tirelessly to provide the best level of care for your pet during these trying times.

    – Your dedicated team at Sims Animal Hospital