Annual physical examinations are recommended as changes to your pet’s health can occur rapidly. Since the aging process in pets occurs at an increased pace compared to humans, these annual visits are important for disease prevention and early detection.
A physical examination appointment includes a comprehensive assessment of:
A discussion of your pet's recent physical, behavioural and nutritional history reveals further insight. Evaluations and recommendations are provided in written form for your personal records.
Pets having been assessed and determined to be in good health may receive vaccination for potential contagious disease. The vaccine required may vary depending upon your pet's history, age and exposure.
- The Importance of the Annual Veterinary Examination
- Annual Veterinary Exam & Preventive Health Care for Dogs
- Annual Veterinary Exam & Preventive Health Care in Cats
- The Physical Exam: What to Expect at the Veterinarian's Office
Please retain a copy of the Vaccination and Health Certificate issued by our veterinarians at the time of your pet's physical examination. This provides proof of your pet's health status and most recent vaccinations. You may require this document when traveling, boarding or for various pet-related activities. It is often handy to keep an extra current copy in your vehicle.