Veterinary Exam

The goal of every pet parent is to have their loyal companion in good health and keep them happy. Veterinary exams are a major part of the preventative care every pet needs. By having your pet assessed, our veterinarians can recommend a wellness plan that is more suitable for them.

What are veterinary wellness exams?

Veterinary exams keep your veterinarian updated on the new developments and needs of your loyal companion. By evaluating your pet’s health, we can provide advice on how to better cater to their needs. During a wellness exam we perform a full physical, check their weight, heartbeat and respiratory rate as well as any abnormalities on the skin. We also run other diagnostic tests like checking their blood and urine to identify possible diseases or infections. These tests allow us to detect health conditions in the early stages when they are easier to control and treat.

By treating them early the chances of having a positive outcome for your pet greatly increases. Based on the results we may prescribe medications, therapy, surgery, or recommend new lifestyle changes to improve their condition. Depending on your pet’s age, the wellness care we provide for them may be different. For younger pets we may focus on vaccinations and nutrition, while for adult pets we target weight control and disease prevention.

Why are veterinary exams so important?

Another benefit to having your pet come in for regular veterinary exams is it gives owners the opportunity to ask questions about their pet’s development. Any changes you have noticed in your pet are worthy of mentioning to your vet. With routine exams we develop a bond with you and your loyal companion. By getting to know your pet we understand their unique needs and can create an effective health care plan for them.

When should my pet come in for a veterinary visit?

We recommend every pet have at least one veterinary exam every year. The frequency may increase if your pet is a senior or if they have pre-existing health issues. Kittens and puppies need to have more veterinary visits in the first year of their life. We recommend that puppies or kittens have three veterinary exams. Senior pets should have one exam every 6 months. If it’s time for your pet to have a wellness exam, give us a call at 905.707.9059.

Last updated: November 26, 2021

Dear Clients,

We are continuing to strive to provide the best medicine possible for your pets during these challenging times. Below are some important updates to our operating policies.

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • 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). Please make sure to wear a facemask when picking up your orders. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on Online Store.
    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
    Tuesday: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
    Wednesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
    Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your team at Don Head Village Animal Clinic