Veterinary Exam

A veterinary exam (also called a wellness exam) helps us to stay up-to-date with your pet’s health. We recommend social visits before their annual appointment for your pet to get used to our hospital. In addition to helping us create a year-round plan that supports your pet’s holistic health, our veterinary team can catch any underlying diseases or health issues in its early stages. Just like for humans visiting the doctor, yearly trips to the veterinarian help support your pet’s well-being.

How often does my pet need a check-up?

We recommend your pet should have an appointment with us once a year. The frequency of these visits might increase, depending on your pet’s age and overall health. This includes a physical exam and might include a dental cleaning, depending on your pet’s oral health. The veterinarian will check the health of your pet from head to tail, and you will be very happy you came to Queen’s Park Pet Hospital for service. If your pet is due for their visit, please call 604.544.7387 to schedule an appointment.

What should I bring to my pet’s visit?

If you can, it would be helpful to bring your pet’s medical history so we can document anything that might affect the care we provide. We recommend keeping a journal of your pet’s health throughout their lifetime, documenting behavioural changes, medications, health issues, etc. Also, consult other family members or people who take care of your dog who can give insights into their overall health. If you don’t have something like this, try to share any important information with our veterinary team and ask any questions you might have. Your veterinarian will work with whatever information you have to create the best care plan for your pet.

What else should I expect during a wellness exam?

During the wellness exam, our veterinary team is trying to get the best picture of your pet’s internal and external health, as well as how the two are connected. This could look like checking your furry friend’s weight and body condition, skin and coat quality, eyes, ears, thyroid, heart, lungs, joints, mouth and abdomen. We might also do diagnostic blood work and a parasite screening.


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Last updated: September 22, 2022.

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your pet.

Note: If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, please let us know when you book your pet’s appointment. As the potential to spread to pets is still relatively unknown, it is possible that your pet could create a risk to other people who may be handling him or her.

1. WE CAN SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • We kindly request that clients continue to wear masks in our hospital for employee and public safety.
  • If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Payment can be processed over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.
    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

    In these uncertain times, please see the below link for the most recent information for the public on COVID-19 and animals from the Government of Canada (specifically the Canadian Food Inspection Agency). https://www.wormsandgermsblog.com/

    Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone’s safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

    - Your dedicated team at Queen’s Park Pet Hospital