Veterinary Exam

Routine veterinary exams help us to ensure all of your pet’s healthcare needs are being taken care of. Depending on your pet’s age and stage of life, they might need to see us more or less frequently. The goal of these visits is to create or update your pet’s wellness plan, which includes preventive healthcare measures like vaccinations and their monthly parasite preventive.

What should I expect during my pet’s wellness exam?

During your pet’s wellness exam, we will do a physical assessment, where we thoroughly examine your pet’s body. In addition, a diagnostic workout, which might include blood, fecal and urine tests will allow us to check if your pet has any underlying diseases or infections caused by parasites. Early detection helps us treat any issues that arise, ensuring your pet can live as long and healthy a life as possible. Preventive medicine is also at the core of our practice, which includes giving your pet vaccinations based on their need and prescribing parasite preventives. We might also do some dental work if needed.

When should I book it?

The frequency of veterinary visits depends on your pet’s age and overall health. Since pets age at such a rapid rate, we want to make sure we’re keeping up with any changes to their health. Kittens or puppies might need to see us frequently in their first year of life while adult pets should visit us at least once a year. For furry friends in their golden years, they should see us at least once every 6 months. If your pet is due for their wellness exam, please contact us at 905.682.7857.

How should I care for my pet in between visits?

In between visits, it’s important to keep up with all the practices that ensure your pet is happy and healthy including:

  • Brushing their teeth
  • Grooming them regularly
  • Feeding them a balanced and healthy diet
  • Spending quality time together
  • Making note of any concerns to share during your next visit

  • Last updated: May 1, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.


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


    If you have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days, have been in direct contact with someone who has recently travelled or have any respiratory symptoms, please do not come to the clinic. Rather, make arrangements for someone else to bring the pet or pick up any items you require. Should you require assistance, please contact us and we can help direct you further as needed.


    Monday to Thursday : 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Friday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday: Closed during COVID-19
    Sunday: Closed


    Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

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

    - Your dedicated team at Wilson’s Animal Hospital