Veterinary Exam

A veterinary exam is the equivalent of a doctor’s checkup for humans. We recommend that pets have at least one veterinary exam each year. A lot of changes can happen during each year of your pet’s life. Regular veterinary examination keeps us updated on the treatment, support and care your furry friend needs to stay healthy.

What happens during a veterinary exam?

During a physical exam, our veterinarian enquires about your pet’s routine at home, the care they receive and any concerns you have about their development. The veterinarian will assess your furry friend’s dental health, vaccination status, breathing, ears, eyes, coat and skin for any abnormalities. We will perform urine, blood and imaging testing to detect the overall well-being of your pet. Based on the results, our veterinarians may make recommendations for diet, exercise or prescribe medications for any conditions. To book your pet’s veterinary exam, call us at 519.641.8383.

How often should my senior pet have a veterinary exam?

Middle-aged to senior pets should have two veterinary exams each year. It is important to constantly monitor their health and catch any signs of illness early. Kittens and puppies also need more than one exam each year. They should have a physical exam three times each year.

Last updated: September 3, 2021

Dear Clients,

Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. Based on the current provincial changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

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


  • Continue our "closed exam 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 let you know when you will be able to enter the reception area. Once the doctor is ready to examine your pet we will have a staff member bring them into the exam room. The Veterinarian will come speak with you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, please remain in the designated seating area until the receptionist is ready to take your 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). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    4. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! 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!

    - The team at Komoka-Kilworth Animal Clinic