Veterinary Exam

Veterinary exams are necessary to keep your pet’s health in check. To maintain the well-being of your pet, we encourage frequent veterinary exams. During the veterinary exam, pet parents learn about pet development and how best to care for their pet.

What happens during a veterinary exam?

During a veterinary exam routine blood work is carried out to ensure that blood levels are normal. We also do a physical exam to locate any bumps/lumps and make note of the changes on the external body. The veterinarian may also conduct urine and imaging tests to identify possible health conditions. If our team notices any abnormalities, we recommend treatments and create lifestyle plans for your pet. If your pet has pre-existing health issues, we may recommend additional medications, therapy or other forms of rehabilitation.

How often does my pet need a veterinary exam?

Regardless of age, breed or size your pet should have at least one annual veterinary exam. Taking your pet to the vet yearly is necessary because they grow at a faster pace. Annual exams allow early detection of health issues and prevent diseases. Senior pets should have two veterinary exams each year and puppies and kittens should have three.

To schedule your pet’s veterinary exam reach out to us at 204-452-0077.


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Last updated: April 5, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these 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, 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). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

    4. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm (Pick-up Only)

    5. 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 Southglen Veterinary Hospital