Veterinary Exam

Your pet’s veterinary exams are one of the most important activities in their life. The frequency of these visits depend on their age and overall health. During these examinations, we check your pet’s blood, weight and body for drastic changes. We also encourage pet owners to ask us questions, seek advice or request diagnostic testing if they have specific concerns. Animals are quite skilled in hiding their ailments. It’s important to stay up-to-date on your pet’s veterinary exams to ensure underlying medical illnesses don’t develop into long-term conditions. To schedule your next veterinary appointment, contact us at 905.597.7373.

What happens if I miss my pet’s veterinary exam?

We totally understand when life gets in the way. Missing a veterinary exam is okay as long as you reschedule your next one right away. Bringing your pet in for a wellness check every year allows us to monitor their health and examine them for abnormalities. Delaying your visits can cause invisible or hard-to-detect illnesses to develop into fatal conditions.

How often should I bring my pet in for an exam?

It is highly recommended amongst the veterinary community that pets receive an annual veterinary exam. However, if they are senior dogs or cats we’d prefer to see them semi-annually. As your pet ages, their body and immune system weakens. With frequent monitoring, we can detect the early signs of any medical condition and arrange a customized treatment plan.

What kind of tests do you give my pet during these exams? How soon will we receive results?

During a veterinary exam we will weigh your pet, inspect their body from head to tail and take blood samples. Lab results for blood tests take a day or two. Blood tests reveal the condition of your pet’s organ health and determines if they have internal parasites. If we suspect any other issues with your pet, we will schedule an ultrasound or X-ray right away or on another day. These diagnostic tests will reveal any abnormalities in your pet’s body and we are usually able to share the results immediately. We will call you to explain these results and schedule a follow up appointment if necessary.

Last updated: October 18, 2021


The time has come to begin our reopening process! We cannot believe it has been over a year since we’ve had you all in the clinic but we are excited and eager to welcome you back. Please read carefully below for our updated policies and protocols.


  • Effective October 20, 2021, we will be allowing vaccinated clients in the clinic for doctors’ appointments only. Technician appointments and medication/food pick up will continue to be curbside to control the amount of people in the clinic at any given time.
  • We will be allowing one client to accompany their pet in the appointment. Because we will only be allowing one client in at a time, we will not be able to permit children to accompany their parents. There is a strict one-client rule due to the size of our examination rooms.
  • When you arrive for your appointment, please give the clinic a call at 905-597-7373. A Client Care Representative will either let you know the technician is ready to meet you at the door or will retrieve a phone number if we are not quite ready yet.
  • A technician will meet you at the front door. Please have your vaccine passport/identification ready at this time. The technician will also ask you a few COVID-19 Screening questions before guiding you into the clinic.
  • Face masks are still required to enter the hospital and must be worn properly at all times within the clinic and when interacting with our team members outside.
  • Please sanitize your hands upon entry.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.

    We appreciate advance notice for food and prescription refills. Please call 905.597.7373 upon arrival at the FRONT DOOR and a receptionist will be out with your order right away. For faster service, we suggest ordering pet supplies and food through our online store. Delivery is free with purchases over $100.00. It's easy! Just click ONLINE STORE on our website to sign up.


    Monday and Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
    Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

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

    - The team at Green Lane Animal Hospital