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Veterinary Exam

At Gillies Grove Animal Hospital, we strive to drive home the importance of regular veterinary exams. Routine full-body exams and diagnostics allow us to keep a close eye on your pet’s health so that we can prevent any issues, diagnose problems early on, and prescribe the most effective plans for treating disease and injury. All aspects of your pet’s health will be addressed during a veterinary exam (e.g. nutrition, dermatology, lifestyle, vaccines). Your pet’s veterinarian will look for abnormalities by carefully examining them from head to toe. Contact us today to schedule your pet’s next consultation.

Why is an examination so important?

Unfortunately, our furry family members cannot verbally tell us if they are in pain or if they are feeling sick. Many conditions do not present with any noticeable symptoms and there are pets who instinctively try to hide their discomfort. Only through full-body exams and tests can your pet’s health be properly assessed.

What happens during a routine exam?

You can expect your pet to be weighed and have their temperature taken. Then, you will be asked basic questions about their health such as activity level and diet. The veterinarian will also conduct a full visual examination of your pet – from head to toe. Additional blood tests or scans may be done at the discretion of your veterinarian. We may also discuss further recommendations on your pet’s vaccines and parasite prevention.

Last updated: May 25, 2020

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!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

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: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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!

- Your dedicated team at Gillies Grove Animal Hospital