Veterinary Exams

Like with most things in life, proper maintenance and care is key. This is especially true for your furry family members. Veterinary exams are a sure way for our team to check if your pet has any underlying health issues that needs immediate action. They will also allow us to recommend lifestyle, diet, exercise, routine and environmental changes to keep them in good shape. Aside from a visual check, we perform bloodwork, urine/stool exams and other diagnostics to see if everything is in good working order. Call us today at 905.885.8151 to learn more about our approach to preventative care.

How often should my pet see the vet?

We recommend dogs, cats and other pets come in for a full examination at least once per year. More checks may be needed if your pet has a chronic health issue, is undergoing treatment of any kind or is at a vulnerable stage of life (e.g. puppies or older pets).

I have an anxious pet that does not like to be around other animals or people – how can they be examined by the vet?

Please let us know ahead of time about this and other concerns you have about your pet’s consultation. We can certainly make arrangements to make your pet’s visit a pleasant experience. For example, we can prepare an exam room in advance to minimize the time your pet spends in the reception area.

Can I call the veterinarian after my pet’s appointment?

Of course! Please feel free to call us anytime during our business hours if you have any concerns or inquiries about your pet’s health. Remember, teamwork between the owner and the veterinary team is crucial to the pet’s overall health and happiness. We are in this together.

Last updated: Last updated: October 7th, 2021

Dear Clients,

Please see below in regards to our current Covid 19 protocols. We are happy to announce our clinic will be entering in the first phase of our reopening plan.

Beginning October 12th 2021, we will be allowing clients into the clinic for food and medication pickup only. Doctor or technician appointments will still be run curbside for the time being. We will still offer the curbside option for food and medication if requested.

1. The following protocols will be in place for those entering the building: - Maximum 3 clients in the building at a time. - Please do not crowd either doorway as our staff still need easy access in and out with animals. - Please continue to pre-order food and medication to make it an easier and quicker process, and to ensure we have what you need in stock before you come to the clinic. - We accept debit and credit as the preferred payment method, however we continue to accept cash or check.

2. The following protocols are still in place for all appointments (technician and doctor): - We are still operating curbside only for appointments. - Please call the office at 905.885.8151 to let us know that you have arrived and wait for further instructions. Please do not leave a message if you are in the parking lot. Continue to call until you reach a receptionist. - If you do not have a cell phone, please knock on the door. Please also let us know in advance of your appointment so we can make a note. - We accept debit and credit as the preferred payment method, however we continue to accept cash or check. Why are we not opening for appointments yet? - Fully opening is our ultimate goal, however, for the safety of our staff, and clients, allowing food and medication pickup seems the first logical step to limit everyone's exposure. - We hope this step will also alleviate some of the strain on our phone lines and those trying to reach us. - Allowing clients in for food and medication pickup will speed up the amount of time many clients are waiting in the parking lot for this reason.

3. Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

We are closed all weekends and holidays.

As always, we thank you for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again very soon!

- Your dedicated team at Ganaraska Animal Clinic