Veterinary Exam

The same way humans need regular doctor check-ups your pet needs regular veterinary exams. Veterinary exams are designed to ensure that your pet’s health is in check. Here at Elmwood Veterinary Hospital we encourage at least one veterinary exam each year for all pets. Veterinary examinations keep pet owners informed about their pets’ growth and well-being.

This is my pet’s first veterinary exam. What should I expect?

Our veterinarian will do a physical examination to locate any abnormalities and to make note of physical changes to the external body. If we discover any issues, we will provide treatments and recommend lifestyle changes for your pet. If your pet needs a veterinary exam, schedule an appointment at 506.858.9900.

My pet is a senior. How often should they receive a veterinary exam?

Senior pets should have veterinary exams twice each year. As pets age they are more likely to develop illnesses, which is why it is important to catch them in the early stages.

Do I need to schedule an appointment for a veterinary exam?

Yes, consultations here at our hospital are done by booking spots ahead of time. Call early, as spots fill up fast!

Last updated: August 5, 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!


  • We ask that you continue to wear a mask when entering our hospital. To maintain social distancing, we are currently only allowing one person per exam room during appointments, with certain exceptions.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication.
  • 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 Thursday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
    Friday: 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    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!

    - The team at Elmwood Veterinary Hospital