Consultation, General Health Exam, and Pet Vaccination

Consultation and General Health Exam for Animals

Every year, it is recommended to make your household pet undergo at least one general health exam. But there are other reasons to book a medical consultation in a veterinary hospital. For instance, if you have questions about it's nutrition, or havins adjustments made to an older animal, or if you’re worried or if you think your pet is sick or if you noticed something abnormal, unusual or inappropriate in his behaviour, you can ask a veterinary from Duvernay Veterinary Hospital to examine your pet.


The examination takes place in several stages. First, your pet will be weighted. Afterwards, your veterinary will check your companion’s sight, hearing and dental condition as well as its stride and posture. The vet will then make sure no bumps or anomalies are found on his skin or body. Since your pet can’t speak and can’t say what’s wrong, you will act as an interpreter, answering the veterinary’s questions. You can also take advantage of your visit to Duvernay Veterinary Hospital to ask questions regarding animal parasites, diet or behaviour. After the exam, your veterinary may have to recommend various tests or treatments to diagnose or provide the proper treatment for your pet. Finally, once the results of the examination or tests are in, your veterinary will discuss different treatment options and the chances of success as well as providing you with a cost estimate.


Vaccination of Cats, Dogs, and Exotic Animals

There is a wide range of vaccines available based on the type of animal you have, its age, environment, and lifestyle. Vaccines are always given after an examination because it could be dangerous to have a pet vaccinated if it’s sick. It is standard practice to have a pet vaccinated following protocol.


Among kittens and puppies, the first vaccines must be administered between the ages of 6 and 8 weeks. For more information about vaccination, please call our veterinary hospital.