Veterinary Exam

A veterinary exam is what humans call a doctor’s checkup. A wellness exam provides peace of mind for owners to know their loyal companion is in good health or they’re getting the medical help they need for their health issues. Sometimes it is impossible to look at your pet and confidently say they are in good health, as you can’t see what goes on inside their body. This is why veterinary exams are necessary.

What happens during a veterinary exam?

At our hospital the veterinary exams we provide usually begin with a complete lab work up. We test your loyal companion’s urine and blood to see if their levels are normal and to identify any unknown health issues. Our veterinarians also perform a full physical examination checking for lumps, abnormalities and recording your pet’s growth. We also take this opportunity to weigh your pet to determine if they are close to the ideal weight for their breed and age. If your pet is older or has pre-existing conditions we may run other diagnostic tests to locate any new health problems or to monitor the pre-existing ones. From the results, our team may prescribe treatment in the form of medication, supplements, exercise, rehab or possibly surgery.

How often does my pet need a veterinary exam?

The general recommendation is each pet should have at least one veterinary exam each year. However, if your cherished pets are in vulnerable stages of health then they may require more checkups. Puppies and kittens need three veterinary exams each year and senior pets need two each year. Frequent veterinary exams give our team the chance to catch any sickness before it is advanced. Your loyal companion ages more than you do within a year and it is very important these changes are monitored closely. To schedule a veterinary examination appointment for your cherished pet, call 506.455.1700.

Last updated: October 20, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • We are currently allowing 1 client per pet appointment to enter the hospital.
  • For everyone's safety, we have social distancing protocols in place and all staff and clients must wear a mask.
  • All exam rooms are disinfected between each appointment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method. Cash will be accepted if necessary.
  • If you need to purchase food, please order online or drop by the clinic during regular hours. Shipping is free for online orders over $100 and only $5 for orders over $50.
  • For prescription refills, complete the online refill order form or text 506.455.1700. Ordering online is the fastest and easiest way to obtain a medication refill.

    Clients must confirm their appointments 24 hours before their scheduled time slot at the latest. We will cancel appointments of clients who do not confirm and give the appointment to waitlisted patients.


    We reserve the right to refuse service to clients who verbally, emotionally, or physically harm any of our teammates.


    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
    Saturday to Sunday: CLOSED

    Please note that after 6:00pm, our phone lines will be answered by our triage service, Guardian Vets.

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

    - Your dedicated team at Fredericton Animal Hospital