Veterinary Exam

Veterinary exams are annual appointments that allow us to check up on your pet. We like to know how they’re eating, how they’re feeling and if they’ve gained weight. We do blood tests, inspect their ears, fur and tummies and we have in depth conversations with pet owners. If you have any concerns or questions about your pet’s well-being, veterinary exams are the best time to do it. Call us at 250.591.4050 to schedule your pet’s next appointment.

Do veterinary exams have to be annual?

Yes. Veterinary exams allow us to monitor your pet as they age. We collect information from each appointment and keep a record of their health. Depending on the breed, your furry friend may be susceptible to certain conditions. Bringing them in for a regular appointment allows us to know if these diseases are surfacing or if they will need a new wellness plan. Our veterinarians are familiar with the subtle signs of diseases and irritations. The earlier a medical condition is detected, the less severe their reaction will be.

What kind of things do you want to know when I bring my pet in for an exam?

Everything! We know pet owners love to talk about their furry babies and we are the perfect people to overshare with! Tell us about your pet’s sleeping and eating habits, exercise and behaviour. We want to know if they’re having difficulty moving, aggressive when you touch them or showing signs of anxiety. These could all imply that your pet is experiencing pain or discomfort. The more we know, the easier it is for us to diagnose your pet and treat them.

Last updated: April 5, 2021

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.


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


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed

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

    - The team at Chase River Veterinary Hospital