Veterinary Exam

Routine veterinary exams are critical to maintaining your pets’ health. Your loyal companion is unable to verbally tell you when they are feeling sick. Sometimes some diseases don’t present any symptoms until they are more difficult to treat and have progressed into serious stages. Full body exams with additional tests can provide peace of mind that your pet is healthy.

What happens during a veterinary exam?

Veterinary exams are the same as doctor checkups, all aspects of your pet’s health are examined. We usually begin with weighing your pet and taking their temperature. A physical examination of your pet’s body is done to locate any lumps and bumps. All changes on the external body are documented to see your pet’s growth. The exam also includes blood tests and imaging testing may be done. From the results we will discuss possible treatments, vaccines or parasite prevention medication.

How often should my pet have a veterinary exam?

The average pet should have one veterinary exam every year. Pets age much faster than humans in one year and annual exams catch health issues and prevent them from becoming worse. Senior pets need a minimum of two veterinary checkups each year and puppies/kittens need approximately three visits. To schedule a veterinary exam for your pet call 403.936.4571.

Last updated: Sept 17, 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.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY 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 (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    4. 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 Langdon Veterinary Clinic