Veterinary Exam

Veterinary Exam

No matter how deep your connection is with your furry friends, they still unfortunately cannot tell you if they are feeling sick. Especially if the condition they have has no visible symptoms or warning signs. Many pets also have a natural instinct to hide any signs of weakness. This is why regular veterinary exams are so important to keeping your pet healthy. Has it been more than one year since your pet’s last check-up? If so, call us at (780) 475-9225 to schedule an appointment and learn more about the benefits of regular examinations. Our client care representatives will do their best to reserve a time that works best for you!

How often do pets need to go to the vet?
It depends on your pet’s unique health status and lifestyle. If your pet is generally in good health, once-per-year exams are often enough. If they are senior age, they should see the vet twice per year. Pets who are very active (e.g. hunting dogs) should also be examined at a higher frequency because their bodies will go through more wear and tear than other pets.

What happens during a veterinary exam?
One of our veterinarians will do a visual check from head to paw looking for any signs of disease like unusual bumps, rashes, movements and more. Additional diagnostics like X-rays, ultrasounds, and bloodwork may be ordered along with routine fecal and urine tests. We will also check your pet’s temperature, heart rate and weight.

How much does a veterinary exam cost?
For our most current service rates, please do not hesitate to call us. We can give a more accurate estimate when we know your pet’s unique case.

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, below are some important updates to our operating policies.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, 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".

    If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.


  • Monday to Saturday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sundays: CLOSED
  • Note: We are closed daily for lunch between 1:00 - 2:00 pm.

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

    - Your dedicated team at Delton Veterinary Hospital