Annual examinations with your pet's Veterinarian are important for your pet's health. Here at Allwest Animal Hospital puppies and kittens begin their first examinations and vaccines at 6-8 weeks of age. Ideally, both kittens and puppies visit the doctor a total of four times, three weeks apart. At 12-16 weeks of age, rabies vaccinations are started; and optional but recommended vaccines such as lyme ,lepto, bordetella vaccines for dogs and feline leukemia and feline Aids vaccines for cats are started at 8-12 weeks of age. It has been the norm for pets over one year of age to visit their Veterinarian once a year. Recently however, the CVMA (Canadian Veterinary Medical Association) has recommended to have pets examined every 6 months due to their rapid aging process. On average, our pets age 7 times faster then people. By age 5 our pets are considered to be middle age and by 8 to be considered a senior. Annual wellness visits are especially important with our older pets. Senior wellness includes bloodwork and urinalysis along with their examinations. Depending upon the case veterinarian could do : General exam, neurologic exam , orthopedic exam, behaviour consultation, nutrition consultation during your visit. Checking blood pressure may be neccesory in senior pets.
Complete physical exam/consultation is done before elective surgeries like spay/neuters or dentals at no charge . This can be scheduled in the morning of the surgery day or any other day before the surgery.
Our general appointment are booked between 10.0am-2.0pm and 4.0pm-6.30pm but in urgency or inconvenience you can book the appt any time during our regular hours. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Our hours are:
- Monday to Friday: 8am - 6pm
- Saturday: 8am - 5pm
- Sunday: 8am - 5pm
Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.
New Patient Registration Form - Required
At the 1st visit, this will let us record our pet and owners into our management software so that we can effectively and efficiently provide the service you deserve!