Veterinary Exams for Dogs and Cats

Regular veterinary exams are the cornerstone of your pet’s health. Unlike most of us, our loyal companions cannot just simply tell us if they are feeling unwell. Dogs and cats also have a natural instinct to hide their pain to show as little vulnerability as possible. We know life gets busy and so we do our best to book you in for a convenient time and conduct the exams as efficiently as possible. Call us at 613.695.2060 to learn more.

Why are veterinary exams so important?

They help us diagnose many health problems early on so your pet can stay as comfortable, healthy and pain-free as possible. This way, we can provide the appropriate treatment right away, which will save you time and money in the long-run and prevent your pet from experiencing worsened symptoms.

What tests will be done on my pet during a vet exam?

Each patient is different and may require different diagnostics based on their unique needs. Some of the most common screenings our veterinarians and technicians conduct during a veterinary exam are:

  • Urinalysis – Your pet’s pee is considered as “liquid gold” and can reveal vital details about their urinary tract, kidneys, and signs of diabetes
  • Bloodwork – We can detect parasites, conditions like Lyme disease, anemia, infections, organ dysfunction and more through samples of your pet’s blood
  • Fecal exams – Intestinal worms can typically be detected through
  • Fecal samples

    How often should I take my pet for a vet exam?

    We recommend your pet sees their veterinarian at least once per year. Older pets or those diagnosed with certain health issues should come in more frequently at a rate of about 2 times per year (or more depending on your doctor’s advice).

Last updated: June 24th, 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: 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 2 pm
    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 Bank Street Hospital