Veterinary Exam

At Simcoe Animal Hospital, we do a full physical examination from head to toe yearly, to make sure your pet is happy and healthy. Regular physical examinations by a veterinarian can help detect health concerns early which can prevent severe complications later in life. If you are new to the Simcoe Animal Hospital family, please take a moment before your first visit and call us at 519.426.0111 so that we can let you know what you need to bring for your first appointment.

We understand that you have a lot on your plate. For this reason, we do our very best to accommodate your busy schedule! We book medical consultations Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. If you and your pet are unable to stop by for an in-person visit, we also offer virtual consultations via phone, chat and video. Please click here to learn more about our Online Consultation services.

How often should a pet go to the vet?

Although each pet is different, we recommend that they come in for a full veterinary exam at least once a year. More visits may be suggested for younger pets, those with certain health conditions and those in their senior years.

What happens during a veterinary exam?

Your veterinarian will conduct a tip-to-tail visual exam on your pet. They will check their mobility, appearance, sight, hearing, breathing, weight and other health factors. Diagnostics such as urine/fecal sampling, blood work, ultrasounds and more may also be performed so we can get a comprehensive picture of your furry friend’s well-being.

Last updated: September 8, 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!


  • Our "closed waiting room" policyis ending and we have started to open our doors with some restrictions. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us at 519-426-0111. If you do not have a cell phone, we have placed a doorbell at Door #1 for you convenience. We will alert you when we are ready for your appointment. We are allowing one client to accompany their pet into the examination room. For the safety of our clients and our team, we have barriers in place for you to remain behind during your pet’s appointment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards or e-Transfer as the preferred payment methods.
  • We are now offering food and medication pick-up inside of the clinic by appointment only. Once you arrive, remain outside of the hospital and use your cell phone to call us at 519-426-0111 or if you do not have a cell phone, ring the doorbell at door #1. It is still recommended that client’s place their order through our online store. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store"

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday and Sunday: Closed


    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 Simcoe Animal Hospital