We want to help you make your pet’s health a priority even when finances are tight - that’s why we offer direct billing to pet insurance and financing options!
Whether you have a pet emergency or are driving by and want to see if you can get an appointment with a vet - we always welcome walk-ins!
If you won’t be able to drop off your pet at the time of your scheduled appointment you are welcome to drop them off and pick them up after.
Comprehensive Vet Wellness Exams
At Barlow Trail Animal Hospital, we strongly believe in quality preventative care through annual vet wellness exams. This is actually the most important part of your pet’s health. Pets age much faster than us. A good annual exam can reveal conditions that can be treated or managed better if diagnosed early.
A microchip is a safe, easy and reliable method of making sure you are reunited with your pet if they ever go missing. A microchip is the size and shape of a grain of rice and is implanted underneath your pet's skin, usually between the shoulder blades. Veterinary hospitals and animal shelters all over Canada are equipped with the scanners capable of detecting and reading microchips and the unique code number which corresponds to your pet's database. At Barlow Trail Animal Hospital in Calgary, we provide this service - it’s quick and easy for your pet. Save yourself the heartache and stress of losing your dog or cat by microchipping. Contact us to schedule your pet’s vet wellness exam today.
WHAT WE DO
- Laboratory Testing
- Blood Testing
- Urine Testing
- Fecal Testing
- Pet Health
- Flea Prevention
- Heartworm/Parasite Prevention
- Litter Exams
WELLNESS EXAM PROCESS
Book an appointment online or through calling our office.
Come into our clinic with your pet. Bring any of your pet’s vaccine history, a list of food, treats and current medications that your pet is on and your pet insurance information.
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You will normally see a Veterinary Office Assistant or an Animal Health Technologist first who will take a history, and gather some data for the doctor.
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Comprehensive Pet Care
A veterinarian will see you next, examine your pet, answer your questions and plan further diagnostics or treatment as necessary.
Vet Wellness Exams for a Healthy & Happy Pet
We recommend an annual exam for pets under 7 years and an exam every 6 months for senior age pets. As part of our wellness testing, we recommend annual blood, urine and fecal testing for all pets under 7 years. For senior pets, we recommend all the above testing annually along with x-rays. We also recommend and provide vaccination protocols for your pet that correspond to their age and lifestyle.
Vet Wellness Exams
Our veterinarians will examine your pet thoroughly during routine visits. We look for any potential problems so we can find them and treat them before they become quite serious. If you don’t realize your pet is ill, their condition could gradually get worse, making it even harder to figure out what is wrong. Late diagnosis may take a lot more time, tests and money. Often the longer you wait, the harder the problem can be to treat. During your pet’s vet wellness exam our team will take the time to talk to you about your pet and their habits. We will also make sure your pet is up to date on their vaccinations and prescribe any preventative heartworm, flea or tick medication you may need. At Barlow Trail Animal Hospital we are a close-knit team that remember and care about each pet and owner that come through our doors. We know your pets are part of your family so we are committed to giving every pet owner time and attention so we understand your concerns and leave you feeling confident and assured.
How long your appointment takes depends on many factors. Depending on the health of your pet and the questions or concerns you have, appointment times can vary greatly in length. However, a typical wellness exam lasts no longer than 45 minutes.
When you first arrive for your appointment, please be prepared to answer a few general questions and provide medical records from your previous practice. If you have pet insurance please bring your pet’s insurance policy information, in case it is required for the appointment. The more history and medical information we have, the easier it will be to make recommendations on your pet’s specific needs.
Vaccines for pets are definitely necessary. There’s a much greater risk involved when animals are exposed to preventable diseases without the support of vaccinations. The essential or core vaccines are usually given as a combination. For dogs that one vaccination includes protection against canine distemper, canine parvovirus, canine adenovirus (infectious canine hepatitis), and parainfluenza. Rabies vaccine is given as an additional injection. In cats, the combination includes vaccines for the feline rhinotracheitis virus (feline herpes virus), feline calicivirus and feline panleukopenia with the rabies vaccine also administered separately. Recommendations for optional or non‐core vaccines are based mainly on lifestyle in cats and geographic region in dogs.