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Health Checks

Timaru’s Family Vet offers thorough, and affordable veterinary consultations 6 days a week, Monday through to Saturday. We are available for everything from general health checks, to urgent health visits – so if you are worried about your pet’s health, please call us to make an appointment.

What happens in a consultation?
Our certified veterinarian will give your pet a careful and thorough physical examination, calmly and quietly to put you – and your pet – at ease. We will see to any health concerns you have noticed, and identify any potential health issues your pet may also be experiencing.
In most cases, we will treat the problem right away – but in some cases we will need to organise for further testing to ascertain the degree of the health concern your pet is presenting, and how best to treat it. In some cases X-rays, blood tests, and urine tests may be necessary to allow for an accurate diagnosis. We will notify you as soon as possible in this instance. 

Regular Pet Health Checks
Having your pet’s health checked regularly throughout their life is important. Animals age much faster than us, so we must have regular checkups to identify issues as they arise, and to allow for any preventative steps to be taken to give your pet the best possible quality of life.  

We currently offer checks for the following:

  • Puppy and Kitten health checks
  • Post-purchase health checks after buying a pet
  • Adolescent health checks before desexing
  • Annual health checks (for all pets)
  • Dental health checks
  • Senior health checks (for pets over 7 years of age)

Call us today to book your pet for a health check or general vet consultation.

Call us today to book a health check for your pet with one of our vets.



The most important annual health screenings for dogs and cats:

Adult dogs and cats (1-6 years)

  • Vaccinations
  • Parasite check
  • Heart check
  • Dental health
  • Blood test
  • Chemistry panel
  • Urinalysis

Additional exams for senior dogs (7+ years)

  • Osteoarthritis check
  • Chest radiograph
  • Thyroid check

Additional exams for senior cats (7+ years)

  • Osteoarthritis check
  • Renal disease screen
  • Thyroid check
  • Blood pressure check

Family Vet Limited

A big part of our local community - Our Veterinary Practice has been an integral part of our local community since February 2010. In that time, we’ve helped thousands of our clients cats & dogs, rabbits, rats and even a few birds.