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Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic

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46793 Yale Rd
Chilliwack, BC V2P2S5
Phone: 604-792-2844
Fax: 604-792-5822

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DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am5:00pm
Thursday8:00am5:00pm
Friday8:00am5:00pm
Saturday8:00am1:00pm
SundayClosedClosed
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Full Physical Exam Standards of Care at Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic

Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic receptionists are often asked why an exam is needed for a pet. Owners often believe their pet is absolutely healthy and they only want the annual shots to be updated.

Why is a Full Physical Exam needed Annually?

1. Animals hide their discomfort. Just as we hide our headaches or sore hip or back when we are out working or shopping, so do our patients. As a veterinarian I am frequently amazed at how stoic my patients are - they often will not show pain to their owners or to me when I know they are very painful. Some patients will even wag their tail, This is an instinctive survival necessity for animals. The weak do not survive in the wild.

2. For an adult dog as a rule of thumb the annual exam is approximately equivalent to once every 7 years, in a cat it is about every 4 years. So once a human year is totally reasonable and is good care.

3. During the full physical many problems are discovered by the veterinarian in apparently 'healthy' patients and concerns are discussed with the pet's caregiver. The medical record records changes over the years and is referred to regularly. When an exam is done even if all is normal that is very valuable information as it provides a baseline for the veterinarian. What is a normal heart rate for one animal may be abnormal to another.

The standards of care, or what is done during the examination of your pet is chosen by the veterinarian at a clinic. The above slide show shows what and why Dr Banyard does what she does during the annual physical exam at Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic. She will tell you what she finds. Other clinics may do this differently. Ask what your veterinarian sees during the exam so that you understand your pet's health.

The full or complete physical exam will take approximately 20 minutes. If this is not enough time to go over all the problems needed to be discussed another appointment will need to be made for further work.

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Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am5:00pm
Thursday8:00am5:00pm
Friday8:00am5:00pm
Saturday8:00am1:00pm
SundayClosedClosed

Doctor's Hours
Monday 9am -12pm 2pm - 4:30pm
Tuesday 9am -12pm 2pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday 9am -12pm Doctor not in
Thursday 9am -12pm 3pm - 4:30pm
Friday 9am -12pm 2pm - 4:30pm
Saturday 9am -12pm Closed

Dr Banyard's Blog

7/6/2017

Surgery to Treat Cancer in the Moth of a Dog: Fred's Story

5/26/2017

Our new videos:

The Tale of Two Dogs with Bad Dental Disease: Part 1 Zoey's Story

The Tale of Two Dogs with Bad Dental Disease: Part 2 Sally's Story

2/9/2017

Weather Alert:‚Äč We are closed today until further notice due to freezing rain and hazardous driving conditions. Be safe and stay off the roads until driving conditions are no longer hazardous. We apologize of any inconvenience to you and your pets.

10/10/2016

In our newest video we tell you what gum recession is and show you a few tips on how to recognize it.

Gum recession - What is it?

New Video on You Tube:

Extraction in a dog with stage 4 periodontal disease: Part 3 Extraction

New Video on You Tube:

Extraction in a dog with stage 4 periodontal disease: Part 2 X-rays 

This video shows x-rays of the upper right and left molar teeth at the back of the mouth in this dog. These teeth are hidden from view so this is very easily missed by pet owners.

7/12/2015

Extraction  in a Dog with stage 4 periodontal disease: Part 1 Oral Exam

This series of 3 short videos shows what the vet sees in the oral exam. Remember that now all the disease is seen. X-rays are needed to see how severe the problem is.

6/14/2015

How often should I take my dog or cat for a teeth clean by the veterinarian?

Do you ever wonder about how often your pet needs to have a professional teeth clean? You are not alone. Here is the answer and reasons why.

5/17/2015

New video on You Tube:

Pointers on brushing teeth in dogs and cats with pet dentist, Jo Banyard: Dentistry for Pet Owners 101

This is for people who need a few ideas on how to best start out brushing their pet's teeth. For further information watch Dr Banyard's other videos on you tube,  'Dentistry for Pet Owners 101' and 'Professional teeth clean in a dog: Parts 1 to 7'.

Emergency Service

24/7 emergency service is very costly to MediCare and no less costly to veterinarians. The following Emergency clinics are best equipped for your pet's emergency needs. For after hour emergency service please call:

1. Animal Emergency Clinic of the Fraser Valley

Hours: Open 24/7

604-514-1711

 #306-6325 204th Street,

Langley, B.C.  Canada V2Y 3B3

or

2. Abbotsford Valley Animal Emergency Clinic

Hours: Monday to Saturday 5pm to 8:00 am, Sunday and weekends 24hours

604-850-0911

C-2388 McCallum Rd, Abbotsford, BC V2S 3P4

 

Meet The Doctor

Meet Dr. Banyard Dr Josephine Banyard graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan in 1981 and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dentistry in 2013. She and her husband, Dr Reynolds opened Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic 1995. Together they have been practising in the Chilliwack area since 1985. They have two grown sons. Dr Banyard enjoys painting, reading, sewing, family and friends. Read More

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