Health Checks
Health Checks
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, in a calm and quiet manner to put you – and your pet – at ease. We will see to any health concerns that you have noticed, and identify any potential health issues that 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
It is important to have your pet’s health checked regularly throughout their life. Animals age much faster than us, so it’s necessary to have regular check ups so that we can 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 prior to desexing
  • Annual health checks (for all pets)
  • Dental health checks
  • Senior health checks (for pets over 7 years of age)

To book your pet in for a health check or general vet consultation, call us today.

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

Call us today to book an appointment!

See below for opening hours, or use our online booking system anytime!

“You walk out feeling like you matter.”

“Just wanted to say thank you to Marnie and the team at Timaru Family Vet. Let me rush in with my problem child cat after I’ve already been having a rough couple of weeks with other life issues, and she was so kind and wonderful and put up with my tears and emotions. You walk out feeling like you matter rather than just a number on paper. Thank you so much!”

– Stacey D., 5-Star Facebook Review

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Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm
Sat: 10am-12pm

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We welcome all pets of Timaru and surrounding areas, including Pleasant Point, Temuka, Geraldine, and St Andrews.