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Many but not all of the services we provide are listed here.

Annual/Biannual Examinations

Senior Examinations and Testing

Dermatology

Ear Diseases

Surgery

Dentistry

Ophthalmic medicine and surgery

Internal medicine

Radiology

Microchip Placement and Registration

Online Pharmacy

Free Pet Portal

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Annual/Biannual Examinations

  • Wellness exams–The wellness exam is important to ensure health, and for early detection of illnesses.
  • Routine vaccinations–Each pet is individually evaluated for which vaccines are needed,. Our goal is to make sure your pet is adequately protected from disease, compliant with state, county, and local ordinances, while avoiding overvaccination.
  • Heartworm testing–The American Heartworm Society recommends yearly testing for this life- threatening parasite. Testing and prevention of heartworm disease is less costly and less risky than treatment.
  • Fecal or stool check (fecal flotation)—This is important not only for the health or your pet but also the health and well being of your family. The fecal flotation test detects some of the most common intestinal parasites that can infect our pets. Roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and tapeworms, as well as giardia and coccidia, which are one-celled organisms. Because some parasites are zoonotic (can infect humans as well as animals), detection and treatment for roundworms, hookworms and giardia can help avoid infection of you or your family.

Animal Hospital Lake Villa, IL

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Senior Examinations and Testing

  • As our pets age, they are prone to developing more age-related illnesses.For this reason they especially need biannual check ups. That is still analogous to us seeing our doctor once every 3 to 5 years. A lot can change in a very short period of time for our senior pets.
  • Blood testing to check for disease markers?
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Chest radiographs /X-Rays to evaluate heart size

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Dermatology

  • Numerous skin conditions can affect our pets. We are prepared to examine and check for common and/or less common problems.
  • Pyoderma (skin infection with pustules)
  • Juvenile pyoderma (cellulitis or puppy strangles)
  • Dermatitis (inflammation or irritation of the skin without pustules)
  • Deep pyoderma (furunculosis)
  • Atopy (allergic dermatitis)
  • External parasites (fleas, ticks, sarcoptic mange, demodectic mange, ear mites)
  • Autoimmune diseases of the skin (pemphigus, Lupus)

We are prepared to perform skin scrapings and acetate samples, cultures, impression smear cytology, and biopsy.

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Ear Diseases

With the addition of our video otoscope, we have a better tool for helping our clients to get difficult ear issues under control. The video otoscope offers better visualization of the entire ear canal and the tympanic membrane (ear drum). In addition, we can identify polyps and tumors and surgically remove them using the video otoscope.

Normal Ear Canal                Normal Ear Canal               Inflamed Ear Canal

Video of ear mites

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Surgery

Consistent with the high standard of care and quality of service required of American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)-accredited hospitals, you can expect the best from us. Every patient is given an examination prior to beginning any procedure. Pre-anesthetic blood testing as recommended or required (pets over 7 years of age) is evaluated. Then presurgery medications are chosen and administered. Every patient has an intravenous (IV) catheter placed and fluid therapy initiated. Following that, induction and maintenance anesthesia is initiated. Once prepared and carefully moved to the surgical suite, each patient is connected to monitors that allow us to monitor and record the heart and respiration rate, ECG, and pcO2 (oxygen saturation of the blood.) Blood pressure is frequently measured with a Doppler pick up and a pediatric inflatable cuff.

We know bringing your pet in for surgery can be stressful, so for that reason we are happy to text you pictures and updates throughout the day.

A few of the many surgical procedures we perform are:

  • Spay and neuter
  • Mass, cyst and tumor removal
  • Surgical biopsy
  • Enucleation (removal) of a diseased eye
  • Skin grafting
  • Amputation of a digit, limb or tail
  • Wound repair
  • Exploratory laparotomy (abdominal surgery to look for a disease process, a foreign body, or obtain biopsy
  • Gastropexy (tacking the stomach of large and giant breed dogs to the body wall to help prevent bloat)
  • Cystotomy (bladder surgery usually preformed to remove bladder stones)
  • Gastrotomy or enterotomy (opening the stomach or intestines to remove a blockage)
  • Bowel resection and anastomosis (removal of a diseased section of intestine)
  • Total ear canal ablation or lateral ear resection (ear surgery to remove diseased portions of the ear canal)
  • Vulvaplasty (removal of excess skin folds that cover the vulva)

   

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Dentistry

  • Regular cleaning, scaling and polishing of the teeth
  • Surgical extractions if indicated

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Ophthalmic medicine and surgery

  • Conjunctival graft to cover a corneal ulcer
  • Eyelid tumor removal
  • Entropion/ectropion repair (correct unusual rolling of the eyelids toward or away from the eye
  • Fluorescein stain for ulcers
  • Schirmer tear test to detect dry eye
  • Intraocular eye pressure to check for glaucoma
  • Glaucoma management
  • Enucleation (removal of a diseased or cancerous eye)

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MLS Laser Therapy

We offer the latest in technology services with our brand new MLS Laser. This Laser Therapy uses specific wavelengths of light to treat painful and debilitating conditions. Light amounts of energy enter the damaged cells and stimulate inter-cellular activity. This helps to reduce pain in that area and speeds the recovery of the damaged cells. Laser Therapy has had beyond impressive results with chronic pain such as arthritis, acute pain from trauma, anal gland ruptures, wound healing, lick granulomas and hot spots. Plus, your pet gets to wear these rad goggles!

For more information, click Here.

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Internal medicine

  • Gastrointestinal disease
  • Endocrine disorders including diabetes, hypothyroid disease, hyperthyroid disease, Cushings disease (excessive cortisol production)
  • Liver disease
  • Renal (kidney) disease
  • Oncology (cancer)

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Radiology

  • Routine radiographs (X-rays) for bone and joint disease
  • Renal (kidney) or bladder stones
  • Chest radiographs for heart disease or pneumonia
  • Cancer screening
  • Advanced radiology with contrast media

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Microchip Placement and Registration

We know the safety of your pet is important to you and that includes finding them if they ever get lost! We strongly encourage getting your pet microchiped as it could save his or her life in the future. We currently use Home Again Microchips which make it easy to update your information with every move.

Just click here to find out how!