There are many conditions that can cause your pet’s skin, hair, ears, and nails to be abnormal. During your pet’s evaluation, our veterinarians can identify skin lesions/sores and possible patterns they form on your pet which aids in the selection of proper diagnostic procedures. Diagnostics, such as skin and ear cytology, skin scrapings, skin and ear cultures, skin testing, and skin biopsy may be utilized. After a comprehensive examination, our doctors will discuss a plan to alleviate the discomfort your pet is experiencing.
In some instances, your pet may need close monitoring and treatment. We provide hospitalization in these instances where your pet’s condition needs to be carefully monitored by our veterinarians and highly trained staff. For continued treatment of our critical care patients overnight and during the weekend, we may recommend transferring your pet to either the Tri-County Animal Emergency Clinic or the Animal Emergency Clinic of McClean County. We trust the highly trained staff at both emergency facilities to provide around the clock observation and care your pet needs.
Our pets feel pain and discomfort under the same circumstances that we do. We make it a priority to keep our patients comfortable and employ pre-emptive pain management strategies for our surgical patients and also for pets with chronic pain, like arthritis. We use a variety of resources to help control pain including medications and cold laser therapy. We will format a plan to best meet the needs of each individual.
Our health care team is prepared to provide for your pet’s emergencies during our regular office hours. If your pet requires emergency services after hours, we utilize the services of the Tri-County Animal Emergency Clinic in Peoria and the Animal Emergency Clinic of McLean County in Bloomington to provide 24 hour emergency care for our clients and their pets. Both emergency facilities are fully staffed during our off hours and throughout the weekend. See “Emergencies” tab for address and contact information for the emergency clinics.
We all understand how difficult it is to say goodbye to a long-time friend. If you are making the decision to euthanize your beloved pet, we can help guide you through the process. We work with you to ensure your pet’s comfort and dignity. We also offer options for taking care of the remains, including cremation services through local pet crematories.
Cold Laser Therapy
We are proud to announce we are now offering laser therapy, an innovative new way to treat pain and inflammation in pets. Laser therapy uses specific wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects such as improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Multiple studies have shown laser therapy can help with a variety of problems including arthritis, joint pain, ligament sprains, muscle strains, dog/cat bites, feline acne/asthma, hotspots, post trauma/surgery pain, hip dysplasia, lick granulomas and snake/bug bites.