Pet Services

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In the event of a sudden illness or accident, Peoria Area Veterinary Group is fully staffed and equipped to offer your pet instant veterinary care, diagnostic work-up and a treatment plan. We have up to date diagnostic equipment such as blood chemistry, radiology, ultrasound, and ECG. Our staff is highly trained to be able to assist the doctor in whatever circumstance may arise in your pet. We offer the highest standard of intensive care should it be required to aid in the recovery process. Should your pet require surgery, we offer modern surgical techniques that include induction, general anesthesia, anesthetic monitoring, intravenous fluid therapy, pain management, and recovery.

For your convenience we offer early morning check-in times for day hospitalization patients, dental prophylactic care and surgical procedures. Having your pet here between 7:30 and 7:50 a.m. allows us time to discuss relevant facts to your case and collect any further information we may need. All outpatient appointments start at 10:00 a.m. on days with surgical procedures and 8:00 a.m. with no inpatient procedures scheduled. All patients are seen on an appointment basis unless it is an emergency when they will be seen immediately.

If an emergency arises outside of our normal business hours, please contact the Tri-County Emergency Clinic at (309) 672-1565 and they will be able to either give you advice over the telephone or have you bring your pet immediately to their facility located at 1800 North Sterling Ave in Peoria. Please give them as much information as possible regarding any past medical problems your pet may have had or continues to have and what your emergency entails.

Preventative Medicine

Our primary objective is to keep your pets healthy and prevent illness before it occurs. With the proper vaccines, routine physical exams, blood panels, fecal testing, and dental home care, we are able to increase the length and quality of your pets life.

Routine Diagnostic Procedures

When your pet is not feeling well, there may be many different explanations. Further diagnostics enable your veterinarian determine the nature and circumstances that may be causing your pets symptoms. Often we have to perform further diagnostics in order to rule out or confirm potential diagnosis since your pet cannot always communicate how they are feeling. Contact us to schedule an appointment if you have any concerns and are considering further diagnostics.

It is highly recommended that at least once a year we perform a fecal flotation examination of your pet’s feces in order to make sure they are free from any intestinal parasites that may cause them harm and are also transmissible to humans, especially children. We ask that you bring a small piece of feces with you at your yearly check-ups. We are able to perform this test in-house for instant results.

Routine yearly blood screening is also recommended in order to make sure your pet is not showing any signs of disease, such as liver or kidney. If we are able to catch certain diseases in their early stages we can begin to take steps to either reverse or prevent them from progressing. We offer a full in-house blood chemistry and hematology service. Occasionally tests require sending to an outside laboratory for testing.

Certain symptoms may require obtaining a urine sample from your pet in order to rule out medical or behavioral problems. This simple test is completed in-house and can be done in about 10 minutes. A freshly collected sample is required for accurate results. If further information is required for a definite diagnosis, we may need to obtain a sterile sample to send to an outside laboratory.

Surgery

Our doctors are able to perform most general surgical procedures that include external and internal tumor removal, aural hematoma repair, biopsies, foreign body removal, cystotomy to remove bladder stones, caesarians, wound repair, cherry eye repair, corneal ulcer treatment, etc. Most surgical patients will receive an IV catheter and IV fluid therapy during their procedures depending on the medical plan outlined by the veterinarian.

Pre-Surgical Preparations:

  1. Your pet must be up to date on all vaccinations (including bordetella for dogs).
  2. Do not feed your pet after 8:00 p.m. the night before the procedure. They may have water left down overnight unless otherwise instructed.
  3. If you have any questions prior to the procedure, please do not hesitate to contact the clinic and speak to one of the technicians or assistants.
  4. Check-in times for the day of the procedure are between 7:30 a.m. and 7:50 a.m. Please allow approximately 15 minutes to review paperwork with a technician or assistant.