2016 Veterinary Recap

2016 Veterinary Recap

While the rest of the world seems to be marking 2016 as the worst year in recent memory, last year brought our 3 clinics an immense amount of excitement.  To start, we began providing cancer care by bringing in 2 Certified Veterinary Oncologists to the Peoria Area.  Our clients, as well as referred clients in the Central Illinois Area can now take advantage of our newest service.  Since opening our doors to pets in need of cancer care and guidance, we have consulted with 42 different pet owners.  The service is starting to grab hold with recent local highlights from the PJStar and CIProud.  We couldn’t be more excited to provide this much needed service for our community’s pets.

Another new service introduced was laser therapy at all three of our locations.  Used for multiple conditions from arthritis to hot spots and much more, we are seeing an increasing amount of owners opt for this quick and pain free way to help their pets.

Thanks to donations and fundraisers for our HALO Fund, we were able to help pets in dire straights by providing over $4,800 worth of life saving treatments.

We also instituted a new client feedback program that we have seen amazing results from, continued to support local schools and area causes, reworked our referral reward program for even better rewards for our referring clients, and retooled our online store for owner ease of use.

There were so many amazing changes in 2016 that is impossible to highlight them all, however most importantly we continued to explore new options for pet health and hone our skills doing what we do best.  That is to ensure each pet that enters our door receives superior patient care, and each pet owner we have the pleasure of meeting receives top tier service.

We want to thank each and every one of our clients for making 2016 a year to remember, and we want to promise each of you that we will continue passionately providing top tier Veterinary Medicine and Services for your pet in 2017 and beyond!

To really close out 2016 with a bang here are some interesting and some quirky statistics from 2K16:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

  • Heartworm Positive Diagnoses

After rebounding from a sad 2012, the number of Heartworm Disease diagnoses dropped ever so slightly for the first time since 2013.  Each of these cases could have been prevented by administering monthly preventatives year round.  We even have a 6 month preventative injection if you find yourself forgetting each month.  Let’s try to drop this number into single digits in 2017!

In 2016 alone, 238 pets were diagnosed as having fleas.  There are also monthly preventatives to keep your little friend from having even smaller friends.  Trust us, you will be thankful for year round prevention when you aren’t napping next to a flea infested canine or feline!  We saw a huge amount of cases during the fall and into the winter as many owners discontinued their preventatives which proved to be a troublesome mistake for many area pet owners.

Top Dog Breeds Seen in 2016

Labrador Retriever 846 seen
Shih tzu 296 seen
Yorkie 279 seen

Top Names of Pets Seen

1. Bella

2. Max

3. Sadie

4. Lucy

5. Buddy