We believe routine exams are the best way to stay in control of your pet’s health. Understanding what’s normal for your pet will help us catch early signs of illness and begin prompt treatment. As your pet’s care team, we will establish a relationship with you and your companion. We encourage you to ask questions and are happy to provide any information helpful to making educated decisions about your pet’s health.
At Advanced Veterinary Care, we will help you select the proper diet to meet your pet’s changing nutritional needs in each stage of its life. Through an optimal diet, we can help you control any health conditions your pet might have such as arthritis, obesity, and metabolic diseases.
With our laboratory in-house, we are able to diagnose problems quickly and efficiently. This is especially important in emergency situations, when gathering timely and accurate information is of the upmost importance. In most situations we are able to attain a diagnosis in only a few moments. Examples of the wide range of tests that we are able to conduct in-house include blood work and urinalysis. For issues that require us to look inside your pet’s body, we utilize our x-ray and ultrasound machines.
Vaccines play and important role in diseaseprevention and your pet’s overall health. We customize our vaccination recommendations and schedules based on your pet’s individual age, risk factors, and lifestyle.
Is your pet suffering from a skin problem? We can help! At Advanced Veterinary Care we treat a variety of skin and allergy conditions including: dermatitis, infections, hormonal disorders, tumors, parasites, ear problems, autoimmune diseases, and skin cancer. Come see us if your pet is experiencing signs of dermatological issues like hair loss or excessive itching.
Did you know that neglecting your pet’s oral health can lead to an infection that could travel to their internal organs? That, among a plethora of reasons, is why it’s so important to stay proactive in preventing cavities and infection through yearly dental exams and regular at-home care. Whether you’re just looking for help maintaining your pet’s oral health, or your pet needs more serious care like oral surgery, dental X-ray or a tooth extraction, we’re here for you!
Surgeries regularly performed at Advanced Veterinary Care include: general surgery, soft tissue procedures, oral surgery, orthopedic procedures, and ophthalmic surgery. During surgery, patients are closely monitored by our experienced veterinary technicians to ensure their vital signs remain normal. Following surgery, pain control and comfortable recovery are our top priorities. When you pick your pet up after surgery, we will explain any substantial findings to you and go over postoperative care instructions
Some of our larger patients include, but are not limited to: horses, goats, sheep, llamas and alpaca. Our large animal care services include almost all of the services available to smaller animals in addition to: parasite prevention and control, pre-purchase consultations, lameness exams, and equine reproductive services.
Losing a pet is a traumatic and tragic event. While collars and ID tags are helpful, they can break or fall-off. Microchips, however, are implanted using a hypodermic needle and are no more painful than a routine vaccine. They are not GPS devices and cannot track your animal if it gets lost - rather, they are activated by a scanner which displays an identification number transmitted from the microchip. Animal shelters and veterinary clinics can then match the identification number from the scanner to the owner utilizing the information in the microchip registry.
When you’re busy traveling or working, it isn’t always possible to allow your pet to stay home alone. While it can be difficult to leave your pet in someone else’s care while you’re away, you can be assured that we will treat them like our very own pets here are Advanced Veterinary Care. Our boarding services include: supervised care, meals, regular potty breaks and playtime with our staff members.
We are a one doctor practice and will provide emergency services as often as possible. There will be times Dr. Ishmael will be out of town or unable to be reached. If you experience an emergency with your pet, please call our office and an answering service will direct you. Dr. Ishmael will call you back or the answering service will direct you to try another area clinic or the University of Illinois emergency clinic. Signs your pet might need emergency treatment include: bleeding, severe coughing or choking, severe diarrhea or vomiting, difficulty giving birth, ingested toxin, severe injury, lethargic or non-responsive behavior, difficulty urinating and difficulty breathing.