Our doctors here at Tri-City Animal Hospital provide a wide variety of
services to help meet the needs of your pets to keep them as healthy
and happy as possible.
|Healthy Pet Exams|
|Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) |
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Our doctors recommend an annual physical exam
on your younger pet and more frequently as your
pet ages or needs medical attention. The exam is
to help us identify medical problems early so we
are better able to successfully treat, manage, or
cure your pet's illness or disease. During your pet's
exam, certain recommendations are made based
on the doctor's findings. This might involve routine
bloodwork, or dietary and exercise advice.
Updating vaccinations can also be performed at
this time. During your appointment, our doctors will
answer any questions or concerns you have about
Our hospital is equipped to run in-house blood tests,
including CBC, Biochemistry Panel, Thyroid testing, and
Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency
Virus (FIV) screening. Other tests offered in-house
include fecal floatation for a variety of intestinal
parasites, parvovirus screening, and limited urinalysis.
With this capability, we are able to receive test results
quicker, therefore allowing us to treat your pet sooner.
We also utilize an offsite laboratory for additional
bloodwork, cytology, and biopsy/histopathology
services. Results return in a timely manner.
We have on site X-Ray equipment that will
provide high quality radiographs for
diagnosis. Most views and positions can be
done with your pet completely awake.
Sometimes, however, for specific reasons and
more accurate views, we will need to sedate
your pet with a short-acting anesthetic.
Please ask us about the safety of our sedation
protocol. If your pet requires an Ultrasound,
we do refer you to a professional specialty
Dental hygiene is very important for your pet.
Daily brushings should be done at home. We
do offer dental services that include a thorough
visual exam of the mouth, cleaning with an
ultrasonic scaler, polishing the teeth, fluoride
treatment, and minor to major oral surgeries. In
order to view the complete mouth and give
recommendations on any necessary
extractions, your pet will need to be fully
sedated with supervised monitoring. Please
ask us about the safety of our anesthetic
Our doctors provide a wide variety of surgical
procedures for your pet such as anterior cruciate
ligament repair (more information below), other
orthopedic surgeries including fracture repair, spay
and neuter, declaws on cats, lump/cyst removal,
exploratory, spleen removal, bladder stone removal,
and much more. Please call for more details.
We recommend that most cats and dogs be surgically
altered. Health benefits include decreased incidence
of mammary gland tumors, pyometra, and certain
cancers as they get older. These mammary gland
tumors can be cancerous or benign, and become
more prevalent the more heat cycles your pet goes
For our clients we do offer limited boarding
for your pets. Our wonderful and caring
kennel staff treats your pet as if he or she
were their own. They are trained in
administiring various types of medications,
and giving insulin injections if your pet
requires it. We try to stay on your pet's
schedule of medication and feeding as best
as possible. Please call for more details and
to find out about our requirements.
At our practice we highly recommend getting your pet micro-chipped.
Sometimes things happen and our pets can get lost. By having your pet
micro-chipped the chances of your pets returning home is much greater.
What is a microchip?
A microchip is a small, rice size chip that gets implanted under your pet's skin
with a needle where it will stay forever. That chip contains an identification
number that is linked to your pet. That ID number is then put into our computer
system so if your pet is ever found and brought into us, we can link your pet
back to you. Our clinic, animal shelters and police stations all carry a universal
microchip scanner that can read your pets ID number. So no matter who finds
your friend having a microchip, your pet is more likely to find it's way home.
Our Doctors and Staff know emergencies can happen and we always do what
we can to help our clients in these situations. If an emergency does happen
during our business hours please call us immediately and then proceed to our
If an emergency happens after our business hours please call the newly
established Animal Emergency of Kane County.
~Animal Emergency of Kane County
796 McLean Blvd
Elgin, IL 60123
Dr. Bone, our primary surgeon, and Bonita, our lead technician, have been
trained in the repair of the anterior cruciate ligament found in the knee. The
doctor uses the extracapsular suture stabilization technique and has had an
excellent success rate for several years. Symptoms of damage to the ACL include
complete or partial hindlimb lameness, which can present quickly or periodically
over several months. This can happen in any breed of dog and even in our feline
companions. Please call for more information or to schedule a consultation
Since your pet's health is very important to us, we are
pleased to offer laser surgery as a safer, more
comfortable option for cat declaws and for specific
Less Pain: Laser energy seals nerve endings as it moves
through tissue. Your pet will feel less pain post-
Less Bleeding: The laser seals small blood vessels
during surgery which allows us to perform surgeries
quicker, so your pet is not under anesthesia as long.
Less Swelling: Laser energy does not crush, tear, or
bruise because only a beam of intense light contracts the