South Town Animal Hospital provides comprehensive veterinary medical care including: house calls, end of life assistance, preventative healthcare, surgical services, and complementary services.
South Elgin Vets
At South Town Animal Hospital, we truly understand the unique role pets play in our lives. Our team provides the compassionate care that you expect for your special family members. Best practices in veterinary medicine are constantly changing, and our goal is to guide you in making educated decisions about the medical treatment and well-being of your dog or cat.
Medical & Preventative Veterinary Care in South Elgin, IL
Our preventative medicine approach is as unique as your pet.
We are committed to practicing high quality medicine by tailoring our methods to fit your pet’s lifestyle and health.
South Town Animal Hospital offers compassionate and comprehensive care to our patients. A lapdog does not have the same preventative care needs as a hunting dog; nor an indoor cat versus a cat that goes outside.
Preventative care includes vaccinating your pet against diseases. Proper vaccination can spare your pets from potentially deadly diseases such as rabies and distemper. At South Town, we take a conservative approach to vaccination protocols. We will work with you to evaluate your pet’s lifestyle, and develop a vaccination protocol that is unique to your pet’s specific needs.
Our veterinarians understand the needs of your pet through every stage of life. Because our pets do age so quickly, we recommend regular, comprehensive physical exams. For pets in their golden years, we offer a wide range of wellness services to help detect and treat any problems as early as possible.
Veterinary Surgery in South Elgin
We offer a full range of soft tissue surgeries from routine spays and neuters to more advanced procedures. South Town is committed to providing state of the art surgical techniques while offering compassionate care to our surgical patients. Our veterinary team closely monitors patients throughout the surgery. We utilize ECG monitoring, blood pressure measurements, internal body temperature, pulse oximetry, heart and respiratory rates to continually evaluate patients’ tolerance of anesthesia.
Following surgery, patients are moved to a more comfortable environment, to be closely monitored while they recover from anesthesia. This close observation helps with the timely administration of any necessary medications to keep our patients comfortable. Throughout this process owners are updated to ensure that they are informed of their pet’s well-being.
We offer a full range of soft tissue surgeries from routine spays and neuters to more advanced procedures including: spay & castration, dental cleanings, dental extractions, dental radiography, declaws, mass & lump removals, exploratory abdominal surgery, cystotomy, mastectomy, hernia repairs, abscesses, and lacerations. We also maintain an extensive referral service for those procedures requiring specialized training and equipment.
South Elgin Pet House Calls
We offer medical services in your home including in-home euthanasia.
House calls are ideal for pets that are more comfortable at home or if bringing your pet to the hospital just isn’t an option. We are able to offer most veterinary services within your home.
Preventative Medicine Services:
- Physical Examinations
- Recommended vaccinations or titers
- Intestinal Parasite Screening
- Flea & Tick Prevention
- Heartworm testing
- Nutritional and Weight Management Counseling
- Behavioral Consultations
- Nail trims and anal gland expressions
- Comprehensive Medical Examinations
- Glaucoma testing
- Diagnostic testing through reference lab and in house laboratory
- Blood pressure measurement
- Allergy consultations
- Laser therapy
In an effort to provide your pet with a calm passing we offer in-home euthanasia services. This allows your pet the comfort to be in their own bed surrounded by the people and animals that love them. Please contact one of your experienced staff members to walk you through the process and answer any questions you might have regarding in-home euthanasia.
South Elgin Complementary Medicine
South Town Animal Hospital is dedicated to delivering the most effective treatments to our patients including the latest advances in veterinary medicine along with proven traditional treatments.
We have expanded our services to offer complementary and conventional medicine. Complementary medicine includes therapeutic disciplines, like laser therapy and whole food supplements, that are used in conjunction with mainstream treatments. Through this multi-faceted approach, we are able to offer additional treatment options for the best possible outcome.
South Town offers the many benefits of laser therapy for our patients. This therapy is safe and backed by clinical studies both in veterinary and human medicine. This therapy is helpful in treating a wide variety of conditions from arthritis and other joint issues to skin irritation and infections. We provide Laser Therapy with all soft tissue surgeries to help reduce pain and speed healing.
These non-invasive complementary therapies can enhance your pet’s existing treatment programs and decrease recovery time after surgical procedures.