Pet Wellness Protocols in Kane County
Our time with our pets is always far too short, but we can help you make that time count! Further improvements in veterinary medicine and education enable our pets to live longer than they ever have before, and we’d like to continue this trend. Pet wellness protocols are vital to your pet’s health and longevity, because they allow us to proactively prevent disease and other issues. Working collaboratively with pet owners and maintaining a consistent schedule will go a long way towards helping them spend more quality time with their beloved companions.
Wellness programs have various components, from the comprehensive dog exam to laboratory diagnostics. During the physical, your veterinarian will check your pet’s weight, temperature, respiratory rate and heart rate, ears, eyes, mouth, skin and coat, joints/limbs, etc. If you have a new puppy, we'll need to discuss parasite prevention, housebreaking and training, vaccinations, spay and neuter, behavior, nutrition and more to start them off right.
We recommend fecal tests to check for intestinal parasites, which many puppies are born with. We will need to test them again following treatment, to ensure that they’re parasite-free.
Your veterinarian will want to see your cat once a year for their physical exam and any additional treatments. During new kitten appointments, we will discuss a variety of topics including litter box training, diet, exercise, microchipping, parasite prevention, and spaying or neutering. Cats also require annual fecal testing, and can be safely treated with medication to eradicate parasites.
Both cats and dogs can fall victim to parasites, but there are many ways to treat and prevent the problems they may cause. We offer various high-quality flea, tick and heartworm preventatives to keep pets protected, and recommend that they be given regularly for maximum effect. Even strictly indoor pets can be vulnerable to parasites; therefore it is better to be safe than sorry.
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For the best care, pet need to come in for annual cat & dog exams. Senior pets should see us every six months for a full evaluation and to check for acute or chronic issues. We love seeing our pet patients thriving and greeting us with wagging tails or head rubs! Our goal is always to improve their quality of life and give them many more years to spend with you.
Dr. Kersting is an excellent, well educated Veterinarian and person, very nice bed side manner. My husband and I highly recommend this Vet/hospital open 24/7. Never turn away anyone either, always willing to help and give advice too.
First time here, and the whole staff was simply amazing! We were in, taken to the exam room, discussed the X-rays in just under an hour...The DR called me every few hours to keep me updated on my cat, we picked her up that evening and she is doing much better...Follow up with the cardiologist soon! But I would like to thank everyone here, who were so welcoming and sweet to us, especially since I was a total mess!!
Could not be happier with our first visit. The staff was friendly and efficient. The vets are knowledgeable and all have a real compassion for animals and it shows! So glad that we found this place and our miniature Schnauzer named Schnitzel is too!
I pass several animal hospitals to reach this location. The staff is exceptional to me and has always treated my pets well.
My little Gina is 15 now and still going strong, thanks to the entire staff here. Gina has had a few problems that you have always managed to help her with, THANK YOU SO MUCH.
Thank you for taking such great care of our dog early this morning in Dundee. He had a medical emergency and the staff couldn't have been more caring or professional.
Dr O'Brien is fantastic! She provides comprehensive, patient centered care with compassion. She is focused on heath maintenance and knows just when to provide effective interventions when problems arise. Her confidence, empathy and compassion make me feel more than comfortable in following her recommendations. Thank you Dr O'Brien for your service!
I’ve been taking my pets here forever. Always great care given and Dr. Kelly Kavanaugh is the absolute best!
We'd been taking our litter mate pugs here since they were puppies, just under 14 years. We've always enjoyed the entire staff's pleasant, accommodating and professional attitudes. My family recently had to make the toughest decision there is regarding our beloved Chili. We will be forever grateful for the compassion they showed us and our sweet dog at the end of his days. A very special thanks to Dr Lupo, probably the kindest person we've ever met. It's obvious these people not only know what they're doing, they genuinely love animals. Thank you all so so much.
Had an emergency visit with this clinic today for our Schnoodle. Never have been here before but could not have been treated any better by the technicians and the vet on call. Nora and her family thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking care of our sweet girl.
I've had some poor vet experiences before, but the staff and veterinarians at Dundee Animal Hospital are the most caring and trustworthy vets I've been to. I'll never take my pets anywhere else. You are the best!!! Thank you for awesome customer service and making me feel good about bringing my animals here.
The Algonquin location with Dr. Kristin Kamholz and Dr. Mark Rusley are both OUTSTANDING professionals and both have a very high level of skills! I am ALWAYS happy and satisfied with their service. I highly recommend to everyone to use this clinic to take care of their furry friends.
The doctors and staff at Dundee Animal Hospital have been providing our furry family members with excellent, compassionate care for more than 20 years. Thank you.
I have seen pretty much seen every vet here and been here for emergency services. Everyone, including the front staff, the techs, and the vets are amazing. One of my dogs is a bit difficult, and they are always accommodating without judgment. I wouldn’t take my animals anywhere else!
“The employees were so nice. They took us in right on time. Loved them.”
We came in on an early Sunday morning with my dog that needed an emergency procedure. Amazing vet, amazing staff, great care!
The staff is very friendly and haven taken great care of our dog.
Love Dundee Animal Hospital and Dr Kersting! Thanks for all you do!
Thank you to Dr. Kavanaugh for taking such great care of my 2 senior dogs, Frankie and Roma, over the past month. Her compassion and love have gone above and beyond and I am so grateful to her!
The doc and staff were great. I felt that my girl was in caring hands from the time we came in to the follow up visit. Huge relief.