Services at Higgins Animal Clinic
The goal of a pet wellness program is to prevent or minimize disease or injury. Pets who receive regular examinations live healthier, longer lives at a much more predictable and manageable cost for owners.
The American Veterinary Association recommends that pets see their veterinarian for wellness exams every six months. This allows the veterinarian to monitor your pet's general health and to diagnose and treat any health problems before they become serious health issues, which may be potentially life-threatening and/or require long, difficult treatment.
A pet wellness program includes an individualized disease prevention program. At your visit, we will complete a risk assessment for your pet. Based on the answers to questions about your pet's behavior, lifestyle and other factors, we will determine a course of action, including appropriate vaccination protocol, to keep your pet healthy, happy, and enjoying life.
We offer medicated baths for pets with allergies, itchy skin, and skin infections. We also offer flea and tick baths.
Our grooming staff is available six days a week to provide regular and soothing baths to cats and dogs.
We can also provide baths and grooming with sedation. All sedation baths/grooms are closely monitored by the veterinary staff.
Ultrasound and Echocardiography
In house state-of-the-art ultrasound and echocardiogram equipment.
Complete laboratory testing
Each hospital maintains an on-site laboratory which allows us to analyze and diagnose your pet's health care needs quickly and efficiently. We perform many lab procedures which include blood work, urinalysis, fecal analysis, etc.
Fully stocked in-house pharmacy.
Advanced digital radiography equipment ensures your pet has minimal exposure to radiation, while producing quality films.
Boarding at Wheeling Animal Hospital and Pet Resort.
Dog, cat and exotics boarding is handled through the Wheeling Pet Resort. (847) 520-7387 press 2.
Pet Resort boarding for dogs includes a stay in a small or medium villa or the master suite. Your pet will receive three out-times per day in one of our four fully fenced exercise yards(staff present at all times), a cozy cot, Science Diet food(or bring your own), a complementary wipe-down or a discounted bath, if desired. Trail hikes along our fully fenced outdoor walking path, are also available for an additional charge.
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We perform surgery every weekday using the safest anesthesia available. Post-surgery, one of our experienced veterinary assistants, will sit with your pet during the recovery period to monitor your pet's vital signs.
Our labs feature a broad range of diagnostic equipment to ensure that your pet will receive the most comphrehensive health care possible.
Our doctors and staff are available to counsel you about your pet's diet for a longer and healthier life.
We utilize the most up-to-date information on preventative medicine so that your pet will receive the most comprehensive health care possible.
We offer a full line of prescription diets for your pet.
Senior pet care
With so many advances in veterinary medicine and quality care, we can help you play a key role in helping your senior pet remain healthy and active.
Comprehensive dental care
We believe that proper dental care plays an important part in your pet's well being. We perform dental procedures, dental radiographs and surgery using state-of-the-art equipment and technology to ensure your pet receives the best dental care available.
Is your pet expecting? We can discuss in depth how to prepare for the birth with your pet, and maintain a relationship with you throughout the experience.
We provide comfortable, clean and gentle care for pets that need to be hospitalized with us.
House calls can be available upon request depending on doctor availability and length of scheduling notice.