Get Your Puppy or Kitten Off to a Healthy Start

Welcoming a new puppy or kitten into your home can be an exciting–and challenging–experience. We work closely with new owners to ensure pets receive a healthy start and to develop a strong bond as soon as possible.

What to Expect During Your Visit

We recommend your puppy or kitten be seen by a doctor between 6-8 weeks of age. During the first visit, your pet will receive:

  • A hands-on, head to tail physical examination
  • First vaccinations and an ongoing vaccine protocol schedule
  • Testing for parasites and worms
  • Prophylactic deworming designed to protect your pet and other family members
  • Flea, tick, and heartworm preventatives
  • Testing for feline leukemia and immunodeficiency virus
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Behavioral counseling

Your pet’s veterinarian will also provide important information, including:

  • Spay and neuter services
  • Dog training services
  • Preventative care plans for puppies and kittens
  • Answers to questions or concerns you may have
  • A copy of our puppy and kitten packet containing extensive information about how to care for your pet during the first year
  • A link to your pet’s medical records that you can access online 24/7

Continuous Care for Your New Pet

During your puppy or kitten’s initial months of care, please anticipate the need for multiple visits. Due to their limited immune systems, young pets may require additional exams, vaccinations, medications, deworming’s, or ongoing training. In the event any of these are necessary, your doctor will discuss your available options in complete detail.

To schedule your pet’s veterinary visit, please contact us at (630) 530-1900, schedule online, or simply stop in during normal business hours.

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Walk-ins Welcome!

We accept walk-ins during our Doctor's Hours to meet your busy lifestyle. If you’d prefer to make an appointment, we offer those too!

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News & Events

Clear the Shelters 2017

Elmhurst Animal Care Center is proud to partner with Magnificent Mutts & Meows on Saturday, August 19th for the nationwide Clear the Shelters event! Stop by our clinic from 11AM - 2PM to meet and potentially adopt dogs and cats in an effort to Clear the Shelters and decrease the amount of pets euthanized each year due to overcrowded shelters. Check out the Facebook event HERE

Save up to 20% on Boarding and 50% on Grooming! Book TODAY by calling us at 630.530.1900

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