Primary care services performed at our hospitals are the basic services every pet needs. These services include spays and neuters, health exams, laboratory and pharmacy services, and dental care. Please click on any of the subheadings listed below to learn more about all of the primary care services we offer your pets.
Pets can suffer from allergies to elements in the environment around them, as well as certain ingredients in their foods, just like people can ... Read more
Anesthesia indicates the use of medication to block sensation, typically resulting in unconsciousness Anesthesia is induced using a variety of medications, both injectable and inhaled ... Read more
Dogs and cats don't often get cavities But they do frequently suffer from other types of dental disease Periodontal or gum disease, in fact, is the number one illness found in both dogs and cats... Read more
WSVA utilizes digital dental radiographs when performing periodontal therapy on your pet. Dental radiographs are one of the most important diagnostic tools available to ensure the health of your pet. Dental radiographs allow our doctors to visualize the internal anatomy of the teeth, roots and the bone that surrounds the roots.... Read more
Our hospital offers emergency care. If you suspect your pet may be having a medical crisis, err on the side of caution and seek medical attention immediately. Our experienced team of veterinarians, technicians and assistants are here to assist your pet when it is needed most.... Read more
Our staff will help you cope with euthanasia and end of life decisions. Unfortunately, there comes a time in the life of all pets when the possibility of a recovery to a comfortable existence is highly unlikely. Caretakers of an animal must at this time consider all possibilities to relieve the pet's suffering.... Read more
Our hospital is proud to offer our clients a complete diagnostic laboratory. Our in clinic laboratory machines can perform complete blood cell counts, complete chemistry panels, including liver, kidney, and pancreatic enzyme function tests, glucose, and electrolytes. Additionally, our hospital can send samples out to a diagnostic laboratory ensuring that we have a wide range of dianstic capabilities.... Read more
At West Suburban Veterinary Associates, P. C. , we care for every pet as if he or she were our very own.... Read more
As your pet ages, his or her health care needs change. Senior pets make wonderful companions, but they require veterinary care much different from puppies and kittens or adult pets. A pet is considered a senior between the ages of seven and eight.... Read more
There are two types of health certificates available, one which approves pets for travel within the continental United States, and another which approves them for international travel.
Acquiring a health certificate will require you to schedule an appointment with your veterinarian. Your pet will receive an overall exam during which the doctor will be able to certify that your pet is healthy and safe for travel.... Read more
Wellness Exams not only help flag any potential problems with your pet's health, but they are also important in creating an overall medical history for your pet. By meeting regularly with your pet, your veterinarian is able to become better acquainted with his or her personal history, and is able to offer more personalized care.
For pets who are 6 years and younger, Wellness Exams are recommended at least once a year.... Read more
Our hospital staff specializes in hospice care for your pet. Hospice care describes the care of pets that have terminal illness, such as cancer or severe organ failure. Our veterinarians aim to keep suffering and pain to an absolute minimum, and try to maintain your pet's quality of life.... Read more
Our hospital offers hospitalization services. Hospitalization involves admitting your pet into the hospital for monitoring or necessary medical care. Your pet will have their own cage or kennel within the hospital building and will be monitored closely by technicians and veterinarians throughout their stay.... Read more
Our hospital is equipped with a full-service diagnostic laboratory and staff capable of running dozens of laboratory tests from fecal exams to complete blood counts. In an emergency, seconds count, and our trained veterinary technicians are capable of quickly and accurately producing your pet’s lab results..... Read more
For your convenience, our hospital has an in-house pharmacy, enabling you to pick up your pet's medications at the time of your visit.
While no hospital carries every medication, we keep the most commonly prescribed medications in stock. If your pet requires a medication that we do not carry, call ahead and we may be able to order it for you.... Read more
Our hospital features a dedicated surgical suite.
Surgical suites are rooms designated for use during surgery only. These rooms are kept as clean as possible to minimize bacteria and other infectious organisms that would be capable of contaminating a surgical wound.... Read more
Hospital offers an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for treating your pet during times of critical need.
Pets requiring ICU are often very ill and require specialized nursing staff and veterinarians to pull them through a crisis. The nursing staff are also often trained in advanced techniques and monitoring and may also have undergone additional certification.... Read more
Our hospital offers a variety of Internal Medicine Services.
Internal Medicine is the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis, management and nonsurgical treatment of disease affecting the lungs, kidneys, liver, pancreas, spleen, intestinal tract, urinary tract, endocrine system and neuromuscular systems. Management of these conditions is typically done with diet, exercise and medications.... Read more
Our hospital maintains an isolated area to prevent the spread of contagious disease from potentially infectious patients to others in the hospital.
These procedures include the appropriate use of disinfectants, the proper disposal of infectious materials, and the wearing of disposable gloves, boots, masks and gowns while handling infectious patients.
All these measures are meant to keep our patients and staff healthy.... Read more
Our hospital offers oxygen therapy for the treatment of many acute cardiac, respiratory and blood disorders. Oxygen may be provided to patients by a nasal catheter, oxygen cage, hood or mask. Close veterinary monitoring of these patients is required to maintain oxygen flow, avoid potential complications of oxygen usage and to insure that the expected therapeutic goals are met.... Read more
Keeping your pet pain-free is crucial to maintaining his or her quality of life. Our veterinarians use a multi-modal approach to pain management that includes anti-inflammatories, opioid drugs, local anesthetics, general anesthetics, and even epidural anesthesia to effectively combat pain at all levels. Some of our veterinarians even offer alternative services such as acupuncture or chiropractics for additional pain relief options.... Read more
Our veterinarians offer periodontic techniques to help slow periodontal disease and tooth loss.
Periodontal disease is a major cause of tooth loss in dogs and cats. Periodontics involves the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the tissues that surround the teeth.... Read more
As pet owners ourselves, our staff understands that facing a pet's serious illness or the loss of a pet can be emotionally devastating. We also know that to care for a sick pet, a family must receive clear information concerning treatment and evaluating options and, sometimes, making difficult decisions. Our hospital staff are here to help you explore your concerns about treatment choices and managing a sick pet at home.... Read more
In our continuing efforts to offer the highest quality veterinary medicine, we are pleased to provide a wide range of surgical services for our patients. From routine surgical procedures, such as spaying and neutering, to more complex surgeries, we look forward to the opportunity to care for your pet's surgical needs.
Our staff is highly skilled in performing veterinary surgeries and will make every effort to ensure that your pet receives the very best care.... Read more
Our hospital offers Sevofluarne Anesthesia for your pet. Anesthesia is the use of medication to block sensation, typically resulting in unconsciousness.
There are several forms of gas anesthesia available, however, a newer gas, called Sevoflurane, allows very precise control of a pet's anesthesia level.... Read more
Spay-neuter is a procedure that will benefit you as well as your pet. This surgery allows your pet to live a longer and healthier life. Meanwhile, you will experience less troubles associated with behavior, pregnancy and heat cycles.... Read more
An otoscope is a small, lighted magnification source that enables us to see into your pet’s ear canal. It is often used to assess and detect ear problems early. Redness, discharge, excess wax, growths or abnormalities, ear mites and even foreign bodies can be detected with an otoscope.... Read more