Wellness & Vaccinations

 

Do you want to know the secret to helping your pet enjoy a long, happy and healthy life?

As loving pet parents, we want our animal companions by our side for as many years as possible. At Animal Hospital of McHenry, we believe the best way to ensure this happens is by making a commitment to their ongoing wellness. By bringing your pet in for regular checkups, you’ll help protect him or her from many of the common ailments that can affect companion animals. You’ll also give us the opportunity to identify and address potential health problems early, before they have chance to develop and worsen. These simple things can add years to your four-legged family member’s life.

 

An Ounce of Prevention

Our wellness services are comprehensive and extremely thorough, because we want to do everything in our power to keep your furry friend healthy. At each visit, the doctor will examine your pet from nose to tail, looking for anything out of the ordinary. We’ll also develop and implement a customized preventative care plan tailored to your pet’s unique needs, lifestyle and risk factors. This will include vaccines, parasite control, nutrition and weight management and anything else we deem relevant to your loved one.

 

Ongoing Health Management

Wellness visits also provide us with regular snapshots of your companion’s health status at each appointment. We can then compare this information against previous exams to identify any changes. This allows us to detect the signs of illness early and develop an effective treatment plan in a timely manner. With many ailments, an early diagnosis can vastly improve the outcome for your pet. The more we stay on top of these things, the better chance we’ll have of extending and improving the quality of your best friend’s life.

 

Getting to Know You

Finally, annual visits give all of us at Animal Hospital of McHenry the chance to truly get to know you and your pet. Developing a relationship with you and forging a bond with your animal friend is an integral part of the care we provide. This allows us to partner with you in managing your loved one’s health, and also makes visiting the vet a more positive experience. The more we understand your companion’s needs, the more precisely and effectively we can develop a health care plan.

You want to see that special little guy or gal enjoy many wonderful years. At Animal Hospital of McHenry, we’d love to help you achieve that goal. Call today to get started!

 

 

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    • Donna DruryDonna Drury

      Thank you for not declawing cats! Any veterinarian who does not perform barbaric outdated unnecessary p3 toe amputations on cats is tops in my book. I take my cats and dogs to a veterinarian who does not declaw cats, even if I have to travel an extra 20 minutes, it is worth it, they don't cry and whine in the car anymore like they used to when we used our ex-vet. Animals are sentient beings, not property for humans to mutilate. No wonder they used to cry on the way to our ex-vet, they were wondering if any of their body parts were going to get amputated.

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    • Kelsey StangebyeKelsey Stangebye

      My dog, Feist, and I are thrilled to have access to such compassionate and professional veterinary services that are provided by Dr. Schmitt. Thanks to Dr. Schmitt, Karen, and Stacy for always treating our visits with great attention. I highly recommend this clinic.

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    • Mary T. DurosMary T. Duros

      This is one of the nicest animal hospitals I've been to. Large, homey, exam rooms with cushioned seats perfect for comforting and snuggling your furkid. Great staff! And Dr Tammy Schmitt. The BEST veterinarian in the greater Chicago area! And not a bad drive from Chicago at all. I highly recommend it.

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    • Michael CostiganMichael Costigan

      Very compassionate, innovative, and thorough. They really care about the animals that they help.

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    • Megan P.Megan P.

      This place has been great for our little guy and we are looking forward to taking our other pup there for his next check up. The staff is kind and thorough... Read More

    • Marta KenarMarta Kenar

      Dr. Tammy is a gift to animals, especially those that are forgotten. Her dedication and heart to shelter animals, had us at hello!

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    • Courtney HillCourtney Hill

      My super senior (14 yo) Weimaraner was seen by Dr. Schmitt as a second opinion for neck and face swelling that was not resolving. The original vet we had seen said there was not much to do for her and that she was at her end. Dr. Schmitt took time to check her and explained the options. My Weimaraner continued to get worse and Dr. Schmitt did not give up. Finally, by working together, we got the swelling down. Thank you to the caring staff and Dr. Schmitt for giving me more time with my sweet girl.

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