About Ancare Veterinary Hospital
Proudly Serving LaSalle, Mendota & Spring Valley, IL
Here at Ancare Veterinary Hospital, we strive to be your pet health expert. We are proud to provide veterinary services in LaSalle, Mendota, and Spring Valley, IL. We provide state-of-the-art diagnostics and surgical techniques for dogs, cats, and exotic animals. We provide treatment for patients in every stage of life and are committed to helping your pets live happy and healthy lives.
Our Mission Statement is Simple:
At Ancare, we strive to provide exceptional care and service. We earn our client’s trust and loyalty through genuine compassion, superior education and state of the art medicine.
Combined with good at-home care, our goal is to maximize your pet’s health and quality of life. We do this by providing pet parents with health resources as well as a range of advanced veterinary procedures including: tightrope and TTA repair of cruciate ligament injuries, laser surgery to minimize pain and bleeding for procedures such as spays and cat declaws, laparoscopic spays and endoscopic procedures to minimize pain and recovery time, ovariohysterectomies and neutering, and dental procedures such as tooth extraction and cleaning.
In addition, we offer feline medicine, modern therapies for ear disease, behavioral counseling services, exotic medicine and canine rehabilitation alternatives such as cold laser therapy, acupuncture and hydrotherapy. Our puppy, kitten, adult and senior pet wellness programs cover parasite control of heartworms and fleas, vaccinations, intestinal parasite stool examinations, blood profiles and educational programs on arthritis, obesity, diabetes, liver and kidney disease.
Frequently Asked Questions
We make every effort to accommodate our clients’ requests. However, there may be circumstances that prevent a certain veterinary team member from being available during your pet’s visit. Scheduling conflicts, emergency situations, and vacation schedules all play a role in their availability. Please feel free to ask for a specific veterinarian or veterinary technician when you schedule your appointment, and we will do what we can facilitate your request. However, please be understanding if we can’t. All of our team members are highly skilled professionals who look forward to your pet’s visit.
During your pet’s wellness exam, your veterinarian will take your pet’s history and perform a thorough physical examination. He or she will also give your pet appropriate vaccinations and perform a diagnostic workup, which may include blood, fecal, and urine tests to check for parasites and underlying diseases. Your veterinarian will prescribe preventives and may recommend dental work or other follow-up care. The specific services provided during the exam will vary depending on your pet’s age. You can help by letting your veterinarian know if you’ve noticed any unusual behavior or physical changes in your pet.
The fees you pay for veterinary services take into consideration a number of factors, including the costs to compensate your veterinarian and veterinary team for their professional services and the expenses involved in maintaining the hospital and equipment. When someone decides to adopt a pet, he or she needs to be prepared to include annual veterinary care in the overall cost of owning the pet.
Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer, which means you may be spending more over the lifetime of your pet. However, in general, the annual cost of caring for a pet hasn’t increased much over the past several decades. (Consider how much the costs of many professional services, such as human healthcare, have risen over that same period!) Certain advanced procedures may come at a higher cost, but as the owner, you decide what care you want to provide your pet. Overall, veterinary care is a terrific value for pet owners.
It may seem like you’re paying more for your pet’s care than for your own, but that perception may stem from the fact that you’re paying the entire cost of a service or procedure, rather than a percentage or set fee determined by an insurance company. If you want to save money on your pet’s care, there are several pet insurance plans available. These plans may cover or help keep costs down for many routine veterinary services, prescriptions, medical conditions, and diseases. Your veterinary hospital may also offer a third-party healthcare line of credit as an option. Be sure to ask at your hospital if they accept any of these plans.
When you consider the cost of prevention versus the cost of treating a disease or condition, you’ll find that treatment is often far more expensive. For example, parvovirus treatment can frequently cost 10 times more than a single parvovirus vaccination. When you keep your pet up-to-date on preventive care, you’ll know that your pet won’t have to suffer from a condition that could have been prevented or treated.
We can accept any of the following payment methods: Cash, personal checks, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. We also accept Care Credit and most pet insurance plans.
Unfortunately, we do not offer any payment plans at this time. We request that you pay for services provided at the time of your pet’s visit. If you have any questions about our payment policy, please feel free to ask. We recommend that you include the cost of veterinary care in your annual expenses. However, we understand that this sometimes isn’t possible. If you contact us ahead of time, we can help you determine ways to keep costs down and stay within your budget. For instance, some preventive veterinary care can be spread out over several visits. Your veterinarian will work with you to come up with a cost-effective plan to keep your pet current on vaccinations and other necessary services.
New Patient Registration
Thank you for considering our hospital as your pet’s provider of veterinary services. We are dedicated to maintaining the health of your pet and look forward to many future years together. Please complete this form as fully as possible prior to your first appointment which will help expedite the registration process and give us valuable insight in providing optimal care for your pet(s). The required sections have an asterisk(*).
For more information about our veterinary hospital and care, please contact us today. We look forward to meeting you and caring for your pet.