Preventive Care

At Pekin Veterinary Clinic, wellness is our priority.

Veterinarian holding a dog during examination

Taking care to prevent illness and enhance good health contributes to the long life of your pet. Our Wellness Program begins with these fundamentals:

  • All-inclusive physical exam, a check-up from nose to tail including ears, eyes, skin, coat, teeth, heart, lungs, and more
  • Complete blood cell count
  • Comprehensive organ function panel
  • Urinalysis
  • Internal parasite testing

In most cases deworming and heartworm preventatives are begun and continued for the life of your pet. Should diagnostics indicate the need for treatment of any condition or illness, we will discuss with you the various options and give our recommendations.

At the wellness visit, we will initiate a vaccination program appropriate to the age and lifestyle of your pet. See the Vaccination page of our website for a listing of the many vaccines available and their purposes.

If you do not plan to breed your pet, we recommend spaying or neutering to help control the animal population. Every day there are hundreds of unwanted pets euthanized. Spaying will help reduce the risk of uterine and ovarian cancers and uterine infections. In males, neutering reduces the potential for testicular cancer, abscesses, perianal tumors, and enlargement of the prostate gland.

Veterinarian touching noses with a small dog

Some pets require special food, and all pets benefit from a balanced diet. Our trained staff is available to help you choose the best diet for your pet to keep him or her happy, healthy and active. Using the right diet can provide the best nutrition for your pet and reduce your feeding costs by requiring less food that gives better nutrition. In addition, the right diet helps to control the amount of clean up after your pet extending the life of your best friend.

Illness doesn't always have a physical cause. Our veterinary staff is knowledgeable in animal behavior and can help determine the cause of disorders such as separation anxiety and obsessive behavior. They then develop a treatment regimen for the client.

Wellness includes all aspects of your pet’s health, personality, and lifestyle. Spend some time with us at each wellness visit to discuss any concerns, frustrations, and questions you might have regarding your pet. At Pekin Veterinary Clinic, we are here to serve you.

  • They got my dog in right away when I called. Everyone is courteous and seem to genuinely love animals. Took good care of my dog and kept me informed.

    —Bruce Green

  • Doctors and staff are always kind and extremely efficient. Our pet loves going there which says a lot for their care.

    —Lori Bennett

  • Very professional, wonderful treatment!! I would recommend this facility to anyone who loves their pets

    —Lora King

  • Everytime I come here for any treatment they ALWAYS treat us like family. They show a deep concern for the pet and the owner. I tell everybody I know to bring their pets here!!! Thanks!!

    —Dawn Wade

  • "Best place I've ever been to! Everyone was extremely nice and helpful, I couldn't have asked for better!"

    —Tiffany Larson

  • "I'm always very happy with my interactions with the staff and doctors at Pekin Veterinay Clinic. I feel as though my concerns are addressed, and that the staff really cares about me and about my furbabies."

    —Sylvia Shults

  • "You can tell the Vet loves the animals. She got on the floor and played with the puppy and put her at ease. I thought that was very sweet!!"

    —Sheri Jones

  • "Great service. My dog was in need of care due to her condition and I was able to take her over right away and they worker her in. This is the kind of care and reaction I need for my dogs, and I received it."

    —Jacque Hess

  • "I have referred them to all my friends and family. They are great. There willing to work with you and are also fantastic with my dogs."

    —Diane Canizzo

  • "Wonderful as always! The people are always so nice and friendly. I feel our pet gets quality health care here."

    —Maribeth Kilbride

  • "You’re all the kind of people that make the world a better place for critters of all kinds."

    —Pekin family members Jody, Ed, Alyssia, Jake, Sweet Pea, Pippy, Simba, Cuddles, and Kera.