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We want you to feel confident and calm when you bring your pet to see us. During every single visit, we want to make sure that your entire family (pet included) is comfortable. Oz Animal Hospital is both AAHA Accredited and a Cat Friendly Practice.
At Oz Animal Hospital, we offer comprehensive examinations that help evaluate the overall health of your pet. Regular physical examinations can detect problems in their early stages, before they become serious illnesses requiring prolonged treatment. Preventative medicine is the easiest, least expensive and most important way to keep your pet healthy. Early detection ensures prompt action that may solve the problem before serious consequences occur.
We take a thorough approach to your pet’s daily health. Each consult includes a comprehensive physical exam, a nutritional assessment, a behavioral assessment, and tailored recommendations to maintain your pet’s best health.
There’s nothing harder than seeing your companion not feeling well. We have in-house capabilities to diagnose and treat your pet promptly, ensuring their needs are fully addressed.
At Oz Animal Hospital we can manage arthritic pain with medications, supplements, weight loss, and laser therapy. Our doctors and staff have been specially trained in laser therapy and can help customize a treatment plan for your pet.
We take the time to understand your pet’s lifestyle to recommend only relevant vaccines to their exposure. We follow the most up to date recommendations on effective, minimal vaccine schedules to avoid overloading the immune system. Each vaccine product used is carefully selected. Most of our vaccines are non-adjuvanted and thimerosal-free, meaning they are free of added chemicals and materials that overwhelm some and are the main cause of vaccine reactions in animals. We are confident in the safety of our vaccines and will even cover any expenses related to reactivity in the rare chance that one should occur. We support vaccine titers where relevant.
Immunizations are a crucial part of your pet’s health care. Some immunizations are recommended yearly while others are given every three years. Usually administered during an annual exam, we work with you to develop an individual vaccine protocol that best suits your pet’s needs. While dogs and cats have some of the same vaccinations like rabies and distemper, they also have different vaccination needs based on the diseases that can affect their species.
We are able to take high definition digital radiographs immediately and develop them in-house to provide timely diagnoses. In challenging cases, we have the ability to get immediate consultation with a board-certified radiologist. A radiograph (X-ray) is a type of photograph that looks inside the body and reveals information that may not be discernible from the outside. Radiography can be used to evaluate your pet’s internal organs like the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs, as well as bones. When it comes to accurately diagnosing your pet, radiology can be an extremely valuable tool in our diagnostic arsenal.
An ultrasound exam helps identify structures in the abdomen not obvious in radiographs, aids in urine sample collection, monitoring and detection of pregnancy, and aids in the detection of disease in the chest.
Our staff is trained in the latest surgery and dentistry techniques and our Operating Room is state of the art and fully equipped. We take General Anesthesia extremely seriously- our standards of monitoring and recovery care are at the highest. From full comprehensive monitoring to following the latest anesthesia drug choices we are confident in the safety of your pet under our intensive care.
Dental procedures are critical to maintain overall systemic health and to be free from chronic pain. Each dental procedure includes full mouth x-rays to evaluate the roots of all teeth where disease often hides. We use ultrasonic cleaning to remove all accumulated tartar and are able to perform tooth root surgeries only if needed. We take the time after the procedure to explain the exact oral disease your pet had and the steps you can take in the future to prevent progression.
Clean teeth and healthy gums are essential to your pet’s health. Infections are more common in the mouth because they can go undetected for long periods of time. Our veterinary staff regularly performs oral exams, cleanings, and periodontal care as part of our comprehensive health care goals.
Some Signs of Dental Problems include:
- Bad breath – one of the first signs of dental disease
- A yellowish-brown crust of plaque on the teeth near the gum line
- Red and swollen gums
- Pain or bleeding when your pet eats or when the mouth or gums are touched
- Decreased appetite or difficulty eating
- Loose or missing teeth
Dental problems, if left untreated, can often lead to larger systemic problems in your pet due to oral bacteria entering the bloodstream and damaging the kidneys, heart, and liver.
Oz Animal Hospital offers unique puppy training and socialization classes taught by Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KSA), Amy Blum. Our classes feature small class sizes and lots of personal attention to give you and your dog the best possible experience. Everyone wants their puppy to grow up to be a happy, healthy, well-behaved dog, and our puppy classes are an important first step towards that goal. Early socialization and training are critical to your puppy’s development and can help prevent behavior problems later on. So give your puppy a head start on his journey to becoming a great dog by enrolling in one of our puppy classes!
Puppy and Kitten Visits
We also offer puppy socialization and training classes. Research tells us having these classes in young puppies with a certified trainer makes the biggest difference in the mental health of pets later in life. We want to ensure you and your pet have the best quality of life together in the future possible.
We have a full in-house laboratory in case of any urgent medical and are able to get immediate results for the best care. In our laboratory, we have the capability for many in house tests such as complete blood count, blood chemistry, urinalysis, fecal examination and many more. We also work closely with other laboratories for any out of office lab work. We utilize these tests to assess your pet’s overall well-being. This helps us detect the trouble brewing in the internal organs by providing important clues to disease.
We recommend annual lab work for our patients because research tells us up to 1 in 4 pets may have abnormalities and the earlier we catch a problem the higher the success in treating and managing. We offer annual panel options at affordable pricing to accomplish this.
If your pet has a growth or infection, we are able to complete immediate in-house testing to assure they get the most appropriate treatment.
We provide a full-service veterinary pharmacy for your pet’s prescription needs. Whether your pet is in need of a prescription medication or diet, you won’t have to go far. Our in-house pharmacy allows you to fill your pet’s prescriptions during your appointment so you don’t have to spend time waiting.
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- A fully equipped surgical suite capable to perform most types of soft tissue surgery.
- A fully-trained veterinary and technical nursing staff to ensure the safest, most efficient state-of-the-art procedures for your pet
- ECG and oxygen saturation monitors
- Heated surgery tables for greater comfort for your pet
- Monitored sterilization techniques to verify sterilization is complete
- Full pre-anesthetic blood testing and intensive after-surgery care
We offer most soft tissue surgeries including spay, neuter, growth/tumor removals, bladder stone removal, gastrointestinal obstruction, airway surgery to improve breathing in effected breeds, prophylactic gastropexy to prevent bloat/GDV, and more. We perform all types of general surgery, including:
- Soft tissue/general surgery
- Spay and neuter
- Emergency surgery (laceration repair, wound repair and foreign object removal)
At Oz Animal Hospital, we believe in maximizing the comfort of your pet during and after his/her surgical procedure. Proper pain management improves your pet’s recovery and speeds the healing process. We use a multi-modal approach to pain management. A multi-modal approach refers to the layered administration of small amounts of different drugs to minimize any pain that your pet might feel during or after the procedure. Because we administer lower doses of each individual drug, your pet will experience fewer adverse side effects, more complete pain relief, and faster post-operative recovery.
Each microchip has a unique number. This number, along with information about the owner and pet, is added to a national pet registry. Most veterinary hospitals and animal shelters have electronic scanners for detecting and reading these implanted microchips. If a lost pet is found and a microchip is scanned it is easy for you to be contacted.
At Oz Animal Hospital, your cat will get a state of the art kitty condo complete with space to jump, play and hide. Our staff provides daily pets & engagement and their surroundings are enriched with the kitty version of essential oils called Feliway Pheromone. Learn more here: https://www.feliway.com/us We are able to administer medications (oral, injectable, creams, lotions, etc.) to your kitty if needed.
The cutting edge of medical therapy is here! This class of treatments is designed to stimulate the regeneration of healthy tissue in damaged areas. This includes class IV laser therapy, Stem Cell treatments, and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments. These offer a drug-free alternative to treating a host of inflammatory conditions from arthritis, to skin lesions, infections, wounds, and joint injuries. Fortunately, most pet insurance plans now cover these newer FDA approved treatments!
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2055 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
We are a full-service veterinary facility and see emergency cases during our normal business hours. If your pet is having an emergency, please call us immediately at 773-327-5024.
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