Allergies & Dermatology

Give your pet the relief they deserve.

Have you noticed red, flaky skin or excess itching coming from your pet? They could be dealing with allergies or reactions to other substances in their environment. There is nothing worse than watching your pet suffer through discomfort, and we’re here to help. The team at Hometown Veterinary Clinic proudly offers dermatology services as part of our comprehensive system of care. We want to help get your loved one as healthy on the outside as on the inside. Are you unsure of what to look for?

Signs of a possible skin problem include:

  • Excessive scratching
  • Scabbing or flaking of the skin
  • Hot spots
  • Shedding more than usual
  • Biting, chewing or licking at the affected area
  • Bumps or lumps on or under the skin
  • Hair loss or thinning hair

Our in-house laboratory will help us quickly diagnose your pet’s exact skin issues, allowing us to create a care plan to help them feel better. Blood work, skin scrapings, and biopsies help us get the answers we need to move forward with a cure.

Some of the dermatological issues we can provide assistance with include:

  • Allergies (food and/or environmental)
  • Infections (acute or chronic)
  • Parasites
  • Dermatitis
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Tumors
  • Skin cancer

Once we have found the issue, our team will create a complete treatment plan, which can be managed by medication, topical medications, and possibly a change in food. No matter the outcome, we’ll make the transition as quick and painless as possible for your pet.

Contact Us

Contact Us

217-243-4443
clinic@thehometownvet.com

Address

113 E College Ave
Jacksonville, IL 62650
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Hours

Mon: 7:30am – 5:00 pm
Tues: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Wed: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Thurs: 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Fri: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sat: 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Sun: Closed

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After Hours Emergency Information

If you are an existing client and have a concern regarding your pet that needs attention after hours, please call (217) 243-4443.

If we are unavailable, please contact the Animal Emergency Clinic at  (217) 698-0870.