Parasite Prevention

Keep your pet protected.

It’s easy to keep your pet protected from parasites like fleas, ticks, and heartworm, and we’re here to help! Why is this so important to us? Fleas and ticks are not only a source of irritation to your pet, but they can also harbor disease and adversely affect your pet’s health. Heartworm is a dangerous parasite that lives in the heart of dogs and cats, damages the heart muscle, and can be fatal. Contact us to make sure your pet is protected from these harmful parasites!

Stay educated on what you’re protecting your pet from.

Fleas are small, jumping insects that live off of the blood of animals. They can carry dangerous diseases and will often cause allergic dermatitis” severe itching” in pets.

Ticks are external parasites that live off of the bodily fluids of animals. They can carry diseases from one animal to another and are the main cause of the spread of diseases such as Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis/anaplasmosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Heartworm is a parasite that can live in the heart of dogs and cats. Mosquitoes carry the worm from one infected animal to another. Several hundred worms can live in the heart of a dog and infection from the parasite causes significant damage and can be fatal.

If your pet is not currently on preventative medication for these parasites, let’s get them started immediately.

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

We know how much your pet means to you, and that’s why we want what’s best for your pet after hours. The Animal Emergency Clinic is fully staffed with experienced emergency veterinarians and trained technicians to offer your pet the best after hours and emergency care available in the area. They are open weekday nights at 6 pm and 24/7 on weekends and holidays.

If your pet is having an after-hours emergency, please call the
Animal Emergency Clinic at (217) 698-0870 for advice on the appropriate care for your pet.

Located at 1333 Wabash Ave, Springfield, IL 62704