Our staff at Hometown Veterinary Clinic is filled with passionate animal lovers who are here to help you and your pet! They are highly trained and dedicated to making sure that your pets receive the care and compassion every time they walk in the door!
We offer the following services to keep your pets healthy:
When a physical condition or injury affects your pet’s mobility or quality of life, there is one goal: A rapid return to everyday activities. Our Clinic is proud to be at the medical technological forefront by offering MLS Laser Therapy. We have invested in the very best technology as a key component of our continuing quest to offer you the finest in health care for your pet!
MLS Laser Therapy uses specific wavelengths of light that have a strong anti-inflammatory, anti-edema effect on tissues that are exposed to the laser. Painful conditions accompanied by swelling or inflammation benefit from this technology. Photons of laser energy penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. As a result of exposure to the MLS Laser, the cells of tendons, ligaments, and muscles repair themselves faster. As inflammation is reduced, the pain subsides very quickly. In simple terms, laser energy kick-starts the healing process, thereby speeding recovery.
Get your loved one back to pain-free health more quickly with MLS Laser Therapy!
MLS Laser Therapy effectively treats pain associated with:
- Post-Surgical Swelling
- Inflamed Ears
- Lick Granuloma
- Hip Dysplasia
- Disc Disease
- …and much more!
Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys and has the potential to seep into your pet’s bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.
Surgery can be a source of anxiety and stress for many pet owners. Maybe you worry about whether your pet will be well cared for, or perhaps you have concerns about adequate precautions and monitoring. Not to worry, Hometown Veterinary Clinic dots every “I” and crosses every “t” when it comes to surgical care for your pet. Whether your pet needs minor surgery or a complex procedure, call us. Let’s discuss how our surgical services can benefit your pet. From common surgical procedures, such as spaying and neutering, to less common surgeries, we look forward to the opportunity to care for your pet’s surgical needs.
When your pet is undergoing routine or expected surgery at Hometown Veterinary Clinic, pre-surgery blood work will be conducted to assure strong internal health. All patients are given a pre-surgery exam in the morning. The surgery will be done during the day and routine surgeries usually go home that evening. More complicated cases may require a longer stay.
Once safely sedated, our team will complete the procedure as efficiently as possible. As the doctor works, our dedicated support staff will be present at all times, assisting with surgery and closely monitoring your pet’s wellbeing. Our surgical suite is outfitted with modern monitoring equipment and a patient warming system which helps us track your companion’s vital signs, pain levels, and keeps your pet warm during surgery.
When your pet is ready to go home, we will review your postoperative care and medication instructions. If any questions arise after your pet returns home or at any other time during the postoperative period, call us. We welcome your questions and will do all we can to help your pet recover fully.
At Hometown Veterinary Clinic in Jacksonville, IL , we believe that one of the most important aspects of caring for your pet’s health is vaccinating him or her against possible diseases. There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets, and other animals, so proper vaccination is vital to protecting them from many types of illnesses.
It is important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations, as well as, provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your pet.
At Hometown Veterinary Clinic in Jacksonville, IL , we believe that regular checkups and wellness exams are critical to your pets’ well-being. These wellness exams give us a chance to evaluate the overall health of your pet while also giving us a baseline for their unique bodies and tendencies.
Not only do these exams keep us up-to-date with your pets’ health, but they also allow us to detect potential problems before they become serious. This thorough checkup gives us vital information to help keep your pet healthy!
Nutrition comes into play every single day of your pet’s life and plays a critical role in their overall health and well-being. Finding the right food for your pet can be a daunting task, especially with so many options out there. We can help.
Starting your pet on the right diet early in life is key to a long and healthy life for them, along with a proper exercise schedule. Our team is knowledgeable and experienced in identifying the unique nutritional needs of each patient. We can assess your pet and determine just what food would be perfect for them. We’ll even advise you on how much and how often you should be feeding your pet for optimum results.
More than half of dogs and 60 percent of cats in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Just like humans, animals that carry around excess weight are at increased risk of developing many different health problems, like arthritis, diabetes, and more. Walk your dogs often and enjoy the bonding that comes with it. Find more time to play with your pets at home and you’ll feel great, too!
Like humans, our pets need a proper diet and plenty of exercise to live a long and healthy life. A total weight and nutrition plan from Hometown Veterinary Clinic will set your pet up for success.
The idea of your pet being infested with parasites is a disturbing thought, but it’s also a medical issue that can have serious consequences if not properly dealt with or prevented. Parasites pose a variety of health issues for our pets, who can be very susceptible to certain parasites depending on age, region, and other factors.
At Hometown Veterinary Clinic, we emphasize the importance of preventing parasites. Through preventative measures, you can successfully protect your pet. Pets that are not protected often develop parasites, leading to serious problems for them and their owners.
Allergies & Dermatology
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?
- 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)
- Hormonal disorders
- Autoimmune diseases
- 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.
Sadly, our pets cannot tell us when they’re in pain. It’s up to you, the owner, to notice changes in behavior or routine that may lead you to believe that something is wrong. Once you feel that something is off, it’s up to us to diagnose and treat. Unlike humans, pets cannot control their pain, and they rely on us. When your pet isn’t feeling great, the team at Hometown Veterinary Clinic will be here to ease the pain and hopefully get them back to feeling their best.
Using state-of-the-art diagnostic tools allows us thoroughly check for anything that may be off with your pet, and get it remedied quickly.
Whether it’s controlling surgical pain, managing chronic medical conditions, handling post-injury recovery, or helping to make the senior years more comfortable, we’ve got you covered. With a wide array of pain management techniques at our disposal, we can develop a customized plan just for your loved one. Contact Hometown Veterinary Clinic today and let’s get your pet on the path to a more enjoyable life.
It is our goal to provide you with complete veterinary care in a professional and accessible atmosphere. That is why we offer a fully stocked pharmacy to fill your pets’ prescription needs.
Having an on-site pharmacy provides you with a more convenient way to get your pets’ medication. We hope that this will save you time and ultimately enhance your experience with us.
Your pets’ skin is the largest organ of the body. Allergies, parasites, infections, autoimmune diseases and cancers can all affect your pet’s skin.
We offer specific diagnostic tests like allergy testing, fungal testing, cultures and biopsies, along with the most cutting edge treatments to ensure the health of your pets’ skin.
Puppy and Kitten Care
Getting a new puppy or kitten is very exciting. You have a lot to look forward to. The great companionship that a good pet can bring is very rewarding. However, puppies and kittens come with a lot of responsibility and work. Here at Hometown Veterinary Clinic, we are here to help you with your new addition.
First, you should always bring your new puppy or kitten in for a full nose-to-tail examination to make sure that you have a healthy new animal. You also want to get him or her familiar with our veterinary hospital.
Hospice and Euthanasia
Hometown Veterinary Clinic now offers in-home euthanasia services to help your family pet have the most peaceful passing possible. Avoid putting your pet through the fear and stress involved with a veterinary clinic with a passing in the comfort of their own home surrounded by family.
Hometown Vet in-home euthanasia service provides calm, compassionate end of life care. Dr. Burnett is known for quiet and loving euthanasias that puts everyone at ease. She and an assistant will come to your home and provide the kind of gentle care your pet deserves in their last moments.
- A calm and peaceful passing which includes pre-euthanasia sedation so your pet can have a quiet, peaceful passing.
- A keepsake clay paw print.
- A clipping of hair if desired.
- Transportation for cremation services if chosen.
The euthanasia fee does not include cremation. Cremation Services are available for additional fees.
Services are available only to current Hometown Vet clients with patients that have been seen within the past year. Prospective clients are encouraged to bring their pet in for an exam prior to needing services.
In Home Euthanasia is available by pre-scheduled appointments only. Emergency euthanasia services require an additional fee and no guarantee can by made on veterinarian availability.
Please call the clinic for details on pricing. There will be additional fees for mileage outside of Jacksonville city limits.