Frequently Asked Questions at Mokena Animal Clinic

Welcome to Mokena Animal Clinic, Ltd.! We know that bringing your pet to the vet can be a daunting experience, and we do our best to make sure it is a positive experience. We are all animal lovers here, and we treat your pet like it is our own. Many of our new patient owners have questions about our practice. Here are some of the most common ones:

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When Should I Schedule an Appointment for My New Puppy or Kitten?

Puppies and kittens get health immunity from their mothers for the first few weeks of life. We like to see your new pet by the time it is six or eight weeks old, to begin a series of vaccinations and to give it its first wellness examination.

What Happens During a Wellness Examination?

Whether it is for a brand new puppy or a senior cat, wellness exams are a nose to tail exam to make sure your pet is free from disease or other health problems. We will weight and measure your pet, check its ears and mouth, look at its skin and fur and exam the general body for any problems that might arise. We will also administer any needed vaccinations during the exam. Puppies and kittens need a series of four during their first year, and grown dogs and cats need booster shots every year to keep their immunity up.

How Long is a First Wellness Exam

An animal's first exam will naturally last longer than subsequent ones because we will be getting to know your new little animal. Most wellness visits last half an hour or less, unless we find something to be concerned about.

What Services Do You Offer Besides Exams?

We are a full-service animal clinic. Our veterinarian team offers a long list of veterinary services, including:

  • Allergy testing, along with flea and tick control

  • Cold laser therapy and pain management

  • Emergency surgery, including x-rays and an onsite laboratory

  • Exotic, small animal and avian care

Do You Accept Walk-ins?

We do not accept walk-in patients, except in emergency situations, but it is always best to call ahead to set an appointment and guarantee a spot. Call our office at 708-479-2811 and we will do our best to fit you in.

What Type of Pets Do You See?

Our veterinarian treats many types of pets, from the basic dogs and cats to exotic birds, pocket pets such as rats and hamsters, amphibians and reptiles.

What Other Services Do You Offer?

Besides wellness and urgent care, our office also offers microchipping for dogs, cats, and some small pets, plus spaying and neutering for dogs and cats. We also offer euthanasia services for all types of pets.

Visit our Veterinarian in Mokena IL

Our vets are a diverse team with a wide knowledge of animals, and we are ready to care for whatever type of pet you may have. If your pet is due for its annual pet wellness examination, or if you are seeing signs of illness or injury, please call our office at 708-479-2811 to make an appointment. We will fit you in as soon as possible to get your pet back on the road to recovery and good health.