As responsible pet owners, regular visits to the vet are crucial to ensure the well-being of your beloved companion. If you're planning a trip to the vet or it's your first time, here's what you can expect during your visit:

Appointment Check-In:
• Upon arrival, you'll need to check in at the front desk. Be sure to have your pet's records and any relevant information handy, such as changes in behavior, diet, or health issues. At that time a receptionist will bring you right to a room.

Vital Signs Assessment:
• When it's your turn, a veterinary technician or assistant may take your pet's vital signs, including temperature, heart rate, weight, and respiratory rate. This helps provide an initial assessment of your pet's health.

Consultation with the Veterinarian:
• The veterinarian will then meet with you to discuss your pet's medical history, address any concerns or questions you may have, and perform a thorough examination. Feel free to share any changes in behavior, appetite, or overall well-being. Our furry friends can't talk so the more information you can provide when they are feeling under the weather can make the world of difference.

Diagnostic Tests:
• If needed, the vet may recommend diagnostic tests such as blood work, urinalysis, or imaging to get a more comprehensive understanding of your pet's health. A majority of these tests are sent out to the lab with results coming back in 24 hours.

Vaccinations and Preventative Care:
• Routine vaccinations and preventative care measures are often discussed and administered during the visit. This helps protect your pet from common illnesses and ensures they stay healthy. There are a variety of vaccinations available for your pet; your technician will discuss which ones are right for your lifestyle. Not every patient needs the same thing. If you need a copy of your pets vaccinations for grooming or boarding let your technician know and we can get those sent off.

Treatment Plan and Medications:
• If your pet requires medication or a treatment plan, the vet will provide detailed instructions on administration and answer any questions you may have. They may also discuss follow-up appointments if necessary.

Payment and Scheduling:
• Once the consultation is complete, your technician will check you out in the exam room and schedule any follow-up appointments if needed. It's essential to your care plan that we get your pet back to feeling better. We will do our best to provide you with an estimate for any follow up appointments before you leave.

Remember, the vet clinic is a place where your pet's health is the top priority. Feel free to communicate openly with the veterinary team, ask questions, and actively participate in your pet's care. A member of our team will call to check in on your pet following your appointment to ensure they are feeling good after their visit. Regular veterinary visits are essential for maintaining the health and happiness of your furry family member.

The schedule is as follows:

Monday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Services from Shiloh Vet Clinic in Shiloh, IL

Emergencies are accepted anytime our Clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.

Shiloh Veterinary Clinic will continue to operate normal business hours during the week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  We  are closed Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

If you should have an emergency situation and we are not in clinic, please call Hawthorne Animal Hospital at 618-288-3971 or Animal Emergency Center at 618-346-1843 on the IL side.