Mill Creek Animal Clinic is excited to announce that Dr. Melissa Conrad will join Dr. Whittle and Dr. Roeters this month. Dr. Conrad is an Orland Park native, and now resides in Bolingbrook with her Labrador…Madison. She graduated from University of Illinois Veterinary school on the Deans List with high honors in 2015. She has been working since then in a high volume practice, honing her skills and gaining invaluable experience. Dr. Conrad enjoys the challenges of medicine and surgery, as well as ultrasound diagnostics. In her free time, she stays active wakeboarding and gardening, then scales back with a good mystery novel. Of course, time with family and friends is important too….we all need time for that! She is completing her Fear Free Certification and will make an excellent addition to our team. Our goal here is to continue to build the highest quality team possible and to offer the best medicine with compassionate care that can be found. Dr. Conrad is part of that goal, and I know our Mill Creek family will welcome her with open arms.
A recent report by the Illinois State Public Health Lab has released that an autopsy on a rabbit from the Tinley Park area tested positive for Tularemia, a bacterial infection that can be transmitted to our pets as well as has a human health concern.
If you’re pet has been exposed or you suspect has ingested a rabbit do not be alarmed, not all animals carry Tularemia and many pets who are exposed never become symptomatic or the symptoms are self limiting.
Signs of Tularemia tend to develop within the first 3-5 days of exposure. Clinical signs to monitor for are eye infections, draining abscesses, enlarged lymph nodes and can be accompanied by a fever.
Current Preventative Promotions
Interceptor Plus is a soft, chicken-flavored chew that helps protect your dog from heartworm disease and common intestinal parasites including roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and tapeworms. Interceptor Plus is safe for puppies as young as six weeks and for dogs weighing as little as two pounds. For these reasons Interceptor Plus is our choice for preventing heartworm disease and controlling these intestinal parasites.
Nexgard is a soft, beef-flavored chew that helps protect your dog from fleas and ticks!
Ask us how to get your pet a free dose to try!
Vectra is a topical flea and tick preventative. Not only does it kill fleas and ticks, it also repels them!
Purchase 6 doses of Vectra 3D, get 3 doses free!
Click here to watch the video on properly applying Vectra 3D!
Only ProHeart can prevent heartworm disease for a full 6 months in just 1 shot given at our clinic. If it is cumbersome for you or your dog to administer monthly heartworm prevention, Proheart may be the answer for you.
For our Proheart patients, receive $5.00 with the first injection, and $10 with the second on a reloadable gift card.
Revolution is a topical heartworm, flea and ear mite preventative for both dogs and CATS! In addition it is a preventative for roundworms and hookworms in cats, and ticks and sarcoptic mange in dogs.
There is a manufacturer reward program now for Revolution.