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Facility UpdatesWe are excited to share that we have completed construction to refresh and modernize the interior of our hospital.

Updates include all new wall boards, paint, ceiling tiles, lighting, cabinets, sinks, flooring, laboratory facilities, bathrooms and reception desk, as well as the addition of a new exam room.

We look forward to providing an even more comfortable experience for our clients and patients with these upgrades. And we are thrilled to be able to see more pets and decrease wait times with our new exam room!

Call us at (708) 331-4640 if you have any questions.

Lost dog, Hennessey reunited with ownerOne Friday this little dog, who we came to know as Hennessy, wandered into our tech Melanie's yard. She immediately brought the dog to our hospital and found that he had bite wounds all over the body from being attacked by an animal. He did not have a microchip or collar so we had no one way of knowing who he was!

We treated him and gave him lots of love while he stayed with us desperately hoping that his owner could be contacted. We posted on our hospital's Facebook page, the Kankakee County LOST and FOUND Pets, and Lost/Found Dogs Indiana.

As luck would have it, we found his owner. Turns out, Hennessy was missing for a while and had traveled from Crown Point all the way to Grant Park! Needless to say, they were extremely happy to see each other.

If this lucky pup didn't end up in Melanie's yard, things might have turned out very differently. We hope to use this as a reminder to microchip your pet.

Dog Chewy poses with his owner.Chewy Watson is a 10-year-old Pomeranian, who was brought to Illiana Veterinary Hospital for an exam due to weight loss and change in appetite. Chewy began vomiting a few days later, and because he didn’t return to his old self, we took chest x-rays.

In the x-rays, we found a very large mass on the left lung, so he was referred to the University of Wisconsin, where they performed surgery to remove the entire upper left lung lobe. Chewy has since returned home and is doing well with the excellent care the Watson family is providing.

We've recently seen a few cases of parvovirus at the clinic and would like to share important information about this virus with dog owners. Please call us at (708) 331-4640 if you have any questions or concerns about your pet.