Wellness Services

Preventative Health Care:

Our most important part of any visit is the examination performed. Also, we will discuss what vaccinations are needed for each individual pet. Puppy and kitten vaccinations are started near 6 to 8 weeks of age and repeated until 14 to 16 weeks of age. After your puppy or kitten is fully immunized, we will need to see them annually for their examination and to reevaluate what vaccinations are necessary. Our senior patients, we encourage examinations every 6 months to try to catch a possible disease before it makes your pet extremely debilitated.

For puppies/kittens we are aiming for boosters at regular intervals ending at a certain age, not aiming for a specific number of boosters. So depending on when they start, it will usually end up being 3 or 4 boosters.

Fecals: recommended 2 negative fecals on puppies/kittens (regardless of worming history) then annually (even if on HWP, there can be failures). Can offer a prepaid cup at visit to help streamline process when owner drops it off

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kittens - starting as early as 6 weeks. Boosters done at every 3-4 week intervals, finishing between 16-20 weeks of age.
adults with no previous vaccines- a series of 2 boosters
After primary series (kitten or adult booster) Give 1 vaccine which is then good for 3 years

kittens- starting at 8 weeks and later: 2 doses 3-4 weeks apart
Adults- 2 doses 3-4 weeks
Dose again 1 year later. Interval for booster after this year will be based on risk: High risk: annually, Low Risk: Every Other year

Not less than 12 weeks of age. Recommended Annually (1 year has less risk of vaccine reaction). Will discuss 3 yr vaccine if client specifically asks or cat is evil



Puppies- starting as early as 6 week, boosters every 3-4 weeks until over 16 weeks of age
Any dog over 16 weeks only needs 1 vaccine (no booster needed)
Booster 1 year after primary vaccine which is then good for 3 years.

No earlier than 12 weeks. Initial vaccine needs to be 1 year. Follow up booster, recommend 1 year, ok for 3 yr of owner requests.

After 12 weeks, 1 booster at 3-4 weeks, then annually

1st choice should be Intranasal. Injectable for pets who Intranasal is not possible
Puppies: Any time after 8 weeks.
Intranasal: 1 vaccine is protective for puppies/adults
Injectable: Puppies and unvaccinated adults require 2 injections at a 3-4 week interval

After 12 weeks, 1 booster at 3-4 weeks, then annually

**Depending on size of dog and worry of too many vaccines at once, we may decide to start lepto or lyme later

Dental Care:

Many pets develop periodontal disease by the age of 3. We encourage preventative dental care with brushing, rinses, CET chews, and dental health foods such as Hills t/d. Performing a teeth cleaning will likely be needed at some point in your pet’s life. This will take away bad breath as well as guard against more serious side effects such as the bacteria in the mouth traveling to other places in the body.

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Parasite Prevention:

All dogs should be on a heartworm preventative and flea preventative that are given once a month year round. There are patients that require tick prevention as well. We look forward to discussing which product is best for your individual pet. Revolution® is a great product for cats that will guard against heartworms, fleas, ear mites, and many intestinal parasites. It is applied once monthly year round.

Medical Services

Diagnostic Services:

Our diagnostic services include blood tests for disease detection, urine tests, fecal examinations for intestinal parasites, bacteriology, digital x-rays, electrocardiograms, blood pressure measurement, and ultrasound. In addition, we use the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at the University of Illinois as well as other referral labs as needed.

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Anesthetic Services:

We perform blood tests to ensure anesthetic safety prior to your pet’s anesthetic procedure. Anesthetic safety and pain management for your pet are a very important part of any surgical experience.


We look forward to working with you to find the most appropriate treatment for your pet. We routinely perform spays and neuters, mass removals, dental cleanings, some orthopedic surgeries as well as soft tissue surgeries including c-sections, for example. We are able to do some in house chemotherapy when needed.

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Contact Info

Prairie Oak Veterinary Center
207 B Landmark Drive
Normal, Illinois 61761
(309) 454-8606
(309) 454-7915
[email protected]

Hours of Operation

Days Hours
Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun: Closed

Emergency Info

Prairie Oak Veterinary Center
Emergency & After Hours Number
Animal Emergency Clinic
(309) 665-5020
Days Hours
Mon - Fri: 6:00 pm - 8:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - Mon 8:00 am
Animal Poison Control Center
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