Primary Care Dogs & Cats

“The staff and doctor were wonderful and caring. The Veterinarian took as long as I needed to understand what was wrong and the treatment that was needed for my pet.”

– South Clinic patient

Our Service

The small animal Primary Care Service provides full-service primary care to dogs and cats in the Champaign-Urbana community. Our team is passionate about quality, comprehensive wellness and preventive medicine, including physical examinations, life-stage and breed specific care, vaccinations, general surgery and dentistry, as well as behavioral and nutritional counseling.

We focus on safe, low-stress handling and our facility features separate waiting areas for cats and dogs. The Primary Care Service operates on a model similar to most private small animal practices which allows fourth-year veterinary students the opportunity to learn how to become well-rounded and knowledgeable general practice veterinarians. As part of our mission, the senior veterinary students engage in all aspects of care, supervised by our Primary Care faculty and veterinary technicians.

Services Offered at Primary Care

  • Vaccinations and infectious disease prevention
  • Parasite screening and control
  • Nutrition, diet selection and weight management
  • Routine dentistry and oral care
  • Behavioral counseling
  • Surgery, including spays and neuters
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Imaging services (x-rays, ultrasound)
  • Wellness and preventive care guidance
  • Breed- and age-specific individualized care
  • Diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries
  • Palliative care and euthanasia

Referrals to and consultations with board-certified specialists in surgery, emergency/critical care and a variety of medical specialties are available through the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital.