Services

We're pleased to offer the following services at Oakton Animal Hospital:

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Appointments

Our appointment book is computerized, which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.

Emergency & Urgent Care

We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty six days a week who are trained and equipped to handle many urgent situations your pet may be experiencing. Emergencies can be things such as accidental ingestion of rat poison, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call. 

We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening. If you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment, our veterinarians will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments. When you call, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.

Types of Pets Seen

At Oakton Animal Hospital, we specialize in the following animals:

  • Dogs
  • Cats

Discounts

Oakton Animal Hospital offers a multi-pet discount, military discount and a discount to senior citizens. Please call us for more information.

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We are proud to offer Laser Therapy to the patients of Oakton Animal Hospital. We have used the Companion Therapy 12 Watt Laser System for several years now and have mastered the art of providing your pet with improved pain management and healing options .

Unlike surgical lasers which are used to cut through tissue, which we at Oakton have been using for many years, therapy lasers are used to help animals dealing with pain and inflammation. The laser produces a warming, deep penetrated beam which stimulates the tissue at the cellular level to heal MUCH faster, and to stimulate healing in cases where healing is delayed. This is a perfect tool to help so many animals which are living every day with chronic pain.

For more information on the benefits of laser therapy, please visit www.companiontherapy.com.

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We proudly offer the services of a mobile, veterinary cardiologist, Dr. Dana Buoscio, DVM, diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology). Dr. Buoscio has been serving the Chicagoland area for over 20 years and is well respected in the veterinary community. Her reputation precedes her. With an appointment, we can arrange for Dr. Buoscio to perform a complete cardiology workup including chest auscultation (listening to the heart), ECG, and echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart). This type of complete diagnostic workup ensures the very best of care for patients with heart disease.

It would be our pleasure to care for your kitty while you are away from home. Our professional, well trained, compassionate staff will do their very best to ensure that your little friend is well cared for in your absence. Whether it is a vacation, your job, or a family emergency that finds you seeking a temporary caretaker for your cat, You can feel confident that your pet will receive the best of care and will rest comfortably in a clean environment with a "soft blanket".

Special attention will be made to ensure that any medications or treatments your pet may need during their stay will be properly and accurately addressed, always focusing on comfort and compassion.

Does your best friend have bad breath? Despite what many pet owners may believe, “dog breath” is not just a nuisance – it’s a sign of an unhealthy mouth. Bad breath is caused by bacteria. Over time, bacteria lead to plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth. The result is bad breath, reddened gums, and other common signs of dental disease. As dental disease progresses, other signs can include drooling, discomfort while chewing, and loose or missing teeth. Even if you’re using treats and chews to help control tartar, these are frequently not enough to keep dental disease in check. Ask us about the best ways to control plaque and help protect your pet from dental disease.

Dental hygiene is an important part of your pet's health, because dental disease can be associated with other serious health problems such as heart disease and kidney disease. But how do you know if your pet has a healthy mouth? Let us examine your pet’s teeth and gums to help determine if there are any dental issues you should know about. After a brief visual examination, we may recommend a more detailed examination (which requires sedation), a dental cleaning, or options for at-home dental care.

Even if you think your pet’s teeth and gums are fine, we can offer expert advice to help you keep them that way! Dental health shouldn’t be taken for granted. Fortunately, many dental problems can be managed through at-home care and by bringing your pet to us for regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings.

We want your pet to live a long, healthy life, and we understand that maintaining a healthy mouth is part of that. Your pet’s health is important to us, so let us help you with this commitment. Call today to discuss your pet’s dental care needs and how we can help!

When considering options for purchasing medication, pet owners have many choices, including online pharmacies and mail-order catalogs. But where can you truly get the best value for your money?

Who can offer you the most reliable and personalized service? Who has the most complete medical information on your pets, and the ability to anticipate drug interactions or other problems that can result from inappropriately administering medication? Before you purchase your next prescription or medication refill, ask us about our fully stocked pharmacy.

You and your pet will benefit from our well-stocked pharmacy. We maintain a large inventory of veterinary pharmaceutical products and medications, including flea, tick, and heartworm preventive products. You can rely on us whether your pet requires medication for a chronic medical condition or needs short-term medication while recovering from an illness, injury, or surgery. When you purchase medications from our pharmacy, you can rest assured that your pet’s medications were obtained from safe, reliable sources and stored under optimal conditions. Our trained staff will fill your prescriptions with care as well as attention to detail and your pet’s specific needs. You can count on us to provide you with accurate information about your pet’s medications, including proper dosing information, and to alert you to any potential drug side effects or interactions. We are also here if you experience any problems with your medication after you return home. Help is only a phone call away!

If you want to be sure to get the most value for your dollars, as well as convenience and the best customer service, call us for your next prescription or medication refill. We are pleased to provide our clients with a fully stocked pharmacy, and we stand behind every product that we dispense.

At Oakton Animal Hospital we offer a complete in-house laboratory which allows our doctors to rapidly detect the cause of your pet's illness. In most cases a complete, rapid analysis of your furry friend's blood, urine and feces can make all the difference in the path to a speedy recovery. Similarly, this equipment allows us to make sure your pet is healthy prior to surgery. Preanesthetic testing helps to ensure that your pet will handle the anesthesia well by confirming that the internal organs are working properly. We are very proud of our aggressive approach to preventative health maintenance through regular blood and urine testing. The key to a long, happy life for your pet is early detection of health problems. Regular laboratory testing, along with a yearly physical exam by one of our doctors, helps to achieve that goal of early detection, thus giving you as much quality time as possible with your beloved pet.

At Oakton Animal Hospital we have been offering quality, laser surgery since 1999. In fact, we were recognized by the Daily Herald as one of the first veterinary hospitals in the northwest suburbs to incorporate laser surgery into our practice. Laser surgery is preferable to traditional surgery, performed with a scalpel, because it is much less painful. Patients experience less pain, less bleeding, and less swelling than with conventional surgery. In turn, this leads to your pet's faster recovery and return to normal activity. Long before laser surgery was "en vogue" our doctors recognized the importance of minimizing your pet's discomfort during surgery and have been utilizing laser surgery whenever possible ever since. Ask us whether your pet's surgery can be performed utilizing this state-of-the-art technology.



Radiography is a valuable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. As we continually strive to offer the highest quality medicine and diagnostic testing, we are pleased to offer radiology services as a means of providing excellent care to our patients.

A radiograph (sometimes called an x-ray) is a type of photograph that can look inside the body and reveal information that may not be discernable from the outside. Radiography can be used to evaluate almost any organ in the body, including the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs, as well as the bones.

Radiography is painless, safe, and completely non-invasive, and it uses only very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure needed to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo radiography. Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones as well as the size, shape, and position of many of the body’s organs. The size of organs is important because some medical conditions—such as kidney, heart, or liver disease—can alter the size of these organs. The shape and position of organs can be altered or distorted by certain medical conditions, including intestinal blockage or cancer. Tumors, depending on their size and location, can also sometimes be detected using radiography. Radiography can also be used to diagnose bladder stones, broken bones, chronic arthritis, certain spinal cord diseases, and a variety of other conditions.

Radiographs are an important tool that can help us make a correct diagnosis for your pet. Our radiology service is staffed by caring, skilled professionals who will provide state-of-the-art care with compassion and expertise.

At Oakton Animal Hospital we offer a variety of surgical services Monday through Friday here in our hospital.  Many surgeries are done here on a routine basis such as dental cleanings with or without extractions, spay, neuter, hernia repair, tumor removals, declaws and much more.  All of our surgeries are laser assisted when medically appropriate so rest assured that your pet will receive the best care options available while here with us.


Our staff is highly skilled in performing veterinary surgeries and will make every effort to ensure that your pet receives the very best care. Our focus on patient safety, pain management, and employing the most current surgical practices is designed to exceed your expectations and put your concerns to rest. Our staff of compassionate, caring professionals will monitor your pet before, during, and after surgery and will take exceptional care to ensure a safe and complete recovery for your pet. We will also address any questions or concerns you may have about surgery, including concerns about anesthesia, pain management, or postoperative care.


When your pet is ready to go home, we will review your postoperative care and medication instructions. If any questions arise after your pet returns home or at any other time during the postoperative period, call us. We welcome your questions and will do all we can to help your pet recover fully. Help is only a phone call away.

Complicated surgery needs?

At Oakton Animal Hospital we also offer the services of a mobile surgeon, Dr. Lubomir Ianakov. Dr. Ianakov has been performing specialty surgeries for over 35 years. For those more difficult surgeries, requiring the expertise of a veterinary surgeon, Dr. Ianakov is just a phone call away to assist. Specializing in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Lu has performed hundreds of surgeries at our hospital over the years and is well respected in the veterinary community here in Chicago. Rest assured knowing that no surgery is too big or too difficult for our surgeon, and that your pet is in the very best of hands!

Surgery can be a source of anxiety and stress for many pet owners. Maybe you worry about whether your pet will be well cared for, or perhaps you have concerns about adequate precautions and monitoring. Let us address your concerns. Whether your pet needs minor surgery or a complex procedure, call us. Let us discuss how our surgical services can benefit your pet.

At Oakton Animal Hospital, we are proud to offer the services of many of the areas leading ultrasound specialists. Be it a heart problem or a suspected abdominal problem, we can arrange for a veterinarian specializing in ultrasonography to perform an ultrasound on your pet, right in the comfort of our own hospital. The knowledge and expertise of an ultrasound specialist within the confines of your family veterinary practice. What could be more convenient or comforting?

Although humans and animals are different in many ways, some advances in human medicine are also very useful for veterinary patients. One of these advances, diagnostic ultrasound, has proven to be a powerful tool in veterinary medicine. As a practice, one of our goals is to offer state-of-the-art medicine and diagnostic testing; so we are pleased to offer ultrasound services as a means of providing a higher level of quality care to our patients. Ultrasonography is a type of diagnostic technique that uses ultrasound waves to produce an imaging study. This means that when we perform ultrasonography, we can see internal images of the patient's body. Unlike some other imaging studies, like x-rays, ultrasonography does not use radiation. Instead, ultrasonography uses high-frequency sound (ultrasound) waves to create a picture of what is inside your pet'ss body. Ultrasonography is a completely non-invasive, painless way to diagnose and evaluate many common diseases.

An ultrasound machine generates ultrasound waves. The machine is connected to a small probe that is held gently against your pet's skin. The probe sends out painless ultrasound waves that bounce off of structures (for example, organs) in your pet's body and return to a sensor inside the ultrasound machine. The ultrasound equipment collects these reflected "echoes" and uses them to generate images that are viewable on a screen. Ultrasound waves can generate excellent images of abdominal organs, including the liver, spleen, gallbladder, and kidneys. It is also useful for assessing fetal health and monitoring pregnancy in breeding animals, and it can help us diagnose and stage (determine the severity of) some forms of cancer.

Because ultrasound images are produced in real time, this technology can be used to evaluate the heart as it beats. This can help us detect abnormalities in the motion of heart valves, blood flow through the heart, and contractions of the heart muscle. It can also be used to assess the heart for defects.

Your pet depends on you to keep them safe and healthy. You feed them nutritious meals every day and keep a close eye on them when they play outside. But what are you doing to protect your pet from disease?

While you can't prevent them from ever getting ill, vaccinations boost your pet's chance of fighting off disease-causing organisms. If you want to know what vaccines your furry friend needs, visit Oakton Animal Hospital. We provide animal vaccination services in Elk Grove Village, IL, and also serve pets from Schaumburg, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL.

Wellness Exams

Your pet can benefit greatly from regular wellness examinations or checkups. Whether your pet is a youngster, a “senior citizen,” or any age in between, wellness examinations provide an excellent opportunity for us to conduct a thorough physical examination and develop a health profile for your pet.

This information will help us identify medical problems and any other issues that can affect your pet’s health and quality of life. A wellness examination includes an evaluation of all of your pet’s major organ systems. We’ll use the wellness visit to ask you questions about your pet’s behavior, appetite, exercise habits, and regular activities at home.

This is also an excellent time for us to discuss any routine diagnostic testing that may benefit your pet or to recommend any vaccinations that may be due. If your pet seems healthy, a wellness examination is a good opportunity to note any changes, such as weight gain or loss or other subtle changes that may not be evident at home. Sometimes, information obtained during a wellness examination can help detect early signs of illness and address health issues before they progress.


Vaccinating Your Pet Could Save Their Life

Many vaccines protect animals from potentially fatal diseases, such as parvovirus, distemper, and rabies. Some of these vaccines also protect unvaccinated people from getting sick. While vaccinating your pet is the responsible thing to do, keep in mind that not all pets need the same vaccines.

Not only do dogs and cats have different vaccination needs, but individual factors like age, lifestyle, and overall health also determine what vaccines are necessary.

At Oakton Animal Hospital, we'll ask you questions about your pet so that we can customize a vaccination schedule to fit their specific needs. For example, if you're planning a trip out to the Northwoods with your pet, we can recommend any necessary vaccines for that area.

Scheduling an Appointment Is Easy

If you've put off vaccinating your pet because of a busy schedule, know that we make appointment scheduling convenient with both online and text options. We can also text or email you to remind you about your appointment in case you forget.

If you don't have time to wait with your pet while they get vaccinated we offer a convenient day stay option.  Simply drop them off and pick them up before we close for the day. We will watch over your pet for free while you finish your errands or work shift.

Let us help you keep your pet in the best health possible. Call (847) 439-8090 or schedule an appointment online for your pet's vaccination needs.

Video VetScope

Oakton Animal Hospital has something wonderful (and sometimes not so wonderful) to show you! Have you ever wondered exactly what your pet's doctor sees when looking in Fluffy's ear? Now you can. Our digital otoscope lets you see exactly what the doctor sees at exactly the same time.

We are able to go even a step further with this state-of-the-art medical diagnostic tool. In addition to seeing how the ears look during an examination, our digital otoscope takes our surgical capabilities to another level. We are able to skillfully clean out impacted ear wax from the ear canal while under sedation. The otoscope also assists us in relieving the pressure of an inner ear infection as well as cleaning out the infectious material formed in the ear. This gives your pet immediate relief from pain. We invite you to come take a look with us!

If you would like to schedule an appointment please call (847) 439-8090 today.

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Monday:

10:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

10:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am - 2:00 pm (Nov-Apr)

8:00 am - 1:00 pm (May-Oct)

Sunday:

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Location

Find us on the map

Office Hours

Our Regular Hours

Please Call for An Appointment

Monday:

10:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

10:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am - 2:00 pm (Nov-Apr)

8:00 am - 1:00 pm (May-Oct)

Sunday:

Closed