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Expert Veterinary Care in Alton, IL

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Compassionate Veterinary Care for Your Four-Legged Family Members

Our hospital in Alton, IL is equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology, skilled doctors and registered veterinary technicians to ensure excellence in service. At Formea Animal Hospital, we stress the importance of preventative care and will provide compassionate care and quality that your pet companions deserve.

Wellness Exams
From the first visit and throughout their entire life, we’ll be there to provide the absolute best care for your pet. Our wellness care measures can maximize the fullness of that life both in terms of what your pet can do and for how long. Annual physical exams are important! Many of our younger patients have annual exams, but for aging pets or those who have medical conditions, we recommend exams every six months.
Sick Patient Care
We understand that not every visit to the vet is a happy one. If your furry friend is sick, our team will be here to provide care and comfort. With our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and in-house pharmacy, we’ll get your companion back into tip-top shape in no time!
Dentistry
Did you know that poor oral health can lead to infections that can spread through the bloodstream to affect major organs such as your pet’s liver, kidneys, and heart?

Just as it’s important for you to see a dentist regularly, it’s important for dogs and cats as well. Your pet’s oral health is directly connected to their overall health. Signs of dental disease include bad breath, loose, broken or missing teeth, yellow or brown teeth, red, inflamed or bleeding gums, difficulty or pain when chewing, pawing at the mouth, and excessive drooling. If you notice any of these symptoms, please contact our team and we’ll be happy to help.

We are proud that we have the most up to date equipment to treat dental disease, including digital dental x-rays. This allows us to detect if there is any disease beneath the gum line that we would not be able to see otherwise. We are often able to see undetected abscesses, broken teeth, resorbed roots, retained roots, and more thanks to dental radiographs.

Electrosurgery
Electrosurgery is a specialized surgical technique that uses electrical currents instead of a knife. This method allows for the most precise cuts to be made. Additionally, using electrical currents limits blood loss which promotes a faster, less-painful healing time.
Cryosurgery
Cryosurgery is a surgical technique that uses extreme cold to destroy diseased or abnormal tissue. This method freezes the tissue, rather than having to make an incision and remove it. The benefits of cryosurgery include almost immediate recovery time, as there is no wound that needs to heal.
Parasite Prevention
Parasites, and the diseases they carry, can all be prevented with proper medication and maintenance. Fleas and ticks are not only a source of irritation to your pet, but they can also harbor disease and adversely affect your pet’s health. Heartworm is a dangerous parasite that lives in the heart of dogs and cats, damages the heart muscle, and can be fatal.

Ridding a pet and home from fleas can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars and can be nearly impossible to get rid of as flea eggs can survive for a very long time. We will work with you to set up the best flea and tick preventive plan for your pets.

Vaccinations
While dogs and cats have some of the same vaccinations like rabies and distemper, they also have different vaccination needs based on the diseases that can affect their species. Our veterinarians will work with you to set up a comprehensive, personalized vaccination schedule to protect your pet.
Digital Radiology
There have been many advancements in digital x-ray technology, and we can now manipulate the digital images that we take. This allows us to diagnose issues that may not be seen on a traditional x-ray.
Spay and Neuter
We provide surgical options in a clean and safe environment. Most importantly, our veterinary team can closely track each animal’s vital condition during surgery.

Over 13 million pets are put to death in our nation’s animal shelters each year for lack of homes. That is why responsible pet owners make sure that their pets are not contributing to this serious over-population problem. In addition to preventing overpopulation, there are also health risks that are reduced by spaying and neutering.

Soft Tissue Surgery
Our team is highly skilled and experienced in performing a wide variety of pet surgeries using modern techniques, cutting edge equipment and always adhering to the strictest standards of safety and care. We provide surgical options in a clean and safe environment. Most importantly, our veterinary team can closely track each animal’s vital condition during surgery. Your pet is in safe hands at Formea Animal Hospital!
Diagnostics
It is difficult to see your pet in pain or suffering and not know what’s wrong. Our team provides state of the art in house diagnostics to help us learn what’s wrong and provide an accurate diagnosis. A quicker diagnosis leads to quicker treatment! We do diagnostic testing both in-house and with an outside lab so we can provide results quickly and accurately.

At Formea Animal Hospital, we’re pleased to provide both Blood Pressure and Glaucoma Screenings as part of our diagnostic care.

Nutrition
An estimated 59% of cats and 54% of dogs in the United States are overweight or obese. Good nutrition and weight management are key to your pet’s overall health. These healthy habits are created at a young age for your pet and it’s up to you to help them maintain these habits. Through a good diet and proper exercise, you greatly increase your pet’s chance at a long, healthy life.

At Formea Animal Hospital, we can recommend diets specific to your pet’s needs. We also carry a full stock of prescription diets.

Compassionate veterinary care in Alton, IL.

The Formea Animal Hospital team cares for each patient as our own. We understand the special bond you have with your four-legged family members and strive to provide the best care possible.

Location

1639 Main Street
Alton, IL 62002

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Contact

Phone: 618-462-8000
Fax: 618-462-8104

Hours

Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM
Sat: 8 AM - 12 PM
Sun: Closed