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Carol Stream Animal Hospital

Primary Location
140 W. Elk Trail
Carol Stream, IL 60188
Phone: (630) 462-7888
Fax: (630) 462-7068

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am7:00pm
Tuesday8:00am7:00pm
Wednesday8:00am7:00pm
Thursday8:00am7:00pm
Friday8:00am6:00pm
Saturday8:00am1:00pm
SundayClosedClosed
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Spay Services

Ovariohysterectomy (OHE), commonly know as a "spay" is a surgical procedure meant to render it impossible for a female dog or cat to reproduce. In veterinary medicine this typically involves the removal of the uterus and ovaries. This prevents issues such as infections and cancers of the uterus as well as cysts and cancers of the ovaries. This is different than a hysterectomy, commonly done in women, and involves the removal of the uterus only in order to avoid premature menopause. 
The term "neuter" applies to surgically making both females and males incapable of reproducing, with spay the term used for neutering females and castration used for neutering males. 
Benefits of the surgery are the advantages mentioned above as well as eliminating pregnancy. In addition, pets undergoing OHE prior to their second heat have a drastic decrease in the incidence of mammary gland tumors.
It should also be noted that a small percentage of dogs undergoing OHE may develop urinary incontinence that is managed with an effective and safe oral medication called Proin. 
Your pet will require a current exam (within a year of the procedure and may need pre-operative blood testing (required in dogs over 3 years of age and optional for younger dogs). They also need to be current on Canine Distemper and Rabies vaccines (dogs) and Feline Distemper and Rabies vaccines (cats). Your pet will be dropped off in the morning between 8 and 8:30 AM so that we can meet with you and discuss the procedure. Surgery is done in the morning with your pet released in the afternoon after complete recovery. Pain relieving medication will be administered during the procedure and dispensed for you to administer at home.
Your pet will have an intravenous (IV) catheter placed with IV fluids administered during the procedure.
Your pet will be monitored by a trained assistant as well as monitoring using an Electrocardiogram unit and a pulse oximeter (monitors oxygen levels)
Your pet will receive Isoflurane inhalation anesthesia. This is a very safe and easily adjusted anesthetic agent that allows rapid adjustment of anesthetic depth and rapid recovery. 
Your pet will have its body temperature controlled with a Baer warm air body heating unit.

Ovariohysterectomy Estimated Fees (dogs)

The following fees represent fees for dogs under 1 year of age. Contact the office to receive an estimate if your pet is older than a year of age. OHE fees are based also on the size of your pet and this is represented by the ranges listed below. In addition, the fees show two values. One includes lab testing and the other is without. This choice will be asked of you when you arrive for your appointment. 

Dog's Weight                                       Fee W/O Lab Testing                        Fee with Lab Testing

    0-25 lbs                                                       $318.20                                           $388.76

    26-50 lbs                                                     $339.20                                           $409.76

    Greater than 50 lbs                                      $352.20                                           $422.76


Ovariohysterectomy Estimated Fees (cats)

The following fees represent fees for cats under 1 year of age. Contact the office to receive an estimate if your pet is older than a year of age. As listed for dogs, the fees show two values. One includes lab testing and the other is without. This choice will be asked of you when you arrive for your appointment. 

Fee W/O Lab Testing                        Fee with Lab Testing

          $284.16                                              354.72 

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Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Testimonial

We love CSAH! Dr. Contreras is our favorite. When my cat passed a couple of years ago and he was caring for him, he called to express his condolences. We are currently working on getting another one of our kitties healthy again, and he has been incredible. He is always so caring and informative.If you're looking for a great place to take your fur babies, this is the place! The rest of the staff is amazing, too!

- Kelly H.

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am7:00pm
Tuesday8:00am7:00pm
Wednesday8:00am7:00pm
Thursday8:00am7:00pm
Friday8:00am6:00pm
Saturday8:00am1:00pm
SundayClosedClosed

Through the American Veterinary Medial Foundations's Veterinary Care Charitable Fund, our hospital is able to help animals rescued from abuse and neglect and the pets of clients facing personal hardships. Your donations to the AVMF on behalf of our hospital will help us help animals. Click on the AVMF donate button to make your deductible donation.

Meet Our Team

Meet The Team "I love coming to work everyday! Ever since I started working here at Carol Stream Animal Hospital I have been reading and learning as much as I can about pet health and well being. Now my pets and I are living a healthier life and can pass my knowledge and experience to other families so they too can discover wellness!" Read More

 


 

"Do Your Eyes Water From the Noxious Fumes Emanating Out of Your Pet's Mouth? Have You Looked in your Pet's Mouth, Lately? You May be Surprised by What You See!Proper dental care contributes to the good health of your pet. Bad breath, inflamed, bleeding gums, discolored, loose or missing teeth are signs that your pet has dental disease. Left untreated, dental disease can weaken your pet's liver, kidneys and heart. This additional stress can affect your pet's health and shorten life expectancy.Beginning on January 1, 2017 and ending March 31, 2017, we are offering a $30.00 discount off the cost of your pet's dental cleaning. All pet's must be current on an annual physical exam and vaccinations. A blood panel is required to assure the safety of anesthesia. This panel can be done the day of the dental cleaning. If Well Pet lab tests have been done within the past 3 months, no additional blood testing will be required."

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  • (630) 462-7888
  • 140 W. Elk Trail Carol Stream, IL 60188
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