Frequent visitors will enjoy the "What's New" page featuring all of the latest news and links to updated information throughout the site. If this is your first visit, we would like to welcome you!
Join happy clients and patients from all over central Illinois, including Jacksonville, Springfield, Decatur, Chapin, Waverly, Greenfield, Murrayville, Woodson, Roodhouse, Winchester, Quincy, Virginia, Chandlerville, Beardstown, Mt. Sterling, Rushville, Frederick, Browning, Chatham, Rochester, Pleasant Plains, Ashland and many towns in between at Lincoln Land Animal Clinic!
If you haven't driven by the office lately you might be surprised by large building directly behind the clinic. We are excited to practice medicine in a building that reflects the standard of care we provide for your pets. Stay-tuned for a sneak peek!
Getting a New Pet?
If you are thinking of getting a new pet this spring, we are happy to help you choose the right pet for your lifestyle. Each species and breed has different requirements for exercise, grooming and health care needs. It is important to understand these things before bringing home a new pet. If you would like to do research on your own, check out our pet selection links! "Becoming a Dog Owner" links to several articles including how to prepare for being a pet owner, the cost of owning a pet, and choosing the right pet for you. The other two links provide information on avoiding puppy mills and how to find a reputable breeder. Looking to rescue a pet? Search local adoptable pets on our petfinder.com feed.
- Red flags- warning signs that your pet may need medical behavioral intervention.
- Anxiety triggered by storms, being confined, being alone, in a car, when unfamiliar animals or people are around, startling at "normal" household noises or activities etc.
- Aggression and low level signs of aggression such as growling.
- Fear that prevents you or your pet from doing "normal" owner pet activities or requires you to adjust your life style because your pet would be upset.
- Why not just a trainer?
- Trainers can be a very valuable assets to when utilizing behavioral intervention, however, certain conditions such as anxiety and or aggression are medical conditions and your pet should be evaluated by a veterinarian first- ideally one that has an interest in behavior.
- If the problem is severe, then seeking the help of a veterinary behaviorist earlier in the process will lead to a better outcome for everyone.
- If you recognize any of these early warning signals call the office, 217-245-9508, to set up a behavior consultation for your pet.
Memorial Page We have recently added a memorial page dedicated to our beloved friends who are no longer with us. If you have lost a pet and would like to submit a photo or memory, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. This page also contains words of inspiration and resources for grief counseling.