Providing Veterinary Care, Grooming & Boarding for Large and Small Animals in Taylorville, IL
Countryside Veterinary Service was founded in 2006 and is located in Taylorville, Illinois. Our services are committed to providing high quality, friendly care to the large and small animals of Taylorville and surrounding communities. Our veterinarians will provide your pet with general veterinary care, surgery, and dentistry. We recommend that all small animal pets receive annual examinations. During these examinations, we will also carefully assess the overall health of your pet.
For more advanced cases, we have in house abilities to perform blood work, x-rays, ultrasound, and other laboratory tests. Each veterinarian and team member is deeply committed to the health and well-being of your animal. For your convenience we have an on-site, fully stocked pharmacy containing a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, flea and tick control products, and heartworm preventives to meet the needs of your pet. We also offer a full line of Hill’s Prescription Diet feline and canine food. Thank you for taking the time to read about our veterinary practice!
Pet Tips Click on the appropriate link for the desired Pet Tip PDF file. Fleas
Understand the Flea Life Cycle
Fleas can be one of the most annoying aspects of owning a pet. They aggravate both you and your pet. A flea is a blood-feeding parasite which is transferred from host to host. There are four stages of the flea life cycle: adult, eggs, larva, and pupa. Click Here to View Complete Details
What is the Cruciate Ligament?
The Cruciate is a ligament that stabilizes the knee of the hind leg. In pets it is known as the Cranial Cruciate ligament or CCL. While in humans, it is known as the ACL or Anterior Cruciate ligament. The tearing of this ligament is very painful and fairly common among human athletes. While dogs are susceptible to tearing their CCL as well, it can happen during normal play just from running hard and stopping suddenly. Click Here to View Complete Details Allergies What are the signs of Allergies? The three most common allergies in pets are food, fleas, and environmental allergies. All three categories usually result in skin problems. Click Here to View Complete Details Arthritis What is Arthritis? Arthritis in dogs is very similar to arthritis in people. It is a degenerative disease that causes stiffness in the joints and muscles. The pain that comes from arthritis is due to the loss of cartilage in the joint, which serves as the joint is shock absorber. In response to the loss of cartilage the body makes new bone which does not absorb shock at all, and results in pain and discomfort. Arthritis can occur in any joint causing loss of function to some degree. Click Here to View Complete Details
201 South Water Street Taylorville, IL 62568Phone: (217) 824-3051 Fax: (217) 824-3052
For after hours emergencies, please call our office at 217-824-3051 and the on call veterinarian will return your call.