Pricing and Appointments
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Due to a shortage of veterinarians, for the remainder of 2021 we are accepting new dog appointments for low-income clients who receive food stamps, SSDI, or SSI only. Please do not fill out the online form if you are not a recipient of one of these programs.
Dog Surgery Pricing*
(during surgery only)
*In Sangamon County, rabies registration is required and is $17 per year. APL requires that all dogs and cats have a rabies vaccination. If your pet is current on her rabies vaccine, please bring proof of this with you.
Kittens and puppies can be safely spayed or neutered at 8 weeks old. We recommend spaying or neutering before 5 months of age, before pets hit puberty. Spaying or neutering before 5 months of age ensures your pet won’t have an accidental litter, helps prevent mammary cancer in females, and helps prevent some hormone-related behaviors like urine marking and aggression.
**Appointments are required for all pets**
Monday-Thursday appointments: 7:30-8:00am the following morning
Friday appointments: 4:00-4:30pm the same day
Please arrive on time. Late drop-offs may be rescheduled. Late pick-ups will be assessed a boarding fee. We will work to accommodate alternative arrangements when possible if notified in advance of the surgery appointment.
Certain medical conditions may affect your pet's fitness for surgery. Please call or email us if your pet has any of the following conditions:
retained testicle (cryptorchid)
previous abdominal surgery
history of seizures
is currently nursing a litter
is taking any medications, especially steroids or pain medications
any other pre-existing medical conditions
APL reserves the right to refuse surgery to an animal if a health risk is determined. We will not accept animals exhibiting signs of upper respiratory infection (runny eyes and nose or coughing).
*For the remainder of 2021, dog appointments are available to owners who receive food stamps, social security disability (SSDI), and supplemental security income (SSI). Proof of receipt of benefits will be required prior to surgery.
Cat Surgery Pricing
Other services available:
Nail trim $3
Heartworm Test $25
Canine Dewormer $8-15
Feline Dewormer $6
Canine Flea Preventative (Vectra 3D) $5-10
Feline Flea Preventative
Cryptorchid (retained testicle) $15-30 additional
Umbilical hernia repair $15
Cardboard cat carrier $5
NexGard Chews for Dogs 3-pack $50
Heartworm preventative 6-month supply $20-$35 by weight (Must have a heartworm test at our clinic to purchase)
Catego for cats flea preventative $50 for 6 pack
Dogs 4 months of age and older: No food after midnight. Water is allowed.
Cats 4 months and older: Do not withhold food; feed like normal. Water is allowed.
Puppies and kittens under 4 months of age: Do not withhold food or water. Feed a small meal the morning of surgery.
Please bring all dogs on a leash and all cats in a cat carrier.
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BEFORE BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT!
We are ONLY accepting new dog appointments for low-income clients who receive food stamps, SSDI, or SSI only. Please do not fill out the online form if you are not a recipient of one of these programs.
Fixing a feral or outdoor-only community cat?
Call us at 217-789-7729 for information about walk-in appointments!
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