Okaw Veterinary Clinic

140 W. Sale
Tuscola, IL 61953

(217)253-3221

okawvetclinic.com

Welcome to Our Clinic

Take a Look Behind the Scenes at our Clinic
 

Our Hours:
Monday and Friday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed Thursday and Sunday

 

The Clinic - We are located on Sale Street in Downtown Tuscola. We renovated the exterior of the building. The tile was replaced with similar colored tile. The building trim and awnings have been painted. The landscaping is also new.

 

Okaw Vet Clinic - Tuscola, IL

 

Okaw Vet Clinic - Tuscola, IL 



Waiting Room - Clients enjoy flipping through one of our photo albums or a magazine while waiting for their appointment. We have many products to help with pet behavior.
 
Waiting Room - Okaw Vet Clinic - Tuscola, IL




Exam Room -
We try to make our exam room as comfortable as possible. You can sit in a chair or stand by your pets during exams. We like to encourage you to talk to your pet and offer treats during the exam. Your pet is comforted by you and our staff while we do the exams and other care. Dr. Foote is a Certified Fear Free Professional and all our staff is certified in Low Stress Handling. We have many informational brochures you can take home. You can learn about heartworm disease and prevention, flea prevention, the importance of blood work before surgery and while on long term medications, information about special needs of senior pets, arthritis, separation anxiety, brushing your pets teeth and much more. We also have containers containing heartworms, tapeworms, ticks and roundworms to help our clients understand what is happening inside their pet.


Dr. Foote examines a patient - Okaw Vet Clinic - Tuscola, IL
Dr. Foote examining a patient


 Dr. Foote gives an injection - Okaw Vet Clinic - Tuscola, IL
Dr. Foote giving a vaccine while the client distracts

 

Lab - We have a VetTest machine that allows us to perform most of your pet's blood work while you are here. We also have the ability to do a complete urinalysis, heartworm test, Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus test, fecal test and Canine Pancreatitis test. We also read cytology slides, including skin, fine needle aspirate and fecal. We collect samples to check for ear and skin mites. We evaluate blood smears for parasites and blood cell morphology. We have a relationship with the University of Illinois Clinical Pathology for additional tests.
        

Okaw Vet Clinic - Tuscola, IL
Tanya starts a Heartworm Test


Okaw Vet Clinic - Tuscola, IL
Debbie looking at a slide under the microscope


Okaw Vet Clinic - Tuscola, IL
Debbie running blood work on our Vettest Machine


 Surgery -  Dr. Foote does all of the sugeries in our clinic assisted by a technician throughout the procedure and recovery.  The technicians duty is to monitor your pet using ECG, pulse ox and blood pressure as well as direct monitoring. Each patient has an IV and fluids flowing during surgery. This helps keep the patient hydrated as well as providing a place for emergency drug injection, in case of an emergency. Pain relief is given to each patient at surgery, as well as to go home.     

Okaw Vet Clinic - Tuscola, IL
Dr Foote neutering a dog while Rachael monitors the dog


Okaw Vet Clinic - Tuscola, IL
EKG and Blood pressure monitor


X Ray - An x-ray can find problems we can't see on an exam or in blood work. Our 300 ma Summit X-ray equipment meets all standards of the Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety for proper exams and safety of your pet. Our automatic processor for developing x-rays helps us find the answers more quickly. We can do this even while you wait. X-rays allow us to look inside your pet for broken bones, bladder or kidney stones and objects your pet may have swallowed. We can also check for fluid in the lungs or abdomen and evaluate your pet's organs.

Okaw Vet Clinic - Tuscola, IL
X-raying a dog




Hospital Ward - When your pet stays at our clinic, they are provided with their own cage, food and water dishes, comfortable bedding and any other items to help them be less anxious. Cats are provided with a litter box and a box bed for their comfort. Visiting is encouraged anytime during normal business hours. Please let us know if you wish to visit with your pet so we can provide a private visiting area for you and your pet. Cages, bedding, bowls are limited to your pet's use during their stay. All cages and items are cleaned daily.


Okaw Vet Clinic - Tuscola, IL
Two cats staying with us. Ranger's cage is top left.


Okaw Vet Clinic - Tuscola, IL
Two dogs staying with us.