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What is your online pharmacy?

As of April 2020, our online pharmacy is now available through MyVetStoreOnline. This pharmacy is directly linked with one of our suppliers. They partner with us at Lakeview Veterinary Clinic to offer properly prescribed medication for your pets.

They also offer the ability to order all Hills diets. This includes all of their prescription diets as well as Science Diet products. The best part of all of this is that the food is delivered right to your door, with the option to schedule deliveries. That way you never run out of food!

For those who have active prescriptions with VetSource, you can reach their website here.

When should I spay or neuter my pet?

If you do not plan to breed your pet, we recommend that you schedule your pet's ovariohysterectomy (spay) or orchectomy (neuter) at six months old. 


For your female pets, this is before their first heat cycle. Veterinarians used to think it was beneficial to have dogs or cats have one heat cycle or to have one litter before performing the ovariohysterectomy.  However it's been determined that if the ovariohysterectomy is performed before their first cycle it can greatly reduce the chance of mammary tumors later in life. If you schedule the procedure later, you still diminish the risk of various cancers in your pet, so don't hesitate to schedule just because your pet has already had multiple cycles. 

For your male pets, the timing is less important. If you have a bigger dog, you may choose to wait until the puppy is closer to a year so that the dog will get bigger. However, both dogs and cats, if left intact, will have a greater tendency to roam, seek fights, and mark territory. Once these behaviors have become established, they are difficult to correct. In addition, neutering your pet will eliminate the possibility of testicular cancers and greatly reduce the risk of perianal tumors in dogs and prostate problems in both species. 

Why aren't you open on Saturday?

One of the most important things to Dr. Ramirez is family. As he studied veterinary medicine, he saw how it could become all encompassing, causing many veterinarians to get caught up with work hours and miss too much of their families' lives. At this time, our hours are scheduled to allow our staff to spend Saturdays with their families. If your pet experiences an emergency after-hours, we recommend you call the Animal Emergency Clinic of McLean County.

What happened to Dr. Huwe?

Dr. Huwe, the former owner of Lakeview Veterinary Clinic, died instantly in a car accident on May 11, 2007. For the next several months, the clinic was staffed by relief doctors, including Dr. Ramirez., who finalized the purchase of the clinic on December 17, 2007.

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