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Welcome to Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic!

Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic provides quality veterinary care for dogs, cats, and pocket pets in Godfrey, Illinois and the surrounding communities. Our modern and inviting hospital boasts superb veterinarians and caring support staff that are dedicated to our patients, clients, and community.

Celebrating Over 40 Years of Quality Pet Care

We are a full-service animal hospital emphasizing preventive care, internal medicine, dentistry, surgery, and care for sick and injured animals. For your convenience, we offer boarding for cats. We welcome walk ins and make house calls, too!

We serve communities in the River Bend region of Southwestern Illiniois, including (but not limited to): Godfrey, Alton, Edwardsville, and Jerseyville. Please call (618) 466-7147 today to make an appointment for your pet.

 

Founded in 1971 by Dr. Stephen Daniel, Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic has undergone changes and improvements throughout the years in keeping with the many ongoing advancements in veterinary medicine. We focus on providing the highest quality medical and surgical services for your companion animals.

Celebrating Over 40 Years of Quality Pet CareThe veterinarians and staff at Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic are committed to providing quality veterinary care throughout the life of your dog, cat or pocket pet. We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet's health care.

Give Us a Call Today!

We serve communities in the River Bend region of Southwestern Illiniois, including (but not limited to): Godfrey, Alton, Edwardsville, and Jerseyville. Please call (618) 466-7147 today to make an appointment for your pet.

 

At Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic, we are known for serving our patients and clients with compassion, empathy and integrity. We are always looking for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who are eager to help us continue providing the best care and service to our patients and clients.

If you believe your values match those of our practice and you would like to be part of an outstanding team, we would like to hear from you. For inquiries regarding employment at Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic, please contact:

Kris Lindstrom
Hospital Manager
klindstrom@vetcor.com

Payment Policy

Payment is due at the time services are rendered. If you have any special considerations regarding payment, please discuss this with the receptionist prior to seeing the doctor. We accept a variety of payment options, including cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and CareCredit.

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CareCredit

CareCredit for Veterinary ExpensesCareCredit is a personal line of credit for healthcare, both human and veterinary. It works like a credit card that is used for your pet's healthcare services. If your pet is ill and needs extensive medical treatment (immediate or long-term, medical or surgery), CareCredit can finance 100% of your pet's needs with no up front costs, no annual fees, and no pre-payment penalties. Your pet's treatment can begin immediately upon approval.

To apply for instant credit approval, click here for CareCredit Online Credit Application. If accessing the Internet is not an option, you can also call their 24/7 phone number at 1-800-365-8295.

Monday:   7:40 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday:   7:40 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday:   7:40 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday:   7:40 am - 8:00 pm
Friday:   7:40 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday:   7:40 am - 2:30 pm
Sunday:   Closed

Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic
3019 Godfrey Road, Godfrey, IL 62035
(P) 618-466-7147

 

Prolong Your Dog's Life

Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic provides a full range of preventive care services to help your dog live a longer, happier life and to increase the odds of detecting problems early, before they become severe and costly.

Our veterinarians make their annual preventive care recommendations based on the guidelines established by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). We then customize our recommendations based on your dog's hereditary factors, age, medical history and lifestyle.

Dog Exam at Daniel-Randall Veterinary ClinicAnnual preventive care for dogs typically includes:

  • At least one annual Physical Examination at which time our veterinarians will take a complete medical history, make nutrition recommendations, assess behavior, and review any known medical conditions.

    During the exam our doctors will perform a:
    • Ear and Eye Examination
    • Cardiopulmonary (Heart and Lung) analysis
    • Temperature Reading
    • Abdominal Palpation
    • Dental Exam
    • Dermatological Exam
    • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Vaccines* based on your dog's lifestyle and/or breed. Core Vaccines include Rabies, Distemper and Leptospirosis. Our veterinarians may also recommend additional vaccines such as Lyme, Bordetella (Kennel Cough) and Canine Influenza.

  • Parasite Control Products to control parasites such as heartworms, intestinal parasites (such as round worms), fleas and ticks. Controlling these parasites helps protect your dog and your family members from easily transmitted parasites.

  • Diagnostic Testing* to confirm the absence of heartworms or other internal parasites and early disease screening tests to help identify any internal issues which cannot be detected during a thorough physical exam.

  • Your veterinarian will also discuss other services, such as Dental Care or Microchipping that will benefit your dog's overall health and wellbeing and advise you on any questions you might have regarding your dog's health.

Annual Vaccinations

Rabies

Rabies virus is transferable to all mammals including humans. It has a 100% fatality rate. Rabies vaccine is an annual immunization that is required by all states. There also is a 3-year vaccine available if recommended by the veterinarian.

DH2PPC

This vaccine is subcutaneous injection for dogs that includes distemper, two strains of hepatitis (adenovirus), parvo virus, parainfluenza, and corona virus.

Bordetella

This vaccine is used to help prevent infectious tracheal bronchitis, more commonly known as Kennel Cough. It is a contagious respiratory disease.

Canine Influenza

This vaccine is a subcutaneous injection that is used to help prevent canine influenza H3N8. This is highly contagious respiratory disease that can be fatal.

Booster Series

We recommend a booster vaccine every 3-4 weeks starting at 6-8 weeks of age. Once your pet is 16 weeks of age, they are old enough for their last booster and also their rabies vaccine. If your puppy gets a late start, it is not a problem. We would still recommend a booster every 3-4 weeks until 16 weeks of age, with a minimum of 2 boosters.

Diagnostic Testing

Hearworm Test

A heartworm test is a blood test that checks your pet for heartworm disease. Since heartworms are so prevalent in this area, we recommend your pet(s) stay on preventative year round, and also do the blood test at least once every other year.

Fecal Test

A fecal test checks your pet for intestinal parasites. Besides worms, there are other intestinal parasites that can make your pet sick. Many times, pets with parasites will not show any symptoms and you probably will not see any evidence in the stools. Even pets with normal stools can be carrying parasites. Several parasites are transferable to people therefore annual testing is recommended.

Prolong Your Cat's Life

Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic provides a full range of preventive care services to help your cat live a longer, happier life and to increase the odds of detecting problems early, before they become severe and costly.

Our veterinarians make their annual preventive care recommendations based on the guidelines established by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and take into consideration your cat's hereditary factors, age, medical history and lifestyle.

Maine Coon Cat SpencerAnnual preventive care for cats typically includes:

  • At least one annual Physical Examination at which time our veterinarians will take a complete medical history, make nutrition recommendations, assess behavior, and review any known medical conditions.

    During the exam our doctors will perform a:
    • Ear and Eye Examination
    • Cardiopulmonary (Heart and Lung) analysis
    • Temperature Reading
    • Abdominal Palpation
    • Dental Exam
    • Dermatological Exam
    • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Vaccination recommendations include core vaccines Rabies and Feline Distemper. Your veterinarian may also suggest the Feline Leukemia vaccine for outdoor cats.

  • Parasite Control Products to prevent and repel heartworms, intestinal parasites, fleas and ticks. Round worms can be transmitted to humans, so controlling these parasites protects your cat and also your family.

  • Diagnostic Testing to check for Feline Leukemia and/or Feline AIDS (FeLV/FIV), heartworms or other internal parasites and early stages of diseases which cannot be detected during a physical exam.

  • Your veterinarian will also discuss other services, such as Dental Care or Microchipping, that can lead to a longer and healthier life for your cat.

Annual Vaccinations

Rabies

Rabies virus is transferable to all mammals including humans. It has a 100% fatality rate. Rabies vaccine is an annual immunization that is required by all states. There also is a 3-year vaccine available if recommended by the veterinarian.

Leukemia

This vaccine is used to help prevent feline leukemia virus. The virus is spread through direct contact (cat-to-cat) and is eventually fatal.

Booster Series

We recommend a booster vaccine every 3-4 weeks starting at 6-8 weeks of age. Once your pet is 16 weeks of age, they are old enough for their last booster and also their rabies vaccine. If your kitten gets a late start, it is not a problem. We would still recommend a booster every 3-4 weeks until 16 weeks of age, with a minimum of 2 boosters.

Diagnostic Testing

Hearworm Test

A heartworm test is a blood test that checks your pet for heartworm disease. Since heartworms are so prevalent in this area, we recommend your pet(s) stay on preventative year round, and also do the blood test at least once every other year.

Fecal Test

A fecal test checks your pet for intestinal parasites. Besides worms, there are other intestinal parasites that can make your pet sick. Many times, pets with parasites will not show any symptoms and you probably will not see any evidence in the stools. Even pets with normal stools can be carrying parasites. Several parasites are transferable to people therefore annual testing is recommended.

Give Your Puppy or Kitten the Right Start in Life

  Puppy Exam at Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic 
   
   Dr. Stevens with Kitten

At Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic, each pet's first year of care is customized based on its specific needs. Just like human children, puppies and kittens require additional physical exams and vaccine boosters to ensure that they get the very best start in life.

Below are our recommendations for your pet's first year.

  • Physical Exams: Your puppy's or kitten's lifetime of wellness starts with its first comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens should have 3-4 exams between the ages of 8-16 weeks. These visits are important because they give our veterinarians an opportunity to assess your pet's overall health and to administer vaccines.

  • Vaccinations: Due to their immature immune systems, puppies and kittens must receive a series of properly staged vaccines. We recommend a booster vaccine every 3-4 weeks starting at 6-8 weeks of age. Once your pet is 16 weeks of age, they are old enough for their last booster and also their rabies vaccine. If your puppy/kitten gets a late start, it is not a problem. We would still recommend a booster every 3-4 weeks until 16 weeks of age, with a minimum of 2 boosters.

  • Diagnostic Testing: We recommend that puppies are tested for Heartworm at 6 months of age, if not done previously, and that kittens are tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline AIDS at their first visit, if not done previously.

  • Additional Recommendations: Your veterinarian will also discuss and recommend other services, such as Spaying and Neutering or Microchipping that can lead to a longer and healthier life for your dog or cat.

Spayed and Neutered Pets live a healthier and longer life!

Puppy and KittenAt Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic, we believe in the importance of spaying and neutering puppies and kittens to provide them with a long and healthy life. We recommend having your pet spayed or neutered between 4 to 6 months of age.

To spay an animal means to surgically remove both ovaries and the uterus.

To neuter means to surgically remove both testicles. If the male patient is cryptorchid, it means that one or both testicles have not dropped from the abdomen into the scrotum. In this case, the veterinarian has to surgically remove the testicle(s) from the abdomen.

Spaying or neutering your pet will reduce common problems such as:

  • A pyometra, or uterine infection, is a potentially life-threatening condition which can cost thousands of dollars to treat. Occurrence is 100% preventable if your pet is spayed.

  • Over one half of all mammary tumors are malignant and can spread to other areas of the body. Early spaying, prior to your pet beginning its heat cycles, significantly reduces the incidence of tumor formation.

  • There are more puppies and kittens overpopulating shelters than there are people willing to provide them with love and care. Sadly, many are euthanized.

  • Testicular cancer can be eliminated and prostatitis, an infection causing malignant or benign swelling of the prostate, can be greatly reduced with early neutering.

  • Unwanted behavioral problems such as dominance aggression, marking territory and wandering can be avoided with early spaying/neutering.

Care for Sick and Injured Pets

At Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic, we focus on keeping your pet happy and healthy. Unfortunately, some pets occasionally experience illnesses or injuries that require a veterinarian's care and attention.

Pet First Aid iconDaniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic offers high-quality diagnostic and medical treatments for sick and injured pets. We provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere to diagnose and treat your pet.

A successful recuperation is our goal and our experienced and caring team of veterinarians is supported by our:

If your pet is experiencing an illness including, but not limited to, vomiting, diarrhea, skin rash, loss of appetite or lower energy level, our team and facility are here to diagnose and treat your pet. We are also equipped to help your pet recover if it has sustained an injury such as a bite wound, lameness or trauma from an accident (including if your pet is hit by a car).

We see emergencies during our normal hospital hours. If your pet has an after-hours emergency or if we determine that your pet requires overnight nursing care or a level of specialty we cannot provide here, we will co-ordinate your pet's referral to the appropriate critical care or specialty hospital.

Digital Pet X-ray

Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic offers both dental and full body digital x-rays to better diagnose and treat sick or injured pets.

Digital radiography provides x-ray images without the use of conventional film. This allows for the highest-quality images, while providing the lowest possible exposure of radiation to your pet.

Digital images can be computer enhanced to increase detail allowing our veterinarians to see fine detail and subtle changes.

Benefits of Digital X-ray over Traditional Film

  • Images are obtained much more quickly and with greater accuracy.
  • Fewer retakes are required, resulting in less radiation exposure for both the patient as well as the staff.
  • Images can be easily and quickly sent to other veterinarians, including board-certified veterinary radiologists, allowing us to get results in a matter of hours rather than days.
  • Records can be stored electronically and are protected from damage or loss.
  • The chemical processing step required to develop traditional film x-rays is eliminated, creating a huge reduction in chemical usage and hazardous waste.
  • Digital x-ray allows us to provide superior care to our patients and supports our goal of progressive, high-quality medicine.

Digital Dental X-rays Help Us Assess Your Pet's Oral Health

Digital Pet Dental X-rayAt Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic, we always provide a comprehensive oral health assessment and treatment plan for pets when their teeth are cleaned. Digital dental x-rays with periodontal probing helps with our assessments. In fact, two thirds of our pets' teeth are under the gingiva (gums) and are not visible.

Digital dental radiographs allow assessment of the teeth (fractures or internal disease), the surrounding soft tissues (periodontal disease, stomatitis, cysts, draining tracks, facial swellings, fistulas or tumors), the joints (TMJ or mandibular symphysis) and the bone (jaw fractures). Digital x-rays can also reveal subgingival (under the gums) foreign objects, cysts and tumors.

X-rays allow us to find problems that need attention. Studies have shown that without dental x-rays, significant problems are missed in up to 75% of pets.

We always diagnose first before creating a treatment plan for each patient. Digital dental x-rays will help us do that by replacing a guess with a diagnosis, and allowing for the correct treatment to be optimally performed.

Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic offers ultrasonography, a safe and non-invasive imaging technique for diagnosing and treating sick or injured pets.

Feline Pet's Ultrasound ImageAn ultrasound uses sound waves, rather than radiation, to penetrate internal organs. X-ray images use radioactive light and can only pick up dense body parts (such as bone and cartilage), but cannot show detail of tissues. Small, fine details that cannot be seen on x-rays may be easily seen on ultrasound.

Similar to sonar technology, an ultrasound transmits high-frequency sound waves into the body. Various tissues "bounce" the waves back toward the ultrasound. The ultrasound then measures the distance for each area that this happens, and uses algorithms to display the "echoes" as an image on the screen.

This diagnostic imaging method enables virtually anything internal to be visible, allowing veterinarians to detect:
  • bladder stones
  • kidney stones
  • obstructions
  • cysts
  • pregnancy
 
  • tumors
  • heart problems
  • abnormal growth
  • and more

Guided by the ultrasound images, biopsy and fluid samples can be safely and easily obtained from your pet without performing invasive and costly surgery.

If your pet is experiencing illness or injury, we are here to help. Please call us today at (618) 466-7147.

Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic provides surgical services for pets. We offer a clean and well-equipped facility and experienced team to provide your pet with high quality surgical care in a stress-free and relaxing environment.

Our team of veterinarians and technicians are experienced with a range of surgeries. All of our procedures include a thorough pre-surgical physical examination by a veterinarian, surgical monitoring, and lots of care and attention throughout the day.

In addition to spaying and neutering, we also offer the following soft tissue surgeries:

Soft Tissue Surgery

  • Amputation
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Enterotomy
  • Exploratory Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Gastrotomy
  • Laceration Repair
  • Mass Removal
  • Splenectomy
  • And other general surgeries as needed

Dental Surgery

  • Extractions

We perform surgeries Monday through Friday. Surgery check-in time is between 7:00 am and 7:30 am with pick-up time between 3pm and a half an hour before closing. Special accommodations may be made upon request.

Why we are the best choice for your pet's surgical needs

Many pet owners are curious about what is involved when their pet is placed under anesthesia. At Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic, your pet's safety and comfort are our top priority so you can be sure that your pet will receive only the best and safest anesthetic and surgical care.

Our procedures include the following:

  • Pre-Anesthetic Blood Work—ensures your pet is healthy enough to undergo a surgical procedure and that its internal organs can safely process the anesthesia.

  • Safe Anesthesia—a very safe anesthetic gas which is also used in human pediatric medicine.

  • Experienced Monitoring Support—our trained technicians use state-of-the-art anesthetic monitors to continuously monitor your pet's pulse rate, oxygen levels and blood pressure.

  • IV Catheter Placement—fluids are given during surgery to maintain blood pressure and to help your pet recover quickly from the anesthesia.

  • Pain Medication—is administered prior to and after surgery to ensure your pet's comfort.

Canine Dental at Daniel-Randall Veterinary ClinicOur veterinarians provide dental services for pets, including:

  • routine cleaning and polishing (dental prophylaxis)
  • digital dental x-rays
  • surgical extractions to manage and treat severe oral disease conditions

A dental cleaning is a professional scaling and polishing of the patient’s teeth under general anesthesia. After thorough examination of teeth and gums by the veterinarian, we use an ultrasonic scaler to remove tartar from all the teeth. If any tooth is badly broken or diseased, it may be necessary to extract that tooth. After extractions, we then polish all the remaining teeth.

Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art oral surgical equipment and the latest technology to provide your pet with a safe dental procedure.

Pet Dental Care

Routine and preventive dental care is vital to your pet's long term health. Pets with poor oral hygiene can develop periodontal disease, which can often lead to heart, lung, and kidney disease.

Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic offers a full range of dental services for cats and dogs including dental examinations, dental extractions, and oral surgery as well as home care instructions for keeping your dog's or cat's teeth clean and healthy.

Routine Pet Dental Examinations

Our veterinarians perform basic oral exams on all our patients during their comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens will be examined to detect any problems related to the deciduous (baby) teeth, missing or extra teeth, swellings, and oral development. Senior pets will be evaluated for developmental anomalies, the accumulation of plaque and tartar, periodontal disease, and oral tumors.

Good Oral Hygiene for Pets

Dental Care Tips for Dogs and Cats

  • Schedule a dental oral exam for your dog or cat every year.
  • Schedule regular dental cleanings as recommended by your veterinarian.
  • Brush your pet's teeth daily, or give your pet a dental hygiene chew every other day.
  • Serve dog or cat food and treats that control tarter and plaque and promote good dental health.
  Cat Condos at Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic
  Our brand new and spacious kitty condos can accommodate multi-cat families.
  Sleeping Cat
  Your cat's stay will be purrrfectly relaxing!

Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic offers safe and comfortable boarding for cats at our full-service facility.

We try to make your cat’s vacation a special occasion. We know the decision to board your cat can be an anxious time for you and your special friend so we’re here to help.

Our boarding facility provides an an aesthetically pleasing, safe, fun and comfortable place for your pet when you need to be away on business, vacation or an emergency.

Our feline guests enjoy the following amenities:

  • Spacious kitty condos
  • Multi-cat family boarding options
  • Climate controlled comfort
  • Accommodation of pets with special medical needs
  • Beds, blankets, towels and toys to enjoy
  • Safe, supervised daily entertainment
  • Veterinarians and trained staff ensure your cat is safe
  • Dental services available while boarding

Boarding Requirements

  • Documentation of current Distemper (FVRCP), Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Rabies vaccinations is required
  • Male cats over 6 months must be neutered
  • All boarders must be examined by one of our veterinarians within 1 year
  • Cats must test negative for FeLV/FIV and need to have a negative fecal within 1 year of boarding

Please feel free to fax your pet's vaccine history to us at 618-466-7167 prior to arrival. We look forward to your pet's vacation!

Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic is happy to provide care for a wide range of pocket pets. We offer preventive care, surgery, nutritional advice, and general care recommendations for your small pets. Each species of pocket pet has its own specific needs for housing, diet, and care.

Ferret in GrassOur veterinarians are experienced with treating and caring for many types of non-traditional pets including:

  • Ferrets
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Hamsters & Gerbils
  • Rats & Mice

Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic offers microchip identification for pets. We use the HomeAgain Pet Recovery and Identification System. You can rest easy knowing your pet is protected – whether you are at home or you take them out of town.

Pet Microchip and Grain of RicePlease call us at (618) 466-7147 to make an appointment.

Did you know that getting lost is the No. 1 cause of death for pets?

One in three pets goes missing during its lifetime and without identification, 90 percent of pets never return home. Microchip implantation causes no more discomfort than a vaccination and is a simple one-time insertion with a syringe.

Almost all humane organizations have scanners that read microchip IDs. HomeAgain Pet Recovery & ID System reports they recover 10,000 lost pets each month and have helped more than 1 million lost pets return home.

For more information, visit the HomeAgain website.

Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic offers the latest technology in health care for your pet — therapeutic laser therapy. Our therapy laser provides a deep-penetrating light that allows relief of pain by releasing endorphins and stimulation cells to heal faster. Your pet will relax and enjoy the pain-free treatments.

What Is Veterinary Laser Therapy?

Laser therapy is a surgery-free, drug-free, non-invasive treatment to relieve pain. It accelerates the body's natural healing process. Laser therapy is effective in treating chronic conditions, acute conditions, and post-surgical pain and inflammation in pets. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds or simply aging, laser therapy has been shown to provide relief and speed healing.

What Conditions Can Veterinary Laser Therapy Treat?

Feline conditions that laser therapy treats. Canine conditions that laser therapy treats.
Chronic and acute conditions that respond to laser therapy treatments include:
  • Arthritis
  • Allergies
  • Burns
  • Cystitis
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Feline Acne
  • Fractures
  • Gingivitis
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Infections
  • Inflammation
  • Lacerations
  • Otitis (ear infections)
  • Post-surgical healing/pain relief
  • Skin conditions
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Tooth extraction pain relief
  • Wound healing

If you think that your pet would benefit from laser therapy call us at 618-466-7147 to schedule a consultation to find out how laser therapy can help your dog or cat.

In order to better serve you and your pet, Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic offers house call appointments for your convenience.

  • Please call the office at (618) 466-7147 to make an appointment or to inquire about availability and cost.

  • Veterinary House CallsCats benefit from house calls because they experience less stress by staying in familiar surroundings and their health improves from routine veterinary care.

  • Multi-pet homes will also find this service convenient as it eliminates the need to coordinate and transport numerous pets to our practice.

  • If you are not as mobile as you used to be or have a hard time getting your pet to the veterinarian, our doctors will come to you.

  • When the time comes to say goodbye, you can say goodbye to your pet in the familiar surroundings of home.

Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic offers an array of both prescription and over the counter products to keep your pet happy and healthy. Our in-house pharmacy is stocked with prescription medications to provide preventive care, treat illnesses and ensure that your pet's medication is always available.

Other products available include:

  • Flea, Tick & Heartworm Preventatives
  • Prescription Diet Pet Foods
  • Vitamins & Supplements

We see emergencies during our normal hospital hours. Please call us at (618) 466-7147 for immediate assistance. If your pet has an after-hours emergency or if we determine that your pet requires overnight nursing care or a level of specialty we cannot provide here, we will co-ordinate your pet's referral to the appropriate critical care or specialty hospital.

Pet Emergency CallsWe refer after-hours emergencies to:

Hawthorne Animal Hospital
5 Cougar Drive, Glen Carbon, IL 62034
(P) 618-288-3971

Veterinary Specialty Services (VSS)
1021 Howard George Drive, Ballwin, MO 63021
(P) 636-227-6100

 
 

petvet@danielrandallvet.com

petvet@danielrandallvet.com

Annual veterinary care is crucial to keeping your pet happy and healthy. Click the icons below to learn more about what your veterinarian can do for your pet.

  Pet Exams icon   Pet Vaccines icon  
 

Exams check overall health and detect problems before they become severe or costly.

 

Vaccines protect against common and fatal diseases based on your pet's age and lifestyle.

 
Pet Dental & Oral Care icon   Veterinary Lab Tests icon   Parasite Prevention icon
Dental and oral care prevents bad breath and diseases that could become life-threatening.   Lab tests diagnose and prevent sickness or injury in safe and non-invasive ways.   Parasite prevention treats and protects against deadly heartworms, parasites, and flea/tick infestations.
         
  Pet Nutrition icon   Spaying & Neutering icon  
  Nutrition ensures your pet gets the balanced diet it needs and maintains a healthy weight.   Spaying and neutering protects pets from serious health and behavioral problems.  
 

Care Guides for Pet Owners

Your pet's health also depends on you. Click on the icons below to learn more about what pet owners can do at home to keep their pets living a long, healthy life.

Pet Home Care icon   Care for Pets at All Ages icon   Pet Ages & Stages icon

Home care is just as important as veterinary care in keeping your pet happy and healthy.

 

Care for all ages includes veterinary care and home care tips for your pet at every age.

 

Ages and stages is our chart to help you find out your pet's age in "human years."

New Clients

Thank you for choosing Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic to care for your pet. Downloading and filling out the New Client Form prior to your first appointment will greatly assist us in adding you and your pet to our system. Please feel free to fax it to us at 618-466-7167 or to bring it with you to your pet's first appointment. We will be happy to contact your previous veterinarian to obtain any necessary information or documentation regarding your pet's medical history.

Additional Forms

  • Client Update Form (for clients who need to update information such as address, phone number, etc.)

Annual Pet Care logo

Bringing your pets to the veterinarian for a physical exam every year is the smartest and easiest way to keep them healthy. Exams allow your veterinarian to detect any problems before they become severe or costly.

Pet Exams for Dogs and CatsYour Veterinarian Will Check...

  • muscular and skeletal health by feeling for healthy muscle mass and joint pain.

  • neurologic system – it could indicate birth defects in younger pets, and cognitive issues in older pets.

  • appropriate weight and  lifestyle for your pet's age.

  • lymph nodes – swollen nodes can indicate a wound, virus, infection or some other illness.

  • vital signs (temperature, pulse and respiration) – an abnormal reading could indicate illness.

  • skin and coat condition for growths, infection wounds and overall skin health.
     
 

Bring Your Pet to the Veterinarian Every Year for a Clean Bill of Health and Peace of Mind

Your pet can't tell us what's wrong. But routine physical exams can help your veterinarian detect any problems or diseases you might not have otherwise picked up on, including heart murmurs, tumors, enlarged organs, cataracts, ear infections, ear mites, dental and gum disease, skin issues and allergies.
 
     


Download the Pet Exams handout

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Vaccines protect against common diseases that your pets may become exposed to.

Did You Know?

Vaccines have about a 95% success rate for preventing infections and fatal diseases.

     
  Canine Vaccines

Rabies

The rabies vaccine is required by law and protects against the fatal illness. Rabies can be transmitted to other pets and people through the bite of an infected animal.

Distemper (DHPP)

This combination vaccine protects against viruses that cause life-threatening neurologic, respiratory and gastrointestinal issues.

Leptospirosis

This vaccine protects against a bacteria that can cause deadly kidney or liver disease. Leptospirosis is also transmissible to people.

Lyme

This vaccine helps prevent Lyme disease, which is easily transmitted through the bite of an infected tick.

 
 

Lifestyle Vaccines

These might be recommended if your dog visits boarding facilities, groomers, training classes, dog parks, and other social settings.

Bordetella

This vaccine protects against an airborne respiratory virus known as "Kennel Cough."

Canine Influenza

The canine influenza vaccine protects against a contagious respiratory infection.

 
 
     
  Feline Vaccines

Rabies

The rabies vaccine is required by law and protects against the fatal illness. Rabies can be transmitted to other pets and people through the bite of an infected animal.

Distemper (FVRCP)

This combination vaccine protects against viruses that cause life-threatening respiratory and gastrointestinal issues.
 
     
 

Lifestyle Vaccine

This is given to all outdoor cats, including those who go out occasionally -even if it's just on an open porch.

Feline Leukemia

This vaccine protects against the contagious and often fatal disease, which is easily spread between cats.

 

 

     
 

Vaccines are the key to a long and healthy life. Your veterinarian will suggest the best vaccines for your pet based on age, medical history and lifestyle.

 
     

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Oral disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem for pets. Without proper preventive or home care, plaque and tartar can build up, which may cause oral infections, bad breath, infected gum tissues (gingivitis) or even bone loss (periodontitis).

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It's not normal for your pet to have bad breath – it can be a sign of serious dental or gum issues.

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Sixty percent of dental disease is hidden below the gum line, and can only be found with x-rays. Brush your pet's teeth regularly and check with your veterinarian about screenings, cleanings and products available to help keep those pearly whites clean.

 
     


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Yearly lab tests are safe and non-invasive ways to diagnose and prevent sickness or injuries in pets that a physical exam cannot detect.

     
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Blood Screening

A blood screening checks for anemia, parasites, infections, organ function and sugar levels. It is important to get a blood test annually for your pet, to help your veterinarian establish a benchmark for normal values and easily see any changes that may point to problems.

Urinalysis

This test has the ability to screen for diabetes, urinary tract infections, bladder/kidney stones, as well as dehydration and early kidney disease.

Intestinal Parasite Check

Using a stool sample, your veterinarian can check to see if your pet has parasites. Many parasites can be passed on to humans, so it is important to complete this screening annually, especially if your pet has any symptoms including upset stomach, loss of appetite and weight loss.

 
     
 
 
     
 

Routine testing can add years to your pet's life. Your veterinarian will recommend lab tests appropriate for your pet based on age and lifestyle.

 
     
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Canine Tests

Your veterinarian may check for the presence of heartworms in your dog, as well as the three common tick-borne diseases – Lyme, Anaplasma, and Ehrlichia Canis.
 
     
 
 
     
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Feline Tests

A combination test checks for heartworm, Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). FeLV and FIV are serious diseases that weaken the immune system, making cats susceptible to a variety of infections and other diseases. FeLV is spread through casual contact, and FIV is transmitted primarily through bite wounds. They can also be transferred to cats by their mothers. Any new pets, or sick/stray cats entering a household, should be tested.

Blood Pressure Testing

Senior cats are routinely tested for high blood pressure. It may occur as a secondary disease to another illness and is commonly seen in older cats. But it can affect a cat at any age and cause damage to the eyes, heart, brain and kidneys. A new heart murmur or alterations in your cat's eyes during a routine exam may prompt your veterinarian to take a blood pressure reading.

 
     

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Prevention is the best approach in protecting your pet against deadly heartworms, intestinal parasites, and flea and tick infestations. Your veterinarian will help you find the product that is right for your pet based on his or her needs.

     
 

EXTERNAL PARASITES
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Fleas

Fleas thrive when the weather is warm and humid. All cats and dogs are susceptible to flea infestations. Beyond the skin irritation and discomfort, flea infestations can also cause deadly infections, flea-allergy dermatitis (OUCH!) and the transmission of tapeworm parasites if ingested.

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Ticks

Ticks can spread serious infectious diseases such as Lyme, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Anaplasmosis, Ehrlichiosis and Babesiosis to pets and people. Pet owners should inspect their pets regularly for ticks, large and small, especially after being outside in a wooded or grassy area.

 
     
 
     
 

INTERNAL PARASITES
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Intestinal Parasites

Roundworm, hookworm, tapeworm, whipworm, Coccidia, Giardia and Cryptosporidium are all common in cats and dogs. Many of these parasites can be transmitted to you and your family if your pet becomes infected.

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Heartworm

Mosquitoes can spread heartworm, a harmful disease that affects both dogs and cats. As its name implies, heartworm lives in the blood of a pet's heart and blood vessels. We recommend annual screenings for both dogs and cats, even if they are already on heartworm preventatives.

 
     
     
     
 

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Just like humans, an animal's diet directly affects its overall health and well-being. Allowing a pet to overeat, or to consume the wrong foods, may lead to a wide variety of ailments including obesity, diabetes and arthritis.

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Over 50% of dogs and cats in the United States are obese or overweight.

Proper Nutrition

Although we think of our pets as family members, they shouldn’t be allowed to eat like us. Maintaining a proper diet will help keep your pet at a healthy weight. Be sure not to overfeed, and that you are providing a diet tailored to your pet's breed, age, weight and medical history.

Common Foods To Avoid

Think twice about feeding your pet table scraps. Common foods such as chocolate, grapes, raisins, onions and garlic could be dangerous to an animal. Some non-food items like lily plants and antifreeze are also toxic to pets. Check with your veterinarian if your pet has ingested anything questionable.
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Growth Diet

Growing puppies and kittens need more nutrient-dense food than adults. Ask your veterinarian which food is right for this stage of life. Cats switch to an adult diet right after being spayed or neutered, no matter what the age, to decrease the likelihood of obesity and related conditions.

Adult Diet

Selecting an adult dog or cat food that will keep your pet healthy and energetic starts with knowing your pet's lifestyle. Does your dog weigh just the right amount and go for long walks daily? Or is it a lap dog that loves nothing more than to snooze the day away? Talk to your veterinarian about these issues to help guide you in choosing the best food for your pet.

Senior Diet

Your senior dog or cat may need fewer calories, less fat, and more fiber as he or she ages. Many older pets can continue eating the food they always have – just a little less to compensate for not being as active. Check with your veterinarian which food and amount is best for your pet.

   
     
 

Every pet ages differently. Your veterinarian can help you determine the best diet for your pet's needs.

 
     


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Spaying or neutering can protect your pet from serious health and behavioral problems later in life. It also helps control the stray animal population.

Spaying or Neutering Reduces the Risk of...

Uterine Disease

Known as a pyometra, this is a potentially life-threatening condition which can be very expensive to treat. It is 100% preventable if your pet is spayed.

Mammary Tumors (Breast Cancer)

Over one-half of all mammary tumors are malignant and can spread to other areas of the body. Early spaying, prior to your pet beginning its heat cycles, significantly reduces the incidence of tumor formation.

Testicular Cancer

This cancer, as well as prostatitis (an infection causing malignant or benign swelling of the prostate), can be greatly reduced with early neutering.

 

Behavioral Problems

Unwanted behaviors such as dominance aggression, marking territory and wandering can be avoided with spaying or neutering.

Overpopulation

There are more puppies and kittens in shelters than there are people willing to provide them with love and care. Sadly, many are euthanized. Spaying or neutering can help reduce the number of animals in need of homes.Cat and Dog graphic

   
     
 

Spayed and neutered pets live healthier and longer lives! Consider the benefits to your pet and the community, and ask us when is the best time to spay or neuter your pet.

 
     


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Make your pet's well-being a priority. See your veterinarian regularly and follow these tips to keep your pet happy and healthy.

Nutrition

Your veterinarian will give you a recommendation for a high quality and nutritious diet for your pet, and advise you on how much and how often to feed him or her. Diets may vary by species, breed and age.

Identification

Microchipping is a safe and permanent identification option to ensure your pet's return should he or she get lost. Ask us about the process and get your pet protected.

Safety

Always keep your dog on a leash in public, and your cat indoors to protect them from common hazards such as cars and other animals.

Grooming

Frequent brushing keeps your pet's coat clean and reduces the occurrence of shedding, matting and hairballs. Depending on the breed, your pet may also need professional groomings.

Dental and Oral Health

Brush your pet's teeth regularly and check with your veterinarian about professional cleanings as well as dental treats and products available to help prevent bad breath, gingivitis, periodontitis and underlying disease. Although your pet's teeth may look healthy, significant disease could be hidden below the gum line.

 

Exercise

Be sure to spend at least 15 minutes a day playing with your cat to keep him or her active and at a healthy weight. All dogs need routine exercise to stay fit, but the requirements vary by breed and age. Ask us what's best for your dog. Doggy daycares and boarding facilities are other ways to help to burn off some energy and socialize your pets.

Training

Enroll your dog in training classes to improve his or her behavior with pets and people. Cats need minimal training. Be sure to provide them with a litter box beginning at four weeks of age.

Environmental Enrichment

Entertain your pet's natural instincts by using toys that encourage them to jump and run. Cats especially need to fulfill their instinct to hunt – provide interactive toys that mimic prey like a laser pointer or feathers on a wand. You can also hide treats in your pet's toys or around the house to decrease boredom while you're away.Pet Care at Home

     
 

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Call us if your pet experiences vomiting, diarrhea, poor appetite, lethargy, trouble breathing, excessive drinking or urinating, wheezing or coughing, pale gums, discharge from nose, swollen eye or discharge, limping, and/or difficulty passing urine or stool as these may be signs of illness.

 
     


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Every animal is unique, and the start of each stage of life calls for different home and veterinary care. Check with your veterinarian to establish a proactive wellness plan to keep your pet happy and healthy throughout its life.

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Puppies and kittens must receive a series of properly staged vaccines and physical exams. During these exams, your veterinarian may also recommend parasite preventatives or lab tests.

Adult pets will need to continue visiting the veterinarian annually for physical exams, recommended vaccines and routine testing.

Senior pets can develop similar problems seen in older people, including heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes and arthritis. Your veterinarian may recommend biannual visits to ensure your pet's quality of life.

Spay/Neuter

Females spayed before their first heat cycle will be less likely to get uterine infections, ovarian cancer and breast cancer. Males neutered at any age will be less likely to get prostate disease. Spaying or neutering also helps prevent behavioral problems like marking and escaping. Talk to your veterinarian about spaying or neutering your pet.

Nutrition

Pets require different types of food to support each life stage. Growing puppies and kittens need more nutrient-dense food than adults while adult dogs and cats need food that will keep them healthy and energetic. Your senior dog or cat may need fewer calories, less fat, and more fiber as he or she ages. Talk to your veterinarian to determine what's appropriate for your pet.

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Exercise

Adult dogs should stay active with daily walks and one-on-one training. Keep your adult cats fit by using toys that encourage them to run and jump, and be sure to give them at least 15 minutes of playtime a day.

Weight management of your senior dog or cat is extremely important to ensure they are at an ideal body weight and able to move around comfortably.

Training

Behavioral issues are a major cause of pet abandonment. Begin training your puppy or kitten right away to prevent bad habits and establish good ones.

Start house training your puppy as soon as you get home. Keep your puppy supplied with plenty of chew toys so he or she gets used to gnawing on those and not your belongings.

All cats need a litter box, which should be in a quiet, accessible room. Place your kitten in the box after a meal or whenever it appears he or she needs to go. Be sure to scoop out solids daily and empty it out completely once a week. The number of boxes in your household should be the total of number of cats plus one.

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Animals age at a faster rate than humans do, and your pet's health needs will evolve over time. Use this chart to figure out your pet's age in human years, and check with your veterinarian to establish a wellness plan specific to your young, adult or senior pet.

Pet Ages & Stages Chart

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3019 Godfrey Road
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Thorin Lindstrom, DVMDr. Thorin Lindstrom, Co-Chief of Staff, graduated from the University of Illinois in 1998. He completed an internship at Virginia Tech in internal medicine and surgery. Dr. Lindstrom practiced in Virginia for five years before relocating to the River Bend area in 2003.

Dr. Lindstrom joined the Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic team in spring of 2003. His special interests include veterinary dentistry, ultrasound, and internal medicine.

Jennifer Drescher, DVMDr. Jennifer Drescher, Co-Chief of Staff, graduated from Michigan State University in 2006. She moved to the St. Louis, Missouri area where she worked for an emergency hospital for three years.

Dr. Drescher joined the Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic team in the fall of 2009. Her special interests include emergency medicine and general surgery.

 

Paige Stevens, DVMDr. Paige Stevens graduated from the University of Illinois in 1995. She practiced veterinary medicine in Iowa for 10 years at a small animal practice.

After relocating to Illinois, Dr. Stevens joined the Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic team in the spring of 2007. Her special interests include feline medicine and general surgery.

 

Christine Nickel, DVMA Metro East native, Dr. Christine Nickel is a veterinarian at Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic. She graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2012, after completing her externship with our practice. She enjoys building relationships with our patients and their owners and looks forward to meeting you and your pets!

 

dr kellie hall dvm v3 200pxDr. Kellie Hall joined the Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic team in December 2015. She grew up in Arcola, Illinois and currently lives in Edwardsville. Dr. Hall received both her undergraduate and veterinary degrees from the University of Illinois, graduating in 2007 and 2012 respectively.

After graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Hall practiced in Marion for a year and a half, and then in Bloomington for two years. Her professional interests include internal medicine and dermatology.

Outside of work, Dr. Hall enjoys playing trivia and making stained glass. She has a 3-year-old Labradoodle named Barry and two 7-year old cats named Beasley and Cooper.

Did you know that even during the fall and winter, pets are susceptible to flea/tick infestations and heartworm disease? The cost of treatment can be expensive, and many of these parasites can even be transmitted to you and your family if your pet becomes infected.

dog parasitesPrevention is the best approach in protecting your loved ones. Especially with the recent warmup we've had, there has never been a better time to make sure that your pet is protected with a topical or oral flea/tick preventative such as Revolution or Bravecto.

Let us help you choose the right product for your pet. Call us at (618) 466-7147 today!

This holiday season, you can help us make a difference in the lives of many pets and people by supporting our Bella Fund.

bella-fund-calendarFor just $15, you can get a 2018 calendar filled with adorable photos of our patients. And for just $5, you can get a wonderful keepsake! We will make an ornament with your pet's paw print.

Proceeds from the calendars and ornaments will go towards our Bella Fund, which helps clients who have fallen on hard times and cannot afford veterinary care or medications for their sick pets.

We thank you in advance for your generosity. Happy holidays from all of us at Daniel-Randall Veterinary Clinic!