VACCINATIONS

Yearly vaccinations are a vital ingredient in any plan to keep your pets happy and healthy. At Rand Road Animal Hospital our team of professionals is happy to answer any questions you may have.We will send you a reminder that your pets' vaccinations are due via e-mail or postcard.

Core Vaccines are recommended for all pets on an annual basis.Diseases included in Core Vaccines are known to cause serious illness and even death, which is why they are so important for your pet's health.Core Vaccines include Rabies (required annually by Illinois state law), canine Distemper (DA2 or DAPP) and feline Distemper (FVRC).

What is covered by a DA2 or DAPP vaccine?

All of these viruses are highly contagious and are also found in wildlife.

- Distemper virus: causes neurological, respiratory or gastrointestinal disease, FATAL

- Adenovirus (Hepatitis):causes liver, respiratory, gastrointestinal or eye disease

- Parvovirus:causes severe intestinal destruction, requires hospitalization, maybe fatal

- Parainfluenza:one of the many pathogens associated with 'kennel cough', highly contagious

What is covered by a FVRCP vaccine?

- Calicivirus:causes respiratory disease

- Rhinotracheitis:causes respiratory disease

- Panleukopenia (Feline Distemper):causes neurological, intestinal or eye disease

Non-Core Vaccines are lifestyle vaccines that you and the veterinarian will determine if necessary on a case by case basis.These vaccines include:

Leptospirosis, Lyme, Bordetella (aka Kennel Cough), and influenzas.

Vaccination Schedules for Puppies and Kittens

All puppies and kittens should receive DA2/DAPP (canine) or FVRCP (feline) booster vaccinations every 3-4 weeks, starting at 8 weeks of age and ending at 4-5 months of age.For more detailed information please refer to our Puppy and Kitten Care page.

Illinois State Law requires the first

Rabies vaccination at 16 weeks of age.


Take an active role in your pet's health by scheduling an annual wellness exam.

Other Services:

Dental Care - Click Here

Parasite Prevention and Control - Click Here

Vaccinations - Click Here

Puppy and Kitten Care - Click Here

Microchipping - Click Here

Senior Care - Click Here

Radiology

Surgery - Including Spay and Neuter - Click Here

Specialist Services

Euthanasia

Rand Road Animal Hospital

Office Hours

Monday:

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Tuesday:

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Wednesday:

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Saturday:

8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Sunday:

Closed

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • King Louie
    King and Office Manager

    Louie is one of our clinic cats.  He mostly sleeps and is a little crabby (our grumpy old man), but loves catnip and sunning himself.  Louie likes to supervise the front desk and reception area.

  • Queen Danica
    Queen and Office Manager

    Queen Danica, aka 'Mushy' is one of our clinic cats.  She loves to eat (as often as possible), sleep and drink out of the faucet.  Danica likes to sit in the pharmacy sink and supervise in the exam rooms.

  • Peter Lysakowski, DVM, MS
    Veterinarian, Owner
    Bio coming soon.
  • Judy Cole, DVM
    Veterinarian
    Bio coming soon.
  • Jen Wilkins, DVM
    Veterinarian
    Dr. Wilkins graduated from University of Illinois in 2012. Her interests include dentistry, anesthesia and feline medicine. Outside of work hours, Dr. Wilkins likes rock climbing, Crossfit, and spending time with her Boxer, Holly and her 2 cats, Miriam and Moo.
  • Lisa
    Lead Veterinary Technician

    Lisa has been with Rand Road Animal Hospital since 2001 as a Veterinary Technician.  Lisa has a full house with 3 Newfoundlands, 1 Bernese Mountain Dog and 1 Shepherd/Husky Mix.

  • Laura
    Veterinary Technician

    Laura has been a Veterinary Technician here since 2015.  She is in college studying Dental Hygiene.  Laura has 2 cats and 1 crazy Boston Terrier who loves to give kisses.

  • Krista
    Veterinary Technician

    Krista moved to the area from Pennsylvania in November of 2017.  She previously worked in a zoo with large mammals and reptiles.  She is happy to be working with dogs and cats here at Rand Road Animal Hospital.  She has a St Bernard named Kegger.

  • Mary
    Receptionist

    Mary joined the reception team in 2015.  Mary's home menagerie includes 2 Papillions, 4 cats and an assortment of chickens and ducks.  

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  • "Dr. Pete and staff take such pride in caring for the animals and educating thier owners. My family has gone for 20 years to his office, I myself with my own for 6 years. My animals are safe and loved when I bring them, there's no where else I'd consider taking them. I'll do the 30 mile drive for that."
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