Tender Care Animal Hospital


(309) 266-1182

300 E. Courtland


(309) 243-1755

9809 St. Route 91

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    Excellence in Veterinary Care
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    Peoria's Best Doggie Daycare
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    Boarding You Can Trust

Two Locations - Morton & Peoria!

Welcome to Tender Care Animal Hospital - AAHA Accredited

Tender Care Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary clinic/hospital, located in Morton and Peoria, Illinois.

Mark Larson, DVM (owner), PJ Klopfenstein, DVM, Dr. Janelle Lyons, DVM, and Amy Waggoner, DVM MS, CVA, along with the professional and courteous staff at Tender Care Animal Hospital seek to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for our highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care, and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Tender Care Animal Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Morton, Peoria, and surrounding areas. Our facilities also offer grooming, training, and boarding.

Viewer's Choice Award Logo

Tender Care Animal Hospital is proud to receive the 2017 WEEK Viewers' Choice Award for Veterinarians.

Veterinary Care

Trust Your Pet's Health to Tender Care Animal Hospital

As a full-service veterinary facility, TENDER CARE ANIMAL HOSPITAL seeks to provide the best possible medical, surgical, and dental care for our highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients.

Wellness Plans

Wellness Plans

Tender Care offers optimum health wellness plans designed by age to prevent, detect, and treat disease more effectively using vaccinations, parasite screenings and protection, yearly bloodwork, and dental care.

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Tender Care has state-of-the-art surgical facilities where our doctors perform routine procedures such as spays, neuters, and mass removals in addition to more complicated procedures such as emergency intestinal surgery.

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Both Tender Care locations are equipped with an on-site pharmacy eliminating the need to make an additional stop on the way home. We stock several forms of injectable medications for pets that may be difficult to administer medication to.

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Additional Services

Take a look at what else Tender Care Animal Hospital can do for your pet.

Doggie Daycare Doggie Daycare

Is your pet lonely while you're at work or school? Give your companion the personal attention he or she deserves throughout the day by enrolling them in Doggie Daycare at our Peoria location. We are a member of The Dog Guru Community!

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Boarding Boarding

Let us take care of your pet while you're away. We offer individualized care, nurturing, and plenty of tender, loving care, such as brushing and cuddling.

Boarding in Peoria Boarding in Morton
Grooming Grooming

Professional grooming is now available! So why not treat your family pet to a spa day? Appointments are available Monday through Friday.

Grooming in Peoria Grooming in Morton
Training Training

Learn to earn your dogs respect through leadership by establishing clearly and consistently what is and what is not acceptable behavior.

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Giving Back to the Community

Tender Care is proud to work with these community organizations.

T.A.P.S.    Foster Pet Outreach    Paws for Independence    Operation Safe
    Pets for Seniors    Westies    Rhodesian Ridgeback  

New Puppy

New Puppy Tips

Tender Care can help you start your puppy on a healthy path. Plus, get a free "goodie bag" filled with puppy essentials at your puppy's first appointment.

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Morton Pumpkin Festival Parade

Activities and Events

Check out the many activities going on at Tender Care during the year, such as Photos with Santa. You'll also find us participating in many local events.

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Tips & Tails
Tips & Tails

Ask "Big Red"

Tips & Tails by "Big Red" is a column published monthly in 50+ News & Views. Find out what Big Red has to say about many common pet questions!

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