Tender Care Animal Hospital


(309) 266-1182

300 E. Courtland


(309) 243-1755

9809 St. Route 91

Veterinary Services

Tender Care Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary clinic/hospital that seeks 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.

Wellness Plans

Tender Care offers optimum health wellness plans designed by age to prevent, detect, and treat disease more effectively. These plans are designed to maintain animals on preventative care through the form of vaccination, parasite screening and protection, yearly bloodwork and dental care.


Vaccinations are utilized to protect our pets from common bacterial and viral diseases. We pride ourselves in utilizing a three year vaccination protocol for our cherished patients. By utilizing a three year vaccination protocol we limit the potential for adverse events to occur following vaccination. This is also a great savings for you. In addition, we utilize the safest feline rabies vaccination available to veterinarians, limiting the potential for vaccine associated fibrosarcoma. Furthermore, we communicate with our owners to determine the vaccination protocol that is ideal for each individual patient.

Preventative Care

Not all animals require the same preventative care. As with our vaccinations, we recognize the individual needs of each and every one of our patients. We stock several different heartworm and flea preventative products to ensure your pet has the protection that is ideal for their lifestyle. Ask about our injectable heartworm preventative that lasts for six months, eliminating the potential for missed doses and a great savings.


Skin and ear problems are common complaints of pet owners. Here at Tender Care, we recognize this and help animals suffering from recurring ear infections, skin infections, or fleas. In addition we have specialized blood tests that can determine what your pet may be allergic to as well as hypoallergenic shampoos, diets, and treatments specific for the allergic pet.


Tender Care has a state-of-the-art surgical facilities designed to enable our doctors to perform to the highest level. We perform routine procedures such as spays, neuters, and mass removals in addition to more complicated procedures such as emergency intestinal surgery. Tender Care has a fully-trained veterinary and technical staff to ensure a safe and efficient procedure for your pet. In addition, we have heated surgical tables for greater comfort, advanced sterilization techniques, ECG, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and carbon dioxide monitors. Following their surgical procedure, your pet will rest comfortably in our intensive care unit (ICU), equipped with advanced tools necessary to ensure your pet's safety.


Dental disease is one of the most common diseases in veterinary medicine. It can cause oral pain, tooth loss, and bad breath in addition to having detrimental and irreversible effects on other organs such as the heart and the kidneys. Tender Care Animal Hospital of Peoria recognizes this and highly recommends yearly dental cleanings for our beloved patients. By having healthy teeth your pet's chance of acquiring other diseases diminishes significantly. We use an ultrasonic cleaner to remove plaque and tartar above and below the gum line. Dental technicians then polish teeth to create a smooth tooth surface and apply oravet gel to resist plaque buildup.Read more >

Weight Management

Obesity is on the rise in the companion animal community. Obesity can lead to other diseases such as diabetes mellitus, congestive heart failure, orthopedic and neurologic disease. Tender Care Animal Hospital of Peoria specializes in a weight control program through dietary intervention and pharmacology to assist your loved one back to a healthy weight. Send your pet for a day of fun and exercise at our Peoria Doggy Daycare!

Internal Medicine

Tender Care is equipped with an on-site laboratory, digital radiology, and ultrasound to assist our doctors in the quick diagnosis of your pet's condition. We also have a reference laboratory where specialized blood tests can be sent to evaluate for less common conditions.

On-site Pharmacy

Tender Care is equipped with an on-site pharmacy eliminating the need to make an additional stop on the way home from the veterinarian. In addition, we stock several forms of injectable medications for pets that may be difficult to administer medication to. Read more >


Here at Tender Care we have a state of the art digital x-ray and ultrasound unit. Digital radiology allows the doctor to visualize internal structures such as bone soft and tissue with enhanced detail as compared to film x-ray units. Ultrasound allows the doctor to visualize and measure tissue and organs with incredible accuracy in addition to visualizing details that x-rays don't allow. Furthermore, by using digital equipment, our images are quickly and easily sent if a referral is required to the local emergency clinic or to a specialty facility. Read more >

Emergency and Critical Care

In any emergency seconds count. Our experienced staff is trained and equipped to address your pet's emergency. In addition, we have an oxygen cage for pets experiencing difficulty breathing. Emergency care is offered during regular business hours. For after hours emergencies, please contact Tri-County Animal Emergency Clinic, a local, fully staffed emergency facility located in Peoria at 1800 N. Sterling, Peoria, IL 61614. Read more >

Nutritional Counseling

Not all pets should eat the same type of food. Trust Tender Care's knowledgeable staff's recommendations for your pet's diet. We pride ourselves in understanding that each pet has individual dietary needs and requirements based upon breed, activity level, and environment. Our trained and certified staff is available to assist you in choosing the correct diet to keep your pet healthy, happy, and active.

Pain Management

Veterinary patients experience pain and discomfort similar to what humans experience, however by nature animals won't demonstrate or communicate that level of pain. The knowledgeable staff at Tender Care recognizes the subtleties of the pain response and understands how to effectively alleviate pain in animals.

Hospice & Euthanasia Services

Saying goodbye to a long-time companion is difficult. We understand this and work intimately with our clients to ensure their pet's comfort and dignity.

House Calls

Please call our office for details.

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