For the month of May we will be offering a 15% discount on a heartworm/lyme test. This blood test will test your dog for heartworm, lyme, anaplasmosis, and ehrlichiosis disease. Heartworm they get from mosquitoes and the other three they get from ticks. Spring/Summer is the ideal seasons for ticks and mosquitoes so please bring your dog in today to get him/her tested.

Tips to keep mosquitoes and ticks away from your pet and your yard.

1. Eliminate standing water - mosquitoes breed in standing water.

2. Trim back vegetation and grasses - mosquitoes like to hide out when it is really hot outside and ticks like to jump on their host from tall grasses and shrubs.

3. Plant certain repellents - citronella, catnip, lavender, marigolds, basil and peppermint are all plants mosquitoes avoid.

4. Preventive for your pets - Heartworm disease is preventable if you keep your pets on once a month heartworm control. There are also tick repellents for your dogs and cats so make sure they are on both preventives. If you have any questions please contact us!


The Lena Veterinary Clinic in Lena, Illinois is a full service veterinary hospital that has been providing exceptional animal care since the 1940s. We assure you that our 9 doctors will provide cutting edge veterinary and client care.

The Lena Vet Clinic is a mixed animal practice that strives to provide personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual patient. We will work with you to develop a preventative health care plan that will best serve your pet and/or farm's needs. Take a look through our website to learn more about our staff, practice and services provided. Please give us a call to set up an appointment. We look forward to seeing you.

Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday: 8am - 2pm
Closed Sundays



History: Mia is a 16 week old German Shepard that was presented to the Lena Veterinary Clinic for a history of lethargy, inappetence and vomiting for 1-2 days with no diarrhea. Mia had no previous history of any other health issues or problems before this episode, but had been seen 3 weeks earlier for her first puppy vaccination (distemper, parvovirus, parainfluenza, and adenovirus). At the time of the first visit, Mia was found to be bright, alert and perfectly normal.

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