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  • Welcome to
    Tri-City Animal Hospital

    Established in 1934, it has been proudly serving the Elgin area for 76 years. In 1970, Dr. Donald J. Bone bought the practice, tore down the original house, and built our current facility. In 2015, Dr. Bone sold the practice to Dr. David Luaces.

    We are a full service, small animal veterinary practice. Our doctors and staff specialize in providing the most professional care possible for your pets.

    Our practice is very proud of its family-like environment. We want to make sure that you feel comfortable in knowing that your pet’s care is our top priority. Our doctors take pride in getting to know your pets, while our friendly receptionists get to know you on a more personal level.

    Our Services

    • healthy pet exam
      • Our doctors recommend an annual physical exam on your younger pet and more frequently as your pet ages or needs medical attention. The exam is to help us identify medical problems early so we are better able to successfully treat, manage, or cure your pet's illness or disease. During your pet's exam, certain recommendations are made based on the doctor's findings. This might involve routine bloodwork, or dietary and exercise advice. Updating vaccinations can also be performed at this time. During your appointment, our doctors will answer any questions or concerns you have about your pet.
    • laboratory services
      • Our hospital is equipped to run in-house blood tests, including CBC, Biochemistry Panel, Thyroid testing, and Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) screening. Other tests offered in-house include fecal floatation for a variety of intestinal parasites, parvovirus screening, and limited urinalysis. With this capability, we are able to receive test results quicker, therefore allowing us to treat your pet sooner.We also utilize an offsite laboratory for additional bloodwork, cytology, and biopsy/histopathology services. Results return in a timely manner.
    • radiology services
      • We have on site X-Ray equipment that will provide high quality radiographs for diagnosis. Most views and positions can be done with your pet completely awake. Sometimes, however, for specific reasons and more accurate views, we will need to sedate your pet with a short-acting anesthetic. Please ask us about the safety of our sedation protocol. If your pet requires an Ultrasound, we do refer you to a professional specialty center.
    • dentistry
      • Dental hygiene is very important for your pet. Daily brushings should be done at home. We do offer dental services that include a thorough visual exam of the mouth, cleaning with an ultrasonic scaler, polishing the teeth, fluoride treatment, and minor to major oral surgeries. In order to view the complete mouth and give recommendations on any necessary extractions, your pet will need to be fully sedated with supervised monitoring. Please ask us about the safety of our anesthetic protocol.
    • surgery
      • Our doctors provide a wide variety of soft tissue and orthopedic surgical procedures for your pet including laser surgery procedures which produce less bleeding, less pain and quicker recovery time.

        Spay and Neuters

        We recommend that most cats and dogs be surgically altered. This recommendation is made to help prevent reproductive infections, tumors and other related conditions. A recent Florida ASPCA study found that up to 90% of animals that get hit by a car are found to be intact (not spayed or neutered). Spaying or neutering your pets will prevent the desire to roam which leads to these accidents.

        Laser Surgery

        Since your pet's health is very important to us, we are pleased to offer laser surgery as a safer, more comfortable option for cat declaws and for specific lump/cyst removals.

        Why laser surgery?

        Less Pain: Laser energy seals nerve endings as it moves through tissue. Your pet will feel less pain post- operatively.
        Less Bleeding: The laser seals small blood vessels during surgery which allows us to perform surgeries quicker, so your pet is not under anesthesia as long.
        Less Swelling: Laser energy does not crush, tear, or bruise because only a beam of intense light contracts the tissue.
    • cranial cruciate ligament (ccl) surgery
      • Dr. Luaces performs all our orthopedic surgeries and has been trained in the repair of the cranial cruciate ligament found in the knee. This injury is the most common orthopedic injury in dogs and is very widespread in humans as well (known as the ACL tear in people). The doctor uses the extracapsular suture stabilization technique with bone anchor that has proved to be very successful. Symptoms of damage to the CCL include complete or partial hindlimb lameness that can wax and wane for weeks or months. The injury typically presents acutely or can present with a mild lameness that the patient recovers from but then re-injures later and becomes chronically lame. This can happen in any breed of dog and even in our feline companions, although at a much more rare rate. Please call for more information or to schedule a consultation appointment.
    • boarding
      • For our clients we do offer limited boarding for your pets. Our wonderful and caring kennel staff treats your pet as if he or she were their own. They are trained in administering various types of medications, and giving insulin injections if your pet requires it. We try to stay on your pet's schedule of medication and feeding as best as possible. Please call for more details and to find out about our requirements.
    • avid microchipping
      • At our practice we highly recommend getting your pet micro-chipped. Sometimes things happen and our pets can get lost. By having your pet micro-chipped the chances of your pets returning home is much greater.
        What is a microchip?

        A microchip is a small, rice size chip that gets implanted under your pet's skin with a needle where it will stay forever. That chip contains an identification number that is linked to your pet. That ID number is then put into our computer system so if your pet is ever found and brought into us, we can link your pet back to you. Our clinic, animal shelters and police stations all carry a universal microchip scanner that can read your pets ID number. So no matter who finds your friend having a microchip, your pet is more likely to find it's way home.
    • emergencies
      • Our Doctors and Staff know emergencies can happen and we always do what we can to help our clients in these situations. If an emergency does happen during our business hours please call us immediately and then proceed to our clinic. If an emergency happens after our business hours please call the newly established Animal Emergency of Kane County.
        ~Animal Emergency of Kane County
        796 McLean Blvd
        Elgin, IL 60123


    You are always welcome at Tri-City Animal Hospital.

    ​​​​​​​To make sure our doctors have a sufficient amount of time with their patients, appointments are needed. This appointment time is for your pet’s exam, for diagnostic testing, and for any questions that you may have for the doctor.

    Walk-ins will be worked in to our daily schedule whenever possible, however on some days it might be necessary to reschedule. Emergency cases will be taken care of as promptly as possible.

    ​​​​​​​Our entire staff is looking forward to meeting you and your furry friend. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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