M - F: 9am-12pm & 2pm-6pm
Sat - Sun: 9am-12pm
Early drop off appointment

PH: 847-759-1440

Fax: 847-759-1460

1445 E, Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL 60018



During your pet’s lifetime, he or she may need a surgical procedure.  At Oak Elm Animal Hospital, your pet’s surgery appointment begins with a consultation, exam and pre-anesthetic bloodwork.  If your pet is healthy for surgery, we will discuss your pet’s surgical plan with you.  You can feel comfortable knowing Oak Elm Animal hospital uses only the safest anesthesia. Veterinarians and technicians monitor the vital signs during your pet’s surgical procedure. One of our specially-trained veterinary technicians is present during your pet’s recovery process to ensure the safety of your pet.

Your pet’s surgical plan includes:

  • Physical exam
  • Pre-anesthetic blood testing
  • Pet X-rays or ultrasound, as needed
  • Pain management for your pet before, during and after surgery in recovery
  • Monitoring and care of your pet during surgery and recovery

The veterinarians at Oak Elm Animal Hospital perform a wide variety of surgical procedures at reasonable prices, including:

  • Spay and Neuter
  • Abdominal surgeries
  • Mass removal
  • Cesarean surgery
  • Bladder surgery
  • Biopsies
  • Cherry eye repair
  • Anal gland surgery
  • Perineal urethrostomy
  • Orthopedic surgery including fracture repairs; cruciate ligament repair and patellar luxation.

We appreciate the unique bond between you and your pet and understand the stress and anxiety associated with a veterinary surgery. Our veterinary team will discuss your pet’s surgical plan with you, including a cost estimate before surgery. We take every precaution to ensure the best possible treatment outcome for your pet. 

Stephanie Lainovic
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All the reviews mirror my thoughts of this establishment. It is outstanding. The doctor is a kind, helpful, compassionate, understanding, doctor, who went above and beyond to help my suffering dog. The staff was also kind, compassionate, helpful and friendly. I did not read the reviews before I went, but I can confirm, they are 100% accurate. I cannot thank this office enough for all that you did for my dog. It is a miracle that she is better and I am so grateful for all the efforts made to help her. Thank you so much.
Izabela Hajnos
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The vet was so incredibly sweet. You can tell he really loves his job and cares. He was able to keep my dog relaxed, comfortable and not feel nervous. He was honest and upfront. He sent us home with medication that started to work immediately. I'm so happy this place was recommended to me and think this will be my new Dr for my old guy, hoping he gives us a few more good years.
Ted Korda Jr
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This is a very caring, compassionate, give their best to save your furry family member . Without causing undue stress on the pet and will advise and call you regularly. They also go in at all hours of the night to make sure your pet comfortable. Highly recommend !
David Fedorenko
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A Vet with weekend hours! Super attentive and helpful for our sick pup. Was able to identify the problem and cause and then the cure! They have now become my primary vet.Highly recommend !
Martin M
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I would like to single out Dr J. Iqbal. He is simply outstanding, going far beyond what you would normally expect from a service provider. If we had a vet in our family, we could not get more compassionate care than Lou got from Dr Iqbal. Everyone working in healthcare could learn from him! They have now become my primary vet.Highly recommend !