What to Expect

We understand that should your bitch need a c-section, you both are going to be stressed! So, we try and keep you with her as much as we can during the whole process to make the experience as comfortable as possible.

You can accompany her to any diagnostic procedures, such as an ultrasound, should one be necessary and we will consult with you every step along the way to make joint decisions for what is best for your bitch and her puppies.

Even during the c-section itself, you can watch her in surgery from behind glass windows and we bring the puppies out to you to assist with puppy rubbing and neonatal care.



We take all precautions such as using the safest anesthetic gases, IV fluids, and surgical monitoring to chart your bitch’s condition during the procedure. She will wake up in recovery with you and the puppies and will nurse all the pups prior to departing the clinic.

We take our own emergency calls, so if you have any questions after hours in the evening or on weekends or holidays, please do not hesitate to call us!! Our office number is 815-337-2900 and our pager number is 815-236-6873.

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I cannot stress how awesome the entire staff is at Animal Hospital of Woodstock. We are new patients of this office and I’ve been going through random drama with my cat and his food allergies. Any time I call with a “crisis” the staff is warm and understanding all while being prompt with advice or instructions. If you are looking for a new vet I highly recommend this office. Thanks to Dr. Chris for taking such good care and concern with Watkins!"
    Erin M
  • "Thank you for your evening hours! We ran into a problem with our dog at 6:30 PM (he had something caught in his throat) and we were able to run over to our regular Vet clinic and get care. Dr. Chris was great and a big help! He even checked up on us the next morning. We've been clients for a long time, and really appreciate all of you!!"
    Julie F
  • "I needed to take my black lab to Animal Hospital of Woodstock for a echocardiogram and they were fabulous.. they brought me back to the room, brought a bowl of water for my dog, and just made us feel right at home. Staff and Drs were very friendly. I would highly recommend going here!"
    Shannon H

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