Reproductive Services

Care Animal Hospital provides reproductive services to pet owners and breeders alike, including semen collection, freezing, shipment, and trans-cervical and surgical insemination.

Semen Freezing

The use of canine frozen semen has increased dramatically in recent years. As a result, top breeders are now considering frozen semen an integral part of a complete breeding program.

The are many advantages of frozen semen:

  • Multiple matings from a single collection
  • Breeding to an unavailable stud dog (geographic, ill, or deceased.)
  • Long-distance and international breeding
  • Increased gene pool
  • More offspring from excellent studs
  • Guarantee top-stud breeding availability to future generations.
  • Preserve the genetic line you've worked so hard to develop.
  • More revenue for your kennel

Fresh-Frozen Semen Collection and Shipping

  • Excellent conception rates
  • Allows for long-distance and international breedings
  • Spreads your top bloodlines to otherwise inaccessible areas to improve the entire breed

Transcervical Endoscopic Insemination

An endoscope is used to locate the cervix and pass a catheter through it for intrauterine insemination. There is no need for anesthesia and surgery with this technique, which yields excellent conception rates when high quality chilled or frozen semen and a healthy bitch are used.

Surgical Insemination

During a short abdominal surgery, semen is directly injected into the uterus. This technique provides excellent conception rates when semen quality is low, when using low-dose frozen semen, or when the female has fertility problems related to the cervix.

Breeder Services

Care can help your kennel with:

  • OFA & Penn Hip Films
  • Pre-purchase and Breeding Soundness Examinations
  • Infertility Treatment
  • Kennel Health Management


One of Dr. Aul's Field Trial dogs, Magic, is available for breeding.

  • FC CFC CAFC Taylorslab Magic Trick MH CD
  • OFA# LR-117358E32M-PI Excellent
  • Finalist at the 2006 National Open
  • Qualified for the 2005 National Open
  • Leading Canadian Open Dog 2004
  • 4 Open Wins, 2 2nds, 2 3rds, 2 4ths, 1 JAM

We Want To Know Your Story

We want your feedback about the care and service we provide. We love to hear success stories about our patients, but learning where we could be doing better is just as important to us. Please tell us! We are available by phone or through the feedback form on this site, and we are always happy to meet with you in person.

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1195 E. Palatine Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
PHONE (847) 394-0455
FAX (847) 394-5773
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday Closed