VCA Arboretum View Animal Hospital Staff

VCA Arboretum View Animal Hospital

Phone: 630-963-0424
Fax: 630-963-0537
2551 Warrenville Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Business Hours
Specialty and General Practice Hours by appointment only. Please call (630) 963-0424 to schedule.

Dr. Joao Felipe de Brito Galvao
Medical Director

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Caring for pets... and their people, too.


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VCA Arboretum View Animal Hospital's purpose is to make a significant positive difference in the lives of the people and animals that it serves. The hospital provides state-of-the-art health care services for companion animals in a compassionate fashion and in a way that satisfies our clients' needs and wishes. The hospital establishes the standard of care in the Chicagoland area and serves as a resource for the veterinary community.

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We provide veterinary services for every stage in your pet's life, from her first vaccines to a lifetime of preventive care to keep her happy and healthy.

Our services don't end at our hospital doors.  As a member of the VCA family, our veterinarians have access to extensive medical resources, including the VCA knowledge base, which allows our doctors to tap into the collective knowledge of over 2,000 VCA veterinarians.

If your pet ever needs truly advanced veterinary care, VCA Specialty Hospitals are ready to help.  We provide state-of-the-art care in orthopedic surgery, neurology, integrative natural medicine, behavior therapy,physical therapy, internal medicine and advanced oncology services.

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Arboretum View is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission the hospital team relies on several individuals, where each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

With a total of 67 combined years of experience, our general practice veterinarians are available providing only the highest quality of service for your pet.

Dr. Thomas Lassiter
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Thomas Lassiter has been with Arboretum View Animal Hospital since founding it in 1978. He received his DVM degree from University of Illinois

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Dr. Todd Gray
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Todd Gray joined Arboretum View Animal Hospital in 2005. He received his DVM degree from the University of Illinois in 2001. He worked in a private

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Norman's Story
Kathleen and John Leigh from La Grange

We were fortunate to be introduced to Dr. Galvao by our regular vet, who felt that Norman’s complex medical problems (pneumonia, asthma, acid reflux, and ciliary agenesis) should be treated by a specialist at Arboretum View Animal Hospital. Dr. Galvao is a caring and compassionate dog guy. When we first met him, he sat on the floor �" not in a chair �" to bond with Norman while we explained his symptoms. Dr. Galvao took quite a bit of time to explain in layman terms what he suspected and what testing procedures and treatment Norman would undergo. We felt that he was a straight shooter who answered our questions in detail. Norman’s treatment required many medications given over weeks at home and accompanied by our observations of his progress. We had many email exchanges with Dr. Galvao during these weeks when we needed guidance, and he provided lengthy, detailed replies, often late in the evening when he probably was at home. Norman now is doing great and we know he received the best care available in the Chicago area. Our thanks go to Dr. Galvao and the wonderful staff at Arboretum View!