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
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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.

New to VCA?

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. Lex Bonam
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Lex Bonam joined Arboretum View Animal Hospital in 1992. He received his DVM degree from the University of Illinois in 1987. He worked in private

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Best Decision I made for my Dog
Jeanne De Vita from Westchester

After 8 years taking my dog to only two vets, when I found out my dog might need major surgery, I decided to shop around for a vet with not only the best experience, but also a price that seemed reasonable.

A friend recommended Arboretum View so I scheduled an appointment and met Dr. Todd Gray. That decision was the best one I have ever made for my dog--perhaps only second to deciding never to take him to any other vet again!

Dr. Gray is thorough, patient, and emphasizes education. He wants to make sure YOU (the pet parent) make the decision that is right for your pet and your family's budget, and he lays out options with clear explanations. He explains price estimates line by line and invites questions about anything, and answers questions about anything. It may seem like a simple thing, but too often I feel that vets and human health providers are either trying to sell you on something or not listening to what you say at all.

My dog ended up having two surgical procedures and a tooth cleaning with Dr. Grey in one day. The tumor biopsy revealed a malignancy so we were then referred to a staff oncologist. From there we were given options and cost information.

Since moving to Arboretum View two years ago, my "senior" dog (age ten) has had other health issues come up, and Arboretum View staff and Dr. Gray in particular have been excellent every step.

I highly recommend them for every pet owner. The fact that they have a 25 hour emergency clinic is also very very nice. Every time I take my dog in I see pets with all types of injuries and illnesses--these docs can handle everything from routine wellness and vaccines to cancer.

I highly recommend them!