VCA Arboretum View Animal Hospital

Animal Rehabilitation

Animal rehabilitation is the use of therapeutic exercises combined with additional modalities such as hydrotherapy, ultrasound, cryotherapy, neuromuscular electrical stimulation and acupuncture to improve the recovery of patients with both acute and chronic conditions. Rehabilitation is provided by Dr. Dinan

How Will My Pet Benefit From Animal Rehabilitation? 

Animal rehabilitation can restore, maintain and promote optimal function and mobility; enhance recovery postoperatively; alleviate pain; improve circulation, coordination and range of motion; provide confidence and comfort in geriatric patients.

Is My Pet A Candidate For Rehabilitation? 

Pets of all ages, sizes and breeds can benefit from animal rehabilitation. Any animal suffering from chronic pain, arthritis, obesity or muscle weakness can experience an enhanced quality of life as a result of rehabilitation.

Underwater Treadmill

The underwater treadmill enables dogs to begin the rehabilitation process earlier than normal. The low-impact exercise offered by the underwater treadmill allows the animal to transition more quickly to land-based therapy by increasing muscle strength and endurance with the natural properties of water buoyancy, resistance and heat.

Our rehabilitative therapies include:

Water Therapy (underwater treadmill) - Increase muscle strength, improves cardiovascular health; neuromuscular retraining
Therapeutic Laser Therapy - Stimulates tissue healing, decrease inflammation and reduces pain
Therapeutic Ultrasound - Speeds healing, reduces scar tissue formation
Acupuncture - Pain management, neuromuscular stimulation
Therapeutic Massage/Range of Motion Therapy - Improves circulation, reduces muscle spasm and tension, improves joint mobility, provides pain relief
Neuromuscular electrical stimulation - Treats muscle atrophy, pain management
Therapeutic Exercise - Strengthens muscles, tendons and ligaments;
Customized at home therapeutic exercise plans - Rebuild strength, muscle mass and neuromuscular retraining
Thermo- and Cryo-therapies - Relieves pain and inflammation
If you would like to learn more about Dr. Dinan and the Integrative Medicine & Rehabilitation services we provide, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call.
 

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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

Your emergency needs can be met right here at our hospital.
VCA Arboretum View Animal Hospital provides 24 hour emergency veterinary care, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Emergency veterinarians, veterinary technicians and/or veterinary assistants are on staff 24 hours a day.

Please call us at 630-963-0424. We are located at 2551 Warrenville Road. Downers Grove, IL 60515.

We provide the highest standard in veterinary emergency and critical care services. We are trained and equipped to perform a variety of emergency surgeries and procedures. We provide the highest standards of pain management. Emergency internal medicine consultations, including full diagnostics, are available.

Please call or come in immediately if you feel your pet is having an emergency or needs after-hours care.
 

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