VCA Aurora Animal Hospital Staff

VCA Aurora Animal Hospital

Phone: 630-301-6100
Fax: 630-301-6137
2600 West Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL 60506
Business Hours
General Practice & Specialty Care Monday-Friday 8am-8pm. General Practice Saturday 8am-4pm. Boarding, prescription or food pick up: M-F 8 am-8pm and Sat. 8am-4pm. 24 hour Emergency Care 7 days a week.

Dr. Terry Medinger
Medical Director

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

VCA Aurora Animal Hospital was established as an animal hospital in 1912, and has been part of the community ever since. We are fortunate to provide both specialty and emergency care, but our general practice will always be a mainstay of our facility. We have five doctors that are here to serve your and your pet's needs, and offer appointments until 8:00 p.m. during the week, and until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. We have over a hundred staff members to support our doctors and offer the highest quality medicine available. Our facility and equipment is truly state-of the-art and we invite you to visit us.

Local Medical Issues

Our hospital practices preventive care for your pet. Therefore, we recommend routine diagnostic testing each year, which is customized based on the age of your pet. We also believe in annual dental cleanings on all pets over 3 years of age.



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New to VCA?

Our hospital offers not only services for your dog or cat, but we also see bunnies and pocket pets such as hamsters, gerbils, ferrets, and rats. We also provide onsite boarding for our regular patients. Our doctors regularly consult with one another on a regular basis and receive the full benefit of having a team of specialists on staff. Please be sure to check with us on any veterinary care service you might need for your beloved pet!

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and staff and learn more about them. Our doctors and staff have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

Dr. Brenda Hemken
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Hemken worked as an environmental consultant and later as a high school math and science teacher before deciding to attend veterinary school.

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Dr. Margaret Guzinski
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Guzinski graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. In 2007 she graduated from an internship at Tufts

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To A Super Animal Hospital
Ellen and Ed Dolezal from Yorkville

We were referred to VCA Aurora and Dr. Peacock in June of 2007 when our loving mixed breed, Hilde, had a ACL tear. Hilde's care was outstanding: Dr. Peacock, his staff, and the ER folks. We have been happy VCA clients since. Dr. Brenda Hemken is our great general vet for our 13 year old, Giant Schnauzer, Siegfried, and his very special eye doctor is Dr. Swinger. With all our senior fellas recent VCA visits he never forgets to wag his tail as soon as we "hit" the parking lot and keeps his happy disposition through out his entire visit. Our compliments to the reception staff too who are always pleasant and happy to help.

Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub®, call us at
630-301-6100 or request an appointment.