VCA Aurora Animal Hospital

Annual visits

      Annual examination and vaccinations are very important for the health of your pet. After seven years of age, we recommend twice yearly exams because more problems occur as your pet ages.  By finding problems early, before obvious symptoms appear, we have a better chance of successful treatment.

     To aid us in providing the best possible care for your pet, we also recommend a yearly fecal exam and an adult wellness panel for pets less than seven years old and a senior wellness panel for pets seven and older.

     The fecal sample is sent to an outside laboratory that can check not only for intestinal worms but for other protozoal parasites as well.  Parasites are not only harmful to your pet, but can be transmitted to people as well.

     The adult and senior wellness profiles (or early disease detection panels) include a CBC and chemistry panel to check for many internal problems such as anemia, diabetes, kidney or liver disease, and electrolyte abnormalities.  The senior profile also includes a thyroid test and urinalysis.  Both of these tests also include a heartworm test.  Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitoes and live in the heart rather than the intestinal tract.  Annual heartworm tests are required for dogs so they can take preventative medication.

     These blood tests and fecal exam provide much valuable information for keeping your pet and your family healthy.


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 Aurora 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 630-301-6100. We are located at 2600 West Galena Blvd. Aurora, IL 60506.

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.