VCA Aurora Animal Hospital

VCA Aurora Animal Hospital Testimonials

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  • Awesome care for Mimi

    -AJ from Schererville, IN
    Pet Name: Mimi

    Pet Image was referred to VCA/Aurora by my regular vet when she and her team could not find conclusive reasons for my small miniature poodle's (Mimi) seizures. Dr. Abbie Labowitz was her neurologist who diagnosed a brain tumor at the base of her skull. Dr. Lebowitz was awesome in the way she cared for her (and me)! While I did not have to leave her overnight, Dr. Lebowitz stayed in constant contact with me via email over the 2 1/2 remaining months of Mimi's life. My only regret is that we didn't get here sooner. It is a fabulous place with very caring and competent personnel Thank you to all for making us feel extra special.

  • Golden puppies

    -Robin Langguth from Plano, IL
    Pet Name: Jazz

    We were so grateful for the excellent care we received under the guidance of Dr McCullough who helped us through a difficult whelping experience. We brought our Golden Retriever in who after delivering 4 pups could not deliver anymore. An X- ray revealed 9 more puppies. After several hours of trying to deliver them she called in Dr Abel who not only performed the C-section but saved the mother's life through quick information/decisions that ultimately led to spaying her. She needed a unit of blood which VCA had on hand. If this surgery had happened elsewhere the needed blood would most likely not been available. My most heartfelt thanks to the entire team that worked so hard to save both the litter and the mother. The attention to our situation and accommodation to our pet was superb. Thank You!

  • The BEST around for Animal Care

    -Ondrea Weikum from Plainfield, IL
    Pet Name: Griffin

    I want to say that I have lived in 4 different states and the VCA Aurora Animal Hospital by far has the BEST animal care! From day one of being a client of theirs my dog Griffin and I have been treated fantastic! Griffin has an issue with a stick getting stuck in his throat a few years back and he was in the ICU for over 2 weeks. They called me multiple times a day to give me updates, let me come in and lay with him all hours of the day. They went out of their way to answer all of my questions and concerns at all times, I will be forever thankful how they treated Griffin back to health and how they took care of me as well.

    On another note I go to Dr. Lindsay McCay for Griffin's allergies. There are not enough nice words out there to describe how Dr. McKay and her staff are with Griffin and I when we have an appointment. They are available via email and phone if I am not able to make it in right away. They have always gone out of their way to help Griffin with his skin allergies - I know they care about Griffin just as much as I do. I would recommend this animal hospital to anyone and EVERYONE!!! They get 10 paws up in our book!!

  • To A Super Animal Hospital

    -Ellen and Ed Dolezal from Yorkville, IL
    Pet Name: Siegfried

    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.

  • Great Care at VCA

    -Joyce from Aurora, IL

    The VCA has given my pets wonderful care each and every time whether it be an emergency (which we have had a few!) or by appointment, everyone is fantastic and I appreciate that they care about my pets and their quality of life.

  • One of the Best

    -Anne from Los Angeles, CA
    Pet Name: Jake

    Pet Image Our visit was great. I appreciate the cleanliness of the hospital, the knowledge of the staff, and the warmth and caring of the doctors. They treated our pet like he was one of their own. It was a great visit!

  • Happy Kitty

    -Lori from Aurora, IL
    Pet Name: Abbey

    I moved to the area about a year ago and was looking for a new vet. VCA is very close to my home and I needed extended hours so I made an appointment. One of my cats had severe periodontal disease and had to have several teeth and roots removed. Dr. Sweet and surgical tech Shannon did the surgery. They both explained everything thoroughly beforehand and called me right after the surgery to confirm everything went well. They are both caring and compassionate and I am so glad I chose VCA. The bill even came in at the low end of the estimate! Thank you, Dr. Sweet, Shannon and the reception staff who are always welcoming, professional, and kind.

  • They saved my dog's life

    -Jennifer from Aurora, IL
    Pet Name: Max

    It has been a year now since I brought my beagle, Max, into the ER with a life threatening illness, IMHA. Because of Dr. Medinger's extensive knowledge on the illness and prompt medical attention and treatment administration, Max survived. I know of 2 other dogs with this disease who did not receive specialty intervention, only their current vet, and neither made it through. In addition to their top notch care, the professionalism, and kindness was above and beyond. They truly saved my dogs life, and he is in remission and going strong. I am forever thankful that I ended up at this hospital.

  • Fabulous Experience

    -Marge Brown from Batavia, IL
    Pet Name: Mae

    We were referred to VCA and Dr. Peacock when it was thought our little Mae (Australian Cattle dog) had torn her ACL. Not only was her ACL torn, but so was her meniscus. Dr. Peacock really took the time to talk to our whole family about our options. The surgery went extremely well and everyone at the hospital was so compassionate. It didn't matter what question we had or when we called - we were treated with such kindness and respect. Everyone from the office staff to the emergency group to our surgery team was so professional and caring. Our follow-up visits were never rushed and Dr. Peacock was so thorough and attentive to our little patient! I would recommend this facility to anyone who needs their expertise and compassionate services! Thank you VCA and Dr. Peacock!

  • Outstanding Care

    -Karen Tomei from Naperville, IL
    Pet Name: Ruben

    We were referred to VCA Aurora after our chihuahua mix, Ruben, had been limping for several months. Our regular vet, and a second vet, couldn't find anything in his x-rays to explain the limp. Dr. Peacock at VCA Aurora performed an MRI, which also came back inconclusive. Because our dog was in extreme pain, which was isolated to his shoulder area and appeared to be nerve-related, Dr. Peacock recommended amputation. He assured us that if it were his dog, that is what he would do. We were more than a little freaked out by that recommendation, so we took Ruben to another specialty vet for a second opinion. That vet confirmed that although we were still unsure exactly what was causing the pain, amputation would be the only method to ensure that Ruben's pain would be alleviated. We went back to Dr. Peacock for the surgery, which was performed on July 11th. Ruben was able to come home the following day. I was very nervous when I went to pick Ruben up. Angela, the surgical tech, not only has a chihuahua herself, but also has a dog that had to have a leg amputated. She assured me that we had done the right thing and that Ruben would barely miss his leg. She reiterated what I'd read - that dogs heal quickly from an amputation and that it's almost more traumatic for us than it is for the dog himself. The total bill even came in $400 less than the estimate! Almost immediately, Ruben's pain seemed to go away. He has healed beautifully, and had his staples removed today. Angela came out to say hello and see how Ruben's human family was doing with his surgery. That was above and beyond, and deeply appreciated. It turns out there was a small tumor in his shoulder area, but Dr. Peacock feels confident that they removed all of it and it hasn't spread. Ruben needs no further treatment! Not only do we feel confident that we made the right decision, we also feel that we could not have found a more competent or compassionate surgical team. Ruben is running, going on walks, and patrolling his yard once again! Thank you, Dr. Peacock, Angela, and the remainder of the staff, who are always professional, responsive, and kindhearted.


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.