VCA Chicago North Animal Hospital

Jamie Melin, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine


Dr. Melin grew up in the northern Chicago suburbs with hopes of becoming a veterinarian.  She chose to attend Ross University in St. Kitts for her preclinical work and UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine for her clinical studies.  After graduating in 2006, she worked for the UW Veterinary School in the pathology department and as an oncology research intern.  She returned to the Chicagoland area in 2007 and has worked at various emergency practices and day practices since that time.  She has a passion for client education, preventative medicine in felines, dentistry, emergency and surgery.  When not at work, she  enjoys spending time with her two children and three dogs. 


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

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.