VCA Chicago North Animal Hospital

VCA Chicago North Animal Hospital Testimonials

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  • Only the Best

    -Hyacinth Cabael from Chicago, IL
    Pet Name: Roscoe and Chief

    I have been to many vets, but have found VCA to have the best vets at comparable prices. They have a quality staff and deliver excellent service. I would not go anywhere else. I really owe it all to Dr. Roxanne Nelson at VCA North.

    In October 2008 I took my beloved Roscoe to the emergency vet late in the evening to come and find out that he had a tumor in his lung that was making him ill. They informed me that he might not have but a month to live. I bursted out in tears and was so distraught. They to me to contact my regular vet to find out about putting him to sleep because chemo was something I could not afford and since Roscoe was older, there would really be no point. I contacted VCA in the morning and that is when my lifelong dedication to Dr. Nelson’s services began. She calmed me down and told me that putting animals to sleep was the very least of her options. She asked me to try putting him on medication. I took her advice and it gave my Roscoe another 9 happy months on earth. She was very sympathetic to my needs. She was there when it was time to put him to rest. She is a great vet. She even sent a card to my home with a personal note. I even had her perform major surgery on my dog Chief. A few months after Roscoe passed, I found out my other dog Chief had toys in his stomach that he swallowed. Dr. Nelson had to open his stomach to remove the toys. He is now doing well! Thanks Dr. Nelson and the great staff at VCA North!!

  • Nika's Final Days

    -Perez family from chicago, IL
    Pet Name: Nika

    We are very grateful to the staff and doctors, especially Dr. McNamara for their support, by phone and at office. We had to face the fact that our 20 yr old calico cat (a cancer survivor) and then with complications of renal failure. Thank you for your understanding, compassion and medical care 'til the end of Nika's life. THANK YOU


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.