VCA Franklin Park Animal Hospital

Colleen Pagor, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Dr. Pagor grew up in the northwest suburbs. After graduation from Palatine High School she attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for undergraduate studies in business and animal science. She stayed on at the U of I for veterinary school and graduated with honors in 1994. Upon graduation she completed an additional year of training as a surgical intern at a busy specialty hospital. Dr. Pagor joined VCA in 1996 as an associate veterinarian with a special interest in surgery. She spent a one year fellowship at Purdue University in the oncology department in 1999 and returned to VCA in 2000. As of December 2003, Dr. Pagor has been the Medical Director at VCA Franklin Park Animal Hospital. Her passion is surgery and she performs many advanced surgical procedures including orthopedics and soft tissue. When not working Dr. Pagor enjoys spending time with her family. She is the proud parent of 2 wonderful children and pet parent to two dogs, two cats, two guinea pigs, and a bearded dragon.


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, please call us immediately or just come in. If it is after hours, you can contact VCA Berwyn Animal Hospital at 708-749-4200 located at 2845 S.Harlem Ave in Berwyn .