VCA Joliet Animal Hospital


  • Hospital Manager

    Dodi Ludtke

    Dodi started in the veterinary industry as a part time receptionist in 1986. Since then, she has done almost every job in the hospital - from kennels to technical assistant. She was promoted to Hospital Manager of our Wilmington facility in 1993 and transferred to VCA Joliet as Manager in 2001. She raises and shows Bull Terriers. She owns four cats, 2 rabbits.....and some goldfish! She is married with 2 children and 2 grandchildren. Dodi loves gardening and the Cubs!

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.