VCA Lake Shore Animal Hospital

VCA Lake Shore Animal Hospital Testimonials

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  • Thank you Dr. Brumfield for saving Miccos life

    -Marja Hagborg from Chicago, IL
    Pet Name: Micco

    Pet Image We have taken our cats to VCA Lake Shore, Chicago for the last ten years and have always had the first class service by the first class vets.

    When our silly kitty, Micco, swallowed a rubber toy that almost killed her, and she had to have an emergency surgery during a weekend, Dr. Brumfield's and his staff's excellent and loving care saved our little baby kitty's life.

    Thank you so much!

  • Testament to our profession

    -Traver Dabney, DVM from Versailles, KY
    Pet Name: Zoe Dabney

    Dr. Milkowski did a great job with my sister's cat Zoe. She made the diagnosis of a chest mass and helped greatly in getting her to a specialty clinic for surgery, etc. She even offered to come to her house for euthanasia when it comes to that time. I am a veterinarian in Kentucky and of course would have liked to be involved in treatment, but I am glad she took such good care of my sister's cat. She is a testament to our profession and I appreciate her care.

  • Thank you

    -Alyssa Horwitz from Chicago, IL
    Pet Name: Ollie Horwitz

    Pet Image VCA Lake Shore was a pleasure to work with. Thank you so much for your wonderful attention and care for my dog Ollie. All of the vets, nurses, and front desk staff were amazing. Thank you very much for helping to make a frightened, over protective, and crazy doggy mom feel better about her puppy! I was very nervous about switching vets and I am definitely here to stay! Ollie says hi and thank you too!!!

  • Superb Total Care

    -Ginny from Chicago, IL

    There isn't enough room to say how wonderful this place is: from the receptionists to the vet. They know our pets by name and understand their unique personalities and needs. We wouldn't trust their care to anyone else.

  • Sherman Hemsley Dressel

    -Rob and Andrea Dressel from Chicago, IL

    Our dog Sherman was a patient at VCA 960 West Chicago. It's a little belated but just wanted to say we feel that Sherman received the best care she could all the way up to her unfortunate death. Dr. Brumfield, Dr. Bletlinger and the staff were great and Sherman loved all of them.

  • Thank You

    -Hannah and Jamie from Chicago, IL
    Pet Name: Ruby Gould

    Pet Image We just want to thank all of the staff, specifically Dr. Marcy Milkowski, for the wonderful care given to our dog, Ruby Gould (after Bears kicker Robbie Gould!) Everyone is always so friendly and helpful whether in person, or over the phone. We are just so happy to have found such a great vet!

    Thank you!
    Hannah, Jamie and Ruby!

  • Great Service and Care

    -Moxie and Noshi from Chicago, IL
    Pet Name: Moxie and Noshi

    We were very spolied at this facility! Courteous, professional and prompt all words to describe each individual that works at VCA. Dr. B is a phenomenal vet who really cares for pets.
    We miss 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, please call us immediately during our normal business hours.  If it is after hours, please contact Chicago Veterinary Emergency Services at 773.281.7110.  They are located at 3123 N. Clybourn in Chicago.

For PAWS new clients with an emergency, please contact VCA Berwyn at 708.749.4200.  They are located at 2845 S. Harlem in Berwyn.