Our Hospital

Welcome to VCA Misener-Holley Animal Hospital, one of Chicago's oldest and best-established veterinary clinics! Our hospital offers dedicated veterinary care for dogs and cats. Our committed staff works very hard to accommodate every wish of our respected clients. We strive to improve the health of our sick and elderly patients, and we do our best to keep our healthy pets in the best possible condition for many years to come. Se Habla Espanol!!

Our doctors offer their expertise in branches of internal medicine, senior health, soft tissue surgery, imaging, wellness, as well as general dentistry, dermatology, ophthalmology, and more.

Our practice features separate waiting rooms for dogs and cats, a large front desk area, four examination rooms, a surgery suite, an X-ray unit, and separate boarding rooms for dogs and cats, among other things.

Every Monday through Friday from 12:00-3:30 is "Preventive Care Clinic," and we are proud to offer vaccines for half off the regular price with a full paid exam.

Do you like to make sure that your beloved pet receives the best possible care while you are out of town? What better place to board your dog or cat than in the clean environment of our animal hospital, where your pet has instant access to veterinary care if needed. Dogs get walked outside three times daily. Cats on longer stays get to exercise outside their cages if their temperament allows it. We play with all of our boarding friends daily. In case your pet needs medical attention, we will call you right away. Since we require yearly physical exams, up-to-date vaccinations, flea treatments, and fecal tests for all boarding animals, transmission of most diseases in our facility is extremely unlikely. So, sit back and relax on your next trip, knowing that your pet is in good hands here at VCA Misener-Holley.

Local Medical Issues

Vaccines greatly reduce the risk of contracting certain diseases. Our core vaccine recommendations include a rabies vaccine, which is required by law for dogs and cats. Cats should receive a yearly combined Feline Rhinotracheitis-Calici-Panleucopenia-Chlamydia Psittaci vaccine. Dogs should receive a yearly vaccine for Canine Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus. Additionally, most dogs should be vaccinated for kennel cough (Bordetella), which is a respiratory disease spread between dogs by aerosols.

Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that is found in most animals, including wildlife like deer, raccoons, opossums, rats, and other rodents. The bacteria are passed via urine into water sources like moist soils, stagnant water, and lakes. Your dog could become infected by drinking, swimming in, or walking through contaminated water. Lepto is prevalent in rural, suburban, and urbanized areas, and cases have been reported in Northern Chicago suburbs within the last years. Lepto is a contagious disease and can be transmitted from dog to dog. People can contract the disease as well. We recommend to our clients to vaccinate your dogs for leptospirosis.

Other vaccines are available, according to your pet's lifestyle, and include a Feline Leukemia vaccine (mainly for outdoor cats), a canine vaccine for the protection from Lyme disease, a dental vaccine, and more.

Both dogs and cats benefit from yearly fecal exams, which can reveal underlying intestinal parasite infections. Please remember to bring a stool sample on your yearly visit to the vet. More frequent fecal exams are advised for pets that live in households with children or immunosuppressed persons, since some parasites can be transmitted to humans. Fecal exams are also advised for any pet that experiences diarrhea.

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