Here you will find some information about the services we provide at North Center Animal Hospital. If you should have any additional questions, please check our frequently asked questions page or give us a call at 773-327-5050. We are here to help!
Because of the shorter lifespan of our pets, we stress the importance of an annual to bi-annual physical examination. Thorough check-ups and preventive care can help alleviate serious health problems. We offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your companions feeling their best.
We utilize in house diagnostic tests to help determine the overall health status of your pet. Our doctors work together to ensure the best possible treatment options are offered to you and your furry friend.
Our state-of-the-art surgical suite provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures with an emphasis on safety and pain management. whether it is a more routine surgery like a spay or castration or more intricate soft tissue procedures, we strive to give your animal the least stressful and most pain free experience possible.
We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient’s vital signs are monitored and recorded throughout all anesthetic procedures.
Our dental services include teeth cleaning and polishing, tooth extractions and minor oral surgery. We also utilize a digital dental radiography system to view your pet’s teeth below the gum line.
We have in-house ultrasound capabilities for basic organ imaging and cytology. For more extensive ultrasound procedures we can recommend a nearby internal medicine specialist.
With our endoscopy equipment, if needed, for foreign body retrieval as well as for visualization and biopsy of the stomach and nearby small intestine.
Internal medicine consults:
We offer referrals to an internal medicine specialist who can perform more extensive ultrasounds and endoscopic procedures to help us with the diagnosis
of more complicated cases.
Our on-site X-ray equipment provides quality digital radiographs to aid in the rapid diagnosis of many disorders. This also gives us the ability to perform contrast studies when needed to aid in obtaining a diagnosis.
We provide ECG services on-site as well as consultations and echocardiograms with a cardiology specialist.
With the use of our Cryoprobe unit, some small growths can be frozen and ultimately removed as an outpatient service.
Acupuncture Services: Acupuncture services are performed by Dr. Paige Ellwood. Acupuncture uses needles to affect the nerves and modulate the nerve signals to the spinal cord. It increases the body’s ability to heal itself and treats a variety of diseases. For more information click on the acupuncture link on the right.
Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis and parasite testing. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.
Exotics care provided by Dr. Paige Ellwood. We have a well equipped exotics area with the ability to treat and hospitalize a wide range of small exotic pets. We do not currently treat birds.
We offer microchip identification.
We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. We also carry a full line of prescription diets.
Individualized Pest Control Programs: We develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas, ticks, heartworms, and internal parasites that may affect your pet.
We will provide guidance regarding your pet’s nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance and performance. We also offer many prescription diet foods for special needs.
We can provide advice regarding the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression. We also have a certified professional dog trainer on staff available for consultation by appointment.
Therapeutic bathing services are available when medically necessary, by appointment, as our schedule permits.
For after hours emergencies please call MedVet Chicago located at 3123 N Clybourn Chicago, IL (773)281-7110