Dogs and cats suffer from allergies just like people but unlike us, they tend to scratch rather than sneeze. To help manage your pet's allergies, medication, hypoallergenic diets, medicated shampoos and immunotherapy are available at AMC. In addition, serum allergy testing is available to identify the specific allergens your pet is allergic to and create a unique desensitization treatment plan.
Safety comes first! Pre-anesthetic bloodwork is preformed on all surgical patients in order to minimize risks associated with anesthesia. Along with the safest injectable agents and gas anesthesia, we continually monitor all pets with an electrocardiogram, capnograph, blood pressure machine, a state-of-the-art oxygen-blood gas monitor, and use a ventilator on each patient to maintain perfect depth and rate of respiration.
Birds often hide signs of their illness until they become life threatening. Our goal at AMC is to assist our bird loving clients in maximizing the health and lifespan of their pet by performing routine examinations and laboratory testing.
Whether you are dealing with a brand new puppy or an older animal that just needs a little help, our certified veterinary technicians and doctors have a vast array of knowledge in the field and can lend a helping hand to any behavior issue.
We are conveniently located at the corner of Ashland and Diversey in the friendly Lakeview community. There is always plenty of street parking and we also offer four parking spots off the alley behind our building.
The number one health problem diagnosed in cats and dogs over 4 years of age is periodontal disease. Dental disease can be painful and may lead to serious liver, kidney, and heart disease. We provide an extensive and progressive dental care program for your pets. Under general anesthesia, ultrasonic scaling is performed above and below the gum line, followed by a thorough polishing and probing of dentition. Our digital dental radiography systems allows our doctors to detect the pathology beneath the gum line. Dental extractions and bonding are performed by our veterinarians who have advanced training in dentistry. Click here for more information.
Education is an essential component in our interaction with all our clients. With a large library of written materials to take home with you, your learning doesn't have to end in the examination room. Read Dr. Donna Solomon's Huffington Post blog about current pet health issues.
The decision to euthanize your pet will be one of the most emotionally difficult and stressful decision you will ever make regarding your pet’s care. When your pet’s death is inevitable, euthanasia may provide a compassionate end to your pet’s suffering and preserve his/her dignity at the end of life. Every staff member at AMCOC acknowledges the graveness of this situation and will be available with little advanced notice to preform this service. A special room, called the Comfort Room, is available on the second floor of our facility to give you and your family time to prepare and grieve privately. Please do not hesitate to let us know if there is anything we can do to help you during this difficult time. Some articles that may help: - Helping Children Deal with Euthanasia - Dr. Solomon's Huffington Post article on Knowing When It's the Right Time to Say Goodbye
We accept cash, check, debit card, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. We also offer 6, 12 & 18 month interest free payment plan to qualified clients with CareCredit.
We love our senior pets! Dogs and cats over the age of 7 years are at risk for the development of cancer, arthritis, heart and kidney disease, and other serious medical illnesses. To keep your pet feeling its best and with you as long as possible we recommend twice yearly physical examinations. Click here to view the Geriatric Questionaire.
We are all animal lovers and thoroughly enjoy caring for pets. This is our passion!
Our range of care includes diabetes, feline hyperthyroidism, canine hypothyroidism, heart, liver, and kidney diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, and chemotherapy.
Our on-site pharmacy includes a complete inventory of the latest in pharmaceuticals and prescription diets.
Animal Medical Center is fully equipped for vaccinations, parasitic control and immunotherapy. We feel that the best way to cure disease is to prevent it.
We are now digital! Radiography is quick, crisp, clear and virtually instantaneous. Images can be seen quickly, and can be sent to board certified specialists via email or on CD.
A wide range of surgeries are preformed here in a state-of-the-art surgical suite. Intensive anesthetic monitoring is preformed on all surgical patients by one of our certified veterinary technicians. Our focus on pain management is integral to the successful outcome of your pet's surgical recovery. Information on commonly performed surgeries available here.
No question or concern is too big or too small, and we will take all the necessary time to explain everything to you, from nail trims to our surgical protocols.
An on-site ultrasound machine is available for evaluation of your pet's internal abdominal organs. Consultations with board certified ultrasonographers are available through telemedicine. For cardiac ultrasounds a Board Certified Cardiologist is available upon your request.
With our interactive website, you can take care of your pet's prescription food and drug refills, request appointment times, ask our staff questions and view your pet's vaccine history all from your own personal computer.
As concern increases over transmitting animal-to-human diseases such as roundworms and toxoplasmosis, Animal Medical Center emphasizes education, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.