Ever since graduating from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, I’ve dreamt of creating a uniquely designed
hospital with a calming interior. I wanted clients and their pets to walk into my practice and feel like they were entering my home—warm and inviting with a sense of style.|
After a yearlong search, I found my current site—a 1920s Victorian home previously owned by the neighborhood church and home to many nuns. On May 12, 1990, after months of construction, we successfully
converted this four-bedroom home into Animal Medical Center of Chicago.
From the moment we opened our doors, clients and pets are pleasantly surprised by the interior of Animal Medical Center of Chicago. They see familiar sites – Arts and Crafts furniture mixed with contemporary
fixtures in the living room, an oak paneled receptionist desk, stained glass windows and original artwork. Pets are excited to discover the cookie jar on the reception desk.
In 2004, we added a minimalist expansion to the rear of the home to meet our expanding practice needs. This included the addition of 4 examination rooms, a large treatment room, a new dental and surgical
suite, and an elevator to help pets and clients who need assistance.
In 2016, we created a Comfort Room for clients to privately say good-bye to their pets. We transformed one of our second floor examination rooms to a Feline-Only Examination room after we recognized the
importance of examining cats away from canine distractions.
It’s been a fabulous 28 plus years since Animal Medical Center opened its doors. Over the years we have treated tens of thousands of patients and have gained the respect of our community for practicing high
quality medicine and surgery in a friendly and caring environment.
Not only is AMCOC a beautiful clinic, it is filled with an exceptionally talented staff that loves caring for your pets. I know that AMCOC will exceed your veterinary medical care expectations.
Please contact us at 773.525.3353 to arrange a tour of our facility and meet my staff.
Our state of the art veterinary clinic resides in a fully restored and expanded Victorian home in the heart of Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood.
At AMC, we believe in recognizing a familiar face, welcoming a new one and treating everyone with respect and compassion.
Feel at home in our spacious and sunny waiting room, where you and your pets can enjoy a drink of water, read a magazine, or chat with other clients while you wait.
The examination room is where you'll meet one of our veterinarians. Your doctor will perform a comprehensive examination on your pet and address your concerns and questions, as well as make health care recommendations.
Our Feline-Only Examination Room - a quiet and playful environment to examine your cat in.
The pristine treatment area provides ample space for caring for your pets, which includes administering medication, placing intravenous catheters, obtaining blood and urine samples, and treating wounds. The open layout of this room fosters collaboration amongst our professional staff members - something we strongly encourage at AMC.
Our in house laboratory is fully equipped to perform emergency diagnostics, as well as routine pre-anesthetic blood work, urinalysis, fecal analysis and microscopic evaluation of tissue samples.
We strongly believe that keeping a pet's mouth clean and healthy will extend and enhance their quality of life. Under general anesthesia, we perform dental cleanings with an ultrasonic instrument, take dental radiographs, and perform comprehensive oral assessments and oral surgery.
Our veterinarians wear caps, masks, sterile gowns and gloves when performing surgery in our state of the art surgery suite located on our second floor. All our surgical patients receive IV fluids and pain management while their vitals are continually monitored by both a Certified Veterinary Technician and surgical assistant.
Digital x-rays are taken on site to provide detailed images of your pet. Using this superior technology, digital x-rays allows us to capture images faster minimizing patient manipulation, and enables us to view radiographs on any computer in the hospital. Another wonderful feature is that we can email images to specialists around the country for advice. The digital x-ray system supports our mission of "greening" our practice by eliminating film processing chemicals and equipment.
We strive towards cutting edge medicine to provide our patients with the best care possible. Ultrasounds are performed here and aid in forming a quick diagnosis and an effective treatment plan for your pet.
Our Comfort Room : a peaceful site to say good-bye to your friend.