Sam Ginn Archive

30 Year Anniversary

Dear Clients and Friends,   It seems like only yesterday that I was on my hands and knees scrubbing the construction dirt off the waiting-room floor tiles in anticipation of the grand opening of Animal Medical Center of Chicago.  That day, however, was 30 years ago today. Unbelievable, how fast time flies when you love

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COVID-19 Update: Curbside Service Policy, Effective Tuesday 5/7/20

Dear Clients and Friends, Wow, it’s been over 6 weeks since we began our curbside visits to Animal Medical Center of Chicago in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the safety of our staff and clients, and our desire to provide uninterrupted veterinary medical care to our patients during these unprecedented times, we divided our

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COVID-19 Update: Curbside Service Policy, Effective Tuesday 3/17/20

Dear Clients and Friends, Regrettably, the COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected all of our lives. As the owner of Animal Medical Center of Chicago, the safety of my clients, pets, and staff is always at the forefront of my mind.  In March 2015, my staff did an amazing job treating over 120 dogs infected with

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COVID-19 Update: An Important Message to Our Clients and Friends

Dear AMCOC Clients and Friends, We are now just entering the early phase of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in Chicago. I know this may be a frightening time for many, but it is also a time that we come together as a community to help those most vulnerable to the virus — our

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How Often Should I Take my Cat to the Veterinarian?

Your cat’s age and overall health will help determine the answer to this question but we’ve listed some general guidelines below to follow. Kittens (birth – 1 year) Kittens should be seen by their veterinarian once every 3-4 weeks for the first 16 weeks of life. At these visits, your kitten will get a series of

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Wellness Testing for Young Adult Dogs and Cats

Wellness Testing for Young Adults – Early Detection Profile Dogs and cats are exceedingly skilled at hiding their illnesses from their owners. They can’t talk and often show no signs of an illness until something is terribly wrong. So how do you know if your pet is hiding an illness? A yearly physical examination with

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