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VSC Expands Integrative Therapy Department

Veterinary Specialty Center is pleased to announce that we are expanding our Integrative Medicine Services at our Athletic Center at 1495 Busch Parkway in Buffalo Grove. Dr. Maria VonderHaar will be offering her services full [...]

June 18th, 2018|Categories: news|0 Comments

VSC First Chicago-Area Hospital Certified as a VetCot Level 1 Veterinary Trauma Center

Veterinary Specialty Center is excited to announce that we have received certification as a Level I Veterinary Trauma Center. The designation is through the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care's (ACVECC) Board of [...]

November 21st, 2017|Categories: Blog, news|Tags: , |0 Comments

Are There Added Disease Risks from Pets Rescued from Hurricane Harvey?

Rosalie was relinquished by her family after the hurricane. She has tested positive for heartworm, hookworm and has a mammary tumor. She was rescued by Fetching Tails Foundation. In the aftermath of Hurricane [...]

September 8th, 2017|Categories: Blog, news|0 Comments

Please Be Patient During Our Software Upgrade

We are in the midst of a client software upgrade aimed at improving our client experience and patient care. Please be patient while our team is becoming experts on the new system.

July 9th, 2017|Categories: news|0 Comments

Counselor’s Corner: Easier Said Than Done

By Becky Murray, CVT, MA, LCPC — Becky Murray is Veterinary Specialty Center's full-time Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Hi all! Thanks for joining me again. In this blog post I want to talk [...]

May 3rd, 2017|Categories: news|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

In the news

Certification as Level 1 Veterinary Trauma Center

VSC certified Level 1 Veterinary Trauma Center – WCIU-TV

A look at VSC as a Level 1 Trauma Center – WCIU-TV

Level 1 Trauma Pet Center Here in Chicagoland! – WCIU-TV

Animal ER – VSC Level 1 Trauma Center – Daily Herald Video


VSC pioneers live-saving treatment for Romeo-Plasmapheresis – WCIU

Shelter Animal Surgical Service (SASS)

New Canine Athletic Center Aims to Keep Dogs in Shape – WGN-TV

New Program Gives Abandoned Pets Surgery/Care that They Need  CBS 2 Chicago

Sick and Injured Animals Get Second Chance at Life – WGN-TV Chicago

Suburban Vet Clinic Helps Rescue Pets with Pricey Surgeries NBC 5 Chicago

Veterinary Interns Get Chance to Help Pets in Need – ABC 7 Chicago

New Rehabilitation Center – VSC Athletic Center

New Canine Athletic Center Aims to Keep Dogs in Shape – WGN-TV

Physical Therapy for Pets CBS 2 Chicago

VSC’s Athletic Center – WCIU – You & Me This Morning

Animal Rehab on the Rise – WGN Radio’s Opening Bell

Why demand for upscale animal rehabilitation facilities is growing in suburbs – Daily Herald

Veterinary Specialty Center provides rehab facility for pets in Buffalo Grove area – Buffalo Grove Countryside/Pioneer Press

Walking, or hopping, the animal rehab roadChicago Tribune

New Suburban Pet Rehab Center Has Underwater Treadmills, Exercise Gym, Massage Therapy – Buffalo Grove Patch

New Veterinary Rehabilitation Facility Targets Pet Obesity, Surgeries – WTTW Chicago Tonight Online


Rescue dog receives life-saving PDA procedure – WCIU-TV/The Jam

Pacemaker gives dog a second chance – WCIU-TV/You & Me This Morning


A variety of treatments are available to help senior pets battling arthritis – WCIU-TV

WCIU – You & Me This Morning – Getting Your Pet in Shape

Canine Competitions: 23 Races to Run with Your Dog – Men’s Health Online

Running With Your Dog: An Interview With Rehabilitative Medicine Veterinarian Dr. Lindsay Seilheimer – The Honest Kitchen Blog


Leptospirosis Blamed for Deaths of Two Dogs in Buffalo Grove – ABC 7 Chicago

Vets Say Wet Weather Leading To Deadly Disease In Dogs – WBBM-AM Chicago

Lake Bluff Family Loses Dog To Fatal Bacterial – Gazebo News

Press Releases

Veterinary Specialty Center Launches 5th Annual Holiday Pet Food Drive

Veterinary Specialty Center Honored as One of Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces

Veterinary Specialty Center Hosts Fourth Annual Holiday Pet Food Drive for Nina’s Pet Food Pantry

Veterinary Specialty Center Hosts Open House

Veterinary Specialty Center Hosts Holiday Pet Food Drive for Nina’s Pet Food Pantry