Seventh-Annual Special Edition and Awards Ceremony Celebrate Chicago’s Leading Companies

Veterinary Specialty Center (VSC) has been recognized as one of the area’s most dynamic and supportive local businesses by the Chicago Tribune in its special “Top Workplaces 2016” issue. The Friday, Nov. 11 special edition of the newspaper identified the Chicago companies chosen for recognition by its employees. All winners were honored during the Top Workplaces 2016 event, held at Soldier Field’s exclusive United Club on Thursday, Nov. 10.

“Rhonda and I would like to congratulate the entire VSC team on achieving the honor of being named as a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace for 2016,” said Mitch Robbins, DVM, DACVS, DACCT, who owns Veterinary Specialty Center along with Rhonda Feihmehl, DVM. “The hard work and the dedication of the administrative staff, managers, and shift leaders created a supportive and dynamic culture that has earned Veterinary Specialty Center this prestigious recognition. We applaud our entire teams’ devotion to an environment of mutual trust and respect.”

VSC joined fellow honorees and more than 700 C-level Chicago executives at the high-profile Top Workplaces 2016 awards ceremony, now in its seventh year. Companies were selected by employee surveys conducted by Workplace Dynamics that measured such key qualities as company leadership, communication, career opportunities, working environment, managerial skills, pay and benefits. The top finishers were announced during the celebratory annual awards ceremony.

“Each year, the Chicago Tribune is proud to recognize the companies that are making a real difference in the lives of their employees,” said Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Bruce Dold, who served as the host of the Top Workplaces 2016 event. “This year’s lineup of progressive-minded businesses reflects those qualities that truly make Chicago the City That Works.”

The Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces 2016 event was presented by The Job Network and sponsored by Wintrust Financial,, U.S. Cellular, Rivers Casino, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Collection, 90+ Cellars and Half Acre Beer Company. The event was produced by Tribune Events Group, the Chicago Tribune Media Group’s in-house events marketing team.

About Veterinary Specialty Center

Founded in 1976, Veterinary Specialty Center (VSC) is a privately owned veterinary specialty and emergency hospital whose first priority is to deliver unsurpassed healthcare to animals in a kind and comforting environment. The practice includes numerous specialties, including Surgery, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Medical and Radiation Oncology, Dermatology, Imaging and Radiology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Nephrology and Hemodialysis, Rehabilitation, Anesthesia and Pain Management, Emergency and Critical Care, Behavior, Holistic Care and Nutrition. The hospital is headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. For more information, visit or

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Media Contact:
Kathy Mordini
Continuing Education Specialist
Veterinary Specialty Center
847.459.7435, ext. *1513