Mitch Robbins, DVM, DACVS, DACCT

///Mitch Robbins, DVM, DACVS, DACCT



Surgery & Anesthesia/Pain Management


University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN)


Animal Medical Center (New York, NY)


Animal Medical Center (New York, NY)


Board Certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons
American College of Clinical Thermology

Dr. Robbins has lectured on veterinary surgery at the ACVS Scientific Symposium and the Chicago Veterinary Conference. His teaching experience includes intensive postgraduate courses in hepatobiliary, neurological and gastrointestinal surgery in dogs and cats at the Animal Medical Center in New York. Dr. Robbins also donates his time to provide surgical consultations for the Shedd Aquarium, Lincoln Park Zoo and numerous rescue organizations.

Improving the bond between animals and the people who love them

“I became a veterinarian because I wanted to preserve and improve the the bond and relationship that animals and their humans share. Our pets are important to us – they enhance our lives immeasurably. To be able to help keep them healthy, to give them the best quality of life, is by far the best part of my work as a veterinary surgeon.”

Leading-edge techniques for better outcomes

“I provide all aspects of veterinary surgery but I’m most interested in the latest surgical techniques and how they can improve patient care. Minimally invasive techniques like arthroscopy, laparoscopy and thoracoscopy help us achieve good outcomes while minimizing stress, postoperative pain and recovery time for our patients. I enjoy staying current in my specialty and always offer our referring veterinarians and patients the most up-to-date, effective treatment available.”

Life outside veterinary medicine…

“In my free time, I enjoy life with my wife and kids, exploring all that Chicagoland has to offer. We’re active in our synagogue, children’s charities and our kids’ soccer club. When I can, I like to ski and I always make time to read and listen to music. And even though I’ve been here since 1994, I still follow my New York sports teams, which I trust my Chicago friends and colleagues will not hold against me.”

Published Articles and Papers  


VSC is a very well organized and well-run veterinary practice and facility and with my prior and current experience, I find Dr. Robbins to be an amazing vet and caretaker of his patients. My dog has received the best treatment and healing approaches for her medical conditions from Dr. Robbins, and my recent experience with Dr. Kuhl has been absolutely outstanding too. I am very impressed with both of these vets in that they take all the time that is necessary to be sure all of my questions were answered. They are both prompt in following up while my dog has had to stay at VSC. It is also impressive that they both do call me personally to inform me every step of the way while my dog has been in their care and when I have left messages with questions. I would highly recommend both of these vets and VSC! ~ Linda