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

Professional Memberships

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.

What inspired you to become a veterinarian?

I became a veterinarian because I wanted to preserve and improve 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.

What motivates you on a daily basis?

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.

What do you like to do outside of work?

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. I am very impressed that he takes all the time that is necessary to be sure all of my questions were answered. He is prompt in following up while my dog has had to stay at VSC. It is also impressive that he does call me personally to inform me of 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

My experience has been great. Dr. Robbins is amazing and his realist and pragmatic approach to advice on how to care for a healing dog is appreciated.
~ Meredith

The service you provided from the moment we walked in the door, the consultation, the findings, the surgery and the discharge of Delilah…everything was beyond excellent. This is a truly very special clinic it’s very calming. I just can’t say enough about the facility and of course, the staff is the best in the world to me and Delilah. You saved her life for the second time.
~ Kay

So far outstanding experience with the surgery dept. Ashley, Kristen and Dr Robbins have been amazing to work with. Super informative and helpful. Highly recommend.
~ Angela


Starting Monday, April 8th through the end of September, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will begin their road resurfacing project along Waukegan Road from Lake Cook Road to Half Day Road (IL 22). Please allow additional travel time to our hospital during the construction. Learn More: Waukegan Road Resurfacing Project