Services to begin at Golf Rose Animal Hospital in May
Schaumburg – Chicago’s leading veterinary specialty practice is expanding to a new location and will start offering services in Schaumburg starting in May for dog and cat owners referred by their primary veterinarians. Veterinary Specialty Center will be offering surgery, internal medicine and oncology services at Golf Rose Animal Hospital at 1375 North Roselle Road under the name VSC at Golf Rose.
“We have been working with referring veterinarians in Schaumburg and surrounding communities for many years,” said Dr. Mitch Robbins, a board certified surgeon and chief of surgery at VSC. Dr. Robbins will begin seeing patients for consultations and surgery by appointment on Wednesdays starting on May 7th. “We’ve been looking for a partnership to expand and work more closely in this community. We are excited to be providing a variety of services in collaboration with the emergency services provided by Golf Rose Animal Hospital.”
Primary care veterinarians handle many day-to-day aspects of veterinary care from preventative care, vaccinations, general surgery and long term care. Pets in need of more complex veterinary services are referred to specialty hospitals like Buffalo Grove-based VSC. Those services range from more complex surgeries to internal medicine cases to oncology treatments and neurology and advanced digital imaging and diagnostics and dermatology.
Golf Rose currently works with many of the same practices by providing emergency veterinary services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The collaboration will allow patients that undergo surgery to receive overnight monitoring, treatment and critical care as dictated by their condition. Pets are returned to the care of their primary care veterinarians after being treated by a specialist or cared for in the emergency room.
“Because both practices have such a great relationship with the veterinary community around Schaumburg, we are excited about working together to provide more extensive services,” said Dr. Mark Kraklio, owner of Golf Rose Animal Hospital. “It’s such a natural step for us to partner to expand services in our community with VSC at Golf Rose.”
Some of the more complex surgeries that will be performed include fracture repairs and other orthopedic procedures, soft tissue and abdominal surgery. In addition, the surgeons at VSC have experience in the diagnosis and management of lameness in companion and working animals. Consultations and surgeries are often performed on the same day. In June, additional services will also be added at VSC at Golf Rose.
“Although we are starting with surgery in this location, our full team will collaborate when needed, providing a wide range of expertise and treatment options for our patients,” said Dr. Robbins. “We look forward to eventually expanding our services as our relationships grow in this community.”
When it opened in 1976, Veterinary Specialty Center was one of the first veterinary specialty clinics in operation outside of a university setting. It is the Chicago area’s largest, locally-owned specialty, emergency and critical care facility. Along with the main facility at 1515 Busch Parkway in Buffalo Grove, VSC has two other satellite locations – VSC at Illinois in Chicago and at the Companion Animal Specialty & Emergency Hospital in Crystal Lake.
Golf Rose Animal Hospital opened its doors in 1965. It recently opened the Golf Rose Pet Lodge, providing First Class lodging and grooming services for pet owners throughout Chicago and the suburbs. Because of its location along the I-90 corridor, The Pet Lodge is a convenient option for many pet owners.