Firsts and Innovations

At Veterinary Specialty Center we believe that the enormous impact of the high-tech, state-of-the-art services we provide compels us to expand our mission. We not only want VSC to be an organization that is good but an organization that does good; for our patients, clients, referring veterinarians, staff, community and the environment. We take this social and environmental responsibility very seriously; it shapes our unique culture and guides our growth and business decisions.

  • It’s the reason we were named a Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplace
  • It’s the reason why we were the first hospital in the Chicago-area to achieve VetCot Level I Trauma Certification (one of less than two dozen veterinary hospitals internationally)

This helps differentiate us from other specialty hospitals. We lead the way in progressive medical treatments and are one of the few private hospitals in the country and the first in Illinois to offer –

First Private Practice in Illinois to Offer the Following

We were the first private practice in Illinois to offer the following

Leading the Way

We lead the veterinary community in many other areas.

  • Hosts the largest, no-cost, annual continuing education event for veterinarians and veterinary technicians in the Midwest.
  • We also host a full day of continuing education for practice leadership and an event that focuses on employee wellbeing.
  • One of the few practices with veterinary technicians boarded in emergency, critical care, anesthesiology, and internal medicine
  • In-house laboratory from the University of Illinois’ Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory