At VCA Blum, we've been helping pets live long, healthy and happy lives since 1952.
Bad breath in Wrigleyville? Behavior problems in Lakeview? Need vaccines in Lincoln Park? Our Chicago animal hospital has your pet’s veterinary care needs covered. You’ll love our convenient location (on Clark, just north of Belmont in Lakeview), our FREE parking, and our variety of veterinary medical services (wellness care, dentistry, surgery, internal medicine, and diagnostics, to name a few).
Chicago’s pets will love visiting our team of passionate and friendly veterinary professionals, committed to making the veterinary experience a positive one. It’s a difference you can feel the moment you walk through our doors.
The VCA Blum Animal Hospital difference starts with you…the Chicago pet owner. You and your pets are what make our team get out of bed every morning excited to come to work. You’ve heard the quote, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Well, the veterinary professionals at VCA Blum Animal Hospital consider it a privilege to take care of your pets. We love what we do, and you’ll feel that love with every encounter.
But we don’t run on enthusiasm and passion alone. The following facts are also evidence of the differences between VCA Blum Animal Hospital and other Lakeview, Wrigleyville, and Lincoln Park animal hospitals:
We’re proud of our achievements and the excellent veterinary care we provide, and we hope you’ll be proud to call VCA Blum Animal Hospital your Lakeview-area animal hospital of choice.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) sets the standard for quality veterinary care for companion animals. As an accredited hospital, we voluntarily uphold the Association's high standards in 18 different areas and are routinely evaluated on over 900 different standards of veterinary care. Not all animal hospitals are accredited, and we are proud to be amongst only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals that hold this honor.
The Cat Friendly Practice® program is a leading movement to make veterinary care less stressful for cats and their caregivers. This global initiative is designed to elevate care for cats by assisting practices in developing calming, cat-friendly environments and reducing stress for felines before, during, and after their veterinary visit.
As veterinary professionals, we know that the stress and anxiety associated with taking a pet to the veterinarian is a significant reason why pets don't always receive the medical attention they need. Fear Free℠ veterinary visits reduce feelings of stress, resulting in a better experience for all involved, including pets, owners, and veterinary health care teams. Having Fear Free℠ Certified Professionals can help alleviate your pet's fear, anxiety, and stress when visiting our hospital.
Caring for pets means meeting a wide range of needs beyond health care. Fortunately, there’s a whole community of organizations and businesses eager to help.
Here’s where to meet the local groups that we recommend to our pet-loving families.
ASPCA Poison Control Center Hotline
The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is staffed 24 hours with veterinary health professionals who have been specially trained in veterinary toxicology. If you think that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call the ASPCA 24 hour emergency Animal Poison Control Center hotline at (888) 426-4435.