A modern veterinary hospital is more than simply advanced medical technology and the collective skills and experience of its staff. We are cat owners ourselves and understand the special place your cat occupies within your family. We know how important it is that your cat receives veterinary care from professionals within a friendly, welcoming environment where your questions and opinions are respected.
Each of us here at VCA Cat Hospital of Chicago has a genuine love for cats and believes in the human-animal bond. We understand the cat you bring to us – our patient – is a member of your family. We are dedicated professionals who are committed to providing the best care to each of our cat-patients, consistently practicing state-of-the-art feline medicine. We form a team with our patients' owners and caretakers so that together we can provide a healthy and enriched quality of life for the cats entrusted to our medical care.
Our team provides high-quality, compassionate, feline-friendly medical care for our patients. We have been designated as a Gold Standard Cat Friendly Practice by the American Association of Feline Practitioners, which means we incorporate the optimum level of established cat-friendly criteria. We are accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, which means we have been evaluated on 900 standards and demonstrate an exceptional level of medical care and client service. We invite you to visit our cat hospital in Chicago and explore our website. We welcome your inquiries and comments.
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 American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) represents practitioners in the veterinary community who are passionate about the care of cats and supports its members in improving the health and welfare of feline patients. With a reputation as a leader in the field of feline medicine, the AAFP helps veterinary practices establish a feline-friendly environment that reduces stress for cats during veterinary visits.
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.
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.