At VCA Joliet Animal Hospital, we've helped pets live long, healthy and happy lives for more than 40 years. We deliver the best medical care for pets and the best experience for pet owners.
Our veterinarians, technicians and pet-friendly support staff are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medicines ensures that our patients receive the best in preventive and healing care.
VCA Joliet Animal Hospital has been a part of the community for over forty years. We serve Joliet and the surrounding areas including Crest Hill, Elwood, Shorewood, Plainfield, Wilmington, Channahon, Minooka, and Romeoville. Our experienced staff is dedicated to the health and well being of your family pet. We are a full service hospital with diagnostic, surgery, and dentistry capabilities - we maintain spacious boarding kennels and have dog grooming on site.
Local Medical Issues
There are numerous local medical issues that can impact your pet's health, and that require your attention over the entire year. For example, there's heartworm, which can affect both cats and dogs. Since it's transmitted by mosquitoes, which thrive in our region, it's a serious cause for concern. But since the winter temperatures do not get cold enough here to kill mosquito eggs, it's a year-round risk. Likewise for the potential for flea and tick infestation, or intestinal parasites, each of which poses a problem in any season. And finally, contrary to what you'd expect, allergies are a year-round issue. Many pets suffer from skin and ear allergies, the signs of which include scratching, redness in the ears, and "scaly" skin.
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.