WillowGrove Pet Clinic is a full-service AAHA-accredited veterinary medical facility, located in Willowbrook, IL. The professional and courteous staff at WillowGrove Pet Clinic seeks to provide the best possible medical, surgical and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. WillowGrove Pet Clinic strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Willowbrook, IL and surrounding areas.
Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how WillowGrove Pet Clinic can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet. Like us on Facebook!
News & Announcements
We are pleased to announce that WillowGrove Pet Clinic has been selected for the 2013 Best of Willowbrook Award in the Animal Hospitals category by the Willowbrook Award Committee! The Willowbrook Award Program recognizes outstanding local business throughout the Willowbrook area. Each year, recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small businesses through service to their customers and community. We are proud to accept this award and plan to continue on our mission to provide high quality veterinary medical care for all our patients!
Spring is Here!
Mosquitos are around the corner and with them comes the threat of Heartworm. We encourage you to stay with your heartworm preventative year round. Fleas and some species of ticks can establish populations indoors, and transmit between host animals. We strongly encourage year round parasite prevention for your pets to protect against internal and external parasites such as heartworms, roundworms, hookworms, fleas, and ticks. Some of these parasites are transferable from pets to humans – and can pose serious risks to pets and people! Please note the guidelines set forth by the following:
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends regular protection against roundworms and hookworms for all pets (dogs and cats) regardless of their lifestyle. (www.cdc.gov) Roundworms can cause visceral and ocular larval migrans in people, which most commonly leads to sudden blindness. Hookworms can cause cutaneous larval migrans (creeping eruption) which is a severely pruritic skin rash. Children and immunosupressed adults are at highest risk for contracting these diseases from infected pets.
American Heartworm Society recommends year-round heartworm prevention for all dogs and cats regardless of their lifestyle. Heartworm disease can be fatal to both dogs and cats, and is transmitted by mosquitoes that can easily get inside your home. (www.heartwormsociety.org)
Companion Animal ParasiteCouncil (CAPC) recommends year-round treatment with broad spectrum parasite prevention for both INDOOR and OUTDOOR dogs and cats. (www.capcvet.org)
Pet Walk 2013
It is that time again. Please stop by to help this year's Pet Walk or go on-line to my fundraising site: www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/john-bishop-2/hinsdale-humane-society-pet-walk-2013. Last year we, WillowGrove Pet Clinic, raised $2565 for the Humane Society. Let's try to beat that this year. In addition to being pet walk participants and volunteers, the doctors at WillowGrove Pet Clinic are proud to be a sponsor of the event.
The Hinsdale Humane Society is a nonprofit organization that relies heavily on this fundraising event. Without pet walk pledges and other private donations, this no-kill shelter would be unable to offer food, shelter, and adoption services to the hundreds of animals that come through their doors each year.
The Pet Walk is just one of the many ways we support this exceptional organization. On a weekly basis, Dr. Bishop volunteers at the shelter by providing physical exams and developing therapeutic plans for all the ill animals in the shelter population and foster homes. In addition to Dr. Bishop offering his time and talent at the shelter, both doctors also perform surgeries, administer vaccines, and dispense needed medications for shelter animals at our clinic. Dr. LoPiccolo is on the Hinsdale Humane Society's Board of Directors; and serves on their Operations, Development/Fundraising, and Strategic Planning committees.
We thank you for being part of our clinic community dedicated to improving health and saving lives of animals in need.
The Biggest Loser Club
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Top Vets for Your Pets
WillowGrove Pet Clinic received recognition in the Summer/Fall 2008 issue of Chicago Consumer's CHECKBOOK Magazine as one of the Top Vets for Your Pets in Dupage County. We received the CHECKBOOK’s top rating for quality when compared to 220 Chicago area veterinarians, for scoring highest on a system they devised to evaluate the veterinary service field.
CHECKBOOK magazine surveyed Chicago CHECKBOOK and Consumer Reports subscribers and asked them to rate the vets they had used on variable aspects of care and service. 82% of our practice’s customers surveyed rated us as “superior” for apparent competence and thoroughness, and giving prevention and self-help advice. More than 90% of customers surveyed rated us as “superior” for arranging to see you quickly, giving helpful advice by phone, maintaining a pleasant office and staff, and spending enough time with you. 100% of our practice’s customers surveyed rated us as “superior” for listening to you, keeping down waiting time, and overall care and advice.
We are pleased to receive such high marks, and encourage all our clients to complete a client satisfaction survey available on this website, so we can continue to strive to meet your needs.
OBESITY IN CATS
Dr. Rebecca Remillard
Obesity is defined as the excessive accumulation of body fat. At least 25 percent of all cats are considered obese or are likely to become obese. It is the most common nutrition-related health condition in cats in our society.
The primary causes of obesity are overeating and lack of exercise. When regular caloric intake exceeds the energy burned, the excess is stored as fat. Click Here To Read More