Animal Hospital of Lake Villa

Improving the lives of others, by improving the lives of their pets!

 

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Animal Hospital of Lake Villa

Improving the lives of others, by improving the lives of their pets!
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It’s an honor to welcome you and your furry animal companion to our family! Every pet that walks through our door, we treat as our own. We take great pride in not only our service and care but our true compassion for our patients, from the happy to the nervous and fearful. Truly adhering to the Fear Free ways, we raise the banner high and believe it is an honor you have chosen us to care for your furry members of your family. Our open door policy allows you to see how we handle and treat your animals, giving you peace of mind in knowing they’re cared for with the utmost compassion.

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It’s an honor to welcome you and your furry animal companion to our family! Every pet that walks through our door, we treat as our own. We take great pride in not only our service and care but our true compassion for our patients, from the happy to the nervous and fearful. Truly adhering to the Fear Free ways, we raise the banner high and believe it is an honor you have chosen us to care for your furry members of your family. Our open door policy allows you to see how we handle and treat your animals, giving you peace of mind in knowing they’re cared for with the utmost compassion.

What is AAHA Accreditation?

What AAHA Accreditation Means to You

Our AAHA accreditation means you can feel confident that we have achieved challenging benchmarks in every aspect of our practice—and have done so since our first accreditation in 1996.

  • Our hospital is evaluated on more than 800 standards—the most rigorous in the industry—directly correlating to the care we provide your pet.
  • We must open our doors willingly and without reservations to an AAHA consultant for an inspection that lasts all day and is repeated with added sets of standards every three years.
  • We meet or exceed standards that are widely used as benchmarks of excellence in veterinary medicine and are periodically updated to reflect clinical advances.

In short, AAHA accreditation sets an animal hospital apart from others. Many animal hospitals are members of AAHA and can utilize some of their resources. But only a very few – approximately 14% of American hospitals – are actually accredited. We are proud of our AAHA accreditation.

Fear Free Certified

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Fear Free Practice

Our entire team believes in positive veterinary visits because… well, we love our patients! We want them to be just as happy to see us as we are to see them.

As many pet parents have realized through experience, veterinary visits can be extremely scary for our beloved pets. Fear, Stress, and Anxiety can not only weaken the immune system, it can also give off false test results and make treatment much more difficult. For this reason, we are proud to announce that our entire team has become Fear Free Certified.

The team has gone through rigorous modules, and training to learn how we can relieve stress, fear, and anxiety for all our patients. With the help of pheromones, iCalm music, sedatives and fear free handling techniques, we are able to treat our patients with decreased stress. If you know your pet is extra stressed during visits, give us a call on how we can ease some of that stress prior to even walking into the building. Watch the video below for more information!

AAHA-Accredited Hospitals: Champions for Excellent Care

Did you know that accreditation for animal hospitals is voluntary? Surprising, isn’t it? Nearly 60 percent of pet owners believe that their pet’s veterinary hospital is accredited when it is not. In actuality, only 12-15% of animal hospitals have gone through the accreditation evaluation process by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). We are proud to call ourselves an AAHA-accredited hospital.

In the United States, all human hospitals that serve people with Medicare must be accredited through an accrediting body; they undergo regular reviews and quality checks to ensure they meet standards of quality for every aspect of medical care. However, not all animal hospitals choose to pursue the AAHA-accreditation process since it is not required by law. When it comes to pet health care, accreditation is voluntary. The accreditation process is rigorous and time-consuming, and not every veterinary hospital wants to go through the lengthy process.

Accreditation by AAHA means that an animal hospital has been evaluated on approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence. To maintain their accreditation, hospitals undergo a rigorous review by veterinary experts every three years. State and provincial regulations can vary widely – in fact, some states don’t routinely inspect hospitals, only going in for an inspection when a complaint is filed by a pet owner. AAHA accreditation is considered the standard for veterinary excellence, and does not vary between states or provinces (AAHA accredits hospitals in both the U.S. and Canada).

We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less

fear free

Fear Free Practice

Our entire team believes in positive veterinary visits because… well, we love our patients! We want them to be just as happy to see us as we are to see them.

As many pet parents have realized through experience, veterinary visits can be extremely scary for our beloved pets. Fear, Stress, and Anxiety can not only weaken the immune system, it can also give off false test results and make treatment much more difficult. For this reason, we are proud to announce that our entire team has become Fear Free Certified.

The team has gone under rigorous modules, and training to learn how we can relieve stress, fear, and anxiety for all our patients. With the help of pheromones, iCalm music, sedatives and fear free handling techniques, we are able to treat our patients with decreased stress. If you know your pet is extra stressed during visits, give us a call on how we can ease some of that stress prior to even walking into the building. Watch the video below for more information!

Testimonials

Our client’s reviews are the best compliments we can get! 

Always love bringing my pets here. Amazing doctors and great staff! So cool I get texts and pictures so I don’t have to worry about my fur babies when they got surgeries! Thank you for all you do! Angela S.

I can’t say how much we appreciate the staff here. Carl was an amazing help getting Jaxon through Lyme disease without me having a break down from worrying. Brittani is his favorite person there and he loves…. loooooves when she does his nails. Also, Shawn was a huge help getting me the military discount. Thank you all again for everything!

John G.

I am pleased with the level of care provided to my dog today! I highly recommend this facility for your pets needs! Overall, very caring and professional staff. They really took into consideration my dogs anxiety with a new environment. Thank you all! Kristina C.

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