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    Important Announcement from Drs. Molly and Steve
    To all of our wonderful clients and friends:

    I am writing to inform you that Dr. Steve Barten and I will be retiring at the end of December.

    This is a bittersweet letter to write. We both have been practicing veterinary medicine for over four decades. Over these many years we have been a part of your lives by virtue of caring for your beloved pets. We’ve experienced your joy of having a new furry (or scaly!) family member, as well as your sorrow of loss. There’s a special bond that veterinarians have with their clients and their pets, and we have been honored to share that with you.

    The best part of veterinary medicine has been our patients. It’s such a pleasure to come to work every day and be able to help so many wonderful animals. We’ll miss the wagging tails from dogs and the head butts from cats, and we’ll also miss the ones that weren’t so crazy about seeing us! After these many years, we have our tricks, and it was always satisfying to be able to help put some of our more anxious patients at ease.

    We are leaving you in the caring and capable hands of Dr. Susan Sneed and Dr. Jeremy Caseltine. Most of you already know them, and I assure the rest of you that you will find them to be excellent veterinarians.

    We truly appreciate your trust and loyalty, and we’ll miss seeing you all.

    About Us

    At Vernon Hills Animal Hospital, our mission is to provide the highest quality in veterinary medical care in a friendly, relaxed setting.

    Who are we?

    At Vernon Hills Animal Hospital, we aim to provide the highest quality in veterinary medical care in a friendly, relaxed setting. Our appointments are longer than the average in the veterinary business. That’s because we want to take the time to get to know your pet and give him or her an individualized and thorough health care plan.

    Although our focus is on dogs and cats, we are unique because we see many species of pets. You may see a baby sloth, an iguana, a rabbit, or a hedgehog in one of our exam rooms on any given day.

    Our services include general medicine and surgery (including laser surgery), wellness care and vaccinations, exotic animal medicine and surgery, geriatric medicine, dentistry, radiography (general and dental), therapeutic cold laser treatments, and laboratory services. Click here to find out more about what we do and the services we offer.

    We make sure that we take whatever time we need to get the job done. We don’t have quotas to fill, and we don’t pressure our clients to sign up for yearly plans or vaccinations and procedures their pets don’t need.

    Give Vernon Hills Animal Hospital a try — we’d love to meet you and your pets!