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    Hospital Tour

    Welcome to Vernon Hills Animal Hospital!

    Our hospital is a free-standing building on the west side of Butterfield Road, north of Town Line Road, and south of Allanson Road and the railroad tracks. Located on two acres, we have ample free parking. Two giant maple trees shade the hospital, so we get our share of leaves in the fall.

    Our hospital is a free-standing building on the west side of Butterfield Road, north of Town Line Road, and south of Allanson Road and the railroad tracks. Located on two acres, we have ample free parking. Two giant maple trees shade the hospital, so we get our share of leaves in the fall.

    reception area

    Our reception area is well lit and spacious. The double doors to the left of the reception desk lead to the smaller exam room and the treatment/surgery areas in the back. As you can see in the images, the front door and door to the larger exam room are visible.

    reception area

    Our reception area is well lit and spacious. The double doors to the left of the reception desk lead to the smaller exam room and the treatment/surgery areas in the back. As you can see in the images, the front door and door to the larger exam room are visible.

    examination/consultation rooms

    The examination/consultation rooms all have computers connected to the central server, so records, digital radiographs, and images are available in every room. Cabinets and drawers contain our equipment and handout materials. The small refrigerator is for vaccines and medications. There are X-ray viewers for old-fashioned X-ray films (we have digital radiographs now), and there is a scale that goes up to 300 pounds in case we get any really big pets. Note the jar of Pup-Peroni treats on the counter. We try to spoil all of our canine friends with treats, so they look forward to coming to the vet.

    examination/consultation rooms

    The examination/consultation rooms all have computers connected to the central server, so records, digital radiographs, and images are available in every room. Cabinets and drawers contain our equipment and handout materials. The small refrigerator is for vaccines and medications. There are X-ray viewers for old-fashioned X-ray films (we have digital radiographs now), and there is a scale that goes up to 300 pounds in case we get any really big pets. Note the jar of Pup-Peroni treats on the counter. We try to spoil all of our canine friends with treats, so they look forward to coming to the vet.

    surgery room

    Our surgery room has a tilting, heated surgery table and all the machines that go “ping” (obscure Monty Python reference to modern anesthetic monitoring equipment). The monitor shows a continuous readout on a flat-screen of the patient’s ECG, respiration, blood pressure, body temperature, O2 levels, and CO2 levels. We use Sevoflurane gas anesthesia, central oxygen supply, anesthetic gas scavenging system, halogen surgery lights, and a surgical laser. Our ultrasound machine is visible in the back right corner of the photo as well.

    dental area

    We have a dedicated dental area with digital dental X-rays and a central dental unit that includes an ultrasonic scaler, high-speed burr, and polisher.

    Dental problems are among the most common issues we see in dogs/cats, and we focus on their treatment in this space of our practice.

    pharmacy/laboratory area

    Check out our pharmacy and laboratory area, with commonly prescribed drugs, microscopes, and centrifuges.

    Kennels

    While we don’t do any boarding, hospitalized dog and day admissions enjoy spacious three-foot by almost six-foot runs. Each dog gets a thick, quilted pad for comfort, and we use a Bair Hugger hot air blanket to keep surgical patients toasty and warm post-operation. Our back door leads to a securely fenced exercise and potty area.