Elmhurst Animal Care Center is a Cat-Friendly Practice
Like all pets, cats and kittens have special needs that require understanding and specific care and treatment. In an effort to meet these needs, we are certified by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) as a Cat-Friendly Practice. Whether you visit us for basic or advanced feline veterinary care, you can count on our team to provide the high-quality, customized service your pet needs.
What it Means to be a Cat-Friendly Practice
From getting your cat into a carrier to settling in at the doctor’s office, most owners find the process of a trip to the veterinarian a stressful one. As a cat-friendly practice, we have taken extensive steps to ensure your cat’s experience is as stress-free and calming as possible. This includes:
- Special training for our staff to better understand the needs and behaviors of cats and kittens
- Special training for our staff to care for cats and kittens in a gentle, calming way, including the use of special handling techniques
- Creating feline-friendly waiting and exam rooms that reduce noise and interaction with other pets
- Having a designated “cat advocate” on staff. This is a knowledgeable and experienced team member who ensures our feline-friendly standards are being met.
For additional information, please read What is a Cat Friendly Practice?
Our decision to become a cat-friendly practice highlights our ongoing commitment to offering care that is tailored specifically to the needs of you and your pet. In addition to creating a soothing environment for cats and kittens, we also offer services designed specifically to meet their unique physical needs. Please visit our feline preventative care, puppy and kitten care, and veterinary services pages for more information about how we can help your feline companion.
We accept walk-ins during our Doctor's Hours to meet your busy lifestyle. If you’d prefer to make an appointment, we offer those too!
News & Events
The 4th Annual Mystic Market!
Join us at the 4th Annual Mystic Market: A Mystical and Magical Fundraiser with Powerful Featured Readers and Amazing Handcrafted Items for Sale! The event takes place Saturday, October 20th from 11AM - 4:30PM. Meet featured celebrity psychic reader, Theo Kostaridis! The event will host a bake sale with delicous homemade treats as well as Fall Pet Photos for $10 from 11AM - 3PM. Dress your pet in costume for the Pet Costume Contest at 12:30PM! Proceeds from the event benefit Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue & Sacred Space Animal Sanctuary and Rescue.
Pet CPR & First Aid Certification Class!
Join us on Sunday, October 7th from 9AM - 12PM at our clinic for a Pet CPR & First Aid Certification Class! This class is ideal for anyone who loves animals including: animal professionals, pet sitters, animal shelter staff/volunteers, rescue personnel, First Responders, Fire/EMT and pet owners alike! Taught by trained professionals, it provides each participant an overview of what to do in an emergency situation with their pet prior to getting veterinary care. For more information or to register, click HERE. Check out the Facebook Event HERE. A portion of each registration benefits our rescue partners at St. Sophia's Forgotten Felines.
Save the Date! Join Us at the Magnificent Mutts & Meows Run4Paws 5K!
Join us and rescue partners Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue for their 4th annual Run4Paws 5K & 2K Puppy Path! The event takes place Saturday, October 6th at McCollum Park (6801 Main St.) in Downers Grove with the race starting promptly at 9AM. The best part: attendees are welcome to race with their dog! Medals are awarded for males and females in each age category.
For additional information and to register, please click HERE.