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
Meet Our Adoptable Animals!
We are currently fostering some great pets available for adoption! Visit our Featured Foster page HERE to view all animals available for adoption and make an appointment to meet them at our clinic by calling us at 630.530.1900!
Holiday Hours & Closings!
Please note our Holiday Hours and Closings! For Emergency Services during Holiday Hours, you MUST call 630.337.3070!
Holiday Mystic Market & Adoption Event!
Save the date and join us on Saturday, December 1st from 11AM - 4:30PM for a Holiday Mystic Market & Adoption Event! Meet the featured readers and shop the amazing handcrafted items! TV's Svengoolie will be signing autographs from 2PM - 4PM! Meet adoptable pets from local rescues and bring your own pet along for $10 photos with Santa (11AM - 2PM)! Enjoy treats and light refreshements! Please also consider bringing a toy to donate to Toys for Tots. All proceeds benefit Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue and Sacred Space Animal Sanctuary.
We Are a Toys for Tots Drop Off Location!
Now through Thursday, December 13th we'll be collecting for Toys for Tots! Stop by during our normal business hours to drop off any new, unwrapped toys. No stuffed animals or toy weapons, please. Many thanks for your generosity during the holiday season!