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
SOLD OUT! Puppy Yoga!
Puppy yoga is back! Meet pups available for adoption from Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue while a beginners level yoga class is taught. All proceeds benefit Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue. Event takes place at Elmhurst Animal Care Center on Thursday, July 12th from 7:00PM - 8:30PM. You must have a ticket to attend, register by clicking HERE.
Save the Date! Yoga: Cats & Mats!
Join us for an evening of Yoga: Cats & Mats on Wednesday, July 11th from 7:00PM - 8:30PM! Partnering with our friends at Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue, this one hour long, beginners level class will be instructed by a long-time yogi. Kittens will be wandering around the room while the class takes place, all of which will be available for adoption! There will be complimentary wine served after the class. Register HERE. All proceeds benefit Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue.
Keep Your Pet Healthy All Year Round!
We offer plans for puppies, kittens, adult dogs & cats. With affordable monthly payments and our convenient hours, it's the best value in helping your pet live a longer & healthier life! Call us at 630.530.1900 for details!