Although it's name may sound harmless, bloat is a life-threatening emergency for dogs. The condition, formally called gastric dilation-volvulus (GDV), can quickly kill dogs if they don't receive p ...View Article
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" The Animal Hospital of Lake Villa has cared for our 3 pugs and golden retriever for quite a few years. They have provided our dogs with needed diagnostic, preventative, geriatric, end of life, and emergency services. We have been pleased with their services and especially the kind, caring attitude of the doctors and staff. One of their staff members, Anna, stopped by our house, after hours, to help us to fix an intravenous drip for our sick dog. I especially appreciate Dr. McGinniss' honest approach to what care he feels is necessary, and what care would be a good idea. We have confidence in his diagnosis and treatment."
"I come here mainly because of the staff! They are polite, and very helpful. The doctors are okay also. I've been coming here about 10 years and hope to come many more!"
"Words cannot begin to express our gratitude for the care and compassion Dr. Ed and his entire staff showed our Biscuit for the few short years he was in our care. And most especially his final days,. Also, the care and compassion shown to us in our own shock and grief went above and beyond what we could have imagined. Thank you for caring and loving so deeply the animals and their humans in your care. We will never forget it or be able to repay it."
- Kimberly and Ron
"You guys exemplify compassion, not only to the animals, but to the people who love them."
"I've been coming here for over 18 years - all of my pets have been greeted and treated as if they were the staff's own pets. Everything is always well explained and when I call with questions and concerns, I am given immdediate and helpful feedback."
"Fantastic service. Our female dog is afraid of nearly everyone. Today, Dr. McGInniss made her feel so comfortable he could actually get close enough to examine her. I am very impressed."
"I have been taking my dogs here ever since I can remember. I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. This is truly the most amazing team of people, and I wouldn't trust any one else with the care of my dogs. The team of peopel there always goes above and beyond, not only for my dogs but also for my husband and I! I have three dogs and when the middlge dog got a blockage in his intestines the team all stayed after closing to perform a risky emergency surgery on Rocco, on a weekend none the less! After surgery Dr. Ed took Rocco home with him to keep an eye on him overnight. After worrying that we might lose Rocco, it put my heart at ease knowing he was being cared for so well. The whole team there is amazing, and friendly but Dr. Ed and Marilyn hold a special place not only in my heart but in my three dogs' hearts! THey actually get excited when we pull in the parking lot. I am forever grateful to them and the rest of the staff for all they do!"
"The entires taff is extremely professional, compassionate and thorough. I love my 15 year old siames like a child. I scheduled to have her teeth cleaned, I was very enrvous about her being put under. They took such good care of us! The staff was accomodating in letting me drop off before work. They kept me updated throughout the day. Then they called the next day to see how she was doing. You can tell they truly love animals. I highly recommend taking your animal here!"
"My family has brought our pets to Animal HOspital of Lake Villa for 20 years which says a lot! Our pets are our family members, and we wouldn't trust them to just anyone. The staff is fantastic! One incident that really stands out is when we had to make the painful decision to put our 18 year old cat to sleep. My then 10 year old son was with me. The staff was so gentle with him, and Dr. McGinniss mad e aspecial imprint of Sparky's paw for us to take home. What I also appreciate about the doctor ans his assistants is that they realize that pet care can be expensive, and they do their vest to offer some specials on faccinations, etc., and offer advice so that people can best care for their beloved pets, yet not go broke at the same time. I also appreciate that the wait time for an appointment is minimal. I highly recommend that pet lovers bring htier pets to Animal Hospital of Lake Villa."
"I have been a client with Dr. Edward McGinniss for four years.He and his staff of Maria, Marilyn, Chris, and rest go above and beyond the needs of our two dogs. Every time that I do visit them, it is always a pleasure to interact with them. Dr. Ed has performed all entropion corrective surgeries and lateral ear resection surgeries for Wally and Eva. Each time that they had a surgery, I knew that they were in good hands. I never doubt, nor I will ever doubt the technical expertise from Dr. Ed and his staff. The AHLV also does great things for the community, i.e., 'A Day with the Dogs,' open houses, other events throughout the year. I have been to a couple of the events over the years and my husband and me, especially Wally and Eva, always have a great time. At the end of the day, I am glad that I am a customer of Dr. Ed and his staff. If you are looking for a great vet who will bend over backwards (maybe forwards?) for your animal needs, give AHLV a try. Your first visit is complementary ... WHICH IS FREE! :) Thank you AHLV for everything you have done for Wally and Eva. I'm a customer for LIFE."
They are professionals that have the animals' best interests at heart. They take the time to fully examine & investigate and then explain, in easy to understand terms, the pets' problems and the possible solutions.
"When it came time to send our cat to heaven, you couldn't ask for more tenderness and consideration, for both us and our cat. This is a very caring group of people."
"The staff is professional, witty and comforting for your pet. I especially enjoy working with the Veterinarian Dr. Ed. He is experience, knowledgeable and is not afraid to consult with his peers. I am a show dog breeder and love the fact that Dr. Ed will listen to suggestions and works with me to resolve problems. He is not to educated or arrogant to listen (2 thumbs). Dr. Ed's office visits and procedures do cost more than most but he does provide quality care and service to his patients. He is an accredited Animal Hospital. What price do you put on your sick pet to recover? What does it cost to see your pet home quickly because the Doctor knows what he is doing and has diagnosed the problem correctly the first time. Priceless"
"I honestly cannot put in to words how sweet the staff are here. My family has been taking their pets here since the early 90's so naturally when I chose a vet for my little guy I chose them. They are very nice, always remember my little pup, and have saved my family's dog's life! They even helped her deliver her puppies. They are AAHA accredited so you know your pet is getting the best care and even though they're not the cheapest, their care is worth every penny. Its been my experience that when it comes to vet care you always get what you pay for anyway and with the butcher jobs I've read about online, especially in our very own community, its very important to me that I know my dog is getting the very best care."