Wheaton Animal Hospital: A Cat-Friendly Practice

Wheaton Animal Hospital is proud to be a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) Cat-Friendly Practice Program. For a litany of reasons, visiting the veterinarian can sometimes be stressful for feline patients and their owners. Our designation as a Cat-Friendly Practice certifies that we have taken every measure to ensure the best possible experience for both you and your cat.

What to Expect

We believe feline wellness exams are vital to the health and longevity of your cat. To minimize the stress and anxiety that may be associated with a trip to the veterinarian, we have incorporated key details in our facility. A few of our cat-friendly accommodations include:

  • Waiting room—Separated from the dog waiting area in order to assist in reducing stress induced by other pets and unfamiliar smells.
  • Exam room—A safe, non-threatening area where cats can be examined calmly and effectively.
  • Cat behavior sensitivity training—Staff are trained to understand the specialized needs of cats, including specific facial and behavioral cues, and can detect signs of fear or anxiety in a patient right away.
  • Feline-friendly handling—We use proven techniques to facilitate a more positive experience.

The Cat-Friendly Practice Program has demonstrated success in reducing fear and anxiety associated with your cat’s trip to the vet. Contact us to learn more about our Cat-Friendly Practice techniques.

Cat Portrait

Walk-ins Welcome!

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!

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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 630.665.1500!

Holiday Hours & Closings!

Please note our Holiday Hours and Closings! For Emergency Services during Holiday Hours, you MUST call 630.337.3070!

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!

New Dog or Puppy? Time For Training!

Training is an important part of any dog's life! From providing mental stimulation to exercise and proper socialization, training will help in the development of a great canine companion! We are now enrolling for Basic Obedience Classes! Classes will be held at Elmhurst Animal Care Center (850 S. Riverside Dr. Elmhurst, IL.) Please call 630.530.1900 to register your pet or email: trainer@thepetexperts.com with any specific questions you may have! The cost of the 6-week class is $120.

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