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Crystal Lake
Veterinary Hospital

800 East Terra Cotta Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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fx: 815-459-4476


• Monday - Friday

• Saturday 

• Sunday

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

8:00 AM - 12 Noon



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Crystal Lake Veterinary Hospital provides Compassionate, Loving, Vitalizing, Healing care for your pet.  We believe in improving the quality of your pet's life by treating the whole animal, not just the symptoms, with integrative services and state-of-the-art technology.  A profound love for animals is shared by our doctors and our staff.

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Crystal Lake News and Events


Big News!

March 2017

We are excited to announce that Dr. Katherine Clement will be joining the CLVH family in April. Some of you may have already met her as she has performed relief services for us over the past several years.

Dr. Clement graduated from the University of Illinois in 1994 and has worked in various small animal practices. She enjoys caring for both cats and dogs, and has a special interest in feline medicine. She lives in rural Genoa with her 6 house cats and cares for 2 outdoor feral cats who are in the process of becoming socialized.

Please join Dr. Nick, Dr. Tina, and the entire staff in welcoming Dr. Clement to the CLVH family.

CLVH Supports St. Jude ... Join Us!

February 2017

Please join us in celebrating the hope that St. Jude offers to so many many families. Crystal Lake Veterinary Hospital has once again been presented with a Certificate of Appreciation. We received this in recognition of outstanding support in helping St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital keep its promises to children and families battling cancer and other deadly diseases.


February 2017

Join us in celebrating your pets oral health. We are offering special discounted pricing on all dental procedures from January 16th through February 28th.

Please do not turn your nose to your pets bad breath. That odor might signify a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pets teeth and gums, but their internal organs as well.

Call us today to schedule an appointment!


August 2016

We are offering discounted pricing on dental cleanings, x-rays, and extractions from 9/1/16 through 9/30/16. Please join us in celebrating dental health in September! Call us today to schedule an appointment for your four-legged babies. Availability is limited.

New Treats from Royal Canin

June 2016

Treat Them Magnificently

Many of us give treats to our pets to show affection. After a pet begins a therapeutic diet, many owners continue to feed their pets treats and do not realize that those treats may compromise the efficacy of the veterinary-exclusive diet recommended by our DVM. Royal Canin has just introduced a comprehensive line of treats that are compatible with many of their scientifically formulated therapeutic diets, enabling owners to bond with their pets without compromising their health. Specifically, they have introduced Satiety, Hydrolyzed Protein, Urinary, and Gastrointestinal specialty treats. Call us today for more details.

ENTERO TruBenefits

April 2016

The gastrointestinal tract is the largest immune organ in the body, beginning in the mouth and ending with the large bowel. Entero TruBenefits™ is formulated to continuously support your pets oral and intestinal health from mouth to tail. This product contains a phylaxobiotic™, a source of live (viable) naturally occurring microorganisms. They are a required nutrient source and provide natural gut stabilizers that offer many benefits, including --

- Supports healthy teeth and gums
- Promotes normal periodontal health
- Naturally promotes fresh breath

- Helps maintain proper gut flora
- Supports normal digestion and bowel function
- Helps maintain the protective layers of the bowel

Ask our DVMs about this exciting new product during your next visit.

Royal Canin Multi-Function Diets Are Here!

February 2016

As multiple disease diagnoses continue to increase -- nearly 1 in every 2 pets suffers from multiple health conditions - Royal Canin understands how important it is to have a single nutritional solution when there is more than one condition to manage. ROYAL CANIN VETERINARY DIETS Multifunction formulas keep you from having to choose between diets and which condition to manage.

New diets include -- Urinary + Satiety, Urinary + Hydrolyzed Protein, Urinary + Calm, Renal Support + Hydrolyzed Protein.

Call us today to see if one of these new diets may be just what your pet needs!!!

CLVH Supports St. Jude ... join us!

February 2016

Please join us in celebrating the hope that St. Jude offers to so many many families. Crystal Lake Veterinary Hospital has just been presented with a Certificate of Appreciation. We received this in recognition of outstanding support in helping St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital keep its promises to children and families battling cancer and other deadly diseases.


We are offering special discounted pricing on dental procedures from January 18th through February 29th.

So please do not turn your nose to your pets bad breath! That odor might signify a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pets teeth and gums but its internal organs as well.

Call us today to schedule an appointment!

CLVH Supports Ride 2 Recovery

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Nick and Lisa for completing the Ride 2 Recovery (R2R) yesterday. R2R is a groundbreaking Veterans program started in 2008. The organizations mission is to save lives by restoring hope and purpose. They provide a way FOR life serving over 10,000 Veterans. It is founded on cycling based programs for Vets and supporters.

R2R now boasts five main programs – Project HERO, Challenges, Honor Ride, Special Events and Initiatives.

We are so very proud that Dr. Nick and Lisa represented CLVH in this important initiative.


Hey, guess what!? We decided to celebrate dental health in September! Yep, we will be offering discounted rates on dental cleanings, x-rays, and extractions from 9/1/15 through 9/30/15. Call us today to set-up an appointment for your four-legged babies.

CLVH Helps Raise Funds For The Respiratory Health Association

April 2015

We are proud to announce that our very own Lisa Nick is taking the SKYLINE PLUNGE on May 3rd. Twice a year, brave participants step over the edge 278 feet above State and Lake Streets! They rappel the signature lightning bolt of theWit Hotel to raise awareness and funds for the Respiratory Health Associations lung disease research, advocacy, and education programs.

Please join us in cheering her on!

Now you can get even more for less!

March 2015

We have some exciting news. You can receive a $10 rebate on six doses or $25 on 12 doses when you buy Sentinel for your dog(s). Sentinel prevents heartworm disease and flea populations in dogs and puppies. It also controls adult hookworm infections, removes and controls adult roundworm and whipworm infections. Spring has sprung, its time to stock-up on Sentinel.

12 Week Flea & Tick Protection. 1 Chew. 0 Worries.

March 2015

BRAVECTO is here! Proper flea and tick protection is essential to keeping your dog healthy. Now you can give your dog a safe, effective, tasty chew that protects for three full months. Unlike other flea and tick products, you do not have to fuss with collars or sprays or spot-on treatments. BRAVECTO protects from inside the dog, so it will not rub off on children or furniture. It does not wash off ... and it does not wear off! Simply give your dog a BRAVECTO chew with food, and fleas start to die in just two hours. Best of all, your dog is protected for twelve full weeks! We have several promotions this Spring. Get a $50 rebate on your first purchase (ends 3/31) and / or a $15 rebate when you purchase 2 doses, and $35 when you purchase 4 doses. Stop by today to get BRAVECTO for your pooch.

Does your pet have skin issues or arthritis? Try our new VRN Omega-3 Program.

March 2015

Toxic levels of inflammation have been identified as one of the leading causes of pets developing clinical signs associated with multiple diseases, including arthritis, dermatitis, some heart diseases, kidney disease and much more. This high level of inflammation may occur, in some dogs and cats, partly due to an imbalance in your pets diet.

We are NOW able to scientifically determine an Inflammatory Fatty Acids Target Score (iFATS) for your pet. Using just a few drops of blood, this score will indicate if there is a dietary imbalance contributing to inflammation in your pet. To address this imbalance, we are excited to offer the most effective solution on the market today. VRNs Omega Benefits hypoallergenic oil offers safe, natural, and research-based supplementation to restore your pets fatty acid balance. Balancing your pets intake of fatty acids is one of the most important things you can do for their overall health.

Join us for dog training!

March 2015

We are pleased to offer force-free, positive reinforcement training for puppy, adolescent, and adult dogs. Our master trainer is Roxanne Tapaninen of All Pets Positive. She is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP), a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and a member of Doggone Safe.

Roxanne offers puppy kindergarten, manners for adolescents, canine good citizen (CGC), nosework classes and more. Sessions run six weeks and are held here at CLVH on evenings and weekends. Please call us for details.

All Pets Positive -- Where Fun Meets Performance!!!

Laser Therapy Fights Inflammation in Pets

March 2015

Your pets are part of your family and you want them to have the best quality of life. Laser therapy can help achieve that goal. We have the most advanced equipment on the market to deliver those results. Conditions that can be improved include:

• Arthritis
• Acute & Chronic Pain
• Back Injuries
• Sprains & Strains
• Inflammation & Edema
• Wound Healing

We have been getting great results with our therapeutic laser. Call us today to see how we can help your pet.

We Have Digital X-Rays!

June 2012

We have just installed a new, state of the art digital imaging system. What does this mean? Better quality medicine for your pets.  Diagnosing your pet with radiographs is now easier, less time-consuming, and above all, more thorough and precise.  Just thought we would let you know that were always investing in ways to practice better medicine.



September 2010

Our own Dr. Nick continues his work to train firemen to use pet oxygen masks to save the lives of dogs, cats and other small pets caught in fires and who suffer from smoke inhalation.


July 2012

We are excited to offer you a new tool called Petly! So what exactly is Petly? We like to describe it as a single place for everything about your pet. Keeping your pet healthy has never been so easy. Petly is designed to let you access your pets health resources when you need them most.

Pet Health, Centralized

You can review your pets health records, request an appointment, or order your refill prescription from us online. You can easily update your contact information as well.

Your Pets Appointment Information

View up-to-the-hour information on future appointments. Know when to arrive and what to expect at each appointment.

The Latest in Pet Health

Find informative articles about the latest in pet health from the Pet Health Network. From medical articles to behavior tips, breed information to breaking new about tick-borne diseases and food recalls, the Pet Health Network has it all to help you keep your pet as healthy and happy as possible.

Get Social!

With a live Facebook feed, see the latest in pet-related news, learn about deals and offers, and stay in touch.

If you have already shared your email address with us, you will be receiving an invitation to join Petly. The invitation will include log-in information and important instructions. If you have not yet shared your email address, please contact us as soon as you can!


June 2013

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Christina Bemis to our CLVH family!  She received her D.V.M. from Ross University after completing her fourth year clinical rotations at the University of Wisconsin – Madison SVM.  She is currently an associate veterinarian at Eagle River Animal Hospital in Wisconsin.  She and her newborn baby, will be relocating from Eagle River to Crystal Lake.  Dr. Bemis will begin seeing appointments in July.

We are also pleased to announce that Dr. Elizabeth McVey has been appointed as full-time Medical Director at Animal Emergency of Kane County.  Dr. McVey has been a partner there since its inception in June 2011.  The staffing needs of this growing ER in South Elgin have afforded Dr. McVey with an exciting new challenge.  Of course, we will continue to have a strong relationship with her in this new capacity.

These are great opportunities for both women.  Please join us in offering both your congratulations and hearty support.  As always, we will do everything possible to ensure that you and your pets receive the best care during this time of transition.

800 East Terra Cotta Avenue . Crystal Lake IL  60014 | Telephone: 815-459-3380

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