If we take the whole of The Greater Metropolitan area we are looking at a huge population (approaching 10 million). Statistically, this means that there will be a large number of pet owners located there. In terms of popularity, cats and dogs are the most common choice for pets.
Even Well Cared For Pets Can Fall Ill Or Be Injured
Additionally, most pet owners know that they must actively maintain the health of their pets. They are aware of the need for regular vaccinations and other preventative procedures. With such a high pet population, it stands to reason that there will be a sizeable number of veterinarians practicing here. Some of these will be small practices but there is a tendency to gather a number of qualified people together in one place and operate a substantial veterinary clinic. Not only does this place veterinarians of different specialties together under the same roof but it also makes the purchase of expensive diagnostic, medical and surgical equipment more cost effective. Some of the more established larger clinics have now evolved to a point where they can be called Chicago Animal Hospitals.
What Makes A Clinic A Hospital?
Perhaps the most important difference is more or less the same regardless of what type of mammal the patient might happen to be – human, cat, or dog. At a clinic, you walk (or are taken) in and then consult with some kind of expert. Maybe some basic tests will be done and then the expert tells you what you need. Sometimes the clinic can do the necessary but, often, this is point at which you will leave.
Possibly you leave the clinic to go to a hospital, or, maybe, you went straight there. But, the big difference is that you will be staying some time on these premises. This might be for further diagnostics on equipment not available at the clinic. Alternatively, an operating theatre for immediate surgery could be required. Human or pet, time will be needed to prep them for surgery, anesthetics will probably be needed during the procedure and time should be spent in an ICU or, at least, a recovery room afterwards. Even then, monitored, complete rest might be needed for a few days that can only be provided in an away from home environment. This applies not only to human infirmaries but also to any of the Chicago Animal Hospitals – a hospital stay tends to be longer than a visit to a clinic.
Not only does the Metropolitan Veterinary Center have a fine reputation in its own right but, it also operates one of the best Chicago Animal Hospitals to provide complete care for their pet patients. Contact on website or veterinary center.