A Message From Our Team Regarding COVID-19
Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing tightening of restrictions from the Coronavirus Pandemic, Village Park Animal Hospital’s lobby is open to Dr. Appointments only at this time. We will continue to see patients as a curbside appointment if owner elects to not come inside. Please be assured that our entire team continues to do everything in our power to remain open and accessible as an “essential” business. We ask that you please fill out the curbside drop off form completely the day before your pet’s appointment.

We have installed a wonderful camera system so that we will see your car as it pulls into our driveway. This ensures that our receptionists can respond as quickly as possible to your presence. Please be patient, and remain in your vehicle with your face mask in place. A receptionist will come out shortly to check you in and will direct you to a dedicated parking spot. If you are scheduled for an in-clinic appointment, a receptionist will escort you inside. All treatment, surgery, boarding, grooming and aqpapaws physical therapy appointments, will remain still curbside. For those curtbide appointments, a team member will be out shortly after checking in to escort your pet inside. Please place the leash on your pet that was provided by one of our reception team members.
A team member will access your pet from the rear door (opposite the driver when possible) so ensure a 6ft distance. Please keep your face mask on at all times and remember, we cannot take your pet out of your lap in the front seat, or through a window.

During the appointment, please stay off your cell phone so we can reach you in a timely manner. The receptionists will then call you to check out by phone.

We are still experiencing some delays in keeping certain foods and medications in stock and so we greatly encourage you to use our vetsource link to order your foods and medications directly, when possible. This will be shipped directly to your home. It’s a very simple and straightforward process, and it will save you a trip to our hospital. Please give it a try and let us know what you think.

Thank you for your understanding and assistance in helping to keep everyone safe. These measures will help us direct our resource effort more toward you and your pet. We hope that you understand our goal is to keep all of us healthy (you, your pets, and our staff!).

Thank you and stay safe!
Kathryn Carlson, DVM & Staff
 Village Park Animal Hospital



Village Park Animal Hospital

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Village Park Animal Hospital is proud to be accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. AAHA sets the standards in high-quality veterinary medicine. To become accredited, companion animal hospitals undergo regular comprehensive evaluations by AAHA veterinary experts who evaluate the practice on approximately 900 standards of veterinary care.


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AquaPaws Rehabilitation

The Animal Rehabilitation Team, headed by Dr. Kathryn Carlson, DVM, offers rehabilitation, arthritis treatment, and weight control using an under water treadmill, therapeutic ultrasound, laser therapy, and more. To learn more about our rehabilitation services, click the link below.

Wendi Brant Pet Rescue Fund

We are proud of our ability to provide in house funding through our Wendi’s Fund that we now have managed through the AVMF. This fund grew out of a need Dr. Carlson found to honor a close friend who was murdered the year she opened her practice. Through the years, this fund has provided needed support for many individual cases. We recently have had this fund managed by AVMF which allows our money to also help pets far from our practice.

Please visit the link that describes the AVMF and its role in funding for many animal needs.

Wonderful caring staff. My dogs are always happy to go there for grooming!
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Wonderful vet. Attentive and friendly staff. Reasonable pricing. Very knowledgeable. They have taken exceptional care of our dog. Would recommend this office to everyone.
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