Indoor Cats Need Physicals Too!

Cat named Abby

Cats are masters at disguising pain and disease which is why it’s important that our feline friends are getting the medical care they need. South Town’s goal is to provide you with the information you need to make informed medical decisions for your pet. Our vets recommend yearly physical examinations for these furry family members…here’s why. (more…)

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South Town’s Halloween Safety Tips

Happy Halloween

That spooky feeling is in the air- it’s almost the scariest day of the year for our pets!  Here are some tips to keep your pets healthy and safe this Halloween.

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Veterinary Care in South Elgin

South Town Animal Hospital provides comprehensive veterinary medical care including: house calls, end of life assistance, preventative healthcare, surgical services, and complementary services.


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Canine Influenza Is On The Decline

Lab puppy

As summer rolls along we wanted to provide a current update on the Canine Influenza outbreak in the South Elgin area. South Town has not seen any suspected influenza cases in over 4 weeks. (more…)

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What You Need To Know About Intestinal Parasites

Vet Tech and cat

South Town has seen an increase in the number of patients with intestinal parasites this summer. As a partner in your pet’s healthcare, we want to make sure you have the information you need to keep your pets free of these parasites. (more…)

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Top 4 Signs Your Pet Has Allergies

Top 4 Signs Your Pet Has Allergies

When an animal’s immune system recognizes everyday substances (allergens) as dangerous-your pet will show symptoms of allergies. Some pets may have extreme reactions to these allergens which include trees, grass, mold spores, feathers, cigarette smoke, fleas and food-just to name a few.

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They’re Heeeeeere! Ticks…crawling into a neighborhood near you.

Adult Deer Tick

In the past few weeks we have seen an increased number of patients with ticks attached. Here’s the information you need to know about these little blood suckers. (more…)

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Canine Influenza Alert

Canine Influenza


What you need to know about influenza…

This virus only affects dogs and is harmless to humans and cats

Dogs of any age can be affected and it is transmitted through another dog coughing or sneezing

Symptoms typically appear 3-5 days after exposure (more…)

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Sophie with a friend

Sophie was adopted!

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Spring is here…

Brittany holding a chihuahua

It’s March-Spring is officially here. (Although it might not feel that way here in South Elgin)

You may not know that your pet’s yearly checkup is essential to their health and wellbeing. It’s as important as feeding them daily and loving them forever. It’s the best way to keep your pet healthier, longer! Remember: Pets age faster than we do, so missing even one yearly checkup can be like us not visiting a doctor for over five years!

During our veterinarian’s physical exam, your pet gets checked from tongue to teeth to toes to tail (plus all the parts in between)! This in-depth, medical checkup not only confirms your pet’s current health status, but also helps to prevent future problems, such as obesity, periodontal disease and diabetes. At this time, it also gives us the opportunity to discuss all the ways to keep your pet in good shape and answer all of your questions. We can cover any topic you want in the comfort of our exam room.

We’re grateful for your trust in us to recommend what’s best for your pet. Call us today to schedule their appointment (your pet will be thankful too). Happy Spring from all of us!

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Get to Know Our Doctors

Dr Denise Crittenden

Dr Deborah Groth

Dr Sheri Cody

Our Services

Whole Health Care

Our preventative medicine approach is as unique as your pet.

Surgery & Procedures

We offer a range of soft tissue surgeries from routine to more advanced.

Diagnostic Testing

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House Calls

We offer medical services in your home including in-home euthanasia.

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Download South Town Animal Hospital’s App by visiting Google Play or the App Store.

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