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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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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Junk Food Cats

Cat asking for pizza


Has your cat ever tried to steal a piece of pizza or a French fry? Cats are junk food addicts and, like children, when presented with healthy food or a poor-quality option they will usually make the wrong choice! (more…)

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Get to Know Dr. Crittenden

Dr. Crittenden earned her doctorate at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and has been a practicing veterinarian since 1986.

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WELCOME TO South Town Animal Hospital

Staff photo outside South Town Animal Hospital building


Our team provides the compassionate care that you expect for your special family members.

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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.

Vet2Pet App

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

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