Welcome to Animal Healthcare PC
you and your home, and it is often a pleasure to ensure that your pet is healthy and happy as this rewards you with a long, loving relationship.
Your pet is entirely dependent upon you for their health, happiness and life, and deserves the very best in veterinary care. Additionally, you deserve a veterinarian who understands how important your pet is to you, who cares deeply about your pet’s overall health and well being, and who provides the best possible care.
All pets benefit from basic and regular healthcare, which can help to ensure that they are maintaining their general good health. However, we understand that even with the very best care, your pet can sometimes become ill or injured. It can be very difficult to watch your pet experience illness or injury, especially since they cannot communicate what is wrong and you yourself may not understand what is needed to help them. Because of this, your veterinarian should not only be able to provide regular healthcare services to your pet, but also quickly assess what is wrong with your ill or injured pet, explain the situation and solution to you with kindness and compassion, and move forward with professional confidence in delivering the services necessary to aid your pet in recovering their health. This is what we seek to accomplish through our veterinary services at Animal Healthcare.
About Animal Healthcare PC
Animal Healthcare is a full service animal hospital that has experience with all different types of pet conditions, illnesses and injuries, and is well-versed in a wide variety of proven treatments for these conditions, illnesses and injuries. In addition to treating basic medical, surgical and dental issues, such as vaccinations, spays and neuters, Animal Healthcare can also treat emergency injury and illness cases.
Our clinic is a comfortable and calm environment, allowing pets to relax as much as is possible while waiting to see the veterinarian. Our patient rooms are state of the art, clean, comfortable and efficient, and our expert team of veterinary professionals and clinic staff are dedicated to providing the absolute best care to you and your pet.
Animal Healthcare recognizes that pet owners who understand how they can take improve and maintain their pet’s general good health are more confident in caring for their pet, even when illness or injury does occasionally occur. Of course the very best veterinary care for your pet is preventative care, which includes ongoing nutrition consultation and problem prevention, as well as regular health check-ups. The clinic encourages pet owners to truly understand their pet’s health and what they can do to improve it, and to that end we provide a variety of resources to help pet owners better understand their pets, including different articles and pet videos. We are also always happy to answer questions over the phone or through email. There is no question too small or big, and some questions may be very important for your pet’s overall health and well being.
Establishing and Maintaining Your Pet’s Health
Regardless of your pet’s age and general health condition, we highly recommend that you bring your pet in at least once a year for a thorough check-up, which includes a complete physical exam as well as teeth and gum cleaning, if needed. This will enable us to assess your pet’s overall health, and annual examinations can help to detect problems before they have markedly affected your pet’s health, when they may be most easily remedied. It may be discovered that a change in your pet’s diet or exercise regimen will help them establish or maintain their health, and the veterinarian will be able to answer important questions that you have or are concerned about.
When arriving for an examination at Animal Healthcare, it is important to bring any medical history for your pet, as well as a list of any questions or concerns you would like to have addressed during your visit. If you have noticed any changes in your pet’s general habits, mannerisms or overall health, no matter how seemingly insignificant, it is important to share this information with the clinic and the veterinarian during your visit. Some of this information can prove to be very valuable to the veterinarian in trying to assess your pet’s overall health, or what physical conditions or ailments they may be suffering from.
If at any time you receive a suggestion or recommendation from the veterinarian or a clinic staff member that you do not understand or agree with, please communicate this to the veterinarian or clinic staff member. Your pet’s health may be influenced by whether you carry out these specific suggestions or recommendations, so it is important that you understand what is being asked, why it is being asked, and whether there are alternative ways to help your pet establish and maintain their good health. You have many possible choices when it comes to your pet’s life and health, and having all of the necessary information can help you make the choices that will be best for you and your pet.
While we work hard to accommodate all appointment requests, including requests for last-minute appointments, calling for advance appointments when possible will help ensure that we are available at a time that best meets your personal schedule needs.
Emergencies are accepted at any time during normal clinic hours, and you are encouraged to call Animal Healthcare immediately if you feel you are having an emergency with your pet. We may be able to help you over the phone, or recommend that you immediately bring your pet into the clinic. You can always just bring your pet directly to the clinic in an emergency, and our clinic staff will work closely with you to ensure that your pet is seen as quickly as possible. Animal Healthcare is open six days a week, with a licensed veterinarian and other clinic staff available to handle any emergency your pet may experience. Some pet emergencies may include household chemical or native plant poisoning, automobile injuries and chocolate ingestion.
In addition to pet emergencies, there may also be instances where you feel that while the situation is not life-threatening, your pet needs urgent care and cannot wait for a regular appointment. In these cases, our clinic staff and veterinarians will work hard to arrange a time to fit you in, in between regularly-scheduled appointments.
Seeing Your Pet During Treatment
It can be difficult to bring your pet into the hospital for any sort of medical procedure and have them taken away into the depths of the hospital while you wait anxiously, sometimes for a considerable period of time. Animal Healthcare is an open hospital, which means that owners are welcomed to remain with their pets during all medical procedures, including vaccinations and complex surgeries. In many cases, this can help in relaxing and calming a nervous pet so that the procedure moves forward more smoothly.
The Health of Your Pet
Animal Healthcare is dedicated to providing the best possible care for your pet, and for you. We understand how important your pet is to you, and seek to enhance your pet’s life by helping you establish and maintain the foundation for a healthy, happy life. If you have any questions about our clinic, our staff, or our services, please contact us.
Dr. Bishop Biography
Dr. Ray Bishop has loved animals from an early age. Growing up, he spent his summers on a working dairy farm. With long summer days spent caring for cattle, he developed a deep understanding and appreciation for animals that has carried forward through the rest of his life. When he reached junior high, he decided that he wanted to dedicate the rest of his life to being a veterinarian.
This decision on a career path led to Ray raising quarter horses in high school. Upon graduation, he entered the pre-veterinary program at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Having grown up with a strong work ethic, Ray worked for and paid his own way through his undergraduate degree. He also spent time helping at the school’s large animal clinic in order to gain hands-on experience with some of the best veterinarians in the country. His hard work then led to an immediate acceptance to the University of Illinois’s Veterinary School.
After completing with a degree as a Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine, Dr. Bishop immediately began working with an internationally-known veterinary surgeon. This invaluable experience inspired him to open his own veterinary emergency care clinic only eight months after completing college.
Dr. Bishop’s clinic was the first sole proprietor emergency clinic in the Chicago area. This broke new ground as being the first 24-hour emergency clinic operated by the same veterinarian. Up until this time, veterinarians had office hours during the day and you would have to go to a different clinic for emergency care if your pet was injured or sick outside of those hours. Dr. Bishop set a new standard by being a single care provider that could service animals in need at any time of the day or night.
In 1998, Dr. Bishop opened a new clinic in Naperville to provide care for dogs and cats. He is proud to help keep your pets healthy by providing a wide variety of routine and emergency medical services. Feel free to stop by to introduce your pets to Dr. Bishop today.
Dr. Raymond Bishop
Naperville Veterinarian | Animal Health Care P.C. | 630-305-7200
471 75th Street
Naperville, IL 60565