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Lavitt Animal Hospital is a one doctor practice providing personalized compassionate care for you and your pet. Dr. Alan Lavitt offers as much appointment time as you need to fully understand your pet's health condition and to answer any questions. Lavitt Animal Hospital provides complete laboratory services, diagnostic radiography, surgery and microchipping. Your pet's treatment options will always be discussed with you.
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Phone: (847) 965-2816

Fax: (847) 965-2816

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Parking: Lot, Free

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes


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The Best Vet I ever had

I have 2 dogs, a King Charles as well as a Chihuahua and Dr LaVitt has done an outstanding job treating and recomending treatments for my dogs. I have used other vets for my previous dogs, but through a recomendation of a friend, I took my King Charles to him to be spayed. From then I I was hooked by how kind and patient he was with my dogs. On every visit, he spends quality time withme and my daughters answering any and all of our questions. He is truely an animal lover and cares so much. After both of my dogs spay treatment as well as when one of my dogs was treated for eating chocalate, he called after each treament to make sure the dogs were doing well. I feel I can really trust Dr Lavitt.



Our Favorite Vet

Dr. Lavitt is such a sincere, caring, and honest vet. He has taken good care of our dogs. When there is a problem, we can always get right in. He gives us so much valuable information, advice, and instruction. He does not overcharge!

He is so good with our dogs, loving them and talking to them. We always look forward to going to Dr. Lavitt's office.



Quality Care by Dr. Lavitt!

We have been taking our pets to Dr. Lavitt for 28 years, and have always been extremely satisfied with the care provided by Dr. Lavitt. He is intelligent and extremely thorough in his instructions and explanations. He is very compassionate to the needs of both the animal and the family. We moved out of the area 20 years ago and have continued to bring our pets to Dr. Lavitt becuse we know we can trust his judgement, and his great humanity. I would highly reccomend Dr. Lavitt and his staff to anyone looking for a warm environment where you and your pet can feel at home.



A Client for 23 years

I have been a client of Dr. Lavitt's for 23 years. He is a kind, thorough and a totally professional vet. He lets me handle my own dogs during exams and has never pushed a treatment of which I have had doubts. Plus, he has always gone the extra mile for me by doing additional research regarding treatments so I could make informed decisions if I ever had questions. I highly recommend Dr. Lavitt to anyone who loves their pet.



Professional and Caring

We have used Dr. Lavitt for many years. We highly recommend him and his hospital services. Dr. Lavitt's manner and professionalism shine in times of routine care and tragic circumstances. Anyone who has a pet they love can surely trust in the best of care from Dr. Lavitt.



Personalized Service

Thanks Dr. Lavitt for all the wonderful care and personalized service you have provided to us and all of our dogs over the years. We will always remember the warmth and sensitivity you showed when we had to make the difficult decision to put our first dog to sleep after a long drawn out illness, and the great care and advice you have given us with our dogs now. Thanks again !



Outstanding Care

I discovered that we are getting the best personal care for our pets at the Lavitt Animal Hospital! A close friend of mine was very surprised that Dr. Lavitt personally performs all of the procedures that are required for every animal patient. She told me that many of the procedures performed on her pets are done by a vet. technician. I am so grateful for the personal attention, the great concern and the vast knowledge that Dr. Lavitt has and that he always takes a lot of time and care when examining my pets and doing routine procedures on them. For example, he personally drains our dog's glands, examines her thoroughly and gently, and takes time to ask me if I have any questions for him. Since Dr. Lavitt has been our family vet for 25 years, I took all this for granted. But now, I am so grateful that our pets are always examined and cared for by a real vet.! Also, when we have had a pet emergency, Dr. Lavitt has always made time to respond instantly and compassionately to our needs. For example, once our dog got out of our yard because a repairman left our gate open. I alerted the neighbors and 15 people were searching for our dog. One neighbor saw our dog get "clipped" by a car on Golf Rd. She fell down but got up again and returned home. I was frantic! I called Dr. Lavitt! He examined her within minutes. I can never express my gratitude for his help at a time like this. So, I am very happy to say that I will never take the outstanding care we get from Dr. Lavitt for granted again!



poor service, unsanitary

The outward appearance of the facility appears unkept and in disrepair. The doors were smudged, the floors looked as though it has not been swept or mopped in over a month, and for a facilty that services our furry pals.... that is a significant amount of fur and dust. The secretary is rude, unprofessional and seemed incompetant at her secretarial duties. When I asked about potential complications of the routine spaying my puppy was going in for, she answered in a defensive way. "Like What?" I received no satisfactory answer. She then asked me to sign a waiver in case of death from the anesthesia. She also would've let me walk out of the office without my puppy's post op medications. Lucky for me that I knew through my research of the procedure I should have at least recieved pain medication. In addition, I also asked for documentation of my dog's up to date vaccination record. She handed me an incomplete record because she was too lazy to read the small print of the fax from the petstore's records. Lucky for me I knew for a fact my dog received the kennel cough vaccine or she would have let me walk out with an incomplete vaccination record which I needed in order to get city dog tags.

Dr. Lavitt seemed friendly enough, but I was not satisfied with his health assessment of my puppy prior to her procedure. He didn't even look over the vaccination record to ensure that it was up to date. The previous vet we saw had a digital scale to measure my puppy's weight exactly. Dr. Lavitt used a bathroom scale. He did a cursory check up of heart, lungs and bowels, but didn't look at her eyes, nose, ears, etc. The last vet I went to, I felt she did a more thourough checkup.

When I picked her up, she smelled awful! As though she had been kept in a cage that had not been cleaned after its last occupant.

He also didn't dispense much information regarding what I could expect from the procedure. I had no idea what follow up care to do. I was so worried about my dog when I took her home. I had to look up what to expect online and called Animal 911 to make sure what was happening to my dog was normal.

Overall, I don't trust Dr. Lavitt at all.

claimed iconBusiness Response01/26/2010

Lin, I appreciate your opinion but I would have preferred a phone call directly to me at the time of your concern.  I realize that we met only once and in those thirty minutes I spent examining Nutmeg and answering your questions you did not get an in depth knowledge of me or of the animal hospital. The complaints that you raised are ones that I have not heard from my many loyal and satisfied clients who I have served since 1974. However, I will look into this matter. Feel free to call me if you would like to discuss this further.

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Phone: (847) 965-2810

Address: 8450 Waukegan Rd, Morton Grove, IL 60053

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