Learn About Our Joliet Animal Hospital
As certified pet medical experts, our staff is dedicated to discovering the root of your pet’s health concerns. We aim to provide top-quality customer service backed by exceptional pet care.
A dog and cat clinic established in 1987, Essington Road Animal Hospital has served the pets of Joliet and the surrounding area with care. Begun by Dr. Mamdouh H. Abou-Youssef, the current hospital was built in 1994 as demand grew. The hospital is now managed by his son Dr. Adam M. Abou-Youssef, BVM&S with associate veterinarian Dr. Christine Kilpatrick, DVM.
Experts of Pet Wellness
Our high standards enable us to provide the devoted care that your pet deserves. We know trusting your pet’s health with a stranger can be difficult, which is why we make our best effort to get to know our pet parents and patients on a more personal level. We implement diagnostic imaging alongside laboratory services to provide pet parents with a well-defined diagnosis. Should a veterinary emergency occur, we make our best effort to see pet patients promptly and provide care as soon as possible.
As a veterinary practice, we know that by providing our pet parents with a thorough understanding of numerous pet conditions, we are empowering them to make more informed decisions regarding their pet’s treatment. Through comprehensive exams and investigative practice, we can express our concerns about your pet’s health and propose a knowledgeable solution.
The Veterinary Oath
After acquiring our veterinary degree, we were required to pass the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE). In doing so, we have taken the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) oath:
"Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine,
[we] solemnly swear to use [our] scientific knowledge and skills
for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health,
the relief of animal suffering,
the conservation of livestock resources,
the promotion of public health
and the advancement of medical knowledge.
[We] will practice [the] profession conscientiously, with dignity
and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.
[We] accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement
of [our] professional knowledge and competence."
A Positive Experience
Our veterinary office focuses on treating the issue at hand but doesn’t neglect additional health concerns a pet may be exhibiting. Our knowledgeable, friendly staff is here to provide a comprehensive medical examination while making the experience enjoyable.
If your pet is overdue for their annual wellness exam, schedule an appointment with us today. Catching medical concerns before they develop opens your pet up to further treatment options that could save their life!