Archives for Blum Animal Hospital

Aha for AAHA – Understanding Accreditation

On all of Blum Animal Hospital’s materials, we proudly display that we are AAHA Accredited, but some of our clients may not know what this means. In all aspects of the hospital, we strive to be the best and are proud that we won Best Vet in the city by the Chicago Reader five of the past six years.
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A day in the life of…a Veterinary Assistant!

What do the Veterinary Assistants do? Veterinary Assistants are responsible for handling animals while they are at Blum as well as managing the upkeep of the hospital. Every one of the Assistants goes through a strict two week training session with instruction and guidance on low stress handling of dogs/cats, and anesthetic recovery. But most importantly, the Veterinary Assistants assist the pets! Everything they do revolves around our clients’ furry family members and making sure they feel safe and comfortable when they are at Blum. The Assistants do everything they can to make all pets feel secure – from adding Feliway to
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When it’s good to be chippy!

At least once or twice a week we get calls about people who have lost their pets and our lost pet board is always full.  It’s crucial to try and reunite owner and pet in a timely manner. One of the easiest ways to do this is by having your pet microchipped.
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