Bramer Animal Hospital provides veterinary service to Evanston, IL and the surrounding areas of Skokie, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glenview, Rogers Park, West Rogers Park, West Ridge, Edgewater, Lincoln Square, North Park, and Uptown. We are an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) certified hospital and have been so since 1939. AAHA is dedicated to establishing and maintaining the highest standards in veterinary medical and surgical care. We are routinely evaluated by trained professionals who insure our compliance with these standards. Again in 2010, after a rigorous inspection process, We have achieved re-certification for the next 3 years which is the highest level recognized by AAHA. We are proud of this achievement and the care we offer your pets.
Welcome to Bramer Animal Hospital
We are a Member of the Ammerican Association of Feline Practitioners
Bramer Animal Hospital is a proud member of The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). As such, we strive to improve the health and welfare of cats by supporting high standards of practice, continuing education, and scientific investigation.
We are a Member of Pet Partners
Pet Partners' Therapy Animal Program trains volunteers and screens volunteers and their pets for visiting animal programs in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, schools and other facilities. The program was established in 1990 to ensure that "both ends of the leash," people as well as animals ...
Purchasing Pet Drugs Online: Buyer Beware
Discount pet drugs— no prescription required” may appeal to pet owners surfing the Web, but FDA experts say it can be risky to buy drugs online from sites that tout this message and others like it... download and read full article
Pet Health Insurance Information
As time passes, pet health insurance options continue to evolve and for the consumer, become more and more competitive and beneficial. Sorting out the various issues of coverage can be difficult. The two websites alluded to can help this process. Although there are many companies, we recommend you look at Trupanion and Purina Care for health insurance for your pet.
Summer Health Tips for Pet Owners
As the summer heats up, use these 10 tips for summer safety for both pets and people:
Order Your Pet's Medication/Food from On-line Store With Home Delivery
We're excited to offer our clients the convenience of ordering their pet's medications and nutrition through our new on-line pharmacy with delivery directly to your home. You can be assured that all of your medications ordered here are the same manufacturers and guarantee's as we offer from our in-hospital pharmacy. Our veterinarians must approve prescription requests and pets needs to be a current patient of our hospital. We welcome you to click on the "Home Delivery" banner below to enroll your pet(s) and begin shopping!
2013 Licensure information
Go to www.cityofevanston.org/pet for pet licensure, dog beach and pooch park current information and requirements.
Toxicity in Pets
Seasonal Plant Toxicity: Visit this website (.pdf file) for current and timely information about these common questions.
Poisoning in Pets: For more information and for general information about treatment and prevention of animal poisonings you may contact on line the ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center. You might want to bookmark this page. For immediate poison information you can call 1-888-4ani-help.
Chocolate Toxicity in dogs. This seems to be a question we are frequently asked. Visit this informative website for more information.
2013 Preventive Health Program for Dogs
Annual and Bi-Annual Physical Examination
An annual physical examination and consultation is the cornerstone of preventive health maintenance for your pet. This includes a complete physical examination, assessment of your pet current health status and recommendations for appropriate immunizations, laboratory testing, diet, exercise, and other measures to improve the quality and longevity of life for your companion. This examination also establishes a doctor-client-patient relationship. This relationship allows us to better advise you on medical or behavioral problems for your pet.
2013 Preventive Health Program for Cats
- Annual Physical Examination and Health Consultation
- Purevax (feline only) Rabies (yearly)... Cook County legal requirement
- Feline upper respiratory and distemper (every 3 years for adult cats)
- Feline Leukemia (yearly if outdoor cat)
- Fecal Examination for intestinal parasites is recommended annually for those cats that go outdoors
- Heartworm prevention; intestinal parasite prevention and external parasite prevention should be considered in all outdoor cats
- Revolution applied monthly from May until November is recommended
- In cats over 8 years old, twice yearly complete examination is recommended. Laboratory screening may be suggested based on the results of the examination and owner preferences (e.g. to establish a "baseline" for future monitoring)
Traveling with Pets: For those of you who are planning to travel abroad with your pet, you must visit the USDA website for information about health requirements for the country you are visiting.
Pet Health Insurance: Bramer Animal Hospital Ltd. does not endorse any pet health insurance company. We feel that pet health insurance is appropriate for many clients and patients and encourage you to make comparisons between the companies and their products.
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Canine Influenza Information
With much discussion about human influenze (flu) it is interesting to note that there exists a canine influenza virus also. It is not transmissible to humans, but there seems to be a fair amount of confusion as to whether one should vaccinate one's dog for this problem or not. Currently we are recommending you wait on this. Please read our position on this current topic in preventive medicine... ( - 88Kb - )
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