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          What's New At Preiser Animal Hospital


For you early risers, we will be open from 8am - 1pm for walk-ins on Saturdays.  

​We will take our last client/patient in the door at 12:30pm

Our hours are:

Monday and Thursday 9-7pm

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9-5:30pm

Saturday 8-1pm

Sunday Closed

We take our last walk-in 30 minutes before we close.

In case of emergency AFTER HOURS please contact:

Veterinary Specialty Center   847.459.7535


   Blue Pearl Northfileld 847.564.5775     

We are now taking appointments Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Please call to schedule an appointment.      WE WILL ALWAYS ACCEPT WALK-INS MONDAY-SATURDAY                                  

Located in Northbrook, IL the veterinarians at Preiser Animal Hospital are committed to your pet's health. Northbrook based Preiser Animal Hospital excels in the science of Veterinary medicine and was founded in 1965 by Dr. Herbert Preiser. In 2007 Dr Herbert Preiser retired and his daughter, Kristine took over as the head veterinarian and medical director.   

Preiser Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital whose mission is to provide the highest standard of veterinary care for pets. We provide friendly, informative, and supportive services for you and your pet, while maintaining a superior working environment for our employees.

Preiser Animal Hospital offers the Northbrook animal community veterinary services as well as medical, surgical, and dental veterinary care during clinic hours. With an in-house pharmacy, access to specialists, and boarding.  Preiser Animal Hospital is well-equipped to serve all of your pet's health and medical care. 


It is our mission here at Preiser Animal Hospital to provide our patients with the best care.  We have implemented some changes here at Preiser Animal Hospital to help us provide your pet the best medicine while minimizing his/her stress.  If you were in over the last 6-8 months you may have heard classical music playing in the exam rooms.  These music boxes play the proper frequencies of music to minimize stress and anxieties for our pets, and us in turn.  You may also notice that in recent months we have added non-slip mats and towels on the exam room table tops.  These help to make our smaller pets more comfortable during their exams.  We have added diffusers to each of the exam rooms.  These diffusers release cat and dog pheromones that lessen the anxieties of our pets.  We also recommend bringing your pet in a little hungry or with his or her favorite treats.  We use a lot of positive reinforcement with the animals in the form of treats.  They make great distractions while we are giving vaccines or trimming toenails!  Hopefully your little furry friend will look forward to his or her future vet visits with us!!

Community Services

Preiser Animal Hospital works closely with the community to help local animal shelters. In 2002, Dr. Herbert Preiser founded Heartland Animal Shelter which is located in the building next door to the clinic. The shelter now finds homes for over 1000 animals per year and has been gaining recognition of one of the top animal shelters in the Chicago area. Continuing her father's work, Dr. Kristine Preiser volunteers her time as the shelter veterinarian to perform many of the spays and neuters for the shelter, as well as oversees all medical care for the animals while they are waiting to find their forever homes. To find out more please visit them at www.heartlandanimalshelter.net.

Your Pets....Our Family!

We are open for walk-in appointments during normal business hours and on Saturdays.  We are available for scheduled surgeries and dental procedures Monday through Friday.

Ask us about our Class IV Laser!!!

In December 2011 we added a Class IV Therapy Laser to our arsenal of tools to treat:

          -Pain Relief

          - Wound Healing

          - Arthritis

          - Cystitis

          - Otitis

          - Intervertebral Disc Disease

          - Skin Infections/Hot spots

          - Degenerative Joint Disease

          - Lick Granulomas

          - Periodontal Disease/Gingivitis

The therapy laser can help ease the pain of arthritis without the use of medication or surgery.  It also speeds healing following surgery or an injury.  This FDA-approved laser uses deep-penetrating light waves to stimulate both the release of endorphines to ease pain and increase circulation to reduce inflammation and expedite healing.  We can finally improve your pet's quality of life without the use of oral medications and the unwanted side effects that those bring.  We use it with nearly every surgery patient that comes thru our door to ensure that they remain as comfortable as possible during their recovery.  If you are interested in learning more about this cutting-edge tool, please call to speak with one of our staff members. 


"Preiser Animal Hospital will do our absolute best to welcome you to a friendly atmosphere, while treating you, your animals, and one another with the utmost compassion, respect and care.  We strive to provide our patients quality and progressive medicine during illness and in health.  Our mission is to provide a service of preventative and natural wellness for your animal from the very young to the senior stages of life...with a smile."

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