Loving Care Animal Hospital

Is this your veterinarian?

444 East Northwest Hwy
Palatine, IL 60074

Driving Directions

(847) 963-8887

www.lovingcareanimalhospital.net

Email: Office@lovingcareanimalhospital.net

  • Hours:
  • Mon-Tue, Fri: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wed, Thu: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am - 1:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • Please call to schedule an appointment 847-963-8887.

Loving Care because pets are family.

On behalf of our entire staff of Loving Care Animal Hospital, we would like to extend a warm welcome to our animal clinic and laser surgery center. Our goal is to provide the highest standard of veterinary care in a compassionate manner, to develop an open, honest alliance with our clients and to celebrate the human animal bond. We realize that your animal companions are beloved family members and we strive to treat them with special attention.

We strongly adhere to the belief that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Comprehensive physical examinations are recommended at least yearly with appropriate vaccinations for any diseases which your pet may be susceptible to. Senior Wellness Programs are designed to keep those pets over seven years happy and healthy into their golden years.

Mission Statement
Our Mission Statement at Loving Care Animal Hospital is to provide the highest standard of veterinary care in a compassionate manner, to develop an open, honest alliance with our clients and to celebrate the human animal bond. We realize that your animal companions are beloved family members and we strive to treat them with special attention. 


Loving Care Animal Hospital Services

  • Birds (Avian Medicine)
  • Dental Care
  • Grooming
  • Laser Surgery
  • Microchipping
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Rabbits and Small Mammals
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Reptiles
  • Senior Care
  • Training Classes
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams

Loving Care Animal Hospital Staff Profiles

Dr. Joanne L. Carlson

Veterinarian, Owner
     Dr. Joanne L. Carlson grew up on the northwest side of Chicago. She graduated from the University Of Illinois College Of Veterinary Medicine with honors in 1993. After several years in private practice, she became the Dupage County Animal Control Administrator, caring for shelter animals. Her special interest is exotic animals and she has completed an externship and fellowship at the Lincoln Park Zoo. In 1999, Dr. Carlson purchased Loving Care Animal Clinic in Rolling Meadows.
     In addition to managing the clinic, she currently serves on the ISVMA Board of Directors, which helps to promote public education and awareness about veterinary medicine.
     Dr. Carlson is a member of the Palatine Chamber of Commerce. She writes articles on animal health issues for local newspapers and does numerous speaking engagements at local schools, scouting events and pet shows.  Dr. Carlson has been featured in a child safety video, "Dogs, Cats & Big Kids." Also featured on CLTV’s Money Matters, Dr. Carlson shared tips on traveling with pets.
     Dr. Carlson resides in Rolling Meadows with her family; her daughter Theresa and twins Julia and Jonathan. Their pets include a dog, Molly, a cat, Betty, an anole, and a bunny named Charlie.
     In her spare time, Dr. Carlson enjoys spending time with her family and has run the Chicago marathon three times and participates in local triathlons.

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Education:
University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

Interests:
Exotic animal care & laser surgery

Dr. Betsy North

Dr. Betsy North grew up in Peoria, IL.  Spending many years in 4-H, she knew from an early age that she wanted to pursue veterinary medicine.  She graduated from the University of Illinois Veterinary College in 1997.  After spending a year practicing in a small town in central Illinois, she moved with her husband to the Chicago area.  For the past 15 years, she has practiced in Evanston, IL, treating dogs and cats on the North Shore.  Dr. North joined the Loving Care team in the Fall of 2011.  She enjoys providing compassionate, quality care for all life stages, with a special interest in pediatrics and animal behavior.  Dr. North is a member of the Chicago Veterinary Medicine Association, the Illinois State Veterinary Association, the American Veterinary Medicine Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association.

Dr. North moved to Rolling Meadows in 2002, and is happy to join a practice closer to home.  On her days off, she enjoys spending time with her family that includes 4 children, Spencer, Allen, Alexandra, and Elise.  The North family is active at Our Lady of the Wayside parish in Arlington Heights, where their children go to school.  When not at the clinic or acting as family chauffer, Dr. North likes to spend time cooking, fruit and vegetable gardening, and sketching.  She loves walking their dogs, Kirby and Lovebug, and playing with the family cats, Jill and Angel. 
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Education:
University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

Interests:
Pediatric care and animal behavior

Dr. Jeff Merrill

Dr. Merrill graduated from Ross University of Veterinary Medicine in 1995 and has been a part of the Loving Care Animal Hospital family since 2000.  When not doing relief work at Loving Care , he makes house calls for pets in St. Charles area.  He sees dogs and cats but has a special interest in exotic pets, such as birds, rabbits, ferrets, and reptiles.

Dr. Merrill, his wife, and two sons share their home with four cats- Mosel, LoveLucky, QuickieSwann, and BurryTomTom- along with a Moluccan Cockatoo named Willie.  In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music (mostly Aerosmith) and participating in Boy Scouts with his sons, who are also involved in video gaming, soccer, and cross country running.
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Education:
Ross Universtiy of Veterinary Medicine

Interests:
Exotic Animal Care