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Serving Hillside Pets
Since 1955

Your Pet’s First Visit: Simple, Convenient & Enjoyable

Veterinary assistants at Hillchester Animal Hospital

Hillchester Animal Hospital wants to make your first visit simple and convenient. We offer online access to forms, appointment scheduling, our hospital policies, and Pricing & Payment.

New Client Form

To make your first visit as easy possible, we ask that you fill out the new client form before visiting the clinic. You may download and print the form at home and bring it with you to your pet’s first appointment.

New Client Form

In addition, you may schedule your appointments online for the ultimate in convenience. We look forward to meeting you and your pet and providing you with excellent care and service.

Hillchester Animal Hospital Hours

We are open six days a week to serve you. Our hospital hours are:

  • Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Our doors open at 8 a.m., with appointments beginning at 9 a.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Appointment Policy

To allow ample time for all patients and scheduled surgical procedures, we operate primarily by appointment. Call the hospital to discuss your scheduling needs.

In the event of an emergency with your pet, please bring him or her in immediately. While no appointment is necessary for emergencies, we can be prepared for your arrival if you call ahead. Emergency cases receive top priority, which is why occasional appointment delays are inevitable. We always make a sincere attempt to see each client on time.

When our hospital is closed and you have an emergency, we recommend calling a veterinary emergency facility.

Leash/Carrier Policy

While we make every effort to provide a comfortable setting for our patients and pet owners, some dogs and cats can be a little uneasy about new people, new surroundings, and other pets.

For the safety of our patients and their people, we ask you to restrain your pets. All animals should be controlled on a leash or secured in a pet carrier before entering the waiting room, and kept contained until instructed by our staff.

Budget-Friendly Preventive Care

Regular preventive care is essential for the continued health of your pets. Our prevention plans saves you money on the total cost of recommended wellness care and treatments. Best of all, these plans feature budget-friendly monthly payment options, making it easy to manage your veterinary health care costs.

Why Do Pets Need Preventive Care?

Vaccinations help healthy pets stay healthy. Vaccinating your dog or cat is the simplest way to keep many contagious and devastating diseases at bay. We’ll work with you to recommend a vaccination schedule that is appropriate for your pet.

Diseases can creep up quickly and quietly. Pets age much more rapidly than we do. So even if they look perfectly healthy, illness and disease could be lurking undetected. Physical exams and diagnostic tests are crucial for finding problems not visible to the naked eye.

Prevention is the key to better health. Preventive care can improve your pet’s quality of life and add more healthy years. Wellness and preventive care is essential for detecting diseases early on, before they become more serious—and more expensive.

Learn about our recommendations for pet health care:

Call us at (708) 449‑6300 for more details.