Vernon Hills Animal Hospital

1260 South Butterfield
Mundelein, IL 60060

(847)367-4070

www.vhah.com

Meet Our Newest Patients!

The purpose of this page is to show off our newest patients. These are mostly cute puppies and kittens, with the occasional rabbit, small mammal, lizard, or turtle. Check back regularly to see who's new!  If your pet isn't on this page, we apologize--we occasionally have to remove some pictures that have been up for a while to make room for new ones.

If we took your pet's picture and you don't see it here but would like it here, just call the office (or email us at VHAH@Comcast.net) and let us know. We'll do our best to oblige.

 

 

"Foxie" (this orange and white one) and "Cheetah" (the next tabby cat) are 19- and 15-week-old, respectively, domestic shorthair kittens and new members of the Ludwig family. They love everything and everything is exciting to them. They're always jumping and climbing around. They spend much of their time on their new cat tower.

July 11, 2018

"Cheetah" (this tabby cat) and "Foxie" (the next orange and white one) and are 15- and 19-week-old, respectively, domestic shorthair kittens and new members of the Ludwig family. They love everything and everything is exciting to them. They're always jumping and climbing around. They spend much of their time on their new cat tower.

July 11, 2018

"Ryder" is a 14-week-old Pitbull Mix and newest member of the Heidbreder family. He loves other dogs and is a big cuddler. He also loves his treats and taking naps with dad. With the hot weather, Ryder has discovered the joy of playing in the water.

July 9, 2018

"Adikai"is a 6-month-old Labrador Retriever. The Davis family got him from a friend with little known history. He was friendly and enjoyed his treats during his first exam on July 5. Adikai hasn't learned how to stop running yet so hhe sometimes smashes in to walls and cars.

July 5, 2018

"Vito" is a 19-week-old German Shepherd Mix and new member of the Novotny family. He enjoys eating and laying outside on his dirt hill soaking in the sun. His big sister is his best friend.

June 28, 2018

"Greta" is an adorable and friendly, 9-week-old Vizsla puppy and new member of the Settles household. She came from a breeder and did great on her 7-hour drive home just yesterday. She loves her toy duck (she is a bird dog after all). Greta slept last night with her back half on the dog bed and her front half on the floor, like she missed the target.

June 20, 2018

"Clybourn Wells" is a playful and energetic 11-week-old kitten and new member of the Brautigam family. He came from a rescue and joins a household with an 11-year-old cat and two 13-year-old dogs. He was locked in a bedroom until he could be checked out by us to make sure he didn't bring anything contagious into the house. He escaped twice before his family noticed how. There is a cutout above the door that they thought he couldn't reach, but he scaled a shelf and jumped across. They blocked it with styrofoam and he pushed that out, so they taped it in. He's going to be very entertaining as he grows.

June 13, 2018

"Sawyer" is a 20-week-old Puggle (Pug-beagle mix) and new member of the Tomi family. When playing with another dog he got hip checked into the family pool and learned how to swim real fast, but he was bold and confident and kept right on playing. His favorite toy is a squeaky raccoon almost as big a he is. Again, with his confidence he likes play-confronting things that are bigger than he is.

June 6, 2018

“Milo” is a 13-week-old Terrier mix – probably – and new member of the Aviles household.  When he runs he’s floppy, sideways, and clumsy, but adorable.  His favorite toy is his little ducky.  When he jumps off of things he looks like Superman because he aims up and stretches out. On walks, he likes to randomly sit like there’s no place to go or be.

May 23, 2018

"Kirby," a 10 week old Malti-Poo (Maltese-Poodle cross), is the newest addition to the Murphy family. This little guy was enthusiastic and excited about his first vet visit, and enjoyed getting treats. At home he loves to snuggle with his new owners, and after napping will get a burst of energy and run around, chewing on Mom's pant legs and feet. He likes his squeaky toys, rubbery chew toys, and his puzzle treat toy. At this young age, he already sleeps through the night, and seems very happy in his new home.

May 21, 2018

"April" is a tiny 6-week-old Pomeranian mix puppy and new member of the Castro household. She only weighted 2.5 pounds! Her favorite toy is a tiny teddy bear that was given to her by the family's daughter.

May 14, 2018

"Ollie Blue" is an 11-week-old Blue healer mix and new member of the Giardina family. He's trying to convince Kylie, the 9-year-old Cattle Dog, to love him but she's not convinced yet. Ollie jumps on Kylie's tail while she is sleeping and she's not real happy about that habit.

May 8, 2018

"Cooper" is a 9-week-old Boxer puppy and new member of the Kolb family. He is joined by his real bother, "Max," same age and breed (next photo). The two pups are best buds and love playing tug of war. Cooper will bark all night long and is more of a nibbler than Max. Copper will also try to take over the food. Max is a very good calm boy.

May 1, 2018

"Max" is a 9-week-old Boxer puppy and new member of the Kolb family. He is joined by his real bother, "Cooper," same age and breed (last photo). The two pups are best buds and love playing tug of war. Max is a very good calm boy. He was the last pick of the litter because he was the largest. His new family was only going to take Max home but saw that Cooper was the last of the litter and so they adopted him as well.

May 1, 2018

"Ollie" is an adorable, friendly little 9-week-old Teddy Bear. He's a new enough member of the Highland family that they didn't have any stories to share yet, but we're looking forward to hearing how he's settling in on his next visit.

May 1, 2018

"Felix" is a sweet, 8-week-old Cockapoo who just joined the Frantz household. He currently lives with Charley, the 8-year-old Goldendoodle who is acting like a disgruntled uncle for the time being, but Felix will be moving away to Saint Louis in a few months. His favorite toys are bandanas, which he likes to carry around but usually trips on them. Felix is named after the Harry Potter potion; check out his Insatagram account @felixfeliciscockapoo.

April 25, 2018

"Prince" is an 8-week-old German Shepherd and new member of the Ramirez family. He's stubborn and he also likes to be carried, something that will be a challenge once he's full grown. He plays hard and sleeps hard. He's smart enough to drag his bed around in order to find the sunbeam, and his favorite toy is a stuffed doggie, the ear of which he has already chewed off.

April 25, 2018

"Dante" is a 10-week-old Chihuahua puppy and new member of the Uvera family. Look how happy his new owner is! In addition to a loving family, Dante has a new best friend in "Boss," a 5-year-old pitbull. The two dogs love to sleep all cuddled up together, and Boss always leaves a few kibbles in his bowl for Dante even though Dante has his own food bowl.

April 25, 2018

"Otter" is a 9-week-old Dachshund puppy who just joined the Mione family. His favorite toy is a beaver. He potty pad trained himself in just a week; if he needs to go potty while playing he runs right over to the pads. He also likes to sleep right on peoples' faces.

April 17, 2018

"Leo" is a 7-month-old Poodle puppy and new member of the Kim household. He has a stick that is his favorite toy, but he also loves to play with his food puzzle that gives him treats when he rolls it around.

April 6, 2018

"Henry" is a 17-week-old Miniature Golden Doodle puppy and new member of the McDermott family. He discovered that he likes to play with toilet paper now. He found some yesterday in the upstairs and dragged it all the way back to the family downstairs in the living room. He left a nice trail of toilet paper behind him.

March 20, 2018

"Addie" is a 16-week-old Border Terrier mix and new member of the Natonton household. She has an older sister at home who she loves to antagonize and play with. She loves Wubba which is a squeaky tennis ball and a skunk squeaky toy.

March 16, 2018

"Rocky" is a 5-month-old Siberian Husky mix and new member of the Kokorevich family. They say he is a big trouble maker at home; he had a lot of toys before but he destroys them within a couple days. He also lost his bed because he recently destroyed that too. Obviously Rocky has a lot of energy.

March 6, 2018

"Kii" (pronounced "Key") is an 11-week-old domestic shorthair kitten and new member of the Lee household. He hasn't been home long enough to generate any cute stories or choose a favorite toy, but he's cute as a button and we look forward to providing his routine health care and getting him started on the right foot.

March 5, 2018

"Nashville," or "Nash" for short, is the newest member of the Sandberg family. He's a one-year-old "Newfoundland mix," but we think he looks more shepherd-like. He was originally rescued in Tennessee, thus the name, and when his new family visited the rescue he went straight to the kids and ignored the adults. He practices southern hospitality: he picked out his own giant doggie bed at the pet store, but then turned it over to Summit, his new canine brother and other dog in the family.

February 28, 2018

"Patrick" is a 9-year-old Munchkin cat and new member of the Kamensky household. His new owner is a saint for adopting an older cat with a history of medical issues, but he's so happy now. Patrick is very food oriented, so much so that his owner had to buy an expensive garbage can to keep him out of the garbage looking for scraps. His favorite toy is anything that dangles on a string.

February 21, 2018

"Sakura" (this longhair) and "Tsunadae" (next shorthair) are two 13-week-old Siamese kittens and new members of the Davis family. The Davises bought the kittens a bunch of expensive toys but they ignore those toys and prefer to play with grocery bags. They love to wake up their new Dad when he's taking a nap.

February 17, 2018

"Tsunadae" (this shorthair) and "Sakura" (last longhair) are two 13-week-old Siamese kittens and new members of the Davis family. The Davises bought the kittens a bunch of expensive toys but they ignore those toys and prefer to play with grocery bags. They love to wake up their new Dad when he's taking a nap.

February 17, 2018

"Brody" is a 15-week-old Australian Cattle Dog mix and new member of the Suchomel family. He loves to play in the snow. The first day home he just stared at the snow but now he likes to dive into it. He has a lot of toys at home but his favorite ones seem to be the stuffed animals.

February 14, 2018

"Hamilton" is a 9-week-old Golden Retriever and new member of the Hillier family. He loves to chew on a red chew toy, plastic cups, and boxes. His favorite activity is to climb into boxes and scoot them around house.

February 9, 2018

"Bash" is a 16-week-old Alaskan Malamute mix and new member of the Wall family. His owners describe him as a klutz but we think he just has a lot of growing to do. He was climbing a snow pile in the warming weather and his front foot sunk in to the elbow, causing him to summersault down the pile and land in a heap. The back yard has three levels and he tried to jump to the top but hit the vertical part and slid down into the snow. His favorite toy is a stuffed wolf he got for Valentines Day.

February 20, 2018

"Maisie" is a happy, outgoing, 12-week-old, fluffy Golden Retriever puppy and new member of the VanAman Family. She slides down the stirs on her tummy and loves tummy rubs, which make her hind foot kick like crazy. She is terrorizing the cat Archie, but we think they will become friends over time.

February 14, 2018

"Gracie" is a 13-week-old Labrador mix puppy who just joined the Hutchison family. She's springy, fun, and loves to jump and play. Gracie already knows how to sit on command. She chews a little but loves to give kisses with her crooked tongue.

February 1, 2018

"Luke" is a 2-year-old labrador who came from a rescue and joined the Heier family last week. His original family in another state had to give him up due to illness and sent a touching note about how much they loved him and how hard is was to give him up; it warned that he was afraid of the dark and should have someone with him when he goes out at night. He's calm and friendly and cooperative, and sometimes acts like a hunting dog, pointing at animals or things that move like pink flags and holding until his family reacts. His favorite toy is an octopus that he plays tug of war with.

January 31, 2018

"Duck" is a 2-year-old Tortoiseshell cat who was adopted from a rescue by the Peck family. She's only been home for less than a week but is settling in nicely. Duck is great with the grandkids and loves to play with them. They chase her, then she turns around and chases them. Her favorite toy is a catnip ball with feathers. She liked her treats during her visit and jumped up on the counter to sniff the pouch.

January 30, 2017

"Smokey" is a handsome, blue-eyed, 14-week-old Rag Doll kitten and new member of the Clatch family. Soon after arriving is his new home, he took an adorable nap in the girls' Barbie Dream House on the doll bed! His favorite toy is the bird on a string that he loves to chase. He has a new big brother adult cat, 12-year-old Baggins, and the two get along pretty well for new friends.

January 27, 2018

"Leia" is an 8-week-old, blue-eyed Pitbull puppy who just joined the Gomez household. She likes to listen to music and will cuddle with her owner and lick her face when her favorite artist Chris Stapleton comes on. Her favorite toy is a rope with a ball at the end. Leia is smart and already has learned how to offer her paw on command.

January 17, 2018

"Strawberry," a 6-month-old calico kitten, is the newest addition to the Lara family. This is a lucky little kitty who now has three girls who love playing with her and taking care of her at home. She enjoys playing with balls and her feather toy, is very sweet to everyone, and loves jumping up high and being on the lookout.

January 12, 2018

"Simba" is a sweet and friendly 7-month-old Jack Russell mix with a curly tail who joined the Royzengurt family 2 months ago. He originally came from a rescue down south. Like many terriers he likes to sleep completely under the blankets and one time got tangled up where his owners couldn't find him. His favorite toy is a little stuffed Simba the Lion.

January 11, 2018