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Our History

(Winter day at the Animal Medical Center)

The Animal Medical Center of Itasca has been open since May of 1991.  Prior to being the Animal Medical Center, the building was the Itasca Post Office.  The hospital was opened by Dr. Jeffrey Deeke and the first employee was Cheryl Wright (now the Office Manager).  Since our beginning the Animal Medical Center of Itasca has strived to provide high quality, personalized medical care for our patients; with professional and courteous customer service for our clients.  Building our foundation on these two pillars has allowed us to grow to 5 doctors and about 20 support staff members.  Currently we serve over 8,000 patients in the Chicagoland area, all receiving the same personalized attention that our first patients back in 1991 enjoyed.

Over the years we have earned the respect of our clients as well as numerous awards including:

  • The Consumers Research Council of America’s Top Veterinarians Award
  • Chicago Magazine’s:  Areas Top Veterinarians 
  • Chicago’s Consumer’s Checkbook:  Top Rated Veterinary Clinics 
  • Talk of the Town Illinois:  Excellence in Customer Service 

(The Animal Medical Center building when it was the Itasca post office)