New to the Village of Morton Grove, Dr. Erich Roush, DVM, is the owner of Lavitt Animal Hospital. Originally founded in 1977 at 8450 Waukegan Road, Roush recently purchased the 40-year-old practice when founder Dr. Alan Lavitt retired. The facility is currently undergoing considerable remodeling and technical upgrades.
Roush brings significant experience to the practice. He received his undergraduate degree in Animal Science and his Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to the purchase of Lavitt, he was employed as a DVM with the prestigious Elmbrook Veterinary Clinic in Brookfield, Wis. Roush was inspired to become a veterinarian early in life. Having been raised with a variety of pets, he participated in his school’s job shadowing program at a local veterinary facility where he became a “kennel kid” and assisted with the facility’s community outreach activities. He frequently cared for his neighbor’s pets when they traveled out of town.
The transition for former Lavitt patients has gone very smoothly. In addition to bringing a modern perspective to veterinary medicine, Roush believes in the old fashioned personal approach.
“When examining a dog or cat, I prefer to have the pet’s owner present in the examination room for as long as possible, and to discuss all diagnoses and options in detail. This helps to develop a bond of trust between the owner, the pet and myself,” said Roush.
His “Point of Care” policy includes essential diagnostic services that are now completed in-house and in a very timely manner, such as blood work and ultrasound. Other newly updated equipment includes digital imaging and significantly improved anesthesia administration and monitoring, resulting in a dramatic increase in efficacy and safety. Roush has a special interest in patient education, canine/feline dentistry, surgical wellness and preventive care.
To help get acquainted, Lavitt Animal Hospital is currently offering a free first exam for dogs and cats. Call in advance to schedule an appointment.
Lavitt Animal Hospital is at 8450 Waukegan Road in Morton Grove. For more information, call (847) 965-2810 or visit their web site, http://www.lavittanimalhospital.com.