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Lakewood Animal Hospital

Lakewood Animal Hospital

1301 Lakewood Drive | Morris, IL 60450

Call 815-513-2496
Monday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Veterinary Wellness Exams
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Dental Care
  • Specialty Services
  • Boarding
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Bird Vet
  • Emergency Veterinary Clinic
  • Exotic Animal Vet
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

Welcome to Lakewood Animal Hospital!
We are a leading veterinary hospital providing a full-range of services for the pets of Morris, IL, as well as surrounding areas. Offering exceptional care to dogs, cats, and exotic pets, we are dedicated to compassionate and high-quality veterinary medicine.

Since 1992, our team of veterinary professionals has offered expertise and unrivaled clinical care at our modern and welcoming facility. No matter if your companion has fur, feathers, or scales, our talented team strives to further responsible pet ownership through preventative care and cutting-edge technology. Committed to your pet’s complete health, we offer services ranging from wellness exams to advanced surgical procedures and boarding.

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Dr. Miller is inspecting a dog's ears for signs of infection. Dr. Miller is inspecting a dog's ears for signs of infection.
Dr. Miller is examining a dog's teeth at Lakewood Animal Hospital. He is looking for signs of dental disease, one of the most common pet ailments. If any issues are detected, we can follow through with dental x-rays and a professional cleaning. Dr. Miller is examining a dog's teeth at Lakewood Animal Hospital. He is looking for signs of dental disease, one of the most common pet ailments. If any issues are detected, we can follow through with dental x-rays and a professional cleaning.
Regular wellness visits are the foundation of a successful preventative care plan. At Lakewood Animal Hospital, we recommend your bring your pet in once to twice a year, depending on age and existing health conditions. Regular wellness visits are the foundation of a successful preventative care plan. At Lakewood Animal Hospital, we recommend your bring your pet in once to twice a year, depending on age and existing health conditions.
At Lakewood Animal Hospital, we believe in the power of preventative health care! By putting emphasis on the prevention of disease, we help your pet maintain his or her optimal health for a long and happy life. At Lakewood Animal Hospital, we believe in the power of preventative health care! By putting emphasis on the prevention of disease, we help your pet maintain his or her optimal health for a long and happy life.
Did you know that dogs and cats age the equivalent of five to ten years in one human year? This means that annual wellness visits are especially important for our pets. Did you know that dogs and cats age the equivalent of five to ten years in one human year? This means that annual wellness visits are especially important for our pets.
Lakewood Animal Hospital offers a full range of preventative care services, including wellness exams, vaccinations, parasite control, nutritional counseling, microchipping, and more! Call us today to schedule your pet's next visit. Lakewood Animal Hospital offers a full range of preventative care services, including wellness exams, vaccinations, parasite control, nutritional counseling, microchipping, and more! Call us today to schedule your pet's next visit.
All of our doctors and technicians are passionate about pets, and you can be sure your pet will be treated with the best care possible! All of our doctors and technicians are passionate about pets, and you can be sure your pet will be treated with the best care possible!
At Lakewood Animal Hospital, our medical team strives to make every visit stress-free for you and your pet. Our veterinary technicians are trained to handle pets gently, using methods proven to reduce stress and make your pet's appointment run smoothly. At Lakewood Animal Hospital, our medical team strives to make every visit stress-free for you and your pet. Our veterinary technicians are trained to handle pets gently, using methods proven to reduce stress and make your pet's appointment run smoothly.
Dental health is a key component of your pet's overall health. If left untreated, dental disease can spread and infect your pet's heart, lungs, kidneys, and other vital body organs. Dental health is a key component of your pet's overall health. If left untreated, dental disease can spread and infect your pet's heart, lungs, kidneys, and other vital body organs.
Our caring & passionate veterinarians are committed to providing the best veterinary care available for the pets of Morris, IL. Our caring & passionate veterinarians are committed to providing the best veterinary care available for the pets of Morris, IL.
Dr. Miller is taking a look at this patient's teeth. If he observes any issues, he may recommend further dental work. Lakewood Animal Hospital is equipped to perform safe, complete dental cleanings and tooth extractions on-site. Dr. Miller is taking a look at this patient's teeth. If he observes any issues, he may recommend further dental work. Lakewood Animal Hospital is equipped to perform safe, complete dental cleanings and tooth extractions on-site.
Lakewood Animal Hospital is committed to helping your pet feel his best through every stage of his life. As pets age, we are here to provide the hands-on veterinary care they need to promote a healthy, long, and active life. Lakewood Animal Hospital is committed to helping your pet feel his best through every stage of his life. As pets age, we are here to provide the hands-on veterinary care they need to promote a healthy, long, and active life.
This well-behaved patient is having his pulmonary health checked. At Lakewood Animal Hospital, a thorough physical exam is part of every wellness visit to ensure your pet is in optimal health. This well-behaved patient is having his pulmonary health checked. At Lakewood Animal Hospital, a thorough physical exam is part of every wellness visit to ensure your pet is in optimal health.
We love our patients, and our patients love us! At Lakewood Animal Hospital, our doctors & staff strive to make every visit a pleasant and stress-free experience for you and your pet. We love our patients, and our patients love us! At Lakewood Animal Hospital, our doctors & staff strive to make every visit a pleasant and stress-free experience for you and your pet.
This happy pup knows he's in good hands at Lakewood Animal Hospital! We continuously strive to enhance the services we provide and the education of our staff in order to deliver the highest level of veterinary care for the pets of Morris. This happy pup knows he's in good hands at Lakewood Animal Hospital! We continuously strive to enhance the services we provide and the education of our staff in order to deliver the highest level of veterinary care for the pets of Morris.
At Lakewood Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are. We endeavor to provide the highest standard of veterinary care, delivered with compassion and respect for every animal. At Lakewood Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are. We endeavor to provide the highest standard of veterinary care, delivered with compassion and respect for every animal.
Dr. Miller is examining a cat's eyes, looking for abnormalities such as unusual coloration, discharge, or light response. Checking the eyes is just one part of a comprehensive wellness exam at Lakewood Animal Hospital. Dr. Miller is examining a cat's eyes, looking for abnormalities such as unusual coloration, discharge, or light response. Checking the eyes is just one part of a comprehensive wellness exam at Lakewood Animal Hospital.
At Lakewood Animal Hospital we believe in the power of preventative health care. We use wellness exams as an opportunity to establish a baseline for your animal's health so that we are prepared to catch changes in health and behavior. At Lakewood Animal Hospital we believe in the power of preventative health care. We use wellness exams as an opportunity to establish a baseline for your animal's health so that we are prepared to catch changes in health and behavior.
Your pet's wellness exam is more than just a physical checkup; it's a great opportunity for you and your doctor to discuss many aspects of your pet's health, including nutrition, exercise, and behavior. Your pet's wellness exam is more than just a physical checkup; it's a great opportunity for you and your doctor to discuss many aspects of your pet's health, including nutrition, exercise, and behavior.
Dental disease can be very painful and cause teeth to rot and fall out. During your pet's wellness exam at Lakewood Animal Hospital, your veterinarian will check your pet's mouth for signs of dental disease and recommend a proper treatment plan if needed. Dental disease can be very painful and cause teeth to rot and fall out. During your pet's wellness exam at Lakewood Animal Hospital, your veterinarian will check your pet's mouth for signs of dental disease and recommend a proper treatment plan if needed.
Dr. R. Todd Gay begins this sweet cat's annual wellness exam by using a stethoscope to assess their heart and lung health. Dr. R. Todd Gay begins this sweet cat's annual wellness exam by using a stethoscope to assess their heart and lung health.
Dr. R. Todd Gay begins this sweet cat's annual wellness exam by using a stethoscope to assess their heart and lung health. Dr. R. Todd Gay begins this sweet cat's annual wellness exam by using a stethoscope to assess their heart and lung health.
Dental disease is a serious concern for pets. That's why our doctors make sure to check your pet's teeth and gums during every wellness visit. Dental disease is a serious concern for pets. That's why our doctors make sure to check your pet's teeth and gums during every wellness visit.
Your pets eyes are special! Here, Dr. R. Todd Gay uses an ophthalmoscope to check this patient's eyes. Your pets eyes are special! Here, Dr. R. Todd Gay uses an ophthalmoscope to check this patient's eyes.
At Lakewood Animal Hospital, our entire team genuinely cares about your pets. At Lakewood Animal Hospital, our entire team genuinely cares about your pets.
Our facility is fully equipped with an in-house lab where our trained veterinary technicians can quickly and accurately analyze tests and samples. Our facility is fully equipped with an in-house lab where our trained veterinary technicians can quickly and accurately analyze tests and samples.
Exotic pets need unique and specialized care. At Lakewood Animal Hospital, Dr. Michael Miller has a love for all of his exotic patients, especially turtles! Exotic pets need unique and specialized care. At Lakewood Animal Hospital, Dr. Michael Miller has a love for all of his exotic patients, especially turtles!
Dr. Michael Miller is an expert in exotic pet care! Dr. Michael Miller is an expert in exotic pet care!
This adorable turtle opens wide to say hello to Dr. Michael Miller! This adorable turtle opens wide to say hello to Dr. Michael Miller!
Dr. R. Todd Gay examines a digital radiograph. Dr. R. Todd Gay examines a digital radiograph.
Dr. Michael Miller rewards this good boy with a treat after his annual wellness exam. Dr. Michael Miller rewards this good boy with a treat after his annual wellness exam.
At Lakewood Animal Hospital, we never want our patients to feel stressed. That's why our doctors and staff are always sure to provide plenty of love and comfort. At Lakewood Animal Hospital, we never want our patients to feel stressed. That's why our doctors and staff are always sure to provide plenty of love and comfort.
We love serving the pets and pet owners of our community. Here, a happy dog is getting weighed by a veterinary technician with the help of his human family member. We love serving the pets and pet owners of our community. Here, a happy dog is getting weighed by a veterinary technician with the help of his human family member.
The front office team is always ready to greet clients and their pets with a smile! The front office team is always ready to greet clients and their pets with a smile!
Some of our exam rooms are specifically for cats, so they can play and have some fun during their visit. Some of our exam rooms are specifically for cats, so they can play and have some fun during their visit.
This furry patient is having some fun exploring the exam room before her annual wellness visit! This furry patient is having some fun exploring the exam room before her annual wellness visit!
Our boarding facility is spacious and comfortable. Here, a technician visits a cat for meal time. Our boarding facility is spacious and comfortable. Here, a technician visits a cat for meal time.
At Lakewood Animal Hospital, everything we do is for your pets! At Lakewood Animal Hospital, everything we do is for your pets!
The doctors and staff at Lakewood Animal Hospital are always here to help you and your furry family members. The doctors and staff at Lakewood Animal Hospital are always here to help you and your furry family members.
We treat dogs, cats, pocket pets, and exotics! All pets are welcome at Lakewood Animal Hospital. We treat dogs, cats, pocket pets, and exotics! All pets are welcome at Lakewood Animal Hospital.
Lakewood Animal Hospital has provided superior veterinary services since 1992. Lakewood Animal Hospital has provided superior veterinary services since 1992.
Lakewood Animal Hospital is home to a bright and welcoming facility that is fully equipped to perform the highest quality veterinary services. Lakewood Animal Hospital is home to a bright and welcoming facility that is fully equipped to perform the highest quality veterinary services.
Our waiting area is fully stocked with pet foods, treats and other pet products. Our waiting area is fully stocked with pet foods, treats and other pet products.
Dr. Michael Miller performs a routine spay/neuter procedure on one of his furry patients while a veterinary technician closely monitors vitals to ensure the safest procedure from beginning to end. Dr. Michael Miller performs a routine spay/neuter procedure on one of his furry patients while a veterinary technician closely monitors vitals to ensure the safest procedure from beginning to end.
The entire team at Lakewood Animal Hospital would like to take a moment to thank you for voting us 'Best Veterinarian', 'Best for Pet Services & Supplies', and 'One of the Best Employers'! The entire team at Lakewood Animal Hospital would like to take a moment to thank you for voting us 'Best Veterinarian', 'Best for Pet Services & Supplies', and 'One of the Best Employers'!
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Dr. Michael W. Miller
Dr. Michael W. Miller

“The highly skilled staff helps me provide quality care to our patients, and they can lift my spirits even on the most stressful days.”

With a special interest in exotic pets, Dr. Michael W. Miller has an exhilarating perspective providing the most innovative techniques and medical care for your pets.

Dr. Miller joined our practice in 2013. He obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Miami, Florida in 2007 and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in 2011. Dr. Miller had externships at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago and the Georgia Sea Turtle Center in Jekyll Island, Georgia. He also volunteered for the WildLife Medical Clinic – treating injured Illinois wildlife.

Dr. Miller is a member of the ISVMA, AVMA, the American Association of Feline Practitioners and the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians.

Dr. Miller has three aquatic turtles, Mitchell, Norton and Mader; one dog, Wombat; and one corn snake, Crush. When not looking after your pet's care, he enjoys watching Chicago sports teams and running with Wombat.

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Dr. Stephen P. Carter
Dr. Stephen P. Carter

“The staffs at all the clinics are great people, as well as the doctors, and fun to be around. Growing up in Morris, I enjoy the small town living and the quality medicine we can offer our communities.”

An interest in, and compassion for the well-being of each patient, from a tree frog to a Labrador makes Dr. Stephen P. Carter one of our talented veterinarians.

After getting his bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois in 1986, Dr. Carter completed his DVM in 1991. He is a member of the AAHA, ISVMA, AVMA, Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians. He started with our practice in 1983 as a kennel technician and rejoined as a doctor in 1993.

Dr. Carter and wife, Sarah, have one daughter, Savannah and several pets: a Labrador, Tyree; a cat, Butter; and through the years have included snakes, lizards, rabbits, numerous small mammals; and a squirrel monkey named Alvin, while growing up.

He enjoys reading, fly fishing and other outdoor activities in his free time. Dr. Carter also has a 'mean' drop pitch in Wiffle Ball.

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Dr. R Todd Gay
Dr. R Todd Gay

“Great staff, clients and their pets make every day interesting and enjoyable.”

With extraordinary care and compassion for each pet and its owner, Dr. R. Todd Gay is one of our beloved hometown veterinarians.

Dr. R. Todd Gay received his Bachelor of Science Degree with honors from Eastern Illinois University in 1979 and obtained his DVM at the University of Illinois in 1983 with honors. He joined our practice the same year.

A member of the American Veterinary Medicine Association and American Animal Hospital Association, Dr. Gay is also a member of the American Heartworm Society and the Cornell Feline Health Center.

He and wife, Becky, have two daughters, Heather and Holly. He enjoys traveling, photography and running during his free time.

Dr. Gay retired in September of 2016.

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Cori, Certified Veterinary Technician/Hospital Manager
Cori, Certified Veterinary Technician/Hospital Manager

“Our staff at Lakewood is like family – we have a good time each day and I love animals.”

Cori has been with our practice for over 27 years. She and husband Brian have three children. They also have several pets: Bella, Boxer; Burberry and Tiger Kyd, Sphynx cats; Pebbles, Box Turtle; four fish and two hermit crabs. Cori attended Parkland College and in her free time enjoys her family and watching her kids in sporting events.

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