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Telemedicine at IPC Chicago

1 week ago · · Comments Off on Telemedicine at IPC Chicago · Uncategorized

The team at IPC is now offering telemedicine appointments!

IPC will continue providing curbside drop-off appointments for your pets. We are now also offering telemedicine appointments for both existing patients and for new patient evaluations starting Wednesday, April 1st.  

For existing patients, our therapists and doctors will be available via Zoom to discuss homecare, review home exercises and massage, observe gaiting, discuss ways to keep your pet engaged and help you determine if your pet has an issue that needs to be addressed at a hospital or clinic. Note: This is not intended to replace emergency care.

For new patients we are now offering a combination of telemedicine and hands-on evaluation of your pet. Prior to the consultation we will ask you to fill out a questionnaire and send in gaiting videos of your pet. The initial consultation starts with a 30-minute Zoom telemedicine appointment entirely from the comfort of your home. During this appointment an IPC veterinarian will review history, medications and therapy goals, as well as provide an analysis of the gaiting videos that were submitted.

Next, you will bring your pet to IPC for a scheduled in-clinic appointment. You will not be present for this appointment as we are currently providing curb-side drop-off services. In that appointment an IPC veterinarian and therapist will perform a physical exam, as well as a first therapy appointment appropriate for your pet.

We will then prescribe a treatment program for your pet that will lay out specific recommendations for rehab therapies, medications and any home care changes. 

If you are interested in scheduling a telemedicine appointment for your pet, please contact us first via email at infoipc@ethosvet.com and we will aid you with setting up Zoom, directing you to the right therapist/doctor, and scheduling an appointment time.  

Appointment Options:

Therapist Check-in           $65        15-30 min video check-in with your pet’s IPC therapist                    
DVM Check-in                   $85        15-30 min video check-in with your pet’s IPC veterinarian
Rehab Evaluation             $276      30 min video consultation with an IPC veterinarian followed by a
                                                          60 min in-clinic appt including physical exam and first therapy

Should your pet be in need of continued acupuncture services, but you’re unable to come into the clinic: Dr. Nathaniel Cook offers house-call options through Chicago Veterinary Geriatrics.

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March 2020 Dottie & Lacey

1 month ago · · Comments Off on March 2020 Dottie & Lacey · Homer Glen, Homer Glen's Patient of the Month, Patient of the Month, Rehabilitation, Uncategorized

Dottie and Lacey

Lacey was a rescue, found at less than a year old by a Chicago Police Officer and brought to Bow Wow Rescue. She spent a few months with a foster family before her new family found her through rescueme.org.

Dottie is also a rescue. She was found in Oak Park as a stray and brought to Animal Care League. She was in the shelter for approximately 3 months and so stressed she had almost lost her bark by the time her family adopted her. But her bark came back strong after a week in her new home!

Both pups came to IPC to rehab a CCL injury and went through a treatment program that including hydrotherapy, therapeutic laser treatments, and Therapeutic Exercise.

(IPC) came highly recommended. I also appreciate the approach to heal them naturally. We all found everyone so helpful and friendly!
Lacey rebounded after her surgery quickly and continues to improve using her back leg all of the time. Dottie has come along nicely without resorting to surgery and is using her back leg most of the time.
Dottie and Lacey love coming to therapy. When I get to 159th and Parker in the left turn lane to U turn they lose it. Barking and whining they cannot wait to see their friends!

Patricia, Dottie & Lacey’s mom


Lacey is a sweetheart of a dog who, unfortunately, tore her cranial cruciate ligament. She had a successful TPLO surgery and came to see us for post-operative rehabilitation. Lacey had a treatment plan that consisted of therapeutic laser, hydrotherapy, and therapeutic exercises. She did fantastic with her recovery and we are really proud of her progress.  Way to go Lacey!

Dr. Amber Ihrke

Lacey and Dottie live in a 3 Jack Russell household with the third one called Belle. Mom brought all 3 of them in to IPC every time a visit was scheduled. It was always enjoyable to start the day with these 3 ladies as although they were all the same breed, they all had completely different personalities. Lacey was shy, nervous, and very much a “momma’s girl.” Dottie was the most energetic and enthusiastic of the 3. Belle was the only one of the 3 who didn’t come to us for rehabilitation, so we didn’t get to know her as well, but she was always friendly and up for getting pet or being given a treat.
I had the pleasure of working almost exclusively with Lacey who I became quite attached to and was always excited to work with. Although she never really seemed completely thrilled to be at IPC, our beef liver treats helped her come out of her shell and motivated her to work hard and achieve great heights while here.
She started rehabilitation after a left rear TPLO and received laser therapy, underwater treadmill, and therapeutic exercises. What was great about Lacey was that she was able to do more challenging things every time she came in for a visit. I was continuously noticing improvements and I was receiving positive reports about her progress at home. After her second TPPE, she graduated to a home exercise program after significant improvements in comfort, weight bearing, and muscle mass were noted. I miss working with her regularly, but I am very proud of her and hope she continues to improve and make strides at home. Way to go, Lacey!!

Tiffany, Animal Rehab Therapist

Dottie is a super sweet dog that happens to also be a ball full of energy. It was so funny to see how excited she was to see us compared to her sister, Lacey, when they would come in for their appointments. Dottie did not undergo surgery to repair a torn cruciate, but improved tremendously with rehab. It was always take a little while for her to calm down enough to sit still for her laser and massage session, but even when she was calmer, she was still rolling over on her back for belly rubs every time you called her a “good girl”. I’m proud of the improvements that she made and I know with the exercises the owner is doing at home, she will continue to do well. It was so much fun working with the terrier sisters!

Michelle, Animal Rehab Therapist

Make A Difference

Each month we ask our POTM to choose an animal-related organization to spotlight during his or her “reign”. Lacey and Dottie’s family has asked us to tell you about rescueme.org

www.rescueme.org

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May 2017 Logan

3 years ago · · Comments Off on May 2017 Logan · Chicago, Chicago's Patient of the Month, Patient of the Month, Rehabilitation, Uncategorized ·, , , ,

Logan

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Logan’s parents used to bring their elderly dog Cali for rehabilitation years ago, so they made an appointment right away when he was diagnosed with a partial tear of his cranial cruciate ligament (CCL).  They were hoping to avoid surgery, so a program was started that included therapeutic exercise, underwater treadmill & laser.  All was going well until he went a little too crazy in the snow and fully tore the ligament!  Logan soon had surgery and came back to IPC for post-surgery rehabilitatiolog2n.

“We adopted Logan from the Anti-Cruelty Society in July 2014 shortly after adopting our other dog Sinna.  We don’t know much about his past, other than that he came from Mississippi and that he was afraid of EVERYTHING. He literally pooped his metaphorical pants the first time he heard our garage door and wouldn’t willingly leave our bathroom for the first week or so. But oh so slowly, he gained confidence and has turned into the biggest, most loving goofball. Don’t get me wrong—he is still afraid of random things like plastic bags and street signs, but we’ve come a long way.” Kris, Logan’s mom.

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If you were to look up ‘proud therapist’ in the dictionary, there would be a picture of me staring in amazement at Logan!  He has overcome injuries, but most of all his confidence at IPC has soared.  I look forward to giving Logan a new challenge in the gym or during his underwater treadmill sessions because he’s always ready to show me what he’s got!” -Laura Krill, CCRA

“Yes, we’ve seen great progress and no additional injuries, but also Logan LOVES his sessions at IPC. We have technically completed his post-operative rehab program, but I plan to take him to IPC as long as they’ll have us because it is truly his happy place. Nowhere else is he so elated, so confident, and so at ease, as working out in the gym with Coach Laura.”  -Kris

loganYou can follow Logan’s, and his sisters Riley and Sinna, latest shenanigans on Instagram under Land of Misfit Dogs!

Make a difference!

TheBigBarn_FinalLogo-01-768x593Each month we ask our POTM to choose an animal related organization to spotlight during his or her “reign”.

 Logan has asked us to tell you about a new project his parents started with ALIVE Rescue.  Kris and Nate have gone above and beyond supporting local rescues and are building a shelter in Southern Wisconsin so ALIVE Rescue can further their mission!

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