Second Opinion

We often hear from pet owners who wish to have a second opinion.  Their veterinarian can be doing everything right — yet a second pair of eyes may see something new, different, or differently.  If you don’t have a very clear path to resolve whatever it is you’re concerned about, don’t hesitate to consider making a second opinion appointment to discuss your pet’s case Dr. Rosonke, Dr. Council or Dr. Emerson.  Our medical team will do everything possible to provide you with a plan that you can feel good about your pet’s situation, and this may include capabilities that are unique to Hillside Animal Hospital.

 If we find that a case is better served by a specialist, we have a network of veterinary specialists from which we can refer your case.

We understand how overwhelming caring for a sick pet can be.  When you feel confident and well informed about how to manage your pet’s health, we believe everyone wins.





Please take the time to read our complimentary blogs below.

After Care For Pets Following Surgery

At Hillside Animal Hospital we use minimally invasive surgery techniques so that your pet undergoes less trauma and recovery time is minimized. While minimally invasive surgery is safer for your pet than traditional invasive procedures, proper post-op care is still... read more

Caring for your senior pet

Everyone knows that a puppy’s needs are different from those of a grown dog.  So, doesn’t it make sense that senior dogs (and cats) have their own specific needs as well? The reality is senior pets have special care requirements because of their unique age-related... read more

Common signs of arthritis in your pet

Achy muscles and stiff joints affect more individuals than you may think. In fact, these common symptoms of arthritis are found in both the young and old—and human and non-human. That’s right…arthritis is an issue that many animals experience as well. Dogs in... read more

Lawn chemicals and your pet

Break out the sunglasses and sandals because spring is right around the corner! While the extra sunshine and warmth mean lots of fun outdoor activities for you and your pet, spring can also bring some hidden dangers with it as well.  This season (more than any other)... read more

Common Cat Skin Conditions

There’s nothing nicer than snuggling with your cat, petting its soft, shiny fur and hearing its quiet purrs of contentment. But petting your cat when it’s suffering from a skin condition is another story. Unfortunately, skin conditions in cats are an all too common... read more

Kennel Cough and how to prevent it

Like it or not, cold and flu season is right around the corner. While getting a flu shot should be high on your to-do list this winter, don’t forget to protect your furry friend as well. One of the most common diseases dogs can acquire (winter or not) is something... read more