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.

Five Issues To Watch Out For In Your Cat

Health issues can affect cats at any time, but they can be the most damaging at the early stages of a cat’s life. Diseases and infections can hit kittens especially hard given their fragile nature, so it’s important to monitor their health closely during these... read more

Five Ways to Dog Proof Your Backyard

If you’re a dog owner, you do everything you can to keep your dog safe and healthy. That likely means dog proofing your home so that it is as safe as can be. While many pet owners know the hidden dangers that lurk inside one’s home, few realize that the outdoors can... read more

Should You Get a Puppy

Few things in life are as cute and cuddly as a puppy (except maybe a kitten) and even fewer things add as much joy to your life. But, as wonderful as puppies are, that doesn’t mean they don’t come without their headaches and hassles. If you’re considering adopting a... read more

Why Your Pet Smells

Does your pet have a certain aroma that can’t be ignored any more…no matter how hard you try? In other (less nice) words, does your pet stink? If you have a smelly pet, don’t stress! Your pet isn’t the first (or last) animal with an odor problem. To rid your pet... read more

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