Joel Todd Leroy Prince – Elmhurst Drop-in Veterinary Services

Board certified in small animal practice, Joel Todd Leroy Prince has provided veterinary services for over 25 years. He earned his DVM from the University of Illinois. Now Dr. Joel Prince continues to serve as a partner at the Elmhurst Animal Care Center.

Unlike most veterinary services, which require clients to make appointments ahead of time, Elmhurst Animal Care Center offers a non-appointment system for greater convenience and ease of access to veterinary care. Those who wish to schedule an appointment may still do so. However, for those who find it easiest to drop in without the hassle of making an appointment, the Elmhurst veterinarians stand ready to assist with a wide range of pet services.

Located at 850 S. Riverside Drive in Elmhurst, Illinois, the Elmhurst Animal Care Center remains open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. During these hours, the center offers veterinary services such as grooming, animal daycare, medication, and boarding. In case of emergencies, call 630-337-3070.

American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Hosts Annual Symposium

As a partner of Elmhurst Animal Care Center, situated in suburban Elmhurst, Illinois, Dr. Joel Todd Leroy Prince treats a variety of animals through routine, emergency, and surgical care. Dr. Joel Todd Leroy Prince received certification in 1993 from the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) with a specialty in canine and feline practice, making him one of only 15 doctors of veterinary medicine in Illinois to be awarded diplomate status. Founded in 1978, the ABVP improves the quality of veterinary medicine through certification.

Held annually, the ABVP symposium is a four-day event that allows other veterinarians to network and learn about advances in veterinary medicine. Those diplomates who have obtained certification or gone through the recertification process receive recognition at the symposium. The 2014 event, which is the 19th symposium for the ABVP, is from October 30 through November 2 in Nashville, Tennessee. At the symposium, individuals may attend interactive speaking sessions, luncheons, receptions, lectures, exhibits, and workshops. In addition, those who attend the symposium may qualify for continuing education credit for up to 23 hours.

Cold Weather Safety Tips for Cat Owners

Throughout his career as a veterinarian, Dr. Joel Todd Leroy Prince has provided preventive care for countless small companion animals. During the cold winter months, animal care specialists such as Dr. Prince stress the importance of pet safety, especially for cat owners.

As a general rule, cat owners should keep their feline friends indoors when temperatures begin to dip. Not only can cats freeze if they get locked outside, but they also run an increased risk of being injured or killed by wild animals. Cat owners should also ensure that their pets have a warm place to sleep, preferably far away from cold floors or drafty areas.

Outdoor cats tend to sleep under the warm hoods of cars, which places them at risk of injury when the car is started. To prevent injury, pet owners should bang on the hoods of their cars before starting them to give the cat a chance to escape.