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Community Involvement

Your Animal Hospital Is A Big Part Of Your Community 


Carol Stream Animal Hospital is very involved in our community because we believe that a life worth living is a life of giving.  We provide mentorship to high school and college students, provide scholarships to college-bound students, help scouts earn animal badges, participate in community food drives, give our time to junior achievement programs, present at local schools, and more.  The Carol Stream Animal Hospital has always been well-supported by our community and we want to make sure we give back.  Thanks for all your amazing support over the years, and we look forward to continuing to serve the greatest community in the world.

Glenbard North HS Mens League

Dr. Contreras was invited to talk to the Young Men’s Service League about a career in veterinary medicine.  This is a philanthropic organization for Moms and their sons to do community service throughout the high school years.  It is great whenever we can help kids pursue their goals, especially these Glenbard North HS students that do so much for our community.

#carolstreamanimalhospital #veterinarian #loveourpets #itisingivingthatwerecieve


CVMA MSI picture

Had an amazing time at the Museum of Science + Industry celebrating Black Creativity last week.  Dr. Contreras was teaching about all the different career opportunities a veterinarian can have and all the things that the CVMA is involved with.  Dr. Contreras got a little help from his daughter, and she let everyone know about her favorite animal - her kitty cat Emiko. 

#carolstreamanimalhospital #veterinarian #loveourpets #CVMA #itisingivingthatwerecieve 

Shadowing

Had an amazing assistant today helping me with my appointment and learning how to take care of pets. This fearless future veterinarian is seen here clipping CSAH bearded dragons nails. #futureveterinarian #mentorship#carolstreamanimalhospital#itisingivingthatwereceive

Stratford Middle School

Dr. Contreras teaching Stratford Middle School students about becoming an animal doctor and a day in the life of a veterinarian. Carol Stream Animal Hospital is very involved in our community because we believe that a life worth living is a life of giving. Our hospital has always been well-supported by our community, and we want to make sure we continue to give back. We look forward to always serving this great community and helping others!

#carolstreamanimalhospital#itisingivingthatwereceive

Dog show

What an amazing day! It takes a lot of people to put something like this together today. So thankful for all the volunteers, wonderful vendors and an amazing staff. Can’t wait for next year!
#charitydogshow #carolstreamanimalhospital#itisingivingthatwereceive

shadow/mentor

We are so proud of Theresa (middle) for getting into the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (she was also accepted into about a half dozen other vet schools)! We had the privilege of her shadowing at our hospital before she got into vet school, and today she shared her knowledge and experiences with a future veterinary student Elizabeth (right) who is currently a pre-vet student COD and was our hospital’s scholarship winner a few years ago. It’s extremely heart-warming to see such wonderful kids giving back selflessly and wanting to see the next class be successful. Their motivation and support for others will get them far in life! #lifeofgiving #carolstreamanimalhospital#givingback

explore more days

Explore More Days!! This was such a fun event, and I was so happy that I got to teach my beautiful niece and her school friends about being a veterinarian.  #carolstreamanimalhospital #cvma#veterinarian #lovemyjob

Carol Stream Animal Hospital is committed to helping children realize their dreams of becoming a veterinarian. We invite children to shadow a doctor for the day and learn about taking care of sick pets and keeping pets healthy


St. Isidore school

Had fun teaching kids about this amazing profession. St. Isidore did a great job putting together a fun career day.  #lovemyjob #careerfair#cvma #veterinarian #carolstreamanimalhospital

Dr. Mondrian Contreras participated in this year's Pleasantdale Career Day. It was a lot of fun teaching children all about the different job opportunities that being a veterinarian can offer. Carol Stream Animal Hospital is a very involved with Junior Achievement of Chicago, and loves being invited to these opportunities.

Having fun teaching kids about this amazing profession. Technology Center of Dupage does a great job putting together a fun career fair.

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(from left to right: Dr. Mondrian Contreras, Niken Patel, Dr. Elaine McCarthy).
Congrats to Niken Patel our Carol Stream Animal Hospital Health and Science scholarship winner. Niken is an extremely intelligent student at Glenbard North High School with an incredible future ahead of him. Congratulations!"


Elizabeth

Dr. Contreras was invited by Elizabeth (pictured on the right and current vet assistant at CSAH) to talk to her pre-vet club. Had a blast teaching some pre-veterinary students about their possible career path. We talked about all the different fields within veterinary medicine and had fun going through cases with them. Elizabeth (our CSAH 2016 scholarship award winner) is definitely on her way to becoming a veterinarian.


Congrats to our Carol Stream Animal Hospital Health and Science scholarship winner Francesca Malkin. Francesca is an extremely intelligent, athletic, and gifted student at Glenbard North High School with an incredible future ahead of her. We wish her all the luck in the world as she hopes to become a veterinarian some day. Congratulations Francesca!

Dr. Contreras and Dr. Conrath had a great time teaching everyone at the Museum of Science and Industry about the world of veterinary medicine. Thanks to the Museum & CVMA for putting together such a great event.

Dr. Contreras taught high school kids about what it takes to become a veterinarian and what a day in the life of a vet is like. Glenbard North is encouraging and supporting students who would like to learn about different professions. What a great school! 

Had a lot of fun teaching pet CPR to an amazing group of people who help protect us every day. Thanks Bloomingdale Fire Department & Invisible Fence!

Dr. Contreras teaching kids about veterinary medicine at the Anderson Animal Shelter Youth Education Program. The kids were shown what it takes to become a veterinarian and then were shown X-rays and cases to go along with them. Lots of fun!!

 

Congratulations to Elizabeth, our 2016 Carol Stream Animal Hospital Health and Science scholarship winner! We are so proud of all your amazing accomplishments, and we look forward to your success.

It was great to give a talk to an amazing group of fire fighters about pet CPR.  

Having a blast teaching these seventh graders about veterinary medicine at Technology Center of Dupage career fair. #livingthroughgiving #makeadifference

Had a great time teaching high school sophomores about becoming a veterinarian. We had fun working up "cases" at the end of the presentation. Thanks Addison Trail HS for having such great students!

We had a lot of fun teaching these Brownies (and hopefully future vets) all about our great profession.  
NOTE: No teddy bears were harmed in the making of this video.

Helping these Brownies earn their animal badge!  What an amazing and enthusiastic group of kids!  We had a lot of fun learning about veterinary medicine.  

We want to thank all the SQ Scholar Program students from Chicago for a fun day at the animal hospital. Dr. Ciribassi and Dr. Contreras had a blast teaching all the students about Veterinary Medicine!

We have a long tradition of walking with the greatest animals and friends in the Carol Stream Fourth of July Parade.  Enjoy this fun Carol Stream Animal Hospital video as we celebrate our country's independence!

Our hospital loves to have fun!  Not only do we have the best owners and pets, but they are also the most talented!  Check out some of our videos that we've made over the years.  Enjoy! 

Carol Stream Animal Hospital on Elk Trail in Carol Stream is proud to offer the Life Science College Scholarship to a deserving student each year. We have been a part of the Carol Stream community since 1988. Veterinary medicine has given us the opportunity to live and serve many of the furry, fuzzy, feathered, and finned friends of Carol Stream for these many years. While we know that the American way is through sports and athletics, we believe that the academic road is rigorous and a lot of work as well. Many times, academic students don't get recognized as they should. So in this light, we choose a student each year who is entering a health professional field at a four year college to receive our $1000 scholarship. Above are some previous scholarship recipients.  

Please meet Jackie and Ginger!  Two super-cute dogs up for adoption at Dupage County Animal Care and Control in Wheaton, IL.  Please share this video and spread the word about these two sweet dogs ready for adoption.

Meet Diego, a very cute dog up for adoption at Dupage County Animal Care and Control.  Please share this video so we can help find a home for this sweet lovable dog!

Meet Soxy and Lee Lee, two sweet cats up for adoption at Dupage County Animal Care and Control. Please share this video so we can help find a home for these two lovable cats.

Please stop by and drop off your non-perishable food items at our hospital. Our community food pantry is in desperate need of donations. Let's show what a great and giving community we are!