Boulevard Veterinary is now AAHA Accredited!

Hello friends and clients,

    Happy New Year! We are proud to announce that we are now AAHA accredited! Only 12% of veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada have met their rigorous standards of excellence and accreditation application is completely voluntary. To become AAHA accredited, our practice was evaluated for approximately 900 standards of veterinary care established by AAHA veterinary experts. We had our facilities inspected, standard operating procedures reviewed, and medical records evaluated for thoroughness. 

The American Animal Hospital Association was established in 1933 by leaders in the field with the mission to:

• Enhance the abilities of veterinarians to provide quality medical care to companion animals
• Enable veterinarians to successfully conduct their practices and maintain their facilities with high standards of excellence
• Meet the public's needs as they relate to the delivery of small animal veterinary medicine

Preparing for AAHA accreditation in 2016 both validated our methods and helped us increase the value and quality of our veterinary care. We look forward to the challenge of maintaining our AAHA accreditation as we grow - continuing to pass on the benefits of expert, standardized care to you and your pets.

Thank you for your support,
Dr. Dylan and the BLVD Team

Happy Holidays and 2016 Highlights

Dear Friends and Clients,

Boulevard Veterinary would like to wish you and your family (furry and otherwise) Happy Holidays! We also want to thank you for your business and patronage over the past year. Here are a few highlights for BLVD in 2016: 

  • We added 4 full time staff members: Dr. Julie Geisler (veterinarian), Jamie Pelon (Vet Tech), Marina Letica (Client Care), and Meghan Watson (Client Care), growing our total full time staff to 10. Each of these hires has been invaluable in their insights and work ethic. 
  • Dr. Geisler introduced chiropractic care as a new service offered at BLVD Vet. 
  • We now provide medical care for nearly 3,000 cats and dogs in the Logan Square area! 61% of our patients are dogs and 39% are cats. 
  • In October BLVD Vet was honored to win the 2016 Logan Squarist “Best Business for Pets” Award. Hats off to the other great pet-related businesses in Logan Square.
  • In partnership with ALIVE RescueBialy's Wellness Foundation and One Tail at a Time, BLVD Vet provided discounted medical care to over 60 rescued dogs including spays, neuters and dental procedures. 

Thank you so much for your continued support of locally owned businesses—the diversity of our business community is one of the attributes that makes Logan Square such a great place to live. 
As always, we deeply appreciate any online reviews that our clients leave for us on our Yelp or Google pages.  It’s a vital way to compete against bigger competitors in today’s digital world. 

Be safe and merry, 
Dr. Dylan and the BLVD Team

Summertime and Noise Anxiety

Dear Friends and Clients,

It’s finally Summer! We hope that you and your pets are enjoying the warm weather and staying safe. Summertime also means the beginning of fireworks season. As anyone who lives in Logan Square knows, virtually any day of the week from May to September is an occasion for fireworks. Unfortunately, loud noises can cause severe anxiety for some dogs. We recently learned of a brand new medication called SILEO, the only FDA-approved treatment for noise phobia in dogs.

SILEO has been shown to be safe and effective, calming dogs without sedating them. It comes in an oral gel that is applied onto your dog’s gums. One syringe is $37 and is good for up to 12 doses depending on the size of your dog. If you are interested in trying this new therapy for your noise sensitive dog, call or email us!

Next, we want to thank everyone who came out to our 2016 Annual Open House last month. We had a great time with everyone and were able to raise over $1,000 for Bialy's Wellness Foundation! If you haven't seen your photobooth photos yet, check them out on Facebook! We especially want to thank the generous local businesses that donated to our raffle and those of you who purchased raffle tickets. BWF is an incredibly worthy cause and the money raised will be put to good use providing specialized medical care for their special needs dogs.

It’s also time for the annual Reader Best-Of list and we’re asking for your help for the write-in ballot. If you have a moment, please nominate Boulevard Vet for Best Veterinarian in the Goods and Services category (voting ends June 9 at 12:00pm).  We really rely on this type of grass-roots promotion over traditional marketing and appreciate your votes!

Have a wonderful start to your summer!

-Dr. Dylan, Dr. Geisler and the rest of the Staff at Boulevard Veterinary

2nd Annual BLVD Vet Open House

Greetings Friends, Neighbors and Clients,

We are pleased to announce our 2nd Annual BLVD Vet Open House on Sunday, May 15th from 10am to 3pm. Stop by for a tour to see what goes on behind the scenes, and enjoy some Bang Bang Pie and refreshments!

There will be a raffle with all proceeds going to benefit the Bialy’s Wellness Foundation—a local non-profit that specializes in providing care for pets with significant medical disabilities. Their spokesdog Josh the Pitbull will be present for a meet and greet!

Come meet Josh!#specialneedsandhappy

Come meet Josh!#specialneedsandhappy

The event will be pet-friendly and we will have a professional photographer on site taking family portraits. All raffle entrants will get a free print!

Photos from 2015 Grand Opening!

Photos from 2015 Grand Opening!

We will also be introducing our new full-time associate veterinarian, Dr. Julie Geisler! Dr. Geisler graduated from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and has been practicing in the Chicagoland area since. She and her husband have recently moved to Logan Square. We are so excited to welcome her to the Boulevard family and hope you will too!

Dr. Julie Geisler and Thumper

Dr. Julie Geisler and Thumper

It’s been a great 1st year here at Boulevard and we could not have done it without your support of local small business. Your patronage supports 10 new jobs in Logan Square as well as discounted medical care for our rescue partners at Bialy’s Wellness Foundation, One Tail at a Time and Alive Rescue.

We hope to see you on May 15th!
-Dr. Dylan and the Boulevard Vet Staff!