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Pine Bluff Animal Hospital

Pine Bluff Animal Hospital

7995 E Pine Bluff Road | Morris, IL 60450

Call 815-661-5877
Monday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Wellness Exams & Vaccinations
  • Advanced Diagnostics & Imaging
  • Boarding & Grooming
  • Pharmacy
  • Gastropexy Surgery
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Daycare
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Bird Vet
  • Emergency Veterinary Clinic
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

Calusa Veterinary Center is AAHA-Accredited and a Cat Friendly Practice!

Our inviting, state-of-the-art 10,000 square foot facility is unlike any other. We blend modern medicine with time-tested Eastern practices to provide the highest quality veterinary health and wellness care. At Calusa Veterinary Center, we offer medical services, rehabilitation, surgery, triage and emergency care, as well as grooming and luxury boarding.

Partners Dr. Andrew Turkell and Dr. Anthony Krawitz and their medical, technical, and administrative support staff including the pet resort and spa are prepared to serve the total needs of clients and their pets with tender, loving and professional care. Above all, we emphasize the highest quality pet health and wellness, because we believe all animals deserve a better chance to live longer, happier and healthier lives. And, when treating or caring for your pet, we consider everything from environment to disease patterns to his or her relationship with you.

We look at your pet from a holistic viewpoint— medically, psychologically and environmentally. We work every day to earn your loyalty and trust and to build a long-term partnership by maintaining the highest standards of veterinary care through all stages of your pet's life. We make this promise as if your pet were our own because we understand the special and unique bond that you and your pets share.

Treatment plans are developed using a wide range of healing therapies. Our Zen-inspired Center for Holistic Studies is where homeopathy, acupuncture, nutrition and herbalism are used to get your adored pet onto the road to recovery. Emergencies can happen at any time, and we know that when your pets are ailing, you suffer, too. So our doctors and technical staff are trained in emergency medicine and critical care and are on-site around the clock ready to deal with any pet emergency - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our clients have access to leading-edge products, services and educational content focused on enhancing the human-animal bond. We also offer canine rehabilitation, pharmaceuticals, acupuncture and homeopathy.

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Welcome to Pine Bluff Animal Hospital, serving the cats and dogs of Morris, IL, since 1975! Welcome to Pine Bluff Animal Hospital, serving the cats and dogs of Morris, IL, since 1975!
Dr. Murdoch listens to a cat's heart at Pine Bluff Animal Hospital. Just by listening to your pet's heart, your veterinarian can detect signs of cardiac disease such as heart murmurs and irregular heart beat patterns. Dr. Murdoch listens to a cat's heart at Pine Bluff Animal Hospital. Just by listening to your pet's heart, your veterinarian can detect signs of cardiac disease such as heart murmurs and irregular heart beat patterns.
Pine Bluff Animal Hospital emphasizes preventative health care, allowing us to prevent sickness instead of having to treat it. Pine Bluff Animal Hospital emphasizes preventative health care, allowing us to prevent sickness instead of having to treat it.
Your pet's care is in good hands at Pine Bluff Animal Hospital! Your pet's care is in good hands at Pine Bluff Animal Hospital!
Your pet's wellness exam at Pine Bluff Animal Hospital includes a thorough nose-to-tail physical examination. Here, Dr. Murdoch examines a cat's ears. Your pet's wellness exam at Pine Bluff Animal Hospital includes a thorough nose-to-tail physical examination. Here, Dr. Murdoch examines a cat's ears.
Did you know that over 70% of pets have dental disease by age 3? At Pine Bluff Animal Hospital, your veterinarian will check for signs of dental disease during your pet's visit. Did you know that over 70% of pets have dental disease by age 3? At Pine Bluff Animal Hospital, your veterinarian will check for signs of dental disease during your pet's visit.
During your pet's wellness exam, your veterinarian will evaluate your pet's health and determine if any further attention is needed. During your pet's wellness exam, your veterinarian will evaluate your pet's health and determine if any further attention is needed.
Dr. Murdoch examines a dog's ears for signs of infection. Dr. Murdoch examines a dog's ears for signs of infection.
Pine Bluff Animal Hospital offers comprehensive dental care, including exams, cleanings, and extractions. Pine Bluff Animal Hospital offers comprehensive dental care, including exams, cleanings, and extractions.
Dr. Murdoch examines this sweet dog's teeth at Pine Bluff Animal Hospital. Your pet's dental health is a key component of their overall wellbeing. Dr. Murdoch examines this sweet dog's teeth at Pine Bluff Animal Hospital. Your pet's dental health is a key component of their overall wellbeing.
Annual wellness exams are crucial to your pet's best health. Annual wellness exams are crucial to your pet's best health.
We provide a complete lineup of veterinary services for your furry best friend, from wellness exams to surgery. We provide a complete lineup of veterinary services for your furry best friend, from wellness exams to surgery.
The technicians & staff at Pine Bluff Animal Hospital are committed to first-rate veterinary care and customer service. The technicians & staff at Pine Bluff Animal Hospital are committed to first-rate veterinary care and customer service.
When you go out of town, board your pet at Pine Bluff Animal Hospital! Your furry friend will receive lots of attention from our loving kennel staff. When you go out of town, board your pet at Pine Bluff Animal Hospital! Your furry friend will receive lots of attention from our loving kennel staff.
At Pine Bluff Animal Hospital, your pet's health is our #1 priority! We are committed to expert veterinary care and compassionate client services. At Pine Bluff Animal Hospital, your pet's health is our #1 priority! We are committed to expert veterinary care and compassionate client services.
By putting our focus on preventative care, we strive to help your pets maintain good health throughout their lives. By putting our focus on preventative care, we strive to help your pets maintain good health throughout their lives.
Our caring & experienced veterinarians put your pet's health first! Here, Dr. Schmidt examines a dog at Pine Bluff Animal Hospital. Our caring & experienced veterinarians put your pet's health first! Here, Dr. Schmidt examines a dog at Pine Bluff Animal Hospital.
Our caring & experienced veterinarians put your pet's health first! Here, Dr. Schmidt examines a dog at Pine Bluff Animal Hospital. Our caring & experienced veterinarians put your pet's health first! Here, Dr. Schmidt examines a dog at Pine Bluff Animal Hospital.
Our in-house lab enables our trained technician staff to perform diagnostic testing on-site! Our in-house lab enables our trained technician staff to perform diagnostic testing on-site!
X-ray is a completely non-invasive and painless diagnostic tool, allowing us to diagnose many health conditions from a single image. X-ray is a completely non-invasive and painless diagnostic tool, allowing us to diagnose many health conditions from a single image.
X-ray tells our doctors a lot about your pet's health without the need for invasive procedures. X-ray tells our doctors a lot about your pet's health without the need for invasive procedures.
Dr. Schmidt has an extensive background in a variety of complex surgical procedures, including laparoscopy, video endoscopy, and orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries. Dr. Schmidt has an extensive background in a variety of complex surgical procedures, including laparoscopy, video endoscopy, and orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries.
Our veterinary technicians are highly trained in many components of your pet's wellness exam, allowing your exam to run smoothly and quickly. Our veterinary technicians are highly trained in many components of your pet's wellness exam, allowing your exam to run smoothly and quickly.
Our reception staff will help you check in and out quickly. Our reception staff will help you check in and out quickly.
Take a seat in our spacious waiting room while you wait to see your veterinarian Take a seat in our spacious waiting room while you wait to see your veterinarian
We stock a variety of pet food and other pet products at our hospital. We stock a variety of pet food and other pet products at our hospital.
Pine Bluff Animal Hospital offers comfortable and affordable dog and cat boarding at our facility. Pine Bluff Animal Hospital offers comfortable and affordable dog and cat boarding at our facility.
Book your pet's stay at Pine Bluff Animal Hospital today! Book your pet's stay at Pine Bluff Animal Hospital today!
Our boarding facility also includes an outdoor area for your pets to run and play! Our boarding facility also includes an outdoor area for your pets to run and play!
Boarding at Pine Bluff Animal Hospital provides a safe, loving environment for your pet while you are away. Boarding at Pine Bluff Animal Hospital provides a safe, loving environment for your pet while you are away.
Call us today to schedule your pet's next visit! Call us today to schedule your pet's next visit!
Pine Bluff Animal Hospital is an AAHA Accredited Animal Hospital, the highest distinction in veterinary medicine. Pine Bluff Animal Hospital is an AAHA Accredited Animal Hospital, the highest distinction in veterinary medicine.
Pine Bluff Animal Hospital provides emergency care services 24/7. Pine Bluff Animal Hospital provides emergency care services 24/7.
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Dr. Brian D. Schmidt
Dr. Brian D. Schmidt

With a keen interest in performing a magnitude of complex orthopedic, laparoscopy, video endoscopy and soft tissue surgeries, Dr. Brian D. Schmidt is one of our skilled and most sought veterinarians.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Illinois in 1980, Dr. Brian D. Schmidt completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois in 1982, joining the practice the same year. While in school, he was able to work as a research associate to one of the school's small animal surgeons -- allowing him to travel to other hospitals in the state as well as Vancouver, British Columbia assisting and learning numerous and complex surgical procedures.

A member of the Illinois State Veterinary Medicine Association, Dr. Schmidt is also a member of the AVMA and AAHA and is constantly continuing his education to maintain the high level of knowledge about the many problems and conditions that can be dealt with surgically.

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Dr. Michael Miller
Dr. Michael Miller

Dr. Michael Miller is a standout veterinarian who offers cutting-edge veterinary techniques and excellent clinical care to his clients and their special pets.

In 2011, Dr. Miller earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois after obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Miami in 2007. He completed externships at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center in Jekyll Island, Georgia and the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago. In addition, Dr. Miller compassionately volunteered his time treating injured Illinois wildlife at the Wildlife Medical Clinic. He has professional interest in exotic pets.

Dr. Miller is a proud member of a number of esteemed veterinary organizations including: Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners, and Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians.

In his free time, Dr. Miller is happiest when he’s watching Chicago sports teams and running with his dog, Wombat. Dr. Miller also has one corn snake, Crush, and three aquatic turtles, Mitchell, Norton, and Mader.

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Dr. Larry C. Johnson
Dr. Larry C. Johnson

“I enjoy keeping people's pets happy and healthy and continuing friendships through our past and present clients.”

Patience, compassion and dedication for the welfare of each our client's furry family members makes Dr. Larry C. Johnson one of our adored and talented veterinarians.

Dr. Larry C. Johnson received his bachelor's degree in microbiology from the University of Missouri and completed his DVM from the University of Missouri in 1976. He began at the practice in 1977.

As a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, Dr. Johnson is also a member of the American Veterinary Medicine Association and the Illinois State Veterinary Medicine Association.

Dr. Johnson and wife, Joanne, were married in 1968. They have two children and four grandchildren, and a furry family member, Chip, a Maltese/Lhasa mix. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, landscape photography and flower gardening.

Dr. Johnson retired in August of 2016.

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Dr. R. Todd Gay
Dr. R. Todd Gay

“Great staff, clients and their pets make every day interesting and enjoyable.”

With extraordinary care and compassion for each pet and its owner, Dr. R. Todd Gay is one of our beloved hometown veterinarians.

Dr. R. Todd Gay received his Bachelor of Science Degree with honors from Eastern Illinois University in 1979 and obtained his DVM at the University of Illinois in 1983 with honors. He joined our practice the same year.

A member of the American Veterinary Medicine Association and American Animal Hospital Association, Dr. Gay is also a member of the American Heartworm Society and the Cornell Feline Health Center. He and wife, Becky, have two daughters, Heather and Holly. He enjoys traveling, photography and running during his free time.

Dr. Gay retired in September of 2016.

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Dr. Lisa Coder
Dr. Lisa Coder

Dr. Lisa Coder is a caring and compassionate veterinarian dedicated to providing her clients and their pets with individualized, comprehensive, and quality veterinary care. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Coder has three cats, Lloyd, Baka, and Honey Badger. She has professional interests in nutrition, exercise physiology, and dentistry. In her free time, Dr. Coder enjoys running, reading, gardening, and spending time with her family.

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