Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Welcome Kelly!

We welcome Kelly Morgan as our newest veterinarian! Kelly answered a few questions for us so that we could get to know her better.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I grew up in Glenview, IL and have always been in love with Chicago. Once I graduated from veterinary school at the University of Illinois in 2005, I immediately moved into the city. Fortunately, I am marrying a Chicago Firefighter so I will happily remain in the city for many more years. I initially practiced at a clinic in Oak Park where I quickly developed an interest in behavior medicine, and I am currently participating in a specialty training program to become board certified in that specialty. In my free time I enjoy biking, reading, walking my adorable dog, and knitting.

Tell us why you’re excited about Furnetic.
I am so excited to start working with veterinary students. I feel their experiences at Furnetic will really complement their education at the College of Vet Med, and I love their enthusiasm.

Tell us something about yourself that few others know.
I am a huge Harry Potter geek. Hermione Granger is my personal hero, not only because she is so clever and brave and loves books, but also because I sympathize with her bushy hair (especially during the humid Chicago summers)!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


The crew was out in full force for Westfest this past weekend. We've got some photos of the event.

Look for the Furnetic crew at these other events:

Thursday, July 30: Open House for Veterinarians at Furnetic
Friday, July 31: Public Open House at Furnetic
Saturday, August 1: Public Open House at Furnetic
Sunday, August 2: Dog Day on the Green at Soldier Field
Friday August 7-Sunday August 9: Taylor Street Festa Italiana

Rosemary speaks to a visitor.

We had water for the four-legged visitors - wiped clean between uses- and we know they appreciated it.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Exterior introduction

Check out the artwork that we have on the exterior of the clinic. It shouldn't be hard to find us!

Open for business!

We've put the finishing touches on Furnetic! Check out the progress:

This is our treatment area. The patient status board is able to be seen from throughout the room, keeping everyone apprised of our patients' needs. The crash cart (red cart on the left) is in easy reach. There are three treatment tables in this efficiently planned area, giving staff space to practice.

This is the surgery suite. There are monitors on each side of the room. Doctors can view the radiograph or the image from the camera mounted in the surgery light. The lights themselves are LEDs, so they generate far less heat and use less energy.

The pharmacy has been stocked. There is a pass through to the treatment area. It's next to the lab, with the exam rooms immediately behind. The layout will help staff quickly move to where care is needed.

This is the digital x-ray room. We have all of the protective equipment mounted on the wall for easy access.