Neuro Care for Your Aging Dog

February 11, 2019 Our family has a dog, Lily, who started exhibiting some troubling behaviors. Over a long period of time things started to change, so though I know what to look for, it sort of sneaked up on me, too. It started with sudden anxiety during storms. She was afraid of them which in … Continued

How To Walk Your Dog in Intense Cold

We’ve received many calls about the safety of walking your pets in the intense cold.  “People are very concerned about whether it’s safe to allow their pets out to go potty in the cold,” said Ashleigh N., receptionist at Grove Animal Hospital & Holistic Center and Riverside Animal Clinic McHenry.  “Our pet owners are worried.” … Continued

Multiple Answers – One Diagnostic Image of a Cat

Cumulus is a cat who I first examined when he was just a day old.  He was adorable and pure white. Obviously, I had to take him home when he was weaned:)  I like to use my personal animals in my case studies whenever possible because I know every detail of their lives.  For 16 … Continued

Reasons for Radiology

A lot of people worry when I ask them for a radiologic study of their pet.  What happens in the xray room? Can I go with my pet in there?  Why do I need to spend the money for something like that?  There are many good answers for all of the above. Let me start … Continued

Evening Hours Now Available

We are happy to announce the arrival of evening hours at Grove Animal Hospital & Holistic Center.  Tuesday and Thursday our veterinarian, Dr. Jim Carlson, sees appointments until 8 PM.  The new hours have been very well received by the community, helping ease busy workday schedules and freeing up weekends for pet owners.  Please call … Continued

Emma the Equine Burn Survivor Helped Through Holistic Medicine

Emma, the slaughter bound equine burn survivor living with Dr. Carlson’s family is starting to turn a corner after the devastating accident that burned 60% of her left side and hindquarters. Dr. Carlson presented Emma’s case at the Midwest Horse Fair and discussed new findings of Emma’s recent custom holistic test.  After recently upgrading the … Continued

Carlsons launch new book at Midwest Horse Fair

Cristen Carlson will be launching her first book, Stories of Hope through Holistic Veterinary Medicine, on Saturday, April 21st at the Midwest Horse Fair in Madison, Wisconsin.  Written with Dr. Jim Carlson, the book highlights the holistic veterinary success stories that Dr. Carlson has worked with in his clinics.  From horses to dogs and cats, … Continued

Dr. Jim Carlson Presents at Midwest Horse Fair

Dr Jim Carlson, owner of Grove Animal Hospital & Holistic Center and Riverside Animal Clinic McHenry has been selected to speak at the Midwest Horse Fair, Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin.  Dr. Carlson and his daughter Avery will discuss the care of the Carlsons burned rescued horse, Emma.  Emma was a slaughter bound … Continued

Grove Announces Responsible Pet Owner Series

February is Pet Dental Health Month. We have added service and discounts to our pet dental cleaning prices this year.  Also, this is Responsible Pet Owners month. Coming in February we will post a series of informational blogs to our website The posts range in ontecnt from handling divorce and pet “custody” according to the … Continued

Hope Through Holistic Veterinary Medicine: Cloud’s Story

Cloud enjoyed most days romping with her owner around a horse farm. She’d been happy her whole life and well-loved.  With at least one long daily walk and many adventures weekly, Cloud was a well-adjusted and very well cared for Australian Shepherd.  With gorgeous blue eyes and a wavy gray merle coat, Cloud was admired … Continued