American Association of Feline Practitioners

General information about cats and their care.

ASPCA Poison Control

This website includes valuable information to help you recognize and protect your pets from poisonous substances including plants, human foods, human medications, and more.


Burr Ridge Veterinary Clinic recommends in-home pet sitters, whenever possible, before kennel and boarding facilities. Your four-legged family members will usually be calmer in their own environment and won’t be exposed to other potentially infectious diseases from other pets. This list was compiled based on our clients’ recommendations:

Chicago Canine Club

Doggie Depot

Dogtastic Fun

Katering Kennels

Kozy Kennels

Oak Brook Kennel Club

Paradise 4 Paws

Pawmer House Pet Hotel

Paws in Paradise Pet Hotel & Doggie Daycare

Pawsitively Heaven Pet Resort

While many facilities are willing to administer medication, we suggest you make sure your pet’s medication needs can be accommodated. In addition, most facilities require proof of rabies, distemper, bordatella and/or canine influenza vaccination, a negative fecal test result, and may require that your pet be current on heartworm and flea/tick preventatives. The facilities listed above can address any questions or concerns you may have.

Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

Dr. Jeffrey D. Palmer, DVM is a partnering veterinarian of the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, the largest and most comprehensive observational study ever attempted in veterinary medicine in the U.S. The Study’s researchers are working to identify the factors associated with the development of cancer and other major diseases in golden retrievers. Identifying and understanding these risks is the first step toward better prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases.


A list of groomers recommended by our clients.

Morris Animal Foundation

A global leader in supporting scientific research that advances veterinary medicine, the Morris Animal Foundation has invested more than $113 million for more than 2,500 studies that have improved the health and quality of life for dogs, cats, horses, and wildlife around the world.

Pet Sitters

A list of pet sitters recommended by our clients.


A list of positive reinforcement/force-free training professionals.

Veterinary Information Network (VIN)

VIN is the world’s largest and most trusted online veterinary database and community. You’ll find information about your pet’s health, safety, medication, therapies, surgery, and behavior all at your fingerprints. Our doctors may direct you to VIN or provide a VIN handout with in-depth detailed information concerning your companion animal’s health condition or diagnosis.