Welcome to Lavitt Animal Hospital

Serving Morton Grove and Surrounding Community

MEET OUR STAFF

Lavitt Animal Hospital provides personalized compassionate care for you and your pet. We are a full-service animal hospital, providing medical consultation, preventative care,  complete laboratory services, diagnostic radiography, dentistry, surgery, and more! Your pet’s treatment options will always be discussed with you.

We are dedicated to make sure you fully understand your pet’s health and to answer any questions you may have.

ERICH ROUSH, VETERINARIAN (DVM)

Dr. Erich Roush has been with Lavitt Animal Hospital since 2016. Before coming to Lavitt Animal Hospital, Dr. Roush received his degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked in both Las Vegas, Nevada, and southeastern Wisconsin. As an avid Chicago Bears fan, he was naturally drawn to the Chicagoland area. Special areas of interest for him include dentistry, surgery, and preventative care. In his spare time, Dr. Roush enjoys spending time with his cats, Eins and Hobie, as well as sailing, snowboarding, and ballroom dancing with his wife, Michelle.

Dr. Roush’s professional affiliations include:
– AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
– ISVMA (Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association)
– AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association)

RILEY MERCADO, LEAD VETERINARY ASSISTANT

Riley is an aspiring veterinary technician who enjoys providing excellent care to our patients! She is currently taking classes to get her Associates degree in Veterinary Technology. Riley has been trained in Fear Free handling techniques and applies her training to ensure pets in her care have the best possible experience while in the Hospital.  Riley’s hobbies include painting, baking, and hiking. When she isn’t avidly helping animals, she loves spending time with her Golden Retriever Simba and Doberman Pinscher Dexter.

CHERYL WARD, RECEPTIONIST

 

Cheryl is a lifelong resident of Morton Grove. She looks forward to getting to know you and your pets and making sure you have a great experience. She is thrilled to be working with animals after spending over 25 years in the corporate world with a Social Services degree.
In her spare time, Cheryl enjoys reading, knitting and spending time with family and friends – including her beautiful granddaughter Lili, and “pampered” Pitbull Nelly!

 

My kitty had a surgical procedure with Dr. Erich Roush. He was very thorough during the pre-surgical consultation. And he called me, the very second her surgery was done, to follow up with me. I appreciated so much. Thank you, Dr. Roush, for taking such good care of my baby, Chloe.

AC, Facebook Review

This place is the best! Came for a second opinion before our dog had surgery on his ears. Dr. Roush was so caring and spent time reviewing other options- luckily we tried his way (meds) and all is fine now. Besides saving a ton of money we also didn't put our dog through surgery. I can't say enough about this place- I'm just so glad I found it! Highly recommend and the place has a cool vibe to it. Thank you Lavitt Animal Hospital!m know how much I appreciate them.

MK, Facebook Review