Pet Protection available to West Ridge, Illinois Dogs & Cats

Pet Microchipping Service Near West Ridge

Pet Microchipping West Ridge, Illinois

Terry Animal Hospital proudly offers microchip identification for companion pets throughout the West Ridge, Illinois area. The system that we use is the HomeAgain Pet Recovery and Identification System. Learn more about this wonderful technology and how it is used to return lost cats and dogs to their loving families. Be sure to learn more about our additional veterinary care and treatments available.


What is Microchipping?

Pet microchipping is a system of registering your pet by utilizing a microchip. A microchip is a tiny electronic device which is about the size of a grain of rice. The microchip is implanted beneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. This procedure is quick, easy and as painless as a vaccination.

How Do Microchips Work?

Each implanted microchip has a unique number associated with it. This number, along with the owners information are added to a national registry. The good news is, the majority of veterinarians and animal shelters have the electronic scanners on hand that are used for detecting and reading the implanted microchips. In the even that your pet is found, the microchip will be scanned and the registry will contact you.

Did You Know.

One in three pets will go missing during its lifetime. Without identification, 90% of lost pets never return home. Over 6 million pets enter shelters each year.

Almost all humane organizations (such as animal hospitals, veterinary practices and animal shelters) have scanners that read microchip IDs. HomeAgain Pet Recovery & ID System reports they recover 10,000 lost pets each month and have helped more than 2 million lost pets return home.

Terry Animal Hospital

1419 Lake Ave
Wilmette, IL, 60091

Contact Us

(P) 847-256-1131
(F) 847-256-8418


Monday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Client Testimonials

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“The wonderful doctors and staff at Terry took care of our dog throughout his entire life – from puppyhood through end of life. They cared for him as if he were their own. When my dog was mauled by another dog, they took amazing care of him and their charge was extraordinarily reasonable. When our dog had illnesses and as he declined in his last year of life, the doctors would spend a long time following up with us on the phone to see how treatments were working. That meant so much to us. They gave us good advice on what treatments to move ahead with and which were options but probably not worth it. They spent so much extra time and put in so much thought and emotion in treating pets, I do not think they charge too much. I felt like the doctors were there with us every step of the way as we went through the last year of our dog’s life.
As a result, we are back at Terry with a new puppy. Terry doctors and staff are like family.”

Lisa B.

“Excellent veterinarians and staff. Dr Alison Fink is terrific! Our Husky received exceptional care and treatment.”

Patrick K.

A wonderful team who cares deeply about pets and their ‘parents’.”
Beth G.

“Caryl is an outstanding veterinarian who takes great care of my dog. Her compassion and understanding make this place a gem.”

Eddie B.

Get to know our Veterinarians at Terry Animal Hosptial


Dr. Richard Mattson

Dr. Richard Mattson

Dr. Richard Mattson graduated Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987 and joined Terry Animal Hospital in 1989. His emphasis is on surgery, dental procedures and ultrasound. 

Dr. Julie Mattson

Dr. Julie Mattson

Dr. Julie Mattson graduated from Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. Her special interest is internal medicine and all aspects of patient care. She enjoys the long term connections she has with people and their pets. 

Dr. Sarah Blose

Dr. Sarah Blose

Sarah Blose DVM, graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987.  She has been practicing at Terry Animal Hospital since 2009. In 2002, Dr. Blose received IVAS certification in Veterinary Acupuncture and is passionate about this integrative treatment.  Her other professional interests include surgery, internal medicine, connecting with clients and their families through community education and events. 

Dr. Caryl Buonopane

Dr. Caryl Buonopane

Dr. Caryl Buonopane graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine after completing her clinical year at Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She joined Terry Animal Hospital in May of 2016 with a passion for small animal medicine. Her priority is to provide high quality care to keep her patients healthy and happy. She currently splits her weeks working part-time at Terry Animal Hospital and caring for her 3 dogs, cat, and horse.  

Dr. Katie Baldwin

Dr. Katie Baldwin

Dr. Baldwin is originally from Chicago. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore in 1994 and her DVM in 1998 from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She then completed an internship at a private specialty practice in Rochester, New York.  Since then, Dr. Baldwin has worked in private practice both in Chicago and in London, where she worked for a few years doing relief work. Dr Baldwin has a strong interest in preventative care and Fear-Free Visits, which is a program designed to make visits to the vet less scary.

Dr. Baldwin and her husband Warren (imported from England) and 3-year-old daughter Poppy live with their cats Logan and Wolfie in Roger’s Park. In her free time, Dr. Baldwin likes to read, travel and enjoy the outdoors.

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