Pet Care from the Woodlawn Team

Our History

Woodlawn Animal Hospital, Ltd. (WAH) was founded on March 1, 1995 by Dr. Allyson J. Harris.  Learn more about Dr. Harris.  Formerly named Sweeney Animal Hospital, the facility that now houses WAH has been a pet care fixture in the Woodlawn community for over 90+ years!

Excellence in Pet Care

Woodlawn Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital including an in-house pharmacy, surgery suite, in-house lab, on-site x-ray capabilities and a supervised recovery area.

Dr. Harris’ mission is bringing quality veterinary medicine and pet care to an under-served, but highly deserving community. A place where she can combine passions in veterinary medicine, client education and outstanding client services.

Clients think of her as a “partner” in the pursuit of their pet’s health and well-being.  Her “no non-sense” approach to this “partnership” is her signature!

The right team for your pet.

She tells clients, “We HAVE to do this together!” She also sets an example for young people. No matter the circumstance, they can fully achieve any goal they set! It just takes hard work, integrity, and an “over comers” attitude!!

She always tells them “Don’t let your situation define you, define your situation!!”

What You Should Expect

You will feel at home and welcomed in our hospital, and you’ll find an understanding ear and compassionate pet care during the most difficult discussions.

Our only motivation is love of pets. When you’re concerned, we’re definitely concerned, however experience causes us to be concerned even when you’re not. We go the extra mile to inform you, because we care.

Our veterinary team provides the professionalism you deserve, and compassion you need. Driven by genuine concern, our years of experience keeps your pets healthy.

We partner with pet owners to provide the highest quality professional veterinary care.

We aim to be a “light” in the Woodlawn neighborhood, and consider ourselves a beacon for Chicagoland. We welcome clients, who seek a veterinary experience that exceeds expectation with quality medicine and compassionate care.

Woodlawn Veterinary Care Team