Healthy Pet Lifestyle Campus

Veterinary services, holistic pet medicine and care, dog daycare and activities, to enhance the human animal bond.

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Riverside Animal Clinic &
Holistic Center

Continuing the excellence in practice with an integrative take on pet medicine.

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Quick Vet
Service

A clinic for affordable, no wait appointments like vaccines and basic grooming.

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Pet Solutions Center
Pet Store

Based on the Five Elements theory of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. We will offer pet food in all price ranges, supplements, supplies and delivery.

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American Adventure
Indoor Dog Park

A frontier themed climate controlled dog playground complete with log cabins and a covered wagon.

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Zoom Zoom Room
Dog Daycare

The Zoom Zoom Room honors the history of our building, a former car dealership, with a race car themed dog day care center.

Welcome to Our Healthy Pet Lifestyle Campus in McHenry Illinois

Welcome! We are proud to announce our move to our newly created Healthy Pet Lifestyle Campus at the corner of 31 & 120 in McHenry.  What’s a Pet Lifestyle Campus?  It’s our way of appreciating the flourishing movement toward an all around holistic lifestyle with your pet.  The Riverside campus offers a key features to enhance the human animal bond, including veterinarian and grooming services, holistic pet medicine, dog daycare and activities, and a pet store.

Riverside Animal Clinic Services

At Riverside Animal Clinic, your family’s health and happiness are our main priority. Whether you’re visiting us for our prevention and wellness services or seeking our holistic care offerings, our doctors and staff will make sure your pet is treated like it’s our very own. We have combined all aspects of holistic medicine into a unique customized and affordable health plan for each life stage of your precious family pet.

Conventional Veterinary Medicine

High quality traditional veterinary medicine.

Holistic Care

Custom compassionate care for your pet’s individual needs.

Holistic Referrals

Working with your current veterinarian and our holistic options.

Laser Surgery

Gentle surgery options with a faster recovery time.

Riverside Animal Clinic Services

At Riverside Animal Clinic, your family’s health and happiness are our main priority. Whether you’re visiting us for our prevention and wellness services or seeking our holistic care offerings, our doctors and staff will make sure your pet is treated like it’s our very own. We have combined all aspects of holistic medicine into a unique customized and affordable health plan for each life stage of your precious family pet.

Conventional Veterinary Medicine

High quality traditional veterinary medicine.

Holistic Care

Custom compassionate care for your pet’s individual needs.

Holistic Referrals

Working with your current veterinarian and our holistic options.

Laser Surgery

Gentle surgery options with a faster recovery time.

Client Testimonials

What a FABULOUS Doctor and staff. SO appreciate the big-picture holistic approach. We felt so respected and heard. We were braced for a poor outcome but feel so excited for the positive approach to health and hope for more wonderful years with our aging little one. We are grateful to have a place we trust.

Donna O'Connor

We took our Shepard for an emergency. The Doctor and his staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Thanks to these guys our dog is now happier than ever. We now have a new Vet and we will be coming here for now on!

Cody Paterson

I have been coming to this location for years and The doctor and staff here are excellent! They care for your pet like family! Dr. Will take time to listen to your concerns and answer all questions. Thank you Riverside Animal Clinic for being Awesome!

Roseann Sexton

In the Media

The latest news and events from Riverside Animal Clinic & Holistic Center.

Dr. Jim Carlson Featured on PetMD.com

Just wanted to share Dr. Carlson's latest feature on PetMD.com. Dr. Carlson, owner of Riverside Animal Clinic McHenry, is a leading national authority on a wide range of pet health care topics. Dr. Carlson practices holistic medicine at Riverside Animal Clinic McHenry...

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Holistic Vet Advice with Dr. Jim & Cristen Carlson Podcast

Record Date: Sept 3 2020 Hey! Thanks for listening to our podcast! We love spreading the word about our unique practice and Dr Carlson's unique style of medicine. Check out our Facebook group and be sure to ask questions. We're always here to help! Here's the link to...

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Holistic Vet Advice Podcast

On this week's Holistic Vet Advice Podcast with Dr. Jim and Cristen Carlson, we discuss how to save big money on the largest investment you're making in pet care : FOOD. Also, the number one asked question in the animal hospital. Two listener submitted questions about...

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