October 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,2016
Make a Difference Week Food Drive- We have been collecting food for the Buddy Foundation and various food pet pantries in conjunction with the National Make a Difference Day! This year we collected 295# of food and other items to benefit these organizations.
October 2012, 2013, 2014,2015, 2016:
Scarecrow Fest at the South Barrington Conservancy the 2nd weekend in October! This year Meghan T and Amy created "My what big teeth you have!!!" In 2015 we received the first place award for best Scarecrow!!!
Paws to Read sponsored by the Barrington Library. Dr. House, Angie and Karen spent some time with the kids at the library. Dr. House had an interactive session with the kids on what household items they need to keep away from their pets and why. Following the talk was craft time. What a wonderful and inquisitive group of kids!
June 2012, 2013
4Paws/1Cause...help pets fight cancer walkathon hosted by the Hoffman Estates Animal Hospital to raise money for the Morris Animal Foundation and their cancer research programs. T-shirts available for sale at the hospital or order here.
A big thank you to all of you that participated and to our wonderful sponsors!
February 2012 through 2017:
February was National Pet Dental Month and we joined with the American Veterinary Dental Society in promoting the importance of dental care for your pets. According to them, more than 80% of all pets develop symptoms of oral disease before the age of three! While February is the month that we promote dental care, ensuring proper oral care is a year long commitment.
January 2013 through 2017
We had a wonderful time with "Celebrate Your Senior Pet Month " in January. Senior pets, those over the age of eight, are lovable and loyal companions. A Senior Workup insures us that there are no hidden diseases brewing.It is the best way for us to help your senior pet keep a quality of life.
November, December 2011,2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Santa arrived in South Barrington plenty early this year. In November, Santa(aka, Dr.House) visited the hospital and posed with our furry friends and their families for "Photos with Santa". In December we joined the South Barrington Park District, where Santa arrived by helicopter and we helped the kids in his workshop make toys for their pets!
October 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Cutest Halloween Pet Costume Contest ran the entire month of October. Winners were chosen by your votes on our website and on our facebook page. Bentley's Corner Barkery provided gift baskets for three categories!
August 2012 ,2013, 2014,2015 and 2016
During the dog days of summer, the Palatine Park District hosted a Canine Carnival full of activities for your dog. Hoffman Estates Animal Hospital participated as a sponsor and provided education and mini cleanings to it's participants. The park district also has an Easter Egg Hunt in the spring where we also participate.
July 2012 and 2013
As part of our community support, we participated in Barrington's Annual Sidewalk Days as well as the 4th of July Parade.
July 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,2016 and 2017
Dr. House and Dr. Williams joined the residents of South Barrington at their 4th of July Parade and Picnic. “It was great to see so many of our clients and to talk with the kids about their pets”. Amy, Mrs House and Nicolette joined the Barrington Chamber at the Barrington Parade in 2013, 2014 ,2015 and 2016!
We hosted an online Owner Look-Alike Contest throughout the month of March. Our winner was “Where’s the Remote”, Denver and Sweet Pea, followed by a close second was “Two Tails”.
Hoffman Estates Animal Hospital participated in the decorating of trees at the Community Park in South Barrington.”All I want for Christmas..” was adorned with cat and dog toys and treats handmade by the staff.
Buddy Foundation Adoption Event:
Hoffman Estates Animal Hospital was proud to host to a Buddy Foundation Adoption Event on Saturday, October 22, 2011 and Sept. 27, 2012. Volunteers from the Foundation were on hand to accept donations, talk about the shelter and show off some of the animals they have available for adoption. Our hospital grounds provided a great location for them to have such an event.
Hospital Open House:
Hoffman Estates Animal Hospital celebrated their new location and their 26 years of service by hosting an Open House and party on the lawn. Educational demonstrations were given by the Veterinary Technicians in the hospital, while the Client Relations Team helped guests navigate the many activities outside. Pony rides, a fire truck, a clown and face painting, coloring contest, free raffles…It was a fun day for everyone!
Barrington Sidewalk Days:
Hoffman Estates Animal Hospital was pleased to be a part of the Barrington Sidewalk Days at the end of July! Attendees were excited to see a new veterinary hospital in South Barrington! Our booth on Cook Street was a great success and our staff enjoyed reaching out to those who passed by. We raffled away two gift baskets and our winners were: Ginny Gilbert for the dog basket and Linda Koe for the cat basket. Congratulations to both of you! Look for us at upcoming community events!
Art in the Park:
This was the first year for "Art in the Park" where local businesses, community groups and organizations host creative, hands-on art projects for children and provide all the supplies for that project. The excessive heat did not deter vendors or young artists from coming out to show their support of the community. Hoffman Estates Animal Hospital gladly helped children make dog and cat toys for the animals in their lives. Thank you to all those that participated.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony:
Hoffman Estates Animal Hospital celebrated their new location with an official ribbon cutting ceremony on June 1, 2011. The ribbon and giant scissors were provided by the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce. In attendance were members of the staff, both the Barrington Area and Hoffman Estates Chamber members, and several people who worked on the project.