We are excited to announce that Hypurrthyroid Treatment for Cats will be joining the VCA Animal Hospital family effective 12/5/22. We have been operating out of the VCA Cat Hospital of Chicago facility since 2017. Other than the name change on our nuclear license, nothing else will change on 12/5: same location, same radioactive iodine veterinarian, Dr. Colleen Currigan, same cat cat compassionate team working with your cat, and same 'cat suite accommodations' with webcams. We welcome you to VCA Cat Hospital of Chicago!
HYPURRTHYROID TREATMENT FOR CATS IS A MODERN NEW FACILITY FOR THE TREATMENT OF HYPERTHYROIDISM IN CATS USING RADIOIODINE (I 131). OUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE STATE-OF-THE-ART TREATMENT FOR OUR PATIENTS IN A WARM, COMFORTABLE, ENRICHED ENVIRONMENT THAT HAS THE EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL WELL-BEING OF EVERY SINGLE PATIENT AT THE FOREFRONT. WE LOVE CATS, AND WE ARE ESPECIALLY FOND OF SENIOR AND GERIATRIC CATS, THE CATS MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO DEVELOPING HYPERTHYROIDISM. WE KNOW HOW MUCH CATS DISLIKE BEING AWAY FROM HOME – OUR OWN INCLUDED. WE ARE YOUR HYPERTHYROID CAT’S BEST FRIEND AND IT SHOWS IN EVERY BIT OF DETAIL AND PERSONALIZATION TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION FOR EACH PATIENT.
Hypurrthyroid Treatment for Cats is located within VCA Cat Hospital of Chicago on Chicago’s north side, and is owned by Dr. Colleen Currigan. Cat Hospital of Chicago (now VCA Cat Hospital of Chicago) has been providing cat friendly health care to Chicagoland cats for over two decades. Dr. Currigan has been a practicing veterinarian at Cat Hospital of Chicago since the hospital opened its doors. All veterinarians working with Hypurrthyroid Treatment for Cats have practiced exclusively with cats their entire veterinary careers.
What is hyperthyroidism?
Hyperthyroidism is a condition resulting from secretion of excess thyroid hormone from the thyroid glands. In cats, this most often results from adenomatous hyperplasia (overgrowth) or adenoma (benign tumor) of the thyroid gland. Thyroid cancer (carcinoma) is a rare cause of hyperthyroidism in the cat.
How do we treat hyperthyroidism at HYpurrTHYROID TREATMENT FOR CATS?
At our treatment facility, we use radioiodine (I 131) therapy, which is a well-established effective, one-time treatment for hyperthyroidism. Radioiodine treatment is offered only at facilities with specialized nuclear medicine licenses. We were the first such treatment center within the Chicago city limits and are one of only two such facilities presently.
Cats are administered one quick treatment, followed by a brief stay with us. That’s it – and your best friend and beloved family member’s thyroid condition is permanently cured. That’s right – for the large majority of patients, no medication or treatment is needed after radioiodine treatment. This is one of the best gifts you can give to your feline companion – no oral medications!