o We are pleased to offer radioiodine services for treatment of hyperthyroidism in cats. We welcome and appreciate your referrals for treatment of this common feline disease.
o Hypurrthyroid Treatment for Cats is owned by Dr. Colleen Currigan, former owner of Cat Hospital of Chicago. Hypurrthyroid Treatment for Cats is housed within Cat Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Currigan continues to practice feline medicine at Cat Hospital of Chicago part-time. Dr. Currigan is the supervising veterinarian for all radioiodine patients. Cat Hospital of Chicago veterinarians Drs. Daphne Thompson, Elizabeth Czerwonky, and Mariah Foose are available to assist with care when needed.
o Veterinary endocrinologists agree that radioiodine is the preferred treatment for hyperthyroidism in the majority of cats. It has a very high success rate (97% of patients will be cured with one treatment), and it eliminates the need for twice daily oral medication (or surgery in patients that are higher surgical risks) in most cats. While radioiodine treatment is not the best treatment option for all hyperthyroid cats, depending on the cat’s overall health, as well as the owner’s preference, we do know that it is overall the preferred treatment for hyperthyroidism in cats. For additional information on hyperthyroidism in cats, visit http://www.catvets.com/guidelines/practice-guidelines/feline-hyperthyroidism.
o Thank you in advance for your referrals! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We know that your clients value the care that you have given their cat over the years, and our goal is to work closely with you to assure that we are a part of strengthening the bond that your clients have with you. We ask that you forward subsequent laboratory results to us following discharge of your patient from our care, and we are happy to discuss post- I 131 case management with you at any time.