Welcome to Rand Road Animal Hospital,

Where We Treat Your Pets Like Family!

Call us at 847-359-7611

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If you live in Palatine or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. At Rand Road Animal Hospital we understand your pet is a beloved part of your family. Our dedicated veterinarians and staff treat your pets as if they are our own.

Rand Road Animal Hospital is a full-service companion animal hospital. We are dedicated to providing quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. From wellness exams and vaccinations, puppy and kitten care to senior care, dentistry to advanced diagnostics and complex surgical procedures, your cat, dog, rabbit, small mammal, reptile or avian friend will receive quality care at Rand Road Animal Hospital.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for our companion animals is ongoing nutrition plans and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your pet's health. Rand Road Animal Hospital is easy to get to-- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for our pet owners.

At Rand Road Animal Hospital we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Peter Lysakowski, Dr. Judy Cole, Dr. Jen Wilkins
Rand Road Animal Hospital
847-359-7611

1824 North Rand Road
Palatine, Illinois 60074

Rand Road Animal Hospital

Office Hours

Monday:

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Tuesday:

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Wednesday:

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Saturday:

8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Sunday:

Closed

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • King Louie
    King and Office Manager

    Louie is one of our clinic cats.  He mostly sleeps and is a little crabby (our grumpy old man), but loves catnip and sunning himself.  Louie likes to supervise the front desk and reception area.

  • Queen Danica
    Queen and Office Manager

    Queen Danica, aka 'Mushy' is one of our clinic cats.  She loves to eat (as often as possible), sleep and drink out of the faucet.  Danica likes to sit in the pharmacy sink and supervise in the exam rooms.

  • Peter Lysakowski, DVM, MS
    Veterinarian, Owner
    Bio coming soon.
  • Judy Cole, DVM
    Veterinarian
    Bio coming soon.
  • Jen Wilkins, DVM
    Veterinarian
    Dr. Wilkins graduated from University of Illinois in 2012. Her interests include dentistry, anesthesia and feline medicine. Outside of work hours, Dr. Wilkins likes rock climbing, Crossfit, and spending time with her Boxer, Holly and her 2 cats, Miriam and Moo.
  • Lisa
    Lead Veterinary Technician

    Lisa has been with Rand Road Animal Hospital since 2001 as a Veterinary Technician.  Lisa has a full house with 3 Newfoundlands, 1 Bernese Mountain Dog and 1 Shepherd/Husky Mix.

  • Laura
    Veterinary Technician

    Laura has been a Veterinary Technician here since 2015.  She is in college studying Dental Hygiene.  Laura has 2 cats and 1 crazy Boston Terrier who loves to give kisses.

  • Krista
    Veterinary Technician

    Krista moved to the area from Pennsylvania in November of 2017.  She previously worked in a zoo with large mammals and reptiles.  She is happy to be working with dogs and cats here at Rand Road Animal Hospital.  She has a St Bernard named Kegger.

  • Mary
    Receptionist

    Mary joined the reception team in 2015.  Mary's home menagerie includes 2 Papillions, 4 cats and an assortment of chickens and ducks.  

Featured Articles

  • Introducing a New Pet to Your Current Ones

    Pet Proofing Your Home Introducing your new pet to your current one is only a single part of the equation relating to taking a new pet home. You also have to make sure your new pet is comfortable in your home, which is a foreign environment to the animal. Like humans, animals can experience high levels ...

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  • Put Some Teeth Into Your Pet’s Dental Care

    According to the American Animal Hospital Association, nearly two-thirds of pets suffer from dental problems because their owners do not provide dental care for them. Imagine what would happen to your own teeth if they were never brushed or examined by a dentist. The same thing can happen with your pet’s ...

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  • Managing Pet Allergies in Kids

    Are you concerned that your child's allergies may mean that you will have to give up your pet? Although rehoming a pet may be necessary if allergies are severe, most children can live with pets if you are willing to make a few changes. The Problem About three in 10 people who have allergies are allergic ...

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  • Euthanasia: Saying Goodbye

    It's not easy to say goodbye to cherished pets, even those that have lived long, happy lives. Although you may hate the thought of life without your pet, euthanasia can be the kindest decision you can make when your friend is suffering. Making the Decision If your pet has been seriously injured in a ...

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  • Is a Wet Nose a Sign of a Healthy Pet?

    Have you ever heard that a wet nose is a sign that your pet is healthy? Although that's often the case, it's not always true. A moist nose can benefit your pet in several ways, but it doesn't necessarily guarantee good health. How Does a Wet Nose Help My Pet? Have you ever been woken at 5 a.m. by a cold, ...

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  • Obesity and Diabetes in Pets

    Think diabetes only affect people? Overweight pets may be at risk too. ...

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  • Does Your Cat Have a Grooming Problem?

    Noticed a sudden change in your cat's grooming habits? Over- or under-grooming can be a sign of trouble. ...

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  • National Heartworm Awareness Month Focuses Attention on a Potentially Deadly Disease

    Heartworm disease can have a devastating effect on your pet's health. National Heartworm Awareness Month, observed annually in April, reminds pet owners about the health dangers this preventable disease poses for pets. What Are Heartworms? Thin, white heartworms look like cooked pieces of spaghetti. ...

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  • 6 Questions to Ask At Your Senior Pet's Next Check Up

    Want to keep your senior pet healthy and happy? Ask these six questions at your pet's next check up. ...

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  • What You Need to Know About Antibiotics

    Using antibiotics incorrectly may harm, rather than help, your pet. ...

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Testimonials

  • "Dr. Pete and staff take such pride in caring for the animals and educating thier owners. My family has gone for 20 years to his office, I myself with my own for 6 years. My animals are safe and loved when I bring them, there's no where else I'd consider taking them. I'll do the 30 mile drive for that."
    Liz Cooper / Facebook