Community Outreach

Community Outreach, Awards, And Accolades
Wyatt--a nearly 3-year-old Pitt Bull/Boxer mix--was rescued with his mother and five siblings by the West Suburban Humane Society.  At the time of his rescue, Wyatt was very sick with parvo. West Suburban Veterinary Associates treated Wyatt's illness and nursed him back to health.

West Suburban Veterinary Associates, P.C. has provided expert veterinary care for pets in the Chicago suburbs for more than 60 years. We believe that working with organizations in the community is vital to the health of all pets. We are the primary veterinarian for the West Suburban Humane Society. In addition, we work with many local Shar-Pei rescue groups, as Dr. Vidt is an expert in treating Shar-Pei. We are proud to work with the following animal shelters, organizations, and community events:

The Jordan Crist Memorial Externship

In Partnership with The Hinsdale Humane Society, West Suburban Veterinary Associates is excited to announce The Jordan Crist Memorial Externship for veterinary students. Named in memory of Jordan Crist, an exceptional young man who truly cared for the well being of animals, this six-week paid externship is a wonderful opportunity for veterinary students. 

The selected candidate will work side-by-side with our excellent doctors and technicians in the state-of-the-art facility. They will gain experience working with the advanced medical equipment, including: digital radiography, ultra-sound, laser, digital dental radiography, laparoscope, and other systems. The candidate will also work one day per week at the Hinsdale Humane Society caring for homeless animals where he/she will learn breed identification, behavior counseling, animal handling skills, temperament assessment, and customer service skills.

Through this program, a veterinary student can advance his or her knowledge as well as give back to the community as Jordan Crist did. Please contact Janet Mazzocco at West Suburban Veterinary Associates: 630-968-4212 or

West Suburban Humane Society
1901 W. Ogden Ave
Downers Grove , IL 60516
Hinsdale Humane Society
22 N. Elm Street
Hinsdale , IL 60521
Cat Nap From the Heart
1101 Beach Ave.
LaGrange Park , IL 60526
Northcentral Maltese Rescue, Inc.

Chicago Pit Stop Rescue
PO Box 221432
Chicago, IL 60622

Pei Pals, Illinois Shar-Pei Rescue