“There are so many reasons why being a veterinarian is the perfect career for me. I understand the bond that is shared between pets and their owners; supporting this bond is a privilege. In addition, I have a great love for medicine and surgery. Solving a medical problem or completing an intricate surgical procedure is incredibly rewarding.”
Practice owner Dr. Alan Main’s commitment to the patients and clients of West Suburban Veterinary Associates is the foundation of WSVA’s growth, as well as our strong relationship to the local community.
Dr. Main is native to the Chicago suburbs and has cared for pets at West Suburban Veterinary Associates since 1987. He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree at Ohio State University in 1981. His prior education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology from the Miami University of Ohio, 1977. He holds continuing education certificates in ultrasound, laser surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and liver diseases. Among his primary professional interests are surgery, ultrasound, and internal medicine.
Through innovative practices, robust continuing education, and implementation of cutting-edge technology in our state-of-the-art-facility, Dr. Main fosters a positive, knowledge-based environment in which clients can feel secure that their pet will receive the best possible care. Under Dr. Main’s leadership, WSVA became the first general practice in our area to offer the following:
- In-house ultra-sound
- Digital X-ray
- Digital Dental X-Ray
- Laser surgery
- Cold laser therapy
- Laparoscopic surgeries
- Stem cell therapy
Active in many professional organizations, Dr. Main is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association and the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association. He also authors article on veterinary care for the West Suburban Humane Society Newsletter.
When not busy with his duties at the animal hospital, Dr. Main can be found playing tennis and golf, hiking, and writing. He and his wife, Janet, share their home with three rescue dogs, Cowboy, Denali, and Sadie and a cat, Derby.