Phone: 847-965-2810 847-965-2810


8450 Waukegan Road,

Morton Grove, IL.

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Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 9am - 6pm

Wed, Sat: 9am - 2pm

Lavitt Animal Hospital provides complete laboratory services, diagnostic radiography, Dentistry, surgery and More!

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Lavitt Animal Hospital provides personalized compassionate care for you and your pet. We are a full-service animal hospital, providing medical consultation, preventative care,  complete laboratory services, diagnostic radiography, dentistry, surgery and more! Your pet’s treatment options will always be discussed with you.

We are dedicated to make sure you fully understand your pet’s health and to answer any questions you may have. 

Erich Roush, Owner and Veterinarian (DVM)

Dr. Erich Roush has been with Lavitt Animal Hospital since 2016. Before coming to Lavitt Animal Hospital, Dr. Roush received his degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked in both Las Vegas, Nevada and southeastern Wisconsin. As an avid Chicago Bears fan, he was naturally drawn to the Chicagoland area. Special areas of interest for him include dentistry, surgery and wellness care. In his spare time, Dr. Roush enjoys spending time with his cats, Baal and Eins, as well as sailing, snowboarding and ballroom dancing with his wife, Michelle.

Dr. Roush's professional affiliations include:
- AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
- AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association)
- AAFP (American Association of Feline Practitioners)

Riley Mercado, Veterinary Assistant

Help us welcome the newest member of the Lavitt Animal Hospital team - Riley!

Riley is an aspiring veterinary technician. She is currently taking classes to get her Associates degree in Veterinary Technology. Riley’s hobbies include painting, baking, and hiking. When she isn’t avidly helping animals, she loves spending time with her Golden Retriever Simba and Doberman Pinscher Dexter.

Cheryl Ward, Receptionist

Cheryl is a lifelong resident of Morton Grove. She looks forward to getting to know you and your pets and making sure you have a great experience. She is thrilled to be working with animals after spending over 25 years in the corporate world with a Social Services degree.
In her spare time, Cheryl enjoys reading, knitting and spending time with family and friends - including her beautiful granddaughter Lili, and “pampered” Pitbull Nelly!