The Carol Stream Animal Hospital is your local veterinary service.  Convenient hours.   Local.   Responsive.   Advanced and gentle veterinary care.


Email us for an appointment request at


Phone: 630-462-7888

Fax: 630-462-7068


Convenient Hours:
                                        Mon - Thu: 8am - 7pm
                                        Friday: 8am - 6pm
                                        Saturday: 8am - 1pm

Sunday: Closed

After Hours Emergency

 St. Charles Emergency Veterinary Service: 630-584-7447

VCA Aurora Animal Hospital:  630-896-8541


Our Doctors:
                           John Ciribassi, DVM, DACVB
                           Elise Ciribassi, DVM
                           Mondrian Contreras, DVM
                           Priya Bhatt, DVM, MS

Come meet us!  Our friendly staff will be glad to show you around,  and introduce you to everyone

Check Out a Typical (or maybe not so typical) Exam at CSAH!!









"Decoding Your Dog" Book Is Now Available

Dr. John is co-editor of a new book, Decoding Your Dog. More than ninety percent of dog owners consider their pets to be members of their family. But often, despite our best intentions, we are letting our dogs down by not giving them the guidance and direction they need. Unwanted behavior is the number-one reason dogs are relinquished to shelters and rescue groups.

In Decoding Your Dog, these experts analyze problem behaviors, decipher the latest studies, and correct common misconceptions and outmoded theories. The book includes:

• Effective, veterinary-approved positive training methods
• Expert advice on socialization, house training, diet, and exercise. Remedies for behavior problems such as Separation Anxiety, Thunderstorm Phobia and Aggression

The book is available at area book stores or online at

Come and get your personal copy signed at the clinic:  Dr. John Ciribassi will greet you with a smile!  

Come and get your personal copy signed at the clinic:  Dr. John Ciribassi will greet you with a smile!


CSAH News: Ebola: pet threat or not?

The relative risk of exposure to the Ebola virus in the U.S. is extremely low, as there have been only a small number of isolated human cases and no known animal cases.

Although EVD is a zoonotic disease, there has not been evidence of its transmission to humans from dogs. Indeed, it is not even known if dogs are capable of contracting and then transmitting the disease.

The CDC recommends that if a pet is in the home of an EVD patient, veterinarians, in collaboration with public health officials, should evaluate the pet’s risk of exposure (close contact and exposure to blood or body fluids of an EVD patient). Appropriate measures, such as closely monitoring the exposed pet while using necessary precautions, should be taken based on that evaluation.

While we know many more questions exist about EVD, the AVMA is committed to providing pertinent information and ensuring that the veterinary profession is a driving force in discussions of how pets will be treated and cared for during an outbreak of this or any other zoonotic disease of public health concern.

Please stay tuned to AVMA blog and social media channels, where we will keep you informed as we work with subject matter experts and animal and public health officials.


Ebola virus ++++++++++++++++++++++++

Ebola virus



Fernanda and her new friends from CSAH

We were happy recently to have with us a veterinary intern from Mexico City, Mexico.  Life as a vet student in Mexico is a little different than our experience in vet school here in the States.  The clinic staff learns a lot from our interns--almost as much as they learn from us!.