• The Best Care for your Best Friends


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  • A Local Practice You Can Trust


    At HANDLE WITH CARE, we integrate the latest veterinary research with alternative medicine to provide your four-legged family members with the best possible care in the comfort of their own home.



    Acupuncture for pets is a holistic therapeutic technique involving the precise insertion of fine needles at specific points on an animal’s body, stimulating natural healing processes, promoting overall wellness, and alleviating a range of health issues.



    Pet herbology embraces the use of natural herbs and plant-based remedies to address various health concerns and support the physical and emotional health of animals.



    Chiropractic adjustment for pets is a hands-on approach that utilizes manual techniques to enhance musculoskeletal health, alleviate discomfort, and improve the overall well-being of animals.


    Pain Management

    Pain management for pets is a comprehensive approach that focuses on reducing discomfort through medications, therapies, and lifestyle adjustments to enhance their quality of life.


    Chronic Disease Management

    Chronic disease treatment/management for pets encompasses ongoing care, medication, and therapeutic interventions aimed at effectively managing long-term medical conditions to improve the health and comfort of animals.


    Aging Pet Health Management

    Aging pet health management is a multifaceted approach that tailors care, nutrition, and medical interventions to support the unique needs of older animals, promoting their well-being as they age.


    Care for Canine Athlete

    Care for canine athletes involves specialized support, exercise regimens, and treatments designed to maintain peak physical performance and overall health in active dogs.


    Nutritional Consultation

    Nutritional consultation offers expert guidance in customizing a pet’s diet to address specific health and dietary requirements, ensuring their optimal well-being.


    Wellness Exams

    Wellness examinations for pets are regular check-ups conducted by veterinarians to monitor overall health, detect potential issues early, and provide preventive care for a long, healthy life.


    Selective Vaccination

    Selective vaccination and vaccine consultation provide pet owners with informed choices about immunizations, ensuring that vaccines are tailored to individual needs while protecting animals against infectious diseases.





    "[Dr. Curtis'] approach is kind, thoughtful and she constantly goes beyond the normal scope of what is expected. My dogs have greatly benefited from her perspective and her uncanny ability to know exactly what they need at each stage of their life. I consider Dr. Curtis one of the greatest animal medical professionals on the planet and recommend her services wholeheartedly."
    - Jamie Damato Migdal, CPDT-KA and CEO of Canine Link


    "Dr. Kim Curtis was our home visit vet for our beloved shelter adoptees, a cocker spaniel and cat, for 12 years. Her integrative, holistic medical approach for pets was gentle, loving, and thorough. If you love your pets enough to give them the best, then I urge you to connect with Dr. Curtis. She was a joy to have in our lives and in our pets’ lives."​
    - Bobbye Middendorf


    "Dr. Curtis has taken care of my cats for over 10 years. She is warm, knowledgeable, trustworthy, and nice to be with. I appreciate her combination of western and holistic treatments. I know that my cats are in great hands with Dr. Curtis. Thank you, Dr Curtis."
    - Dr. Adam Levin


    "Dr. Curtis came to our home and took great care of our beagle Lucy when she was suffering from back issues. Having the accupuncture done at home was such a blessing. Dr. Curtis is kind and compassionate, Lucy loved her right away, and I’m sure that having the care at home eased so much of the typical vet anxiety that our pets face. Lucy had several treatments and that, along with holistic care and advice from Dr. Curtis helped her recover from back pain without invasive surgery, medications or excessive stress."
    - Katie Rodosky


    "When I met her almost eight years ago, we had inherited a family member’s cat who had been given 2 weeks to live given his renal failure. Dr. Curtis recommended a home-made meat loaf and some herbs in addition to his fluids. We enjoyed him for 18 more MONTHS because of her. Then, 7 years later, our 18 year-old cat was diagnosed by our traditional vet with either IBD or Lymphoma. That vet looked terribly sad when she told me and her eyes told me, he would not live long. I was a mess. Again, I called Dr. Curtis to intervene and happily, almost a year later, we have our precious cat and he looks great. I never dreamed he would live this long and feel this good. It is a miracle that we still get to be with him."
    - Nancy Levy


    "I have known Dr. Curtis since 1999. She has always been someone very special to my Furry Family and me. Dr. Curtis is compassionate, gentle, and knowledgeable and her visits to my home have been a blessing. Dr. Curtis always responds very quickly to phone calls and all emergency situations. Bennett always looks forward to her monthly visits, as Dr. Curtis provides a relaxing and enjoyable experience. She is extremely trustworthy and through a combination of holistic and Western medicine, I am confident that my furry kids have always been in good hands. We are more than grateful to have Dr. Curtis in our lives."
    - Bonnie


    "Dr. Kimberly Curtis is to animal health care what we all would hope for in our Human health care system. Compassion is the key word that first comes to my mind, gentleness, and an enormous Knowledge of integrative healthcare practice and solutions for our 4 legged family members. Dr. Curtis came to my house every other week for 2 years to administer acupuncture, and other integrative medicine to my aging, aching,10 year old Labrador retriever Coltrane."
    - Janice B. Terry


    "Dr. Kimberly Curtis of Handle With Care Home Veterinary Service has been our very special vet for 12 or so years. She has rendered tender, loving care to our 4 Labradors. All the Labs — Moon, Tobe, Chance and Buffy have benefited greatly from her knowledgeable and talented ministrations. She has addressed a variety of ailments from allergies, cancer, cardiac conditions and structural issues to inoculations in a professional and competent manner. My husband and I wholeheartedly recommend her (as well as Chance & Buffy). You can put your trust in her ability to treat your fur kids skillfully and with kindness."
    - Diane Krueger


    "I am a firm believer in holistic medicine and was relieved to find a licensed veterinarian who was also open to and educated in alternative methodologies. A much added bonus was the fact that Dr. Curtis did house-calls in Chicago. My easily car-sick cat was very much appreciative of the fact that her doctor came to her instead of the other way around. Dr. Curtis has a wonderful bedside manner (or should I say counter-top manner). She took her time, handling my cat, Chloe, with confidence and patience. She listened to what I had to say and asked pertinent questions."
    - Jennifer Kotylo


    "Our sheltie, Freddie, was diagnosed with an inoperable bladder tumor and the emergency/specialist vet gave us absolutely no hope. Dr. Curtis, while not trivializing the seriousness of his situation, did an amazing job making Fred happy and comfortable through acupuncture, herbs, dietary changes, and even a prescription medicine. We were joyous to have our Freddie nearly five months after that diagnosis, and those five months were a wonderful time together. He was happy and active and so relieved to be able to have his treatments in the comfort of his own home (he would get very carsick!). Dr. Curtis was with us the day before Freddie passed away, and helped us to not second guess ourselves whether there was more we could or should be doing to help him. Our other two boys, Tyler and Gypsy, are enthusiastic patients of Dr. Curtis too! She is kind and gentle, and extremely knowledgeable about Eastern and Western modalities. We are beyond grateful to have her in our lives."
    - Jean Lachowicz


    "We feel blessed that our local vet is a huge fan of Dr. Kim and makes a team approach so desirable and successful. That’s right, Dr. Kim is not our only vet. We also have a superb local vet and we have used a weekend emergency clinic on more than one occasion when tragedy and trauma prevailed. This combination of providers is the winning formula. We see Dr. Kim about once every month or every other month when we are experiencing the rare healthy run with our menagerie. The rest of the time we are in and out of the local vet, as needed. But because of Dr. Kim we made the switch from a wonderful local vet to an equally wonderful but more holistic practice just a few minutes further away. And here’s the added value: Dr. Kim continues to monitor the health lives of our pets and weigh in as needed with recommendations on treatment and medications between appointments. We have always been impressed that her reputation precedes her and the staff of our local facility most commonly defers to Dr. Kim for the final say. It’s standard practice at the end of an appointment that all test results and reports are faxed to Dr. Kim for review."
    - Mary Duggan

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