Local Petco to Open Veterinary Clinic Inside Store

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Byline: Matt Arado Daily Herald Staff Writer

Mount Prospect pet owners soon will be able to provide their dogs or cats with a quick checkup while shopping at the Petco pet store at Rand and Central roads.

Village trustees Tuesday approved a request to open a veterinary clinic inside the store. The clinic will be staffed and operated by Luv My Pet Inc., a business that provides licensed veterinarians to roughly 25 pet stores in Illinois and Indiana.

Trustees said the addition of the clinic will be good for residents and could increase traffic at the shopping center.

"I think this will be great," Trustee Irvana Wilks said. "Residents will enjoy the convenience."

As required by the permit that the village granted, the clinic will be open for just two hours on two Sundays each month. If Luv My Pet decided that it wanted the clinic to be open longer, it would have to appear before the village again to get permission. …