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After ‘pandemic pups,’ local veterinary clinics are overwhelmed and overbooked


After ‘pandemic pups,’ local veterinary clinics are overwhelmed and overbooked

Top veterinary practice in Chicago

The crush of new business during COVID-19 made for a busy year at Oz Animal Hospital in Lincoln Park, where owner Dr. Tracey Maione also worked as a veterinarian. The hospital was double booked most days, and requests for appointments had tripled.

Maione was pregnant, however, and looked forward to the respite of a two-month maternity leave. She gave birth at the start of March, but by the end of the month — facing a combination of an overbooked schedule and a lack of available veterinarians to cover shifts — she made the hard decision to cut her leave in half and headed back to the office.

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