VCA Aurora Animal Hospital

Shelia McCullough, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM, Veterinary Specialist

DVM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Certifications: DACVECC, DACVIM
Masters, University of Illinois
Departments: Emergency/Critical Care


Dr. McCullough was previously on the staff at the University of Illinois where she was instrumental in creating the critical care unit.  She graduated from the University of Illinois in 1987 and was a general practitioner/emergency veterinarian for 9 years.  She returned to the University of Illinois in 1995 and completed two residencies.  Dr. McCullough has been boarded in internal medicine since 1998 and in emergency medicine and critical care since 2004.  In addition to her critical care duties, Dr. McCullough is in charge of the internship program at VCA Aurora, VCA Berwyn and VCA Arboretum View Hospitals.   She is adjunct professor at the University of Illinois.


General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately or simply come right over.  We are open 24 hours/day 7 days per week - 365 days a year.  Call ahead if you will need assistance in getting your pet into our facility.