VCA Aurora Animal Hospital

Steven Abel, DVM, DACVS, Veterinary Specialist

DVM, Iowa State University
Certifications: DACVS
Departments: Surgery


Dr. Abel is a board certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.  He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Iowa State University in 1985.  He has been practicing in the Chicagoland area since 1985.  In 2003 he completed a surgical residency at Norwood Park Animal Hospital and in 2005 he became board certified. 

Prior to joining VCA Aurora Animal Hospital, Dr. Abel was at Animal Emergency Center in Milwaukee.  He has served as small animal representative of AVMA Drug Advisory Committee.  Dr. Abel specializes in both orthopedic and soft tissue surgery and is certified in TPLO.


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.