Hours & Directions
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Center Appointment Hours
(Hours by Appointment Only)
Cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice will be subject to a late cancellation fee.
Please note that we do not schedule any hour-long new client/first-time appointments on Saturdays (all day) or on Tuesdays after 5pm because those tend to be peak scheduling blocks and Dr. Royal wants to make sure she can spend enough time with your pet. After your initial consult visit, those times are then open for normal scheduling if you like.
On occasion, the Center may be closed for meetings, full staff travel events, Dr. Royal’s lecture schedule, or we’re simply recharging our healing batteries. No appointments will be made for those days and we always post them on the site as early as possible. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, we will reschedule your appointment.
New Patients (Initial Consult Appointments)
An initial, integrative treatment consult with Dr. Royal lasts between 45 minutes to an hour and includes a both a full Western exam and Chinese traditional exam. It may also include muscle measurements and other diagnostics. We assess previous medical history, radiographs, and bloodwork, and discuss nutrition, supplements, herbs, and therapies for the owner to do at home.
Please bring any medical records, bloodwork, diagnostic testing, radiographs with you to your intial appointment. Equally important, please bring any labels from foods, supplements, as well as a complete list of medications that are being given.
We address the need for other therapies – acupuncture, underwater treadmill, massage or other treatments. Any Western medical recommendations for diagnostics or treatment will be relayed to your regular veterinarian. The initial consult may include a treatment or combination of treatments with whatever modalities are most needed. New clients may request a specific type of treatment for their appointment, but the Dr. has the final say based on the medical condition of the animal.
Subsequent appointments after the initial consult generally run about 30 minutes.
The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center is located at 4130 N. Rockwell, just 1 1/2 blocks north of Irving Park Road.
To reach Royal Treatment, take Irving Park Road to Rockwell and head north. There is usually ample parking on Rockwell right outside the Center. We’re located on the west (left) side of the street as you head north up Rockwell. We’re in the same building as STAY Dog Boarding, located under the blue awnings.
From the North/Northwest Suburbs:
Depending on your starting location, take either I-90 (Northwest Tollway), I-294 or I-94 to I-90 (the Kennedy), then continue east on the Kennedy to the Irving Park Road exit. Turn left at the light off the Irving Park exit ramp to head east on Irving Park to Rockwell. Turn left (north) on Rockwell and go 1 1/2 blocks. Royal Treatment is on your left and you can park on the street.
From the Western Suburbs:
Depending on your starting location, take I-290 to I-294 North to I-90 East (the Kennedy) and continue east to the Irving Park Road exit, or if traffic permits, take I-290 towards downtown to I-90/I-94 west (the Kennedy) and take that outbound to the Irving Park Road exit. Turn left (if coming from O’Hare) or right (if coming from downtown) at the light off the Irving Park exit ramp to head east on Irving Park to Rockwell. Turn left (north) on Rockwell and go 1 1/2 blocks. Royal Treatment is on your left and you can park on the street.
From the South/Southwest Suburbs:
Depending on your starting location, take I-55 or I-57 to I-90/I-94 West (the Kennedy) and continue north on the Kennedy to the Damen/Western exit. Continue through the first light off the ramp (Damen) to the next light, which is Western (it will look at first like you’re following the ramp back on to the Kennedy). Turn right at the light for Western to head north to Irving Park Road. Turn left (west) at Irving Park Road and head to Rockwell. Turn right (north) on Rockwell and go 1 1/2 blocks. Royal Treatment is on your left and you can park on the street.
From the City:
If you’re starting west of Rockwell, take California to Irving Park Road, then turn east on Irving Park to the first light, which is Rockwell. Go north on Rockwell 1 1/2 blocks. Royal Treatment is on your left and you can park on the street. If you’re starting east of Rockwell, take Western to Irving Park Road. Go west on Irving Park Road to Rockwell.