South Loop Business Spotlight: Metropolitan Veterinary Center

The GSLA’s mission is to bring neighbors together to create a vibrant, inclusive South Loop community, which must include a thriving local business community.  Our Business Spotlight series is intended to increase awareness of small businesses in the area, so residents can shop locally to keep more of their dollars within the community to drive more local investment.


In this Spotlight, we’re introducing the Metropolitan Veterinary Center!

Metropolitan Veterinary Center is a full-service dog and cat hospital, located on the northwest corner of 16th and Michigan.  They provide wellness and preventive care, internal medicine and surgery, and urgent/emergency care. 

We sat down with Samantha, the practice manager, to learn more about this thriving business and their perspective on the South Loop:

Metropolitan Veterinary Center, 1556 S. Michigan Ave.

How long have you served the neighborhood?

Six years!  Metropolitan Veterinary Center opened in February 2012.

Why did you choose the South Loop?

We chose the South Loop because it is a growing, vibrant neighborhood and it has one of the highest per capita dog ownership of any neighborhood in the country.

What sets your business apart?

Our staff of 20 allows us to be open seven days per week from 7am to 10pm in order to provide the best service for busy pet-parents and patients.  We are also proud to be a woman-owned business.

What else would you like everyone to know about your business?

The South Loop neighborhood has been very supportive of Metropolitan Veterinary Center, and we are honored to be here.  We have clients and patients from all over the city, and even the suburbs, but the majority of our clients and patients reside in the South Loop and we count them as neighbors and friends.


You can learn more about Metropolitan Veterinary Center by visiting their website.

About the GSLA:

The Greater South Loop Association (GSLA) is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 1998.  Our mission is to bring neighbors together to maintain and improve the South Loop as a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive community.