Dr. Susan Hites began seeing patients out of our SportsVet facility in 2010. She is the owner of The Whole Pet, which provides individualized, integrative medicine for small animals. Dr. Hites has worked at hospitals in the Chicagoland area, southern New Mexico, and throughout central Illinois. Since elementary school, her only career desire was to be a veterinarian. After graduating as valedictorian from Grayslake High School, she attended the University of Illinois where she completed her undergraduate degree in Agricultural Science and was a member of the University of Illinois Women’s Club Volleyball team.
Dr. Hites graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992 and practiced traditional medicine, working with small animals, pocket pets, birds, and reptiles. Realizing that she had a passion for aging pets as well as those with chronic illnesses, she studied animal chiropractic, acupuncture, nutrition, and herbal medicine. She began using integrative therapies in 1997. By using both traditional and alternative modalities, Dr. Hites improves quality of life and improves the human-animal bond. Dr. Hites is devoted to partnering with clients to help their animal companions live better lives.
Dr. Hites is certified in animal chiropractic by the Animal Chiropractic Certification Commission (ACCC) of the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA). Her Acupuncture training is through the Chi Institute. She received her training in the use of herbs under the Chi Institute, Greg Tilford, Ihor Basko, Signe Beebe and Mona Boudreaux.