ROSCOE VILLAGE — A lifelong animal lover has opened a veterinary hospital in Roscoe Village with general and urgent care for pets.
GoodVets Roscoe Village, 2340 W. Belmont Ave., is veterinarian Jordan Beauchamp’s second Chicago location. The facilty offers preventative medicine, diagnostics, routine and advanced surgery, urgent care, acupuncture, arthritis management, senior pet care and other individualized care plans for pets.
“Fostering relationships with my clients and their pets is so rewarding,” Beauchamp said. “I love taking the time to discuss what is best for their pet … because at the end of the day, my team and I are here to give you more time with your best friend.”
Beauchamp has expertise in surgery, reproduction, ambulatory medicine and alternative medicines like acupuncture, she said. She also has a background in equine medicine and worked with horses before transitioning into small animal care.
Beauchamp’s passion for animals goes back to her childhood — and her expertise in caring for older animals, and especially with pain management, came along the way.
Beauchamp grew up in rural Indiana, where she developed a love for animals because she was surrounded by horses and cattle, she said.
“Oftentimes, if my stepdad didn’t know where I was, he would go outside and I would be hanging out in the pasture with all the calves, just having a little conversation with them,” Beauchamp said. “You know, hanging out with my best buds, apparently. From a young age, everyone in my family knew that I wanted to work with animals, and it’s pretty much never changed.”
Beauchamp opened her first practice with the GoodVets national network in 2021 in the West Loop.
At the West Loop location, Beauchamp quickly noticed the majority of her patients there were younger cats and dogs 8 weeks to 5 years old, she said.
“There are so many young professionals in the West Loop area. So what’s the first thing they do? They buy a puppy or kitten because they’re responsible adults. We’ve seen tons of puppies and kittens down there,” she said.
That’s different from what Beauchamp has seen so far at the Roscoe Village hospital, where most pets coming in tend to be a bit older, she said.
These older pets are often in need of geriatric care and pain management — skills Beauchamp developed caring for older horses, she said.
“That was the biggest thing that I really noticed coming into small animal care — the lack of services towards lameness and arthritis management,” Beauchamp said. “The amount of people, like small animal veterinarians and technicians, that just don’t feel comfortable recommending those things was crazy to me.”
Older horses, especially those used in events or racing, have a variety of treatments available that include medications and less invasive procedures like sound wave therapy, Beauchamp said. The treatments increase their quality of life — and now Beauchamp is using her expertise to help smaller animals with the same thing, she said.
“Age isn’t in itself a debilitation. And if we do things to help with their mobility and keep them going, there’s no reason a dog or cat can’t be 12, 13 or 14 and still going to the dog park, running around and things like that,” she said. “But it does start with earlier management and conversations about putting a pet on joint supplements before they have arthritis.”
The practice is open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays.
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