Welcome to 

North Shore Animal Hospital

located in Caledonia. 

Serving clients and their pets 

in the Racine, Wisconsin

and surrounding areas, 

since 1970.

Call us at (262) 639-7500

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Through our relationships, we help our patients 

live longer and healthier lives.

We have been serving pet parents in the Racine and surrounding areas for almost fifty years. We strive to treat our clients the way that we would like to be treated and our patients as if they were our own pets.               North Shore Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital,                        providing  complete diagnostics including;  in-house      laboratory,  digital  radiography and digital dental radiography.                             We also offer cO2 surgical and therapy laser for our patients.

                        We are here to provide you with the resources                                 that will enable you  to keep your pets happy and healthy.  

If you have any questions, please call us at: 

(262) 639-7500  

  or email us at: Northshoreah@gmail.com           

          We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter,              created especially for pet parents by using the sign-up below.

At North Shore Animal Hospital, we treat your pets 

                         like the valued family members that they are.

Dr. Linda Axnick 

Dr. Todd Whitney

Dr. Heidi Jahn

 Dr. Al Arbas

Dr. Thomas Torhorst

Dr. Chantil Ayres

 North Shore Animal Hospital | 262-639-7500  |  FAX: 262-639-7658

4630 Douglas Ave.
Racine, WI 53402

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Meet the Doctors

at North Shore Animal Hospital

  • Dr. Linda
    Associate and Co-Owner


    • UW-Madison
    • UW-Madison college of Veterinary Medicine

    As part of the NSAH team since 1999, Dr. Linda Axnick enjoys practicing preventative medicine as well as performing surgery. Along with her husband Dr. Whitney, she spends her free time participating in dock diving and agility with their five dogs.

  • Dr.
    Todd Whitney
    Associate and Co-Owner

    Dr. Whitney joined the NSAH staff in 2012 when he joined his wife Dr. Linda Axnick and Lori Jensen in purchasing the hospital from Dr.Torhorst. Previously practicing at another hospital in town, Dr. Whitney was excited to join our team. He enjoys participating in agility and dock diving competition with their four dogs.


    • UW-Madison
    • UW-Madison College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dr.
    Heidi Jahn


    • UW-Madison
    • UW-Madison College of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Heidi Jahn has been with NSAH since 1991. She has a special interest in internal medicine and enjoys working up complicated cases. She loves her patients and they love her back. When not at work, Dr. Jahn enjoys reading, attending art fairs and spending time with her cats.

  • Dr.
    Al Arbas


    • Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine

    A part of the NSAH family since 1992, Dr Arbas is now working part-time. He and his wife Anne have one son who is in college. They have a Golden Retriever and a cat.

  • Dr.


    • UW-Madison
    • Michigan State University Veterinary School

    Dr. Torhorst is the founder and former owner of North Shore Animal Hospital, Dr. Torhorst brings a lot of experience to our hospital. He does surgery two mornings a week and is always happy to see clients that he has known for more than 40 years.

  • Dr.
    Chantil Ayres-Ruud


    • Pepperdine University
    • Colorado State School of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Ayres-Ruud has been a part of our team since 1997. Due to her busy family life she currently works to fill in when other Doctors are out of the office. Chantil and her husband have three children, dogs, cats and horses.


Read What Our Clients Say

    "The staff are always very good- friendly, caring and efficient and always follow up to see if there are any questions or new developments. I always feel that my pets are both well cared for and cared about. Thank you for all of your help."

    Scott Farnsworth

    For a first time Dog owner, I am extremely grateful that the clinic answers all of our questions and ensures our puppy is growing in a healthy manner. All of the staff are nothing short of Wonderful!

    Andy Donovan

    North Shore's staff is extremely friendly and knowledeable. They go above and beyond to make their furry patients feel safe and calm. My dog is extremely cooperative and happy while she is in their care. I highly recommend their services.

    Erica Frazier

    We have been coming to North Shore for at least 15 years. Our cats have always been treated with respect and kindness. From the moment we step through the doors, we are treated as guests!

    Terry Preischel

    As a new pet owner, I had lots of questions. The staff answered all of my questions. The staff was so friendly and kind to myself, dog and children. I was expecting to feel uncomfortable as a new pet owner, but my first visit was beyond my expectations.

    Erica Pie

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