About Us

About UsIsland Lake Veterinary Clinic would like to take this opportunity to welcome you, your family, and your special family member to our website. As you continue to browse and explore our website, it is our hope that you will learn more about our dedication to your family and the quality veterinary medicine and service we provide.

Our goal here at Island Lake Veterinary Clinic has always been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care. The Island Lake Veterinary Clinic team displays an unrivaled commitment to our clients through continuing education, technological advances in veterinary medicine and service, and most importantly, administering compassionate care to all pets entrusted to us.

Meet Our Team

Dr. MaxMaksim (Max) Ilyukhin, DVM
Practice owner

Dr. Max earned his DVM from the Moscow Academy of Applied Biotechnology in 1996 which entailed the completion of a surgical externship.  He received his US Veterinary Certification from Iowa State University in 2004. Dr. Max has been active in both Surgical Specialty & Private Practice in the Chicagoland area for the past 13 years.

Special interests:

Orthopedic Surgery
Extensive Soft Tissue Surgery
Medical Workup & Diagnosis


Michael F. DonovanMichael F. Donovan, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Donovan has been raised in Fox River Valley in Illinois, he is married and has 6 children. Dr. Donovan completed his undergraduate degree and received his DVM from University of Illinois in 1975 and has been practicing small animal medicine since then in the Chicagoland area.

Dr. Donovan has dedicated his life’s work to helping pet owners offer the best quality of life possible to their pets, which he has always said are as much a part of the family as everyone else in the household.


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