14 Best Veterinarians in Chicago

March 16, 2021 - 5 min read
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From holistic, preventative, and urgent care to nutrition and behavior assessments and counseling, these 14 veterinary clinics across the Windy City offer exceptional and personalized service.

For Emergency and Urgent Care


Address: 3305 N. California Ave.

Phone: 773-281-7110

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If the unthinkable happens and your dog requires immediate critical care, MedVet is the only Level 1 veterinary trauma center in Chicago. It’s certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Board of Regents and Veterinary Committee on Trauma and has vets on staff who provide pets specialty care, including cardiology, neurology/neurosurgery and internal medicine.

Pershing Animal Hospital

Address: 1515 E. Hyde Park Blvd.

Phone: 773-288-8888

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The veterinarians at this Hyde Park animal hospital focus on preventative care and pet nutrition. With a wide range of services available, the staff treats emergencies and welcomes new pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care.

Good Vets

Address: 901 W. Jackson Blvd. (West Loop Location)

Phone: 312-756-7853

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You’ll find a modern vibe in contemporary designed spaces at this chain of four clinics in the West Loop, Streeterville, and Uptown, as well as in the far south suburb of Glenwood. Each location’s staff of experts provides transparent and exceptional service by offering wellness and preventative care, diagnostic services, routine and advanced surgical procedures as well urgent care during office hours.

For Boarding Services

Burnham Park Animal Hospital

Address: 1025 S. State St.

Phone: 312-663-9200

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The first veterinary clinic in the South Loop is certified by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and provides pets comprehensive and compassionate care. The practice offers a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures, an in-house pharmacy, surgery suite, X-ray and ultrasound capabilities, closely supervised hospitalization area, and indoor boarding kennels, and outdoor walking areas.

Heal Veterinary Clinic

Address: 4137 N. Rockwell St.

Phone: 773-888-5091

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This all-inclusive practice features state-of-the-art diagnostic testing, including in-house radiology and ultrasound services, complete with digital X-rays and full digital dentistry services. The staff also provides the resources and experience to understand and treat your dog, by offering additional services like Stay, a modern dog hotel.

Old Town Animal Care Center

Address: 511 W North Ave.

Phone: 312-428-2571

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If you need a walk-in appointment, Old Town Animal Care Center is open seven days a week (except holidays) and has free parking. In addition to comprehensive medical services, the clinic offers grooming, daycare and boarding.

For Additional Medical Services

Healing Tails

Address: 1921 S. Archer Ave.

Phone: 312-929-3780

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This holistic South Loop veterinary practice, owned by Dr. Arielle Herndobler, provides pets with natural therapies including physical rehabilitation, including specialized treatments and therapies for ACL or CCL injuries, chiropractic care, acupuncture natural allergy relief and pet parent support after a cancer diagnosis.

Medical District Veterinary Clinic at Illinois

Address: 2242 W. Harrison St., Suite 101

Phone: (312) 226‑2588

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Located in the heart of the Medical District, this is the only clinic that’s part of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. The full-service, Fear Free® and AAHA-certified practice is staffed by a team trained in the latest medical and diagnostic techniques and offers comprehensive care, including preventative wellness, geriatric, dentistry and surgery.

West Loop Veterinary Care Center

Address: 815 W. Randolph St.

Phone: 312-421-2275

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The staff at this AAHA-accredited practice strives to provide exceptional service by offering the highest standards of pet health care and wellness benefits. From a wide range of services like ophthalmology and glaucoma testing, laparoscopy and cryotherapy to convenient options including “drop-off” or “day stay” appointments and a separate feline entrance, this state-of-the-art facility puts your pet first.

Wicker Park Vet

Address: 1166 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Phone: 773-227-9700

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Six veterinarians work at this Near West Side clinic and emphasize the importance of preventative medicine and education for pet parents. They specialize in medical, surgical, dental, and general care for your dog’s entire life, from puppyhood to old age, and offer compassionate care and exceptional service.

The Rest of the Best

Boulevard Veterinary

Address: 2740 W. Armitage Ave. (Logan Square location)

Phone: 773-360-1731

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With three locations in Logan Square (AAHA-certified), River North (AAHA-certified) and Ravenswood, as well as telemedicine appointments, it’s easy to find a local vet within this practice. BLVD Vet places pet parents’ concerns at the center of its philosophy by providing 30-minute appointments as a standard to ensure every question is answered.

Duke Animal Hospital

Address: 3941 N. Ashland Ave.

Phone: 773-697-9757

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The veterinarians at this West Lakeview clinic dedicate themselves to learning the root of your pet’s health concerns. The expert clinicians work with you to understand your pets so they can provide devoted and personalized care.

Mid North Animal Hospital

Address: 2201 N. Halsted St.

Phone: 773-929-0777

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The long-time Lincoln Park AAHA-accredited practice aims to provide your pet comprehensive lifetime veterinary care in a Fear-Free® environment.

Woodlawn Animal Hospital

Address: 6523 S. King Dr.

Phone: 773-249-7191

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Formerly known as the Sweeny Animal Hospital, this clinic has served the Woodlawn community for more than 90 years. Pet parents trust Dr. Allyson J. Harris’ no-nonsense approach to care and recognize that she works in partnership with them to provide pets the best in preventative medicine and overall well-being.