Used Ace for more than 13 years now. Not a fan of not being able to schedule an appointment, sometimes there's a bit of a wait depending when you go, but other than that really have no complaints. Prices are reasonable, both vets are top notch, and the rest of the staff is great.
I also recommend Ace. Their decor needs some serious updating, but they are extremely kind and affordable. After I had to put my cat to sleep, they sent a really beautiful card with all the staff's signatures and a sweet personalized message. It really touched me.
We also use Dr. Andy at Chicago Pet Clinic - it's near Cicero/Addison and as the person above says just check the yelp reviews. Dr. Andy is so caring and doesn't recommend unnecessary tests, is able to deal with difficult animals and it's easy to get an appointment. We have used them for 4 years and are totally happy.
I also recommend Dr. Andy at Chicago Pet Clinic as well. He's always so patient with all our questions and gentle with my pooches. He's genuinely happy to do his job. We switched to him after going to Portage Park Animal hospital for years. Its a far more personal experience.At PPAH we never got the same doc twice. We no longer sit in a waiting room for as long and we definitely dont pay anywhere near as much for visits, shots, or meds.
Dr Andy Jaworowski at Chicago pet clinic 3510 N. Cicero. really nice, takes time to explain things and does not push a lot of expensive medicines, shots, etc. I really appreciate someone who cares about my dog and not just about making more money.
Yes, Dr. Olsen did resign at Portage Park Animal Hospital but I contacted her and found out she is opening her own practice the end of July. Full service and she said prices will be less than PPAH charges. I'm going to check it out when she's in business. Just waiting for city licenses and then she'll open. I think she said the location is near Montrose & California. She is great and does alternative medicine - acupuncture and chiropractic services. She has a page on Facebook.
I also recommend Dr. Andy for all the reasons other people have already stated. We have gone to him for 4 years and really like him. Our dog actually wags her tail when we tell her its time to go see Dr. Andy!
It also depends on "what kind of vet" you are looking for? One that recommends redundant harmful shots year after year or one who is up to date on latest information and recommends, yearly exams, titer tests for vaccinations, dental exams, good nutrition , weight control, disease prevention protocol , Yearly or Bi-yearly lab work (depending on age)VS over vaccination, too much antibotics, prednisone, rymidal etc ... all things to consider and every pet guardian is different ...
We have used Veterinary Home Health Care for over 30 years. Dr. Nora Carroll and now Dr. Corinne Dobner. They come to the house--wonderful when you have a dog and a cat. Dr. Dobner refers to Ace Animal Hospital for surgeries, which I was also very happy with. Veterinary Home Health Care is at 773-237-8230.
Ace Hospital has been my go-to for both of my dogs. I find the vets kind, informative and with empathy for any situation. Dr. Dougherty will tell you if he is uncomfortable with any medications or procedures. The entire staff truly loves animals and wants the best for them.