Your Pet's Best Friends
Since 1997

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Best Friends Animal Hospital in Grayslake, IL

Best Friends Animal Hospital is a full service primary care veterinary hospital committed to excellence in small animal medicine. We have been serving Lake County and the surrounding areas since 1997.

We are here to service the cities of Grayslake, IL, Gurnee, IL, Lake Villa, IL, Round Lake, IL, Round Lake Beach, IL, Lindenhurst, IL, Antioch, IL, Volo, IL, Ingleside, IL, Mundelein, IL and more!

We believe your pets deserve exceptional medical care in a compassionate, comfortable environment. Our experienced veterinary team and support staff provide preventive medicine, treatment of acute illness, pet neutering services, continuing care of chronic health conditions in companion animals, and other veterinarian services.

At our top rated animal hospital, we offer comprehensive veterinary services in a family friendly atmosphere.

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★★★★★ Our experience at Best Friends was excellent. Everyone was very nice upon arrival, it was a busy day, but they got us in close to our appointment time. Dr. Haag who worked with our dog was kind and gentle with our older dog, he even sat on the floor with her, knowing she was nervous. The Vet tech, Cheyenne was very sweet with our dog and professional. All in all a very positive visit.Mary S.Mary S. ★★★★★ Staff is super great and they take such good care of my pup!😊Kristyn J.Kristyn J. ★★★★★ We have trusted our Jack Russells with Best Friends since 1998. They were like family when we had to send our Shiner to rainbow bridge in 2011. We added Willow 6 weeks later and have been very happy with them. Vet tech Kathy is always happy to see us and the return of Dr Roge is fabulous! I remember her ponytail swishing when she walked! lol anyway can’t say enough good things about Best Friends.Pam S.Pam S. ★★★★★ I brought my cat in and I was extremely happy with the advice and care he received. I'll never go anywhere else. Thank you!Linda Q.Linda Q. ★★★★★ Best Friends Animal Hospital was recommended to us by a good friend. Today was our first appointment for our 2 pets, Crinkles (cat) and Lexi (dog). We were totally happy with the vet-tech, and our doctor. The vet was well organized, professional, clean etc. The doctor and vet tech were both very informative and gentle and reassuring to our pets. Thank you for being responsive to my calls and questions too.Jill R.Jill R. ★★★★★ The staff are very kind and my pets love seeing them when we visit. They are all very professional and explain each visit quite thoroughly, highly recommend.Tabitha W.Tabitha W. ★★★★★ Recently switched to this Vet as it is significantly closer to home. Staff was very friendly and engaging. Just a check up, but I felt we received excellent care.audioidkidaudioidkid ★★★★★ Best animal hospital is the best! Great front office team. Nurses call back quickly and are very smart- helpful. Great Vets. They take excellent care of my dog- and me!! Highly recommend 🐾 🐾paula P.paula P. ★★★★★ We suspected that our sweet cat, JR, would have to be euthanized. I took him to Best Friends (my wife was too nervous to go with me) where Dr. Haag examined him and ran some tests. JR had so many issues and was suffering a lot. Dr. Haag agreed that euthanasia was the best course of action. Dr. Haag was kind, sensitive and compassionate. He very clearly explained all of JR's issues. I had forgotten to take my phone with me so Dr. Haag called my wife and patiently explained all of the problems to her. They left me alone with JR for 15 - 20 minutes so I could say my goodbyes. Dr. Haag and the entire staff were wonderful, caring people.Dennis N.Dennis N. ★★★★★ My dog is super protective of me & is leash reactive. Everyone at Best Friends was so kind and understanding when I brought him in for his annual visit. They were so accommodating for my situation!! It makes what can be a stressful situation a wonderful one! Thank youLiz P.Liz P. ★★★★★ They are amazing. They really do care about our pets and are so helpful and understanding in my pet’s needs. I highly recommend them.Crazy E.Crazy E. ★★★★★ Love how they take time to chat with you and make my dog feel very comfortable and safe. They do not rush you out the door, but take time to listen to you and answer your questions.B TB T ★★★★★ We have taken our Sadie to Best Friends Animal Hospital for several years and I will say they have been the best veterinarians anyone could ever ask for. They were ALWAYS kind and loving to Sadie and were very concerned about my wife and I as well. They took their time in doing any examinations and made sure it benefited her. You cannot ask for a more highly qualified clinic or loving staff. My wife and I thank them for all the love they showed our Sadie.Will and Patrice HubbellOur little Sadie has gone to heaven and we are so very fortunate to have another little, her name is Mindy and what we said above also applies to how Mindy has been taken care by this GREAT staff at Best Friends Animal Hospital.As usual, Best Friends has done a superior job in taking care of Mindy. We know Mindy is in great hands with Best Friends Animal Hospital. We will never go anywhere else.Wilbur H.Wilbur H. ★★★★★ Awesome experience every time I come here. Dr. Cheryl is amazing as is the entire staff. My Java gets excellent care with a compassionate staff. So happy I found themAmy J.Amy J. ★★★★★ Extremely friendly people here.Absolutely wonderful experienceSteven R.Steven R. ★★★★★ Kind, friendly, caring environment. Loved the cat basket in the examination room!Kim E.Kim E. ★★★★★ Edit: under new ownershipI have been taking my pets here for almost 25 years. My fur babies are always well cared for and the staff has always been pleasant and knowledgeable. When the time had come for my dogs and cats to cross the Rainbow Bridge, they were respectful and empathetic. When I brought new puppies and kitties in, they were eager to meet our new family members. I would always recommend Best Friends.Karin W.Karin W. ★★★★★ Friendly staff, wonder caring doctors.Jessica B.Jessica B. ★★★★★ This veterinary office is not the closest to our house by a long shot. But we received personal recommendations from a colleague and are so happy we went with Best Friends! They truly treat our pets as Best Friends, which is all I ask! We don't have human babies, these pups are our children. They mean the world to us and I trust them in the hands of everyone at Best Friends Animal Hospital.Jessica H.Jessica H. ★★★★★ The best vet I've ever been toTyler W.Tyler W. ★★★★★ Even though it is a little more than what I am used to, my dogs seem to have no issues going there. The staff is kind, courteous and treat the animals as their own. My dogs now go in without hesitation, like once before.Yolanda E.Yolanda E. ★★★★★ They are the BEST! Best Friends Animal Hospital has been my fur baby health provider for the last 15 yrs.Catalina H.Catalina H. ★★★★★ There is no place I would take my pups to, but to Best Friends. They really care about your pet and they take the time to discuss all treatments with you. They also call to get an update on how they are doing. Thank you so muchDebbie M.Debbie M. ★★★★★ We have been taking our dogs for almost 20 years and now our 2 cats for almost 3 years to Best Friends. They have provided our pets and us with expert information and care, great communication, referrals to specialist and support in making difficult decisions and at the end of our pets lives. They really care about our pets and us!Glory K.Glory K. ★★★★★ Our 2 dogs and a cat are regular visitors at BFAH. Service is quick and professional. We are happy because our pets are happy. We have worked with the BFAH vets and staff for many years with generations of cats and dogs and we keep coming back because they are the best: they are caring, competent, committed people who love animals.bob H.bob H. ★★★★★ The people at Best Friends are kind, caring individuals who I believe always have my dog's best care in mind. I highly recommend Best Friends Animal Hospital.Dan O.Dan O. ★★★★★ The staff here is amazing and always willing to help. They have my complete trust with my little ones. Thanks again for all that you do!SethSeth ★★★★★ The team at Best Friends is amazing! Friendly and knowledgeable. The Go-To spot if you’re an exotic pet owner like myself!Mark B.Mark B. ★★★★★ I have been a client at Best Friends for a long time, and I'm so happy that I found them! No one is as thorough, as friendly, and they truly feel like a family vet. I refer people here all the time. They actually care and it shows. I highly recommend this veterinarian office.Warwick M.Warwick M. ★★★★★ Always a great experience, knowledgeable vets/staff, with a caring demeanor and prompt response time. Answer all my questions and give options for care plan.Tricia S.Tricia S. ★★★★★ Doctors and Staff are the best caregivers you could hope for.Many many years and family pets of experience with them.Christopher S.Christopher S. ★★★★★ Thank you guys for taking care of my two dogs. You guys are truly amazing. Thank you for all that you do, I appreciate you guys very much. We love you guys 😊Alyssa Z.Alyssa Z. ★★★★★ absolutely amazing care from the doctors who do surgery to the front desk receptionists. they care about me as much as they care about my pets. I've been taking my rats here for years and the doctors are great at explaining their health issues and treatment options. I trust them to the fullest extent with my little guys because their care for these animals is so apparent and genuine. I wouldn't take my pets anywhere else.austin caustin c ★★★★★ For the past 16 years this animal hospital has provided quality care to my cat. The staff is always prompt and polite and have really helped me with providing basic services when the cat was young and even better service as she aged. I had to say goodbye to my cat yesterday and they were all so sweet and sensitive and truly made me feel like she was in the best hands. When I'm ready for another cat I'll be back to see them.Jenny F.Jenny F. ★★★★★ We have been trusting Best Friends Animal Hospital with our Jack Russell Terriers care since 1998! Love all the caring staff and especially Dr Scarbeck.Charlie J.Charlie J. ★★★★★ Superb staff and veterinarians. I was afraid to bring my new dog to a veterinarian because he wasn't the best with people. He did well in their hands!! I'm so blessed to have a place I can trust with my dog.Laura Y.Laura Y. ★★★★★ The visit was quick, but not rushed. They treated my cat with care and took my input seriously when sharing her previous medical history. Will definitely be keeping them as our primary vetMargaret E.Margaret E. ★★★★★ super happy how much time they took with us teaching us what to do with our new puppy! so attentive and patient.Joe W.Joe W. ★★★★★ Always there for your pets! Great careKaren K.Karen K. ★★★★★ I’ve been bringing my dog Chaco here since I got him 2 years ago. They’re the best! Given that it was COVID, I couldn’t go inside. This last time I was able to go in and see their service in person. They were very patient and kind and answered all of my questions and concerns. They take care of my fur baby so well! He gets so excited to go there and loves them! We will continue going there, thanks Best Friends!Simi M.Simi M. ★★★★★ The doctors and technicians here are always kind and caring when it comes to my pets' needs, whether a sudden emergency, or annual exam. My nervous kitten did great through Dr Johnston's exam, with her Fear Free training and gentle handling. I was incredibly impressed. The technicians are so good with another cat of mine who needs monthly bloodwork and injections for her autoimmune disorder. I have been through all cycles of life with each of the doctors, with the loss of my little old lady cat, and four kittens now. I am grateful to say that Best Friends has my absolute trust and I'm so glad they've been there for me these past five years.Meghan M.Meghan M. ★★★★★ We have received best care for 20+ years from all the staff @ Best Friends!Sandi A.Sandi A. ★★★★★ We have been with Best Friends for almost 22 years. Their doctors and staff are THE BEST! Our family highly recommends them!Cheryl H.Cheryl H. ★★★★★ I can't think of anything that would have made the experience better. Dr Rauch is always very thorough, answers all my questions, presents options for medical care, and never makes me feel rushed. Everyone at Best Friends is friendly, supportive, & efficient. Great group of folks.SandieSandie ★★★★★ Best Friends Animal Hospital is great at making us feel safe and comfortable with leaving our pets in their care. We drive from about an hour away to get here.Kevin J.Kevin J. ★★★★★ I could not be happier with Best Friends. The people there are fabulous, all the way from the professional and knowledgeable vets, to the caring vet techs, and we can’t forget the front office staff who make things happen. They care about my dog, Dandy. I trust them implicitly. I’ve been a customer 9 years and would not go anywhere else.Sue W.Sue W. ★★★★★ Excellent experience all around. Caring and knowledgeable. Great vets and staff. Thank youPatricia S.Patricia S. ★★★★★ My cat received excellent care. Dr. Burke was thorough and answered all my questions. She responded with blood test results promptly. Brenda and I are very happy 😺. Thank you!Gayle K.Gayle K. ★★★★★ The vet did a great job explaining what was going on with my Continental giant bunny and gave me options for him.Angela H.Angela H. ★★★★★ Best Friends are the best Vets. Everyone takes the time to there job right. They remember people by name ( as well as furry friends). Everyone takes the time to explain what’s going one with your pet and discusses a treatment plan that works out for everyone. I have been to a number of different Vets through out my life and no one has been as good all the way around as Best Friends.Jon S.Jon S. ★★★★★ Have been taking my pet there for years,.Carmen Y.Carmen Y. ★★★★★ Was with them many years, then moved and changed for convenience. I am now back with them. They are very professional and easy to work with. I always have had total faith in what they do and say. Highly recommend.Evelyn C.Evelyn C. ★★★★★ Everyone here is very welcoming and accommodating. Everyone shows so much love and care with our pets and you can tell they really do care.Craig L.Craig L. ★★★★★ Best Friends continues to be top notch after close to 25 yrs of caring for our pets. We could not be happier with the professionalism, thoroughness and care we receive from the entire staff. They are the best!Michelle B.Michelle B. ★★★★☆ A tad on the expensive sideMike T.Mike T.js_loader

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Best Friends Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital with complete diagnostic, treatment and preventive health care capabilities.

Diagnostic and treatment technologies are available through our facility and include in-house laboratory testing, extensive outside laboratory testing, radiology capabilities, surgical facilities and a complete pharmacy. These services allow us to provide a timely diagnosis, treatment plan and care for our patients.

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