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Uptown Animal Hospital has been providing quality veterinary services for cats and dogs in the Andersonville area of Chicago for more than fifty years.

Whether your pet needs routine health care like vaccines, or requires a thorough exam or urgent care, our doctors and staff are here to help. At Uptown Animal Hospital, our goal is to provide you with the highest caliber of veterinary care for your pet.

We are here to service the cities of Chicago, IL, Evanston, IL, Skokie, IL, Mount Prospect, IL and more!

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★★★★★ I've always been able to trust Uptown Animal Hospital for reliable treatment of our pets through the last 20 years. Uptown doesn't run unnecessary tests and the technicians are also professional and friendly.Candace B.Candace B. ★★★★★ Everyone at UAH is so friendly, knowledgeable, and communicative! You can tell they really care about every animal, and they're always so helpful whenever I have questions. Buffy loves coming here for her checkups and especially loves the treats 🙂juli del P.juli del P. ★★★★★ Everyone at Uptown Animal Hospital is great. The staff are always friendly and genuinely care about our cats' wellbeing. Dr. Whisler is the best vet we've ever had. He's always taken great care of our cats, and I can tell they feel relaxed when they see Dr. Whisler. I would recommend anyone in the neighborhood that is looking for a great animal hospital to provide care for their furry family members!Bruce W.Bruce W. ★★★★★ Sam the vet tech was super patient with my dog and very informative in preventative care.. I appreciate that in a vettim D.tim D. ★★★★★ We've been taking our cats to Uptown Animal Hospital since their initial one year check-up during COVID, and just this summer we were fortunate enough to have them be our vet while we were in the process of moving out of the country.Uptown Animal Hospital (especially Jenny) has been nothing but professional, knowledgeable, and accommodating during the stressful few months we had to get the cats paperwork in order and signed off by the USDA.They are a credit to the neighborhood and we are thankful to have had such a good vet be so near at such a crucial time.The cats paperwork was completed without fault, returned from the USDA on schedule, and the cats successfully traveled through two different countries without a single hiccup.We are sorry to be moving so far away from such a good vet.Best wishes,Andri KiddAndri K.Andri K. ★★★★★ The vets and staff here are great. They were gentle with my dog and answered all our questions. I’ve even had to call them in an emergency situation and they were right on top of it. Thanks uptown animal hospital! We’re so grateful to have a neighborhood vet that cares.Erica B.Erica B. ★★★★★ Took my 17 year old dilute tortie cat there for a limp. Everyone was very nice. My vet was friendly and extremely informative. Didn't rush me to make decisions and took their time explaining. Price was reasonable considering the quality of care my kitty received. Would recommend to anyone. My cat didn't want to go back in her carrier, she loved everyone.Amourena T.Amourena T. ★★★★★ My boyfriend Mike came home to find that his beloved dog passed away last Friday morning. It was completely unexpected, and obviously devastating. In the peak of his distress, at a loss for what to do, he called Uptown Animal Hospital and they compassionately instructed him on his next steps. When he arrived, the same kind woman who he spoke to on the phone was waiting for him with open arms, ready to help however she could. Every staff member there, from the front desk to behind the scenes, were so comforting, supportive, and empathetic, even sending him a sympathy card in the mail with all their signatures and well wishes the following week. While the whole neighborhood has been mourning the loss of Lefty, I know that there are levels of his grief that could not be matched by another. Every time Mike has had to retell the story of what happened that terrible morning, he always makes a point to talk about how wonderful the staff was at Uptown Animal Hospital was to him in a time of real crisis. We are forever grateful and encourage anyone to bring your business their way.Morgan C.Morgan C. ★★★★★ Love it clean, and very helpful staff.Zachery M.Zachery M. ★★★★★ Our rescue needed a check up and Uptown animal hospital was the perfect choice! They were friendly to us, friendly to our pup, and efficient! We were able to make an appointment within a week and they gave a wonderful reminder phone call about what we needed when we brought her in. Wonderful experience!Esa R.Esa R. ★★★★★ Before an international plane trip, i had to get a health certificate for Luna and the amazing folks at Uptown Animal were sooo kind and gracious. Its not always easy with cats but they kept her calm & happy!! We will be back!kiana P.kiana P. ★★★★★ Love this vet!! They take such good care of my kitty 😻Katie S.Katie S. ★★★★★ Great careSean S.Sean S. ★★★★★ My dog has received excellent care at Uptown over the past 11 years, and the entire crew is so caring and professional.S S.S S. ★★★★★ They are always super nice and very helpful. The space is always clean.Jessie L.Jessie L. ★★★★★ The staff here has always been great! Doctors and techs! I feel confident in their ability to treat and care for their patients and families.Reid FReid F ★★★★★ Great vets, friendly caring staff, always a pleasure to come here w my babies!4 Pots L.4 Pots L. ★★★★★ Dr. Diras is the best.Dorothea R.Dorothea R. ★★★★★ Nice folks who manage both the non-human and human clients very well.Charles N.Charles N. ★★★★★ Very clean! Nice employees and Dr. .Timothy P.Timothy P. ★★★★★ My late pet was a patient here.Barbara W.Barbara W. ★★★★★ I've moved a lot and I have been to several vets with my pup and I have to say this is one of the best ones! Everyone is so friendly and helpful and it's obvious they really care about every animal that comes in.Laurie M.Laurie M. ★★★★★ Our dog Rosie had to be put to sleep on Monday. I couldn't compose myself to help pick her up to the table. I was crying hysterically and couldn't bring myself to do it. They were gentle and nice. I hated having to do it but they made it easier to handle.Dave M.Dave M. ★★★★★ Every vet and vet tech at uptown is absolutely amazing. They have been my family vet for 15 years and I can’t be happier. They have been there for me through it all. New pets, Senior pets and having to say goodbye. Dr. Lilja is our favorite but all the others are a close second. Highly recommend this loving practice.The Tipsy H.The Tipsy H. ★★★★★ Everybody here is so nice and Dr.Dickes is an amazing doctor who really cares and listens to your concerns. Uptown Animal Hospital is my choice for care.fuku M.fuku M. ★★★★★ I am a long time client. Very personable & knowledgeable staff & vets. Friendly & efficient.Diedre K.Diedre K. ★★★★★ Great care!Brielle K.Brielle K. ★★★★★ They've been compassionate and caring as we fought and ultimately lost our battle with cancer.Hannah D.Hannah D. ★★★★★ I had to have my dog Wrigley put down yesterday. Uptown always takes great care and compassion. It was painless and Dr. Whistler and the whole staff genuinely cared for him down to the last second.I highly recommend this veterinarian office. For decades they have taken great care of my families animals. Your pet is in skilled and loving hands here.Chris Y.Chris Y. ★★★★★ The staff at Uptown Animal Hospital was always very helpful and nice. I ended up leaving to follow my vet (who moved to a new clinic), but just want to give a shout out to all the admin and vet techs who make things run smoothly! <3Gillian H.Gillian H. ★★★★★ Above and beyond careGary S.Gary S. ★★★★★ Outstanding vets and service. Warm atmosphere. Thank you, Dr. Tyler!Linda T.Linda T. ★★★★★ They've been to that to our family for over 50 years they're wonderful.Catherine M.Catherine M. ★★★★★ Great place. Always treats our pets with such kindness and compassion. Dr. Dickes is just the best vet you could ask for.Rick F.Rick F. ★★★★★ I've been going to Uptown Animal Hospital for over 14 years now. Even when I lived in the south side I would drive to the other side of the city. They have taken care of all my fur babies so well I can't imagine going anywhere else. It's hard to find quality care for your pet, but if you go here, that will never be in question.Joel K.Joel K. ★★★★★ Save the animalsDavidDavid ★★★★★ Punctual, straightforward, I got to go in with my cat which was a first in a long time, all my questions were answered in a straightforward manner. This is an excellent veterinary hospital. My family has been going here for over 50 years. Highly recommendCathi M.Cathi M. ★★★★★ Great place to take your furry friends! The entire staff is friendly and professional.Sharon N.Sharon N. ★★★★★ They were very professional, courteous and helpful in diagnosing our cat's problem.Ken C.Ken C. ★★★★★ They have been my vet for over 20 years. Straight forward answers for those tough to answer questions. Highly recommend.Benjamin M.Benjamin M. ★★★★★ GreatDaniel R.Daniel R. ★★★★★ Great place. Dr. Miller has looked after our dog and 2 cats for a few years now. Definitely recommend.Ruben M.Ruben M. ★★★★★ Uptown Animal Hospital has an Uptown zip code but it has been in Andersonville for the 25 years I've used them, through two locations and two vets. They have seven doctors, seven veterinary technicians, four pharmacy technicians, and eleven other staff. Fees are at the upper end of our locally accepted fee range for their professional services, which is not unreasonable since they are worth it. Their referrals to outside specialists have all been to good specialists. Their physical plant is small and customer parking is a 15 minute curbside zone big enough for three cars. Traffic police are forgiving and I haven't been ticketed on the rest of the block or across the street (meter parking). They are a well liked business.David L.David L. ★★★★★ A fantastic local animal hospital that takes great care of your pet. I just got a dog for the first time and needed a vet quick. So glad I randomly stumbled upon them and chose local. They are called Upton Animal Hospital but are actually on Clark Street in Andersonville (Edgewater). One doc called my dogs fur “Liver Chestnut.” That alone made me laugh and I’d give a sixth star if I could!Andre P.Andre P. ★★★★☆ My cat was extremely troublesome the day of our appointment, but they gave her room to feel less anxious, while keeping everyone safe. Seemed a bit pricy to me, but truly excellent and compassionate care.elyse R.elyse R. ★★★★☆ Been going here over 10 years. Knowledgeable staff and kind.SteveSteve ★★★★☆ I took my dog Charlie to Uptown Animal Hospital for about 14 years. Overall, the vets provide good care and are kind and responsive. And I was fortunate to have a very healthy large dog that lived until 15. On two occasions when he was seriously ill, I do not believe the Uptown vets were diagnostically strong. When he was about 8 years old his coat changed dramatically and he started excessively shedding. I brought this to the attention of the vet and also did my own research online. Charlie's coat had never changed with the weather, but the vet told me it was probably weather related. My research online suggested that a considerable change in coat could be a sign of internal disease. I brought this to the vets attention. Two more years passed before Charlie became very ill and finally Uptown suggested an ultrasound. The test showed that he had Addison's disease. Once he was on drugs his coat came back to normal and his fur stopped shedding excessively. The second diagnostic issue was when Charlie was in his last year. He developed a dry cough. The vet appropriately ordered an xray and found no fluid in his lungs. I was also told that his ability to exercise seemed fine, so that it likely wasn't congestive heart failure. But that is where the testing stopped. It was never suggested that I get an ultrasound. And perhaps I am at fault for not pushing for it. Charlie ultimately passed from a tumor that ruptured and bled internally. Weeks before this occurred I had him at the vet with blood in his urine and the cough (which we could not recreate in front of the vet). I may be playing armchair QB, but in researching his cause of death I believe that he had a visceral vascular tumor (more likely than not, malignant) that had potentially grown from his heart. From my reading, it appears that such a tumor causes the same type of coughing that congestive heart failure does. And if he had multiple tumors (renal spread) it is possible that it was also causing the blood in the urine. At days end the result would have likely been the same. But I do think we had a chance to diagnose the issue with an ultrasound before the tumor finally ruptured, which may have given me more choices (or at least the opportunity to mentally prepare) at the end of his life. With all that said, I realize pets can't tell us how they feel and where they hurt which often makes diagnosis very difficult for vets.Harlan F.Harlan F.js_loader

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I Will Always Recommend Uptown Animal Hospital For The Loving Care Of Our Most Precious Family Members

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Honestly, It Felt More Like Going To A Friend’s House Than A Doctor. Super Laid Back, Cool, And Hospitable.