|153 W N Ave, Northlake, IL 60164, USA
|8AM–7PM 8AM–7PM 8AM–1PM 8AM–7PM 8AM–5PM 8AM–1PM Closed
A Private User
I called the office for an emergency with my senior pet dog, they told me to come in 2 days and would not advise how to alleviate pain in the mean time. They didnt even try to diagnose the problem or ask any specific questions as to what exactly occurred, they simply gave me an appointment for 2 days from the day of the emergency, after keeping me on hold for 15 minutes. I am diligent in taking my pets in right away if I see there is some illness, I have 5 pets. My dog could not move, and they told me they cant help for 2 days. I called 2 other vets, that either took my call right away or returned it within an hour. My dog had a fever of 103 and as soon as he got an antibiotic he felt better. If I had taken the advice of Northlake Animal hospital, he would still be lying motionless with a fever. Dr. John Van Bampus wouldnt even return my call. That office is not the same since Dr. Connelly left the practice, he was wonderful!! Miss Dr. Connelly! As a matter of fact I have a sick cat, I had a question as to the effectiveness of the medication for her and am still waiting for a return call 4 days later. So if your cat or dog doesnt get sick , its an ok office to take them in for shots, but if you have an emergency dont even count on a phone call back.
A Private User
AFTER THE HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE I HAD WITH VCA HOSPITAL , NOT TO MENTION THERE PRICES....I HAD NO OTHER CHOICE TO BRING MY DOG THERE, SEEING THAT IT WAS LATE, AND ON A SUNDAY. MY DOG HAD COLLAPSED BY PLAYING WITH HER COUSIN, AND IT WAS A VERY HOT DAY. WE TOOK HER THERE, NOW MIND YOU, THERE WAS NOBODY ELSE THERE, AND HERE IS MY DOG, LETHARGIC, SHAKING, AND FINALLY I HAD TO SAY SOMETHING, AND THEY WERENT KIND WORDS....A DOCTOR FINALLY CAME AND TOOK HER, AND HAD DONE ALL OF THESE UNNECESSARY PROCEDURES, AND TOLD ME, THAT MY DOG, IF BY LUCK WOULD LIVE THROUGH THE WEEKEND!!! I WAS FLOORED, SICK TO MY STOMACH, AND CHARGED ME 450.00 TO TELL ME THIS!!!!!! WHEN MONDAY CAME, I TOOK HER TO SEE DOCTOR CONALLY , WHEN HE WAS STILL WORKING WHEN THE OFFICE WAS ON MANNHEIM...TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT, HE SHOOK HIS HEAD IN DISGUST , AS TO WHAT THE OTHER DOCTOR TOLD ME. ALL IT TURNED OUT TO BE, WAS MY DOG WAS DEHYDRATED !!!!!!! DOCTOR CONALLY FIXED THE PROBLEM, AND TOLD ME, MY DOG WAS GOING TO BE FINE, WHAT A RELIEVE!!!!!! IN CONCLUSION,~~~ ALL OF THE STAFF AND DOCTORS ARE KIND, FRIENDLY, AND TAKE THE TIME OUT TO ANSWER QUESTIONS!!!! I HIGHLY SUGGEST "NORTHLAKE ANIMAL HOSPITAL IS THE BEST"!!!!!
A Private User
I have been taking my pets to Dr. Blazers office for over 25 years...wherever he goes that is where my pets will go. I have never had any difficulty getting my pets in for vaccines and/or emergencies. The doctors and staff at Northlake Animal Hospital are absolutely wonderful!!!! I always get a call back whenever I have questions about my pets. I find it very very very very hard to believe that (Unreliable) below was told to wait 2 days if her pet was unable to walk....Northlake Animal Hospital is an excellent animal hospital and is not just ok for shots..they are excellent in any situation..if you want excellent care for your pet then go to Northlake Animal Hospital... The previous response should be removed from this page....this person shouldnt even be allowed to use a computer!!!!!
I will not believe the staff told UNRELIABLE to wait 2 day iether.... I have been seeing Dr Blazer for years and I will see no one else.... He loves animals and saves strays... My Lucky is one of his saves.... I adopted him from Dr Blazer... He cares and has a huge heart for animals. He is compassionate when having to put your beloved pet to sleep... My company Fur and Feathers Pet Care only recommends Dr. Blazer and Northlake animal hospital infact anyone I have sent there feels the same as I.... you and your pet becomes like family....
This is a caring animal hospital except it is so overwhelmed by the amount of patients, sometimes the waiting time is REALLY bad. The staff is wonderful. The doctors (2 that i know of) are excellent. The facilities are just ok; could use some updating. I have been going there for a long time and besides the extreme waiting time, maybe the prices are a tad bit high; but most places are the same or higher. So what are you going to do? I would recommend them, despite their slight flaws. Thank you NLAH, for all you do.
A Private User
Ive been using this vet hospital for over 3 years they just recently changed location and name,which is closer to me now. i love the staff and the vets there. they seem to really care for your family pet and always give reliable advice. i wouldnt take my dogs or future pets anywhere else. i just recently lost a dog and the vets and staff there sent me a sympathy card and everyone there signed it and it was extremely thoughtful of them. it was much appreciated.
Great staff but sloooow. CONS- 20min wait btwn tasks. 20 min in waiting room, 20 min wait for the nurse, 20 min wait for the dr, 20 min wait for the next step (shots, meds, etc) 20min or more to check out. Expect at least 2hrs for any kind of visit. :/ Pro = Love the Drs. They really care about their patients & follow up quickly. They are very experienced and knowledgeable.
Great doctors especially Dr Obrien, was really helpful and followed up with our 15 year old dog that had cancer. She was honest about the prognosis and did not try and push services or surgeries. We have another dog and wouldnt think to take her anywhere else but here. Staff is great and you can tell everyone there loves animals. Keep up the great work.
This place is terrible. I called to make an appointment to bring my dog in that was having trouble breathing and was told they were too busy. That I should just go see my own vet. This vet came highly recommended. Based on this I dont know why. They dont really care.
We absolutely love all the doctors, but the nursing and support staff are the reasons we keep coming back. We have a rescue pit bull and we love that he gets treated with respect and no prejudgment every time we come. We love NAH and our pit does too.
I have been going here for years... Dr. Van Bampus is just wonderful. He is so genuinely interested and concerned about my pets, makes me feel very comforted. I have moved a bit of a distance away but still travel to go here.
Different doctor every time I go in there. Dr. Blazer was the reason I followed them so far from my house, but I have not seen him in years. It may be time to find a place close to where I live.
First time Ive been here and I must say that the experience was good. The people were nice the doctor treated my dog great and I will keep coming here for now. So far so good I must say.