Below is a list of the top and leading Veterinarians in Chicago. To help you find the best Veterinarians located near you in Chicago, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Chicago’s Best Veterinarians:
The top rated Veterinarians dealing with the health and grooming of your pets are:
- Bruce Silverman – Village West Veterinary
- Kjerstin Jacobs – Metropolitan Veterinary Center
- Dan Sanchez – South Loop Animal Hospital
- Jacob Cohen – Wicker Park Veterinary Clinic
- David Gonsky – West Loop Veterinary Care
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Village West Veterinary
Bruce Silverman is originally from from Upstate New York. Dr. Silverman received his BA with High Honors (for Lyme Disease research) from Middlebury College in Vermont, his Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, and his MBA (Entrepreneurship) from DePaul’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business in Chicago. His professional focus includes kidney and liver disease, abdominal surgery, surgical oncology, wound care, dentistry, infectious disease and shelter medicine, pharmacology and pain management, parasitology, pediatrics, geriatrics and end-of-life hospice care. Dr. Silverman is the founder of CARF: The Critical Animal Relief Foundation, a non-profit 501c3 animal rescue and advocacy organization committed to saving the lives of at-risk cats and dogs in Chicago and beyond. He serves on the review board for Magic Bullet Fund for canine cancer fund.
Microchip Scanning, Puppy and Kitten Boosters, Housecall Healthy and Sick Pet Visits, Screening Tests and Deworming, Implantation, Home Euthanasia, Adult Pet Wellness/Preventative Health Exams, Routine Vaccinations, Cardiovascular Evaluation, Laser Therapy, Nutritional and Weight Management Counseling, Ultrasound & In-Hospital Laboratory
“Dr. Silverman and his staff are the best. As a newer dog owner, I’ve had so many questions and they are always so patient and helpful. I’m lucky to have found them.” – Lana M.
Metropolitan Veterinary Center
Dr. Kjerstin Jacobs is a founding partner of Metropolitan Veterinary Center, worked for a veterinarian when she was young and saw such passion and dedication in the way he approached his work that she decided to become a veterinarian, too.
Dr. Jacobs earned her DVM from the University of Wisconsin, Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. After becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Jacobs completed an internship in equine surgery at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center. She then practiced on sport horses in New Jersey for several years before returning to Chicago and entering small animal practice.
Today, Dr. Jacobs has a special interest in soft tissue surgery, general and preventive medicine, and emergency and critical care. She is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. She is also a member of the Grey Muzzle Foundation, which provides care and comfort for homeless senior pets. She is also a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). Dr. Jacobs is certified by the USDA to provide Certificates of Veterinary Inspection or ‘Health Certificates”.
Dog Health Services, Cat Health Services
“I have been bringing my cats here for two years. I have a very difficult cat that has needed to be hospitalized three times in the last two years. He has to be put under anesthesia even for the most simple procedures and it a terrible pain to strangers when he is awake. The doctors and technicians here have been nothing but amazing to us through everything. They are caring, thorough, experts in their field and just so incredible. We will never go anywhere else while we live in Chicago!” – Alex dePolo
South Loop Animal Hospital
Dr. Dan Sanchez, co-founder of South Loop Animal Hospital, graduated from Ross University after completing his clinical year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Originally from New Jersey, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Sanchez practiced small animal medicine for a number of years in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood prior to establishing South Loop Animal Hospital with Dr. Manrique. He also has extensive emergency care experience after working in multiple Chicagoland veterinary emergency clinics. While he is confident in his abilities to handle any emergency need that may arise, it is the challenge of providing long term care for his patients with chronic conditions that he enjoys most. In addition to managing chronic diseases, Dr Sanchez also has a special interest in veterinary dentistry.
He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, and Chicago Veterinary Medical Association.
Wellness Care, Vaccinations, Dental Care, Surgery, Spay & Neuter, Laser Therapy, Diagnostics, Emergency Care
“Just got back from our pup’s first visit here. We moved to the city from the suburbs recently and have been looking for a good vet and this is 100% that place. The entire front desk staff was friendly and professional and so loving towards our pup and Dr. Simpson was PHENOMENAL with her. I love that she made our Evie feel so comfortable and she was thorough and kind and just everything we could ask for in a vet. We’re excited to make this our pup’s place of care for as long as we’re in the area!” – Janai Rhoes
Wicker Park Veterinary Clinic
Dr. Jacob Cohen a Chicago native. His studies include a Bachelor of Science from The University of Michigan, the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and his Veterinary degree from Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia. Dr. Cohen has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2005. He enjoys working with canines and felines. Dr. Cohen’s furry family consists of his dog, ‘Goldie’, and two cats, ‘Copernicus’ and ‘Cheeto’, all of whom you can see roaming around the clinic from time to time. Outside of work, he enjoys playing ping pong, going to music concerts with his wife Jessica, traveling, and spending time with his son Maxwell and daughter Liv. He has left footprints on every continent except Antarctica.
Wellness and Preventative Care, Vaccines, Titer Checks, In-Hospital Laboratory Testing, Full Surgery Capabilities, Comprehensive Digital Dentistry, Emergency Care, EKG, Blood Pressure Testing, Pulse Oximetry, Capnography, Digital Radiography & Ultrasound, Allergy Consultation & Testing, Healthy Starts for Kittens & Puppies, Geriatric Care, Weight Management Counseling, Microchip Implantation, Health Certificates for Travel
“They were very accommodating getting my dog in for a last minute visit when I was worried about his cough. They were friendly, efficient, and helpful. We will definitely be back whenever our guy needs anything!” – Amanda Gregus
West Loop Veterinary Care
Dr. David Gonsky has cared for animals and nature for as long as he can remember. Growing up, his family was home for pets of almost every size, shape and color. His mother says that he was constantly bringing home animals. This gave him first-hand experience providing the best care for pets and led him to follow his passion and become a doctor of veterinary medicine.
As founder and chief veterinarian of West Loop Veterinary Care, Dr. Gonsky has nearly 20 years of veterinary medical care experience, here and at other top area animal hospitals. He has extensive experience in internal medicine, and also a deep interest in natural and alternative medicine and treatments.
Dental Care, Surgery, Spay & Neuter, Diagnostics, Wellness Care, Vaccinations, Allergy, Lase Therapy, Urgent & Emergency Care, Pet Identification & Travel, End-of-Life Care
“Great vet and I would highly recommend! All the workers were kind and treated my cat with love. Our vet was also very knowledgeable and thorough when checking out what was wrong with my cat. Overall very happy with the care provided, and all within a timely manner! I will be using them for all future vet visits.” – Kaitlyn Adan