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Companion River North

We are here to service the cities of Chicago, IL, Palatine, IL, Oak Park, IL, Hinsdale, IL and more!

Our dedicated team is available seven days a week to offer complete, progressive pet care. Become a part of the Companion family and share in our passion for the human-animal bond.

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★★★★★ Great vet! I appreciate that they were able to see Butter same day and give her medicine so she could start feeling better. They were so sweet when she kept having accidents on the floor. Thank you for making her feel so comfortable!Lauren Van S.Lauren Van S. ★★★★★ After a week from hell and my dog getting attacked by another dog, they saw us quickly and were incredibly helpful. When our dog tore his acl in the same week, we got treatment right away and now have a plan for treatment until surgery. My sweet boy goes into the vet without fear now and is comfortable with the staff here. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Thank you all at companion for such a wonderful experience!Madi Q.Madi Q. ★★★★★ I just want to take a moment to say how stellar the doctors and staff at companion RN have been to our sweet Teddy since the first day we took him in. They are always so gentle and kind to their furry clients, and most even remember his name upon arrival (a very special and welcoming touch). However, on top of that, the providers and technicians, despite being so busy, always make time to answer my (anxious cat mom) questions, and that means a lot to me. Very appreciative of the care Teddy has received at Companion.Sahar E.Sahar E. ★★★★★ I brought my new, very young rat, Rocky IV, in for his first appointment last night, and right off the bat: from reception to the technician to the doctor herself, everyone at CAH was friendly, caring, and knowledgeable. And to Dr. Archer (if you ever see this): I cannot thank you enough, once again, for your kindness, compassion, expertise, and love for the animals you care for. I know Rocky felt adored by every member of the staff, and as a new rat owner myself, I know we're both in exceptional hands.AND they're only a ten minute walk from my apartment, so yeah: absolutely flawless experience.Keenan M.Keenan M. ★★★★★ I am a new cat mom and I was very nervous about bringing my cat in without my mom! CAH took very good care of Franklin, got him the tests and wellness check he needed, and made sure he felt safe. I couldn't have asked for a better vet.Alyssa H.Alyssa H. ★★★★★ Our dog had heart failure and had to be put down. This was absolutely devastating and the staff here were incredibly sweet. I was unable to pick up his paw prints for 2 YEARS because it was so incredibly painful. We finally mustered up the courage and they HAD THEM AVAILABLE! They saved the prints for two years! I AM SO GRATEFUL for them to have saved these pawprints for so long. It was SO HARD TO FACE but they made this transition a lot easier. I can't thank everyone enough. This means more than you will ever know!Ashley DAshley D ★★★★★ Dr. Archer and her staff were wonderful!! The front desk staff were polite and helpful. The vet and her assistants were very warm and friendly with my dog, knowledgeable, and thorough. Highly recommend!Christa J.Christa J. ★★★★★ Dr.Archer, Alex, Julie , Madison and the whole staff at Companion Animal Hospital were amazing! Their kindness, expertise, and through details of what to expect for our loving family member, Luna’s, surgery, was helpful and gave us hope in saving her life ! Luna is healing nicely and We definitely recommend to anyone looking for a compassionate and safe place for their best friend. 1 million thank you‘s again to everyone at companion animal hospital .Sincerely,The Betancourt FamilyRachelle B.Rachelle B. ★★★★★ Companion is the best vet ever, would never go anywhere else!!Sophie B.Sophie B. ★★★★★ Have always been treated with care here, even in emergencies!Nicole S.Nicole S. ★★★★★ I am totally happy with Companion RN! They even helped me and my pup when we were forced into a bad position by my previous vet. They are professional, courteous, clean and act in all ways as though they care for your animal. Because they do. They treated my dog for an infected bite wound and he’s well on his way back to being 100%.Blake S.Blake S. ★★★★★ In and out in just minutes for a nail trim for my little puppy. Thank you!Chase V I.Chase V I. ★★★★★ This caring, professional and very nice group of animal lovers took great care of our boy Lambeau (and me! with text messages) during Lambeau's stay for ear amputation surgery and teeth extractions. Highly recommend this gem of a Veterinary Service in Chicago's River North!Kim H.Kim H. ★★★★★ I took my two new hairless guinea piggies for a wellness checkup. It was such a great experience! They clearly knew lots about piggies and handled them so well even though they’re quite skittish. Thanks so much!Cian H.Cian H. ★★★★★ I had a wonderful first visit here. We did not have a vet after moving to the city from the suburbs. My Cocker Spaniel has a problem with his eye that turned out to be primary glaucoma. The pressure was dangerously high, and they took fantastic care of him. Even though they were busy, they kept giving me updates and were incredibly kind.Meghan S.Meghan S. ★★★★★ I first became aware of Companion by volunteering for a local animal shelter and began taking my own pets there when their vet left the clinic I had previously taken them too.They are so kind, informative and genuinely care about your pet’s well being. They make unfortunate and horrible situations better with their compassion.Some people may say they’re expensive but I believe you get what you pay for.kimberly J.kimberly J. ★★★★★ Companion River North responds fast and has given excellent guidance for my new puppy Max. Dr. Schnitker provides a full write up after each appointment of what was done including detailed home instructions. My puppy had an allergic reaction and Dr. Melin and lead Dr. asst Brandon quickly helped turn it around, were thourough in making sure Max was safe by doing a scan and giving 2 injections. I was delighted to leave with healthy Max and expected to have a hefty bill. Instead was pleasantly surprised to leave paying under $10.Shelly N.Shelly N. ★★★★★ Answered all my questions and staff was kindMolly A.Molly A. ★★★★★ Called on a Saturday and spoke with Julie about hopefully getting an appointment today. I was told that there was nothing for today but she gave me a list of different clinics and hospitals in the area that perhaps had openings. She apologized for nor having a spot and wished me luck. She went above and beyond when she couldn’t help me out, and I appreciate it.Reyna E.Reyna E. ★★★★★ The folks at Companion Animal Hospital were caring, professional, and lovely through and through. I had poor luck getting a prompt appointment at other veterinary clinics, but Companion was responsive to my cat's medical needs (and my anxiety about his medical needs) and helped schedule him an appointment the next day. The staff who took my call and received my cat at his appointment listened to my concerns. Dr. Bohaty was so smart and kind and explained her treatment rationale thoroughly. Staff explained cost breakdowns before and after treatment. The facilities were clean and inviting.Lina B.Lina B. ★★★★★ Companion Animal Hospital is the best! The care given to my dog is unparalleled to any other. The staff, techs and veterinarians are all very friendly, professional, and treat my dog like their own. They even follow up on appointments to make sure my dog is doing well. They explain everything in detail so I fully understand what is going on with my dog, and always answer any questions I have. I have not found it difficult to make an appointment in a timely manner, and they even offer curbside appointments. I would recommend Companion Animal Hospital to anyone with a pet! I’ve seen dogs, cats, a bunny and even a Guinea pig! Definitely check it out!Renee L.Renee L. ★★★★★ Excellent service! Professional, helpful, and understanding.They took great care of my pup as she was being looked over and would 100% recommend you come here.Robbie K.Robbie K. ★★★★★ My terrier is terrified of vets and has to be sedated to be handled or groomed, which is a source of great anxiety for me (and him, of course). After a couple negative, expensive experiences with our last vet, I decided on Companion River North for its great reviews, which turned out to be accurate. They listened to my detailed concerns and made me feel more comfortable than any other vet has, and got everything done that was needed. The resulting bill was also hundreds of dollars cheaper than the previous vet. Thank you so much, Companion River North, for listening to me and taking care of my difficult beast.Morgan M.Morgan M. ★★★★★ Took my 8 week old pup here for his 1st vet visit. Staff was very responsive and friendly. Doc was great and answered all my questions. It was a great experience!Dan PDan P ★★★★★ Everyone was very informative, very nice, and made it very easy as a new pet owner to understand what steps I should be taking to ensure the health of my new companion! AlsoIf you complain about parking in the city take a hikeTim R.Tim R. ★★★★★ Very friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. My dogs are not frightened to be treated there or groomed there.Nancee A.Nancee A. ★★★★★ I was nervous for the vet visit because my indoor cat rarely leaves the house but they treated Little, with such care & calmed all my nerves as well as hers! Happy I found a great vet downtown! 🙂Lindsay WLindsay W ★★★★★ All the staff are so friendly and truly care about the animals that walk in their door. They made my nervous dog feel very safe and they relieved a lot of my anxiety as well! Very, very good prices, excellent care! Thank you, Companion Animal Hospital!!Kathryn W.Kathryn W. ★★★★★ My cat recently had a wellness check and dental cleaning with one extraction. They called me the day after to see how she was doing and scheduled a follow-up to make sure everything was healing.carol G.carol G. ★★★★★ I was there for the first time with my puppy and the staff was very kind and helpful. We will come back for sure 🥰.. thank you 🥰cOz RcOz R ★★★★★ I've been going to companion animal hospital in river north for 3 years for my cat and I love it. Going to the vet is stressful for everyone involved and when I arrived they made me feel so relaxed. You can just feel their love for animals the minute you walk in. My vet tech was fabulous! So much energy and was really amazing at explaining some of the options to keep my cat healthy. The doctor was professional and I trusted her feedback and recommendations. I plan on taking my cat back for her annual check ipa and any emergencies.Michelle P.Michelle P. ★★★★★ The staff was very attentive and was able to squeeze me in when my dog came down with a kennel cough. Dr Courville did a good job of explaining the prognosis and the treatments that were needed. It was a bit pricey but had an overall good experience.Melissa W.Melissa W. ★★★★★ Companion Animal Hospital was able to get my rabbit an appointment right away. I called three other exotic animal hospitals and no one had appointments available. The staff and Dr. were wonderful!!! They really care about the animals they treat. An assistant called me the next day to see how the rabbit was doing and to make sure she was ok with her medication. I highly recommend this hospital!!!yvette Z.yvette Z. ★★★★★ We have been taking our 6 mo puppy to Companion since we got her and are so happy we do! They take great care of her at every visit and follow up to make sure she is doing well afterwards. She's a pretty anxious pup, but has no problem running right in for her appointments. I would highly recommend Companion to anyone looking for a vet.Veronika G.Veronika G. ★★★★★ Everyone at Companion has always been very sweet! They are all down to Earth and are really accommodating.Alexis F.Alexis F. ★★★★★ My dog’s normal vet unfortunately moved away, so I had to find a new vet for my dog. He had a large growth in his mouth, so I was trying to find a vet that would take him as soon as possible because the emergency 24/7 vet wouldn’t take him. I was referred to this animal hospital and they couldn’t have been nicer. From the person who took the appointment, to the woman who walked us out after my dog’s appointment. I highly, highly recommend this animal hospital. They took such wonderful care of my dog and were very nice. They understand that your pet is your baby, but understand that people have a budget. Everybody here are definitely animal people. As a dog mom, I felt like I was able to trust them with my dog, which isn’t always easy! 10/10.Katherine B.Katherine B. ★★★★★ Dr. Bohaty and Maddie were exceptional in their exam and testing of my dog Pliny. They informed me of everything they were doing every step of the way and answered any questions I had plus more. I can't recommend Companion enough. You can really tell its not just a job for them, and they genuinely love their jobs and every animal that comes in the door.Bryan E.Bryan E. ★★★★★ Honestly it’s always hard for me to review anything but I couldn’t pass up on this experience. From the beginning Companion Animal was amazing. They made me feel comfortable and I felt taken care of. Of course our dog Max is a whole other issue. He is an extremely anxious dog and they took care of him. I will go back in a heart beat. From drop off to pick up, to communication and care- they are a perfect 10.Nadia S.Nadia S. ★★★★★ They did an amazing job with my very anxious dog. Allowed things to go at his pace, and we were able to accomplish more than any other vet place I've visited. Listened to my suggestions and overall such a great experience.Liz D.Liz D. ★★★★★ Companion Animal Hospital was great with my little dog, Max. They helped me with Max’s nail problem and went above and beyond my expectations! Max was a happier little dog after her encounter with them. I am so grateful for their care and will be bringing max there from now on.Also, the care did NOT cost an arm and a leg like I usually expect. Max got her nails cut, a thorough exam, and pain medication all for a reasonable price!I can’t thank them enough!Charina M.Charina M. ★★★★★ I brought my new puppy to Companion Animal Hospital River North based off a referral from the place I bought him from. I could not be happier with how his first appointment went. Everyone was so nice and knowledgeable. They made my new pup and I feel so comfortable. I had so many questions and they answered every one with great detail. I highly recommend them. Otto especially loves his new teething ring!Jennifer D.Jennifer D. ★★★★★ Had a great experience here with my kitten. Clear communication, everything done on time, and we even got sent home with a “new kitty” pack. Happy with this vet practice!Lauren T.Lauren T. ★★★★★ The doctors & staff are friendly & are willing to answer all my questions. A little bit on the expensive side, but given the area it’s normal. Professional and taking covid seriously.Suhaib A.Suhaib A. ★★★★☆ This morning we brought our cat for her nails cut. The tech’s were great the service was good. I was very happy with Campanion animal hospital. I will go there any timeEllen G.Ellen G. ★★★★☆ I really enjoy taking my cat to the folks at Companion Animal Hospital. I feel good about how my cat will be treated and trust them with her care. I get the sense they geniully enjoy taking care of pets. The location is quite convenient for me as well.James YJames Y ★★★★☆ The people at companion animal hospital are very kind! My puppy is always actually happy to be there and they’re all so sweet to her even when she’s acting a little nutty.They’re fine as long as you remember that they are a business first!They will try to sell you something extra nearly every trip. Whether it’s $200 worth of medication for a minor bacterial infection (which I later looked into online and realized I made a huge mistake buying alllll of that stuff from them) or a follow up appointment where they will literally look at your dog for two minutes and then slap you with a $75 bill. Vets aren’t cheap and I’m a new dog owner so I’m not entirely sure how this works but I recommend pushing back and asking what is actually necessary.I do feel a little taken advantage of but they’re so great with Betty, I’m going to continue going. Proceeding with caution into appointments though. Ask what things cost before they give them to you so you’re not shocked at the end of an appointment like I always am. 😩Emily C.Emily C. ★★★★☆ Nice to have a vet in the neighborhood, currently bringing my OLD dog here. Sometimes I feel they are trying to oversell (acupuncture therapy for arthritis), but the staff at every level is always super kind and gentle. My poor old man gets very nervous but they are always prepared with the peanut butter and he has always received excellent care.Megan S.Megan S.js_loader

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749 North Clark Street,
Chicago, IL 60654


7:00am - 8:00pm


7:00am - 8:00pm


7:00am - 8:00pm


7:00am - 8:00pm


7:00am - 8:00pm






Our Services

Companion Animal Hospital in River North is full-service, possessing dedicated surgical and dental suites, a cat boarding wing, daycare center, and grooming facility. We provide comprehensive care for your pets in the convenience of River North.

What's Next

  • step 1

    Call us or schedule an appointment online.

  • step 2

    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

  • step 3

    Put a plan together for your pet.

I brought my new, very young rat, Rocky IV, in for his first appointment last night, and right off the bat: from reception to the technician to the doctor herself, everyone at CAH was friendly, caring, and knowledgeable. And to Dr. Archer (if you ever see this): I cannot thank you enough, once again, for your kindness, compassion, expertise, and love for the animals you care for. I know Rocky felt adored by every member of the staff, and as a new rat owner myself, I know we’re both in exceptional hands.

AND they’re only a ten minute walk from my apartment, so yeah: absolutely flawless experience.

Alexis M.

My cat needed dental work done and the staff were amazing with her. I got calls throughout the day on surgery day, and they called to check on her multiple times afterwords before she had her 2 week follow up appointment. They are very good with answering questions both by phone and by email with helpful and prompt responses.

Kelly Flynn

I am a new cat mom and I was very nervous about bringing my cat in without my mom! CAH took very good care of Franklin, got him the tests and wellness check he needed, and made sure he felt safe. I couldn’t have asked for a better vet.

Alyssa Hurt