Because of the immeasurable ways pets have touched our lives, our veterinarians passionately devote themselves to your pet's health and well-being.
Your pet relies on you for everything – food, shelter, and most of all, love. When something is wrong with their health, you can rely on Family Pet to be there for you and your pet. Better yet, you can rely on our veterinarians for preventive and wellness care throughout your pet’s lifetime. Our goal is to earn your trust, respect, friendship and loyalty so that all of us at Family Pet Animal Hospital may be true partners in the loving care of your pet throughout his or her lifetime.
Our animal hospital was founded in Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL in 1990. Family Pet Animal Hospital and our veterinarians are deeply committed to delivering outstanding veterinary care for your pet and exceptional service for you. Our veterinarians and staff provide professional, compassionate, and personalized vet care services with the best interest of your pet as our primary focus. We are dedicated to educating you about your pet’s health so that we may empower to you ask the right questions and make the best decisions for your pet’s care.
We understand how significant your pet is to your life!
Accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association... Read more about our animal hospital accreditation
A member of the American Association of Feline Practioners... Read more about our cat friendly hospital practices
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Dr. Van Pelt, who co-founded Family Pet Animal Hospital in 1990, graduated with honors from the University of Illinois´ College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. She opened this practice with the goal of providing the highest quality veterinary care, which demands professionalism, compassion, and a personal touch from all of us at Family Pet.
“I recommend them to anyone looking for primary care vets in chicago.”
“I didn’t know that much wonderful energy could exist in one place.”
“Family Pet is the BEST run medical care office I have ever seen.”
“[A]mazing resource and provider for my cat”
“I love how customer service-oriented everything about [the] practice is…”
“There is no comparison in Chicago”
“I would recommend this hospital…any day of the week”
“I’m truly in love with this practice”
Your pet's health is our top priority. That's why Family Pet Animal Hospital is proud to offer our clients a variety of pet health related articles that will help keep your furry friend happy and healthy for years to come.
For more information about dogs and to read our canine health and behavior articles, please visit our Canine Education Page.
For more information about cats and to read our feline health and behavior articles, please visit our Feline Pet Education Page.
Your pet’s health is our number one priority. Read Family Pet’s pet health articles and search our online pet health library to make informed decisions about your pet’s health.Pet Library