Mon-Thur 8am-8pm
Fri 8am-6pm
Sat 8am-4pm
Sun Closed

By Appointment Only
Doctors' Hours Begin at 9am



Phone 773 904 8724

Fax 773 697 9258

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Welcome to Pets First!

 Pets First Veterinary Clinic is an integrative, full service animal clinic that offers both conventional and holistic approaches to pet health with a focus on compassionate care for every stage of life.

We offer alternative or holistic approaches to care such as acupuncture, Chinese and western herbs, and non-classical homeopathy. We believe that both conventional and alternative branches of medicine complement each other and can help your pets stay healthy for a long time

Fleas and Ticks and Preventatives, Oh My!  

Fleas and ticks are a real issue in the Chicago area, especially this time of year, so we thought we'd give you a little run down on fleas and ticks and why preventatives are important.

Pets exposed to fleas develop an allergy to the flea's saliva, and they might be tiny little fellows, but just one flea can cause severe itching all over the animal's body, especially the back and hindquarter region. We call this flea-bite dermatitis, and it can be very uncomfortable for you pet. Over the counter products...Read More


Pet of the Month

 I hail from a line of Irish Connemara Shorty Jack Russells. However, I do consider America as my home country. I live on the west side. Let's hear it for the WEST SIDE!  Read More