South Loop Animal Hospital

215 reviews

1640 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60616



South Loop Animal Hospital is a Veterinarian located at 1640 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60616. It has received 215 reviews with an average rating of 4.6 stars.





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  • The address of South Loop Animal Hospital: 1640 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

  • South Loop Animal Hospital has 4.6 stars from 215 reviews

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  • "South Loop Animal Hospital has been a terrific find for our elderly (15) cat suffering from chronic kidney function decline"

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    "This is our regular vet for our two beagles"

    "My partner brought our cat in roughly 2 weeks ago because he had stopped eating, had lost a significant amount of weight, along with an issue with his eye that was causing him pain"

    "South Loop Animal Hospital is amazing! I first brought my dog Miles to South Loop when we moved to Chicago"


  • Ken T

South Loop Animal Hospital has been a terrific find for our elderly (15) cat suffering from chronic kidney function decline. The thoughtfulness and thoroughness of care that Dr. Dan Sanchez has provided has been top-notch. The facilities are squeaky clean, are designed with a homey feeling, and the diagnostic services are squarely 21st century. South Loop Animal Hospital is a breath of fresh air In a world where corporate franchised veterinary clinics are becoming more common in cities. They're independently owned and they care very much about each patient. If you're looking for the best in care for your beloved pet in downtown Chicago you couldn't do better than South Loop Animal Hospital. ------------------------ Update: May 12, 2016 Now nearly two years after my initial review our opinion of South Loop Animal Hospital and Dr. Dan Sanchez has only grown stronger. Sadly, renal failure eventually overtook our beloved 17 year-old cat this month. But Dr. Sanchez's devotion to thoughtful and flexible care was a major factor in allowing our cat to live a longer and more natural and comfortable end of life than we really expected. When the time came for us to let go Dr. Sanchez and his staff provided the most gentle and compassionate final moments for our cat that we could have hoped for. If the day ever comes when we bring a new 4-legged friend into our home in Chicago there is absolutely no doubt that s/he will become a new patient at South Loop Animal Hospital. Thank you so much Dr. Sanchez, Lindsey, Allison, and the whole staff at SLAH.

  • Wendy Deters

We love Dr. Sanchez and his team, we drive from the suburbs to see him! The office staff and techs are so friendly to me and caring to my dog. We have been patients of Dr. Sanchez' for almost 8 years and he has helped us through some very challenging times. He takes his time with us and thoroughly explains all options in a patient friendly manner. He always tries to give us the most cost effective option and the prices are very fair for the excellent care we receive. My dog had to have a tumor removed this winter and he did an amazing job with the surgery, everyone kept telling me it was going to come back but it has been 8 months and there is no sign of it and I believe this is due to his skill as a surgeon. Most importantly I know that he cares for my dog, he says Hi to her first and treats her as if she is his only patient event though he is very busy. I cannot say enough good things about South Loop Animal Hospital, especially Dr. Sanchez.

  • Allan Enriquez

This is our regular vet for our two beagles. Dr. Manrique has always been great. She answers all questions and follows up by phone. Appointments are easy to make and they have seen us within a few hours without charging us the emergency fee. The facilities are clean and new. The staff has always been kind and attentive. There is ample free parking either immediately in front the hospital or in a lot directly across the street. The services are a bit expensive, but to be honest we haven't compared rates too heavily with other similar animal hospitals in the area. We feel that's just the cost of top-quality care. We love our beagles so the fact that we exclusively go to South Loop Animal Hospital is our greatest way to show our approval.

  • Paige Shafer

My partner brought our cat in roughly 2 weeks ago because he had stopped eating, had lost a significant amount of weight, along with an issue with his eye that was causing him pain. After an $850 bill, the vet was still at a loss of what was causing his illness and told us the only option we had was to take him somewhere else for an ultra sound. We took him somewhere else for a second opinion and within minutes they located and identified a massive abscess in his mouth that was clearly infected and causing him pain for weeks. I’m at a loss for how something that should have been easily spotted was overlooked by the veterinarian and then we were just sent on our way with absolutely no answers, a large bill, and our cat still in pain

  • Andrew Osterman

South Loop Animal Hospital is amazing! I first brought my dog Miles to South Loop when we moved to Chicago. They were great with him - caring about his health, and treating him like he was the only dog there! A few months later, Miles started to get sick. The entire group worked hard to figure out what was wrong. They truly were amazing people helping us understand the diagnosis, and talking about possible treatment. Unfortunately, Miles had cancer. The people at South Loop helped us manage his pain, and were there for us at every turn. We now take our other dog Ginger to South Loop. They do great with her too! I highly recommend the team at South Loop - great people that love animals!

  • Stüssy31

We’ve been taking our dog to Southloop Animal Hospital for more than 10 yrs. We were recommended Southloop Animal Hospital by our old vet because they didn’t have an appointment available for my dog in a short notice. Let’s just say we never went back to our old vet! We love SLAH and my dog does as well! From the front of the house receptionist to all the doctors it’s always an awesome experience. Our doctor is Dr. Karnia and she’s so great with my dog. She takes her time to explain everything and makes us feel comfortable reaching out if we have further questions or issues. I feel very grateful to have such an amazing animal hospital nearby!!!

  • Thomas Plummer

Dr. Simpson was absolutely amazing, the level of attention she gave to my cat and myself was wonderful. She sat on the floor with him and he spent most of the visit in her lap. She spent way more time than necessary answering my endless questions and as a first time cat owner she put me at ease and educated me on what I needed to know to give my pet the best home. Additionally the entire front desk staff were wonderful but particularly Ashley A. was extremely helpful and took such an interest in my pet, she really developed a connection with my pet. These folks are the reason why I chose South Loop Animal Hospital as much pets veterinarian.

  • Wayne Younghans

The staff and doctors at South Loop Animal Hospital are extremely professional, knowledgeable, and just nice people. I have never had a bad experience with them, whether it is on the phone or at the hospital. I am always impressed by the amount of attention and care I (and my pup) get from them; during all visits they make sure I understand ALL possible approaches to care and their costs before I make a decision, and I always get a follow up call a week after appointments to see how everything is going. I am very grateful to have them as teammates in taking care of my pup's health.

  • Adriana Hernandez

Compassionate, professional, and knowledgable veterinarians and staff. We have been taking our two dogs to the South Loop Animal Hospital for over 4 years. Taking the best care I could imagine of our dogs, both in their routine care and the care of one of our dogs through a serious illness. We love our regular veterinarian, Dr. Sanchez, but have also seen other veterinarians there. The experience has always been overwhelmingly positive, even if the reason for being there is not. A place that really understands your pets are family members and treats them like one of their own.

  • Kathryn Lapin

I recently moved to the area and was looking for a new vet for my goldendoodle Piper. After much research, I decided on South Loop Animal Hospital. It has been such a great experience working with them!!! The entire staff was super friendly and helpful. You can tell that they all really really care about animals. Everyone was also very down-to-earth making the experience actually enjoyable!!! To put the cherry on top, they sent me home with the pictured "report card" with a photo that they took of her that day!!!! Would definitely recommend to anyone and everyone!

  • Lynne Walsh

The South Loop was so in need of a good animal hospital, one that didn't operate as a factory moving through the pet patients. Along came South Loop Hospital and our needs were definitely answered. The whole office knows my dog well, treats him like family, reviews his file each time so back issues don't have to be readdressed and although Bogart does not enjoy his vet visits, they make him feel comfortable and welcomed. Love all three doctors and the staff and they have not missed a beat in treating a dog with lots of challenges. Top notch establishment!

  • Alexandra Korab

South Loop animal hospital and the amazing staff has been an incredible resource for me. I have two cats, both of which have had medical emergencies in the past year. In both instances, they were quick to react and gave me the right advice. They also provide excellent follow up care. Dr. Simpson takes the time to explain everything and detail, and gives practical advice. I’ve been to many vets with my cats over the years, and this place is the best. Especially in these extraordinary times we are living in. Thank you so much!

  • Janai Rhodes

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!

  • Sydney Jackson

This animal hospital is the best I've gone to! Over a year ago, I moved to Chicago and found the South Loop Animal Hospital online. My dog has been there a few times now and he has a great experience every time. The staff are so nice and helpful. Both of the vets are super thorough and kind as well! Their facility is top notch and your pet's health is truly their priority. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who was looking to give their pet the best care!

  • Susan Yoo

We went to SL Animal Hospital for almost 4 years before moving. We always had a great experience here. The staff and doctors are friendly and knowledgeable. Our dog is literally scared of everything but they always made sure he felt as comfortable as he can be. With COVID, they had a great system to keep the staff, animals, and owners safe which we appreciated. We moved and they were helpful with the process of transferring our dog’s medical records.

  • He Lab

Providers seem to be experts and are definitely very gracious and caring. I would 100% go back to see at least three different DVMs there that we've seen before, and the office staff is very personable and organized. Prices have been steeper over the last few years, especially for IDEXX, etc. tests = that's the only knock I would give them. Otherwise, SLAH has been our vet practice for ~5 years and I refer them to everyone who asks.

  • Maniza Ahmed

I always recommend South Loop Animal Hospital to any pet owner I come across! My cat Chewbacca finds vet visits quite stressful but the team at the East Side location is always so considerate and careful to ensure that he remains as calm as possible. Dr. Konishi has been an amazing care provider for him ever since he was diagnosed with early kidney disease - she really helps me maintain a plan that keeps Chewie happy and healthy!

  • Janice Frankel

South Loop Animal Hospital has looked after three of my cats over the years, and I have been very satisfied with the kind and professional care they (and I) have enjoyed. We've been seen by a few different vets there, and I would recommend them all. When I was unable to administer fluids by myself when my Tigger needed them, I was able to bring him in for that service, which prolonged his life for a while longer.

  • Tracey Myers

Needed to find a vet for the two cats I recently adopted, and the agency through which I adopted the girls recommended South Loop. Great experience there today. I sat by the open door while they went through the checkup and, per my request, their nails (or as I call them, talons of death and destruction) were clipped. Great experience and the cats were put at ease by the doctor and assistant. Thank you!

  • R Glaab

Dr Mistar, Is far above in knowledge and compassion for our three elderly rescues 2 cats &1 dog. After multiple visits and expense with other vets, she was able to diagnose our dog with cushings disease, reaching out to her specialist colleagues for input on the dogs care on her own time. Only regret is that this may maker her even more popular and difficult to see lol ! Always grateful R. Glaab

  • Daniel Bauer

Hands down the best vet I've ever been to. Dr. Sanchez has cared for my aging dog with empathy and compassion. He communicates well and always presents different options. The front office staff is incredible. They are friendly and connect well with the patrons. I love going to the vet because everyone is so warm and welcoming. I highly recommend South Loop Animal Hospital.

  • Shellee Frazee

South Loop Animal Hospital has been fantastic! The atmosphere is friendly and energized. Every single person shows a caring and loving attitude toward our family. All of our girls ( 2 cats and 1 dog) have had the best of care, whether it is a routine check up or a problem. The offices are clean, modern and welcoming. The staff is the best! I highly recommend them!

  • Adam Mendez

I have to say that coming here was the best decision I ever made for my pet. After experiencing the unprofessional and condescending staff at Hyde Park Animal Hospital, I am relieved and grateful for South Loop Animal Hospital. I am so grateful to Dr. Slezak for her caring and sweet nature. The level of knowledge and service at this place is unmatched.

  • Sarah Lawson

Very happy with my switch of vets. From initial conversation until the end of my visits I’ve left confident in what’s to be done. They took good care of my pup and checked him thoroughly for initial visit. Thankful to the vet who was patient with my questions and my energetic pup. Thank you all for the professional service

  • Kennedy

Dr. Eislee and the whole support staff were AMAZING!! Seriously the best vet office I’ve been to in Chicago. They were so kind to my Trixie and did so in such a timely manner. Was only there for not even two hours! All staff were also able to explain anything I needed and that made me so comfortable. THANK YOU THANK YOU!

  • Baylee Paluzzi

Just finished my appointment today with Dr. Alexa Karnia and I can’t say enough good about her! Took the time with my 2 year old mini bernedoodle, checked all of my concerns, and explained everything in detail. Her assistant was a great help also. Would definitely recommend for anyone who is looking for a veterinarian!

  • Jessica Addison

After not being able to see a Vet at Hyde Park Animal Hospital on 69th and Stony Island. I googled South Loop Animal Shelter..where the most welcoming voice name Jay took a sad/stressful day and made it a little more bearable. Although I had to put my cat to sleep,South Loop your staff was superb!!! Thank you

  • Tom Carmichael

The staff is friendly, professional and responsive, The place is usually running like a swiss watch. Dr. Mister, Dr. Slezak and the visiting ortho vet are exceptional, caring, honest and very thorough. Having worked in human medicine for many years, many offices could learn a thing or two from SLAH.

  • Monique Hall

South Loop Animal Hospital has been heaven sent! The doctors and staff members treat my miniature schnauzer, Holiday with so much love and patience. I have peace of mind knowing she’s being treated by Dr. Sanchez and his assistants. They are South Loop Animals’ Angels!

  • christina benedict

I've been going to SLAH for over 8 years now and absolutely love them! even after moving away I still make the commute to see them. They are excellent veterinarians, very knowledgeable and patient. They truly treat your pet like one of their own.

  • Zach White

Since I moved to the South Loop from the Lakeview area, I'm so glad I found this place. I like this vet a lot more than the one I had on the north side. They are extremely friendly and caring with your pet, it is easy to place your trust in

  • Mariana Cuevas

Great Experience!...I have two dogs.., we just moved to Chicago and I am glad I found this place for my babies. The customer service is excelent, the staff is very friendly. The doctors are great and they take the time to go over any health

  • Andrew Kletzien

Dr. Amy is the best vet I've ever seen. Took her time, explained every step of the process, gave me a heads up of what he might need in the next few years without pressuring, and gave me lots of options. So glad to have found a new provider.

  • Mindy Stutzman Moore

Dr Ojala and her staff are amazing. We were welcoming from the moment we made our first contact, through trying to keep my Bengals out of the cabinets and drawers with a smile on their faces. The amount of thought and care given to our boys

  • Jill Schmitz

Loved the Doc I saw here (even though I forget his name).. both he and his vet tech/assistant were wonderful. Explained everything to me and was awesome with my cat. Had been to another vet in Chicago and felt rushed from a quick visit and

  • Maura Vella

I've been coming to South Loop Animal Hospital since it opened. I even followed Dr. Sanchez from his previous clinic to here, and in the process recruited my (now) husband to bring his two dogs here as well. So now, we have three dogs who

  • Brian Shactman

South Loop has the most caring and responsive staff I have have ever seen at a vet. When my cat got very sick last year, they worked tirelessly for three weeks to nurse her back to health. This included multiple phone calls throughout the

  • Larissa YM

I have been coming here for about a year now, since we got an English Bulldog puppy, There service here is amazing. They really care about your pet here. Last year my pup got aspiration pneumonia and had to be hospitalized. The vet called

  • T FS

I have recently made the switch to South Loop for my pets. I have 3 dogs and 1 cat and so far they have met all of my dogs. My cat is the last to go in only because he is very difficult to get out of the house. I have to say I am very

  • Brittany Davis

Dr. Plourde and the South Animal Hospital have been so incredible the past 2 months that we've been visiting them since we adopted our new puppy. We've had a few issues/concerns since we adopted him and they've been really helpful and

  • debbe rudolf

We have been using the South Loop Animal Hospital for two years since we got our Japanese Chin. Dr. Sanchez and all the staff are truly the best. They treat our dog like she belongs to them. She is always excited to go there. She had

  • michael Johnson

We've taken our Vizsla puppy, Scout, to South Loop since her first 8 week check up (she's almost a year old now). They have been excellent. The service is top notch, the staff is friendly, the prices are fair, and the doctors ALWAYS

  • Kristi Kirschner

Absolutely the best Vet experience. They return phone calls immediately. Gets our pet in quickly when urgent issue arises (such as a recent injury). Calls to follow up on how our pet is doing. Strongly recommend!

  • Elisa P. Bell MD

Sir Winston is the only Dog I have and he is Blessed to receive care from The South Loop Animal Hospital Team. I am so Grateful for their expertise, care, patience and Availability. I can't Thank them enough.

  • Dana Ymeri

Great experience. Usually took my dog to a popular streeterville vet and south loop was far superior. The doctor explained everything thoroughly and was wonderful.

  • Ethan McGarry

Best vet I've ever been to for our cat. The staff is communicative, the vets gave great care, and they are easy to work with for prescriptions.

  • Natalie Lynch-Clark

We've been taking our cats here for 10+ years. They are incredible and have helped us successfully manage several critical medical conditions.

  • Danielle Miles

Dr. Ojala at SLAH is ALWAYS patient with me and all of my questions. I am a new dog owner and EVERYTHING makes me nervous.

  • Jake Wobig

My dog has always hated the vet until we came here. Very speedy and painless visits.

  • Jesus Barrios

They are patient with both my dogs and quick for appointments, nice staff.

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