Higgins Animal Clinic

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1705 W. Belmont

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I have been going here for years, and my dog and cats see Dr. Barzyk. She is very patient with me, and is always willing to answer my many questions. The other reviewers complain about cost, but I feel Dr. Barzyk and her staff are well worth it. Besides, I have lived in Chicago/Lakeview/Lincoln Park my whole life and have yet to find a cheap vet that's worth seeing anyways.

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★★★★★

I have been going here for years, and my dog and cats see Dr. Barzyk. She is very patient with me, and is always willing to answer my many questions. The other reviewers complain about cost, but I feel Dr. Barzyk and her staff are well worth it. Besides, I have lived in Chicago/Lakeview/Lincoln Park my whole life and have yet to find a cheap vet that's worth seeing anyways.

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I was roped into this animal clinic with their offer of a free exam for first time customers. The doctor was very friendly and itemized everything and told me what was necessary and what wasn't. Since then, I had to take my two kitties in (seperately) and found out they both had a fungus infection. Both had cultures done after the free blacklight test was "iffy." After talking with some people I found out that Higgins LOVES to charge you for every little thing. The treatment they wanted to do would have cost me $17/week for 6 weeks and then they wanted me to do even more tests after to make sure it was gone (at $70 bucks for each cat, another $280). Another clinic, which I am probably switching to, would just do a simple test (that's free) and will usually give you the same information. They are really nice there which makes me really sad that they would take advantage of their customers. I have heard other stories about them testing for all kinds of things instead of just recognizing the basic issue. Call around and do research before settling with a vet. There are plenty of good vets in the city that DONT charge an arm and a leg!!

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I was roped into this animal clinic with their offer of a free exam for first time customers. The doctor was very friendly and itemized everything and told me what was necessary and what wasn't. Since then, I had to take my two kitties in (seperately) and found out they both had a fungus infection. Both had cultures done after the free blacklight test was "iffy." After talking with some people I found out that Higgins LOVES to charge you for every little thing. The treatment they wanted to do would have cost me $17/week for 6 weeks and then they wanted me to do even more tests after to make sure it was gone (at $70 bucks for each cat, another $280). Another clinic, which I am probably switching to, would just do a simple test (that's free) and will usually give you the same information. They are really nice there which makes me really sad that they would take advantage of their customers. I have heard other stories about them testing for all kinds of things instead of just recognizing the basic issue. Call around and do research before settling with a vet. There are plenty of good vets in the city that DONT charge an arm and a leg!!

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I have been a loyal customer and brought my two dogs to Higgins for the past 5 yrs (even though I have moved out of the neighborhood). Since moving away, I have researched much more to check prices and services. Just a FYI...if they tell you that you need heart worm pills, vitamins, supplements, ear cleaner...yada yada yada...NEVER BUY FROM THEM!!!! I checked prices on VERY reliable internet services and other VETS...Higgins is DOUBLE or MORE THAN DOUBLE the price. Once I realized this and made a complaint...their response was, "Well, you know we have overhead and you can't always trust those internet companies...i will have the owner call you to discuss." After no response from the owner, I came back to return my unopened WAY OVERPRICED purchase and they tried to tell me the owner did call (but he DIDN'T). I asked again to have owner call me as I was furious that after years of loyalty and spending thousands of dollars there...they would take advantage of their customers like that and again not 1 call to my cell, as requested. Although I have thought the doctors were good...this area of their business is sickening and makes me wonder where else they bump up their income maybe by unecessary procedures? It makes me want to rethink all my experiences with them.

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I have been a loyal customer and brought my two dogs to Higgins for the past 5 yrs (even though I have moved out of the neighborhood). Since moving away, I have researched much more to check prices and services. Just a FYI...if they tell you that you need heart worm pills, vitamins, supplements, ear cleaner...yada yada yada...NEVER BUY FROM THEM!!!! I checked prices on VERY reliable internet services and other VETS...Higgins is DOUBLE or MORE THAN DOUBLE the price. Once I realized this and made a complaint...their response was, "Well, you know we have overhead and you can't always trust those internet companies...i will have the owner call you to discuss." After no response from the owner, I came back to return my unopened WAY OVERPRICED purchase and they tried to tell me the owner did call (but he DIDN'T). I asked again to have owner call me as I was furious that after years of loyalty and spending thousands of dollars there...they would take advantage of their customers like that and again not 1 call to my cell, as requested. Although I have thought the doctors were good...this area of their business is sickening and makes me wonder where else they bump up their income maybe by unecessary procedures? It makes me want to rethink all my experiences with them.

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I was recommended to go here when I first got my dog. The vets here are very nice and accommodating. They are very insightful to any questions you have and they give you a hefty puppy packet when you get a puppy. The prices on heartworm and flea and tick prevention is high but I suggest getting all that at doctorfosterandsmith.com. Also, the cost of getting your animal fixed is insane, but go to the Anti-Cruelty Society and its $25 for a dog. I had a problem with my dog and wanted to ask the vet about it, so I called and the receptionist put me through to her voice mail and within 15mins she called me right back with an answer. They really make it easy on those who work during the week and are open on Saturdays so you can still make an appointment and not have to take a day off work to do so. They also offer boarding.

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I was recommended to go here when I first got my dog. The vets here are very nice and accommodating. They are very insightful to any questions you have and they give you a hefty puppy packet when you get a puppy. The prices on heartworm and flea and tick prevention is high but I suggest getting all that at doctorfosterandsmith.com. Also, the cost of getting your animal fixed is insane, but go to the Anti-Cruelty Society and its $25 for a dog. I had a problem with my dog and wanted to ask the vet about it, so I called and the receptionist put me through to her voice mail and within 15mins she called me right back with an answer. They really make it easy on those who work during the week and are open on Saturdays so you can still make an appointment and not have to take a day off work to do so. They also offer boarding.

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I've brought my cat here twice and I can tell everyone is very friendly and knoledable.I would say this is the best veterinarian clinic in Chicago.

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I've brought my cat here twice and I can tell everyone is very friendly and knoledable.I would say this is the best veterinarian clinic in Chicago.

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This is a great veterinary clinic. I started going here years ago with my pets. I try to see Dr Barzyk if at all possible, because she is by far the best vet there, and from my experience, in Chicago! She's prompt, honest, extremely knowledgable, and really wants to try and do what's best for my animals. I have gone to other vets in Chicago, and not a one compares to her. She's also the most compassionate veterinarian I have come across too. I recommend her to anyone. She recently got back from maternity leave (thank GOD!), so you have to book your appointments with her early, since she's only there on Fridays and Saturdays. I am sure Higgins is not the cheapest vet around, but Dr. Barzyk will do only what she deems necessary for the health of your pet.

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★★★★★

This is a great veterinary clinic. I started going here years ago with my pets. I try to see Dr Barzyk if at all possible, because she is by far the best vet there, and from my experience, in Chicago! She's prompt, honest, extremely knowledgable, and really wants to try and do what's best for my animals. I have gone to other vets in Chicago, and not a one compares to her. She's also the most compassionate veterinarian I have come across too. I recommend her to anyone. She recently got back from maternity leave (thank GOD!), so you have to book your appointments with her early, since she's only there on Fridays and Saturdays. I am sure Higgins is not the cheapest vet around, but Dr. Barzyk will do only what she deems necessary for the health of your pet.

Message from Higgins Animal Clinic

The Higgins Animal Clinic is a beautiful 3-story state of the art clinic in the heart of the Lakeview area. It has been a well-respected fixture in the community for over 50 years. The current owner, Dr. Roberts, is the son-in-law of the original owner, Dr. Higgins. Dr. Roberts has been with the practice since 1971. Services available include complete veterinary diagnostics and treatment, surgery and dentistry of companion animals including dogs, cats, and exotics. However, we do not treat birds. For new clients, the first examination of one cat or dog is complimentary. Starbucks coffee/hot chocolate is served in our bright, airy waiting area, where pet parents can enjoy watching our changing photo display of the newest pet children to become patients of our clinic. Please give us a call today. We'd love to have you partner with us for your pet care needs!

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