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Crystal Lake
Veterinary Hospital

800 East Terra Cotta Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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HOURS

• Monday - Friday

• Saturday 

• Sunday

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

8:00 AM - 12 Noon

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CLVH

Crystal Lake Veterinary Hospital provides Compassionate, Loving, Vitalizing, Healing care for your pet.  We believe in improving the quality of your pet's life by treating the whole animal, not just the symptoms, with integrative services and state-of-the-art technology.  A profound love for animals is shared by our doctors and our staff.

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Veterinary Hospital in Crystal Lake IL, Animal Hospital




5 Star Veterinarian


-Anonymous
December 2017

5 Star Veterinarian


-Anonymous
December 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

I have taken my pets to this hospital for 30 yrs. and always received compassionate care.
- Lori Stironek
December 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

I feel that my cat is important to everyone at Crystal Lake Veterinary. They always focus their attention entirely on her during visits and treat her and I as if we are honored guests there. They take good care of her and I rely on their expertise.
-Vicki Gartner
November 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

I have always felt welcome in this hospital. My dog and all dogs I see are all treated as if they were the staff's own. It is clean professional and very close to me home. Setting an appointment is very easy and usually always available.
-Anonymous
November 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

Everyone is so kind and really care about the animals.
-Barb Carey
November 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

I especially like the way Dr. Nick explained everything to me, as he always does. I appreciate that.
-Christopher Mackie
November 2017

5 Star Veterinarian


-Anonymous
October 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

Dr. Tina is great with Cooper! She helps us understand and always explains the situation. Thank you for being kind!
-Anonymous
October 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

Always find a way to fit in an appointment. Call back response is quick. Answer my questions.
-Anonymous
October 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

Dr Sherry has great techniques because she listens to the body,soul and spirit of my cat. Delilah could not walk without pain and now she is walking a lot happier than before she when in
-Lorraine Petula McCarthy
September 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

Dr. Tina and Dr. Nick are kind, compassionate, and highly capable vets. The office staff is also excellent. We have had many visit because of medical problems with a cat, and I would not want to have any other vet clinic caring for our animals.
-Marie Popovich
September 2017

5 Star Veterinarian


-Anonymous
September 2017

5 Star Veterinarian


-Anonymous
September 2017

5 Star Veterinarian


-Anonymous
September 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

My pet loves to go to the vet and the care he receives is excellent !
-Barb Borst
August 2017

5 Star Veterinarian


-Anonymous
August 2017

5 Star Veterinarian


-Anonymous
August 2017

Comment from a client!

Great Staff! Thank You!
-Melody K.
August 2017

5 Star Veterinarian


-Anonymous
August 2017

Comment from a client!

Thanks for the Petly page, it is great. It made me cry when I looked up Olive and got "the rainbow bridge". It was beautiful and I hope it's true.
-Jacqueline Berger
July 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

The veterinarian took the time to answer all of my questions! Very good experience with my very first puppy!
-Kayla Dalman
July 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

We have ALWAYS received EXCELLENT care from the doctors and staff. We are thrilled to be close to the hospital once again. Thank you!
-Colleen Downey
July 2017

5 Star Veterinarian


-Anonymous
July 2017

5 Star Veterinarian


-Anonymous
July 2017

5 Star Veterinarian


-Anonymous
July 2017

5 Star Veterinarian


-Anonymous
June 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

Always comprehensive and detailed quality care given by all staff. I am confident in the care that is provided not only to my two cats, but to me as well.
-Colleen Waters
June 2017

5 Star Veterinarian


-Anonymous
May 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

Crystal Lake Vet has always been great to us! We always feel confident knowing that Honey is well taken care of. From the office being clean, to the staff being friendly and compassionate, we are very happy here!
- Kristen Bazigos
May 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

Great friendly service. It was apparent the receptionist and techs genuinely cared about my puppy.
-Anonymous
May 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

The place is nice, staff are friendly and the Vet knew a lot of information that helped where we are at now. My dog seemed to be very comfortable even if it was his first visit. He kept wagging his tail, even after his shots!
-Anonymous
May 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

Compassionate care and hands on with my dog. Great staff.
-Judy Solares
May 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

Dr. Nick always listens to our concerns and makes sure we understand what is going on with our dogs. All the staff is nice and very loving towards animals.
-Samantha Nason
May 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

We always get seen same day when we have an issue and we always get great care!
-Anonymous
May 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

1st visit with 3 dogs. Drs took their time and explained theories and how it applied to my pets issues. I felt confident in their knowledge and abilities.
-Janice McCort
May 2017

5 Star Veterinarian


-Mary McCann
May 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

Love all your staff super sweet and kind to our dogs. Dr. Tina knows her stuff very knowledable and generally cares about each one of our dogs.
-Jean Freund
April 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

You can tell that they know and care about what they are doing.
-Andy Mazza
April 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

This was our first visit and everything went well. Everyone was very kind and helpful. We're still learning what we need to expect during visits too.
-Kelly Mertel
April 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

Everyone is so friendly and makes me feel welcome. I normally arrive early for my appointments and i'm always seen promptly. I feel like they really care about my dogs.
-Tracy Oliver
April 2017

5 Star Veterinarian
Clover and Holly are always treated well. They are certain to receive professional and friendly attention from the whole staff.

We've been clients at CLVH through five dogs and over 25 years. We wouldn't consider anywhere else.
-Bob Ribeiro
April 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

The staff is wonderful and Dr. Nick really cares about the pets he sees. He never tries to rush through any appointment and will spend time answering any questions or discussing any concerns you have.
-Dorothy Wogelius
April 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

Our family has been treated like family at Crystal Lake Veterinary Hospital since it opened almost 20 years ago. Dr Nick and his staff have always treated us and our pets with great care and respect. We wouldn't consider going anywhere else.
-Sue Costigan
April 2017

5 Star Veterinarian


-Anonymous
March 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

Dr Tina was very good to us & our pet ( Leo ) and Leo was at ease with her , we appreciate it
-Paul Heber
March 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

The staff is always knowledgeable, compassionate and friendly.
-Anonymous
March 2017

An Email from a client

Thank you to Drs Tina & Nick, and their wonderful staff for the wonderful care they gave to my Sammy. The love you have for animals is undeniable. I asked a million questions and everyone answered with such patience and warmth. Wish people doctor offices were as caring. Thank you again.
Warmly,
Sammy Lynch's family
March 2017

An Email from a client

Thank you Dr Tina, for taking such great care of Brady. He feels better already!
Colleen and Brady Jablonsky
March 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

Love the excellent care we get!
-Anonymous
March 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

Everyone there is so pleasant,friendly, knowledgeable and caring and you know they are working from their hearts. This is the nicest and cleanest office and Lady is always relaxed with the doctors and staff. Everyone is outstanding!!!!
-Patty Stevens
March 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

Always caring and incredibly kind in tough situations. Can't even think about changing Vets and the practice.
-Kathy Sample
March 2017

5 Star Veterinarian


-Anonymous
March 2017

5 Star Veterinarian


-Anonymous
March 2017

An Email from a client

Thank you and all of your staff for everything you do. Lady loves everyone there. Thanks for taking great care of her this morning....
Happy Spring!
Patty Stevens
March 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

We think Kaners Doctor is wonderful. Very caring towards us and Kaner.
-Null Szabo
March 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

Very professional, everything was explained clearly. Veterinarian was extremely nice and listened to any questions I had. Treated my dog with respect and care.
-Sandee Lynch
February 2017

5 Star Veterinarian


-Anonymous
January 2017

A letter from a client

I think you all know how I feel, but here goes.
Thank you all for your compassion, concern, and for being so kind to us and our cats Sophie and Lily. We couldn't be happier with choosing you for our vet when we got our cats almost 7 years ago.
Thanks for being there for us always!
Marie
January 2017

5 Star Veterinarian

We were very impressed with our first visit. Dr. Bemis was very thorough and took time to explain the issue and treatment needed for our dog's ears. We will definitely be back!
-Matt Timmerman
January 2017

An Email from a client

Thank you all kindly for your help with Goldie - the golden boy is doing great! We appreciate your time and hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!
Smiles,
The Voigt family

5 Star Veterinarian

Team work...employee Susan Schulz is an example of cohesive team work!
-Anonymous
December 2016

5 Star Veterinarian

Dr. Nick was fantastic - the entire staff was wonderful.
-Anonymous
November 2016

5 Star Veterinarian


-Anonymous
November 2016

E-Mail Testimonial

Dr Tina was amazing. She introduced herself nicely to my dog (with a treat too) and was very gentle with her.

Dr Tina took the time to answer all of my questions and even told me why she thought what she did (when I touch here and she reacts a certain way it means this...). It was so helpful for me to understand not just what she thought but why. She was also patient with me and my concerns over the treatment plan. And she even noticed some of the things that were concerns to me that I hadn't mentioned yet.

I left Dr Tina's office feeling that my dog was getting the best possible care she could get. I will definitely be back as Bailey needs care in the future.

Thank you to Dr Tina and to everyone at the Crystal Lake Veterinary Hospital.

-Julie Waller
November 2016

5 Star Veterinarian

Very friendly and professional. We are very happy with the care our pups recieve.
-Anonymous
November 2016

5 Star Veterinarian

We have been going to this vet for 10 years, Dr. Nick is the best! He truly understands our dogs!
-Anonymous
October 2016

5 Star Veterinarian


-Anonymous
October 2016

5 Star Veterinarian

The doctor was amazing and took all the time i needed to ask questions and understand what was going on with Wrigley.
-Laura Robb
October 2016

5 Star Veterinarian

Because of all of the above and the warmth and caring exhibited by all involved in the practice.
-Judy Solares
September 2016

In Clinic Testimonial

We love Dr. Nick and Dr. Tina and the rest of the staff. You take good care of our baby and old lady. We are going to get a rescue dog so that Roxie will have a playmate because Olive doesn't play anymore. Thanks for all the good care.
-Jacqueline Berger
September 2016

5 Star Veterinarian

I'm old & extremely gullible! I therefore tend to believe Dr. Nick when I look into his warm, trusting eyes and am told that he reigns supreme among all animal welfare providers.
-Tom Gore
September 2016

5 Star Veterinarian

Seems like a very good place to take our dog. Very clean and everyone appeared adept.
-Kathleen Sump
September 2016

In Clinic Testimonial

Just to let you know, our Ike looked so handsome after his grooming!
-Anonymous
September 2016

5 Star Veterinarian


-Anonymous
September 2016

5 Star Veterinarian


-Anonymous
September 2016

5 Star Veterinarian

We would highly recommend Dr. Tina to anyone with a pet. She is compassionate and caring. We hope she works there forever!
-Jeff
August 2016

5 Star Veterinarian

Great office - Great Doctors!
-Anonymous
August 2016

5 Star Veterinarian

5-Stars For all the above reasons - and I've been coming here for years with various "generations" of my pets - and have had no problems. Great place :-)
-Tracy
July 2016

5 Star Veterinarian

Entire office and friendly, helpfule, kind, knowledgeable, and very professional. Love to come here!
-Anonymous
August 2016

In Clinic Testimonial

5 Star Veterinarian
-Anonymous
July 2016


5 Star Veterinarian

Extremely nice staff! Dr. Tina very sweet and good with frenchies! Stella is already feeling better!
-Lorna
July 2016

5 Star Veterinarian

We love Dr. Nick and the whole staff at CL Veterinary Hospital. Our dogs are all treated with love, respect and concern. Great care!!!!!
-Sue Costigan
July 2016

5 Star Veterinarian
-Anonymous
July 2016


Thanks so much to Dr. Tina and the rest of you who were so kind when we had Mister euthanized this morning. I knew we were in good hands, and with people who cared.
-Ginny Wolfe
July 2016

5 Star Veterinarian
-Anonymous
July 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
They know my dog and are considerate toward his needs. Staff is very friendly and full of good advice.
-Anonymous
July 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
The veterinarian I worked with was patient, friendly, and knowledgable. She wrote down all of the future vaccinations our puppy would need so I would know how often I would need to make appointments in the future. The hospital was very clean, too.
-Anonymous
July 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
-Anonymous
July 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
Dr. Tina is a great vet. Very thorough and compassionate. We like her very much. Susan, even though it's been 3 years since we had to put our sweet Toby down, I want to thank you for comforting us during that devastating time. We still miss her very much.
-Paul and Jacqueline Berger - Olive and Roxy
July 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
-Leo J. Kolodziej
June 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
We love you guys. After seeing Dr Tina, Blarney is doing really well. He's eating 3 smallish meals a day - taking his probiotic, and his poop is more firm-almost back to normal. And we can tell he just FEELS better....He's singing with Mickey when sirens go by. As always-thanks to your whole staff who treat everyone like family.
-Ginny Wolfe
June 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
The care and handling of my deaf Australian Shepherd by Dr. Nick and his staff was fantastic She was there for an eye injury and Dr. Nick 's soothing words to her went unheard by her but, she felt them through his touch. She was comfortable as was I.
- Roxanne
June 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
-Anonymous
June 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
Vet Tina is compassionate,friendly and knowledgable. Very down to earth and practical in her advice. You can tell she loves animals!
-Anonymous
June 2016


5 Star Veterinarian

-Anonymous
June 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
I always get wonderful care for my pets at this office. The staff is wonderful and the doctors are awesome. I have never had a long wait and have been able to get in to see the doctor whenever there has been a need. Best care ever!
-Maggie Driscoll
June 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
You have been our pet's medical practice for many years. We wouldn't go anywhere else.
-Anonymous
June 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
In my experience the staff were very kind, courteous and accommodating. They answered all the questions I had and I was in and out within minutes of my appointment. It was a good visit and I will be sure to bring my puppy Cooper back.
-Keith J. Fracassi
June 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
Dr Tina was excellent with my dog. I was amazed also by the fact that my dog was so calm at the office. He is a good dog but has never been that good at the vet's office.
-Anonymous
June 2016


In Clinic Testimonial

Mickey and I had a very good visit with Dr. Nick and the staff, as usual, was just wonderful! I found the explanations and advice that Dr. Nick gave me regarding different concerns or questions about Mickey were very helpful and much appreciated. Thanks for the great care! Mickey just turned 10 years old so his healthcare needs have been provided by you for 8-1/2 years, since I first rescued him. Again, my heartfelt thanks.
-Anonymous
May 2016

In Clinic Testimonial

I can't thank you enough for fitting Bandit and me in on Saturday morning and for considering the difficult situation I face in getting him there. You were very busy, but I never feel that I am rushed during the appointment . Kudos to Dr. Nick and all the staff!
-Gayle Haefele
May 2016

5 Star Veterinarian

-Anonymous
May 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
I think the entire staff is professional and caring! They are very responsive and understanding of my pet's needs. They treat her with loving care!
-Anonymous
May 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
Great service and much kindness for me and my pets!
-Carolena
May 2016


5 Star Veterinarian

-Anonymous
May 2016


5 Star Veterinarian

-Dallas Schmidt
May 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
Consistent good service, communication, and value for our pets, and we appreciate the Military/Veteran discount.
- Ryan Yantis
May 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
Always appreciate the care and kindness. Very clean and friendly atmosphere.
- Peggy Robinson
May 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
Great employees and friendly environment.
- Anonymous
May 2016


5 Star Veterinarian

-Kristina Postula
May 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
You made a special effort to get me in promptly with my concern about whether I needed to put my pet down and gave some possible solutions.
- Anonymous
April 2016


Dr. Nick was referred by my neighbor (Sue & Joseph H., and My cousin Marie Diongzon) and they are down the street from where we live..
- Mr. Sarnie C.
April 2016


5 Star Veterinarian

-Anonymous
April 2016


5 Star Veterinarian

-Lauren Reibel
April 2016


Dr. Nick and staff, Everyone at CL Veterinary Hospital was very caring about Lady's well being and thoughtful about all of my concerns. I appreciate all you do, thank you again.
- Barb B.
April 2016


5 Star Veterinarian

-John Dambrossio
March 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
I wouldn't consider going anywhere else, I trust everyone there
- Cindy A.
March 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
We have been with this practice for many years. We love Dr. Nick, and Dr. Bemis. The front desk staff has always been courteous, helpful, and sympathetic to our situation, no matter the life stage of the animal that we are bringing in for treatment.
- Liz Wagner
March 2016


5 Star Veterinarian

-Anonymous
March 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
It seems that every season there is a new kind of flea and tick killer on the market. The Dr. keeps up on the newest medications and explains the differences so I can make an informed choice. The staff and Dr.'s are great!
- Rick K.
March 2016


5 Star Veterinarian

-Anonymous
March 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
Always have been happy With the service and level of care.
- Anonymous
March 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
We have been patients of yours for almost 20 years. Our dogs and cats have always been cared for and they feel loved by Doctors and staff.
- Thank You Ziggy, Zoso, Binky, Spirit, Queen and our newest addition Piper
March 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
We have been coming here since we adopted our first dog 13 yrs ago. We had to put him down last year, which CLVH helped us do with dignity. The entire staff from the front desk to the doctor are always friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient.
- Heidi Milke
March 2016


5 Star Veterinarian

-Anonymous
March 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
The staff was kind and knowledgable. The doctor was fantastic with our min pin who is...well, a typical min pin. He listened to us, gave us feedback and suggestions without being condescending. This was by far the best veterinary experience I've had
- Sarah B.
March 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
The staff and doctors are very nice and care about their customers and patients. The office is clean and big.
- Anonymous
March 2016


5 Star Veterinarian

- Anonymous
March 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
C.L. Vet was able to get my dog Jack in within 10 minutes of me calling. Everyone was concerned for my dog as much as I was. I Love that the Dr sent links to my email, and I was able to research on my own time. Everyone was so nice.
- Barb C.
March 2016


5 Star Veterinarian

- Anonymous
March 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
Always very professional and I'm sure my cat and dog are in great hands!
- Anonymous
March 2016


5 Star Veterinarian

- Anonymous
March 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
Price was fair. I know teeth cleaning is not cheap. Staff was courteous and helpful. I always leave feeling the staff loves Jada as much as I do! Awesome job.
- Paul S.
February 2016


5 Star Veterinarian

- Anonymous
February 2016


5 Star Veterinarian

- Becky Monroe
February 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
Staff was friendly and considerate. They were understanding even though my cats' coats were in rough shape at the time of the visit.
- Anonymous
February 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
Very nice staff. We are scheduling a dental cleaning for our dog and the staff told us what all the fees might be and exactly what the cleaning will involve.
- Trish M.
February 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
The front desk was wonderful, and caring. The vet I saw was also wonderful, professional and caring. I am so HAPPY that I found such a GREAT practice.
- Marulyn S.
February 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
Great front desk, and great vet experience. Very pleased with my first visit.
- Kam
February 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
We have been coming here since we adopted our first dog 13 yrs ago. We had to put him down last year, which CLVH helped us do with dignity. The entire staff from the front desk to the doctor are always friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient.
- Heidi M.
February 2016


5 Star Veterinarian

-Anonymous
February 2016


5 Star Veterinarian

-Anonymous
February 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
The entire staff have always been kind, compassionate, and professional throughout the care of our pets. Dr. Nick is honest, empathetic, and professional.
- Carol A.
February 2016


Comment Post

We wish the medical doctors of this world were as caring, nice and spending as much time with the patient as the vets spend with the pets at your hospital. Dr. Tina is awesome!!! You are to be congratulated for the loving and professional care you give to our pets.
- Gus and Patty (and Mako) P.
January 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
Our twenty years cat is alive today because of Dr. Nick.
- Pat and Bill N.
January 2016


5 Star Veterinarian

-Anonymous
January 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
The staff was kind and knowledgable. The doctor was fantastic with our min pin who is...well, a typical min pin. He listened to us, gave us feedback and suggestions without being condescending. This was by far the best veterinary experience I've had!
- Sarah B.
January 2016


5 Star Veterinarian

-Anonymous
January 2016


Facebook Post

I was in Tuesday with both of our dogs for their annual WellCare visit. Saw both Drs. They both did a wonderful job explaining everything to me. Very compassionate with both dogs, thanks!
- Melodi H.
January 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
Thank you for the great service you provided for Pippa!
- Anonymous
January 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
Amazing service, knowledge, care of everyone from the staff in the front, to the technician, to the Drs. I have recommended this facility to many of my friends.
- Anonymous
January 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
We have known Dr. Nick for many years and believe him to be a great vet and a man of great character and honesty. His attitude is clearly passed down to the rest of the staff.
- Mark Koss
January 2016


4 Star Veterinarian
The hospital always answers my questions.
- Ruth Brekke
January 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
The Dr. was so sweet to my scared dog.
- Jody Kemp
January 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
Dr Nick was thorough and prompt. Closed the wound and treated Zeus immediately. After the procedure, Dr Nick called me and explained everything clearly.
- Pamela Stipetic
January 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
I have the best vet in the area!
- Anonymous
December 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
Dr. Nick was very thorough in his assessment of Atlas. He listed a bunch of possible causes for his problems, and suggested we start with the least expensive, least invasive treatment and adjust our plan as needed.
- Jessica Frost
December 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
My dog ate a sock. Brought him in, was seen quickly without an appt. Dr. Nick and staff were awesome, made my dog throw up the sock (something I couldn't do at home) and the charge was very reasonable! They saved the day for my dog and myself!!
- Janet Krusinski
December 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
Dr. Nick, Sue and the staff always make me feel that they have the best interest of my pets at heart. Keep up the good work!
- George Marcotte
December 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
I am so glad I brought my fur babies to you guys. Everyone was so kind, and helpful. Dr. Nick was extremely nice and knowledgeable as well. I had so many questions about my pet's health issues, and he took the time to answer them all!
- Joanna Raabe
December 2015


5 Star Veterinarian

-Anonymous
December 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
We just feel very confident to have our pets in the care of Dr. Bemis or Dr. Nick. Dr. Bemis prescribed medication and a special diet for our oldest dog that has kept her skin allergies under control.
- Marcia Gummerson
December 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
My pets have always received excellent care and the staff shows they truly care about my pets and their welfare.
- Diane Tyk
November 2015


5 Star Veterinarian

-Sammy Lynch
December 2015


5 Star Veterinarian

-Anonymous
November 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
I was pleased that I could be seen on short notice on the same day before close. I felt that the vet took a good amount of time to explain and answer questions about the problems Sophie is having and to further explain the likely course of treatment
- Jim Popovich
November 2015


5 Star Veterinarian

"Thanks Dr. Nick!"
-Anonymous
November 2015


5 Star Veterinarian

-Anonymous
November 2015


5 Star Veterinarian

-Erin Moore
November 2015


5 Star Veterinarian

-Anonymous
November 2015


5 Star Veterinarian

-Anonymous
November 2015


5 Star Veterinarian

-Kathy Venet
November 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
I love this practice, we hae brought our pets here since 1981. The vets are kind, compassionate & aren´t out to over charge their patients.
- Melodi Hoeft
November 2015


5 Star Veterinarian

-Anonymous
October 2015


5 Star Veterinarian

-Angelika Hanley
October 2015


5 Star Veterinarian

-Stephen Moorhead
October 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
Love, love, love everyone associated with this practice! Been a client for 20 years. Everyone is extremely kind & compassionate ( except Dr. Nick)...lol. Dr. Nick is the BEST vet & surgeon ever. Extremely knowledgeable & smart. Very highly recommended!
- Noelle Taras
October 2015


5 Star Veterinarian

-Anonymous
October 2015


5 Star Veterinarian

-Anonymous
September 2015


5 Star Veterinarian

-Anonymous
September 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
We have been taking our fur babies to CLVH for years and appreciate everyone's ( staff ) care & concern . Thank you very much for being here for us .
- Paul & Phyllis Heber
September 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
I have always been satisfied with the care that Dr. Nick has given Schatzi. He has always answered my questions and never rushed me. I feel that he has given my dog the best of care.
- Dorothy Wyrobek
September 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
The entire Crystal Lake vet staff goes above and beyond expectations. No matter what my concern (small or large), we are seen promptly. I can tell that they truly care about Jade(my dog). This is why I drive from 40 minutes away for great care!
- Audrey Wancket
September 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
Good service provided. Like Amanda the groomer and both doctors.
- Cathy Erb
September 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
I've never had a bad experience with Crystal Lake Vet!
- Tracy
August 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
A very satisfied customer!
- Anonymous
August 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
We have been bringing our pets to Crystal Lake Veterinary Hospital for over 20 years. Dr. Nick once saved our dog's life with his early diagnosis of disease that is not common to our area. I have recommended them many times since.
- Judy Tracy
August 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
Dr. Nick and Staff are always accommodating and caring. They truly understand your pet is a "family" member. I would not trust anyone else with our pet.
- Dana Carr
August 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
Dr. Bemis was very knowledgeable and told us everything we were wanting to know about our new furry friend!
- Anonymous
August 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
Thank you for taking such good care of Moses, he is healing quickly. I appreciate all the friendly staff and doctors that seem to put the dogs first and foremost. I'm glad I made the switch.
- Karen Pfaffinger
August 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
I love you guys!! My dogs have always been treated gently, promptly, kindly, and professionally. I have NEVER had an unfavorable experience.
- Virginia Wolfe
July 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
Between the staff and doctors and all the other employees where very helpful there treated my dog like family
- Julie Tobin
July 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
Everyone was very helpful and made me feel very welcome.
- Maggie Zuder
July 2015


5 Star Veterinarian

-Anonymous
July 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
Understanding and knowledgeable
-John
June 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
Prompt appointment when my dog has a problem. My dog recieves excellent care.
-Anonymous
June 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
CLVH has cared for all 6 of our Airedales. We could always count on being cared for whenever we needed it - and always getting the straight answers. Some good and some sad. We have told everyone we know about CLVH and how much we trust all of you!
-Mike and Suzy Costigan
June 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
I have taken my dogs here since they were puppies and also a precious dog. I feel they have received top care always! Every person there is very friendly and very professional.
-Janet Krusinski
June 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
I feel like the veterinary clinic was very thorough and was concerned about our pet and not the money part.
-Jeanette
June 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
Very knowledgable and caring staff!
-Monica Meade
June 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
We called to bring our dog in after we noticed some issues and we were scheduled to come in the next day. I was very happy that we could be seen right away.
-Anonymous
May 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
CL and Dr. nick and his staff have been taking care of my family of dogs for 14 years. I would not think about going anywhere else!
-Anonymous
April 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
Everyone is friendly and informative!
-Mary Oswald
April 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
I really like you guys. You guys are the best!
-Margaret Greaney
April 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
Dr. Nick always makes time for my questions. I appreciate his knowledge and professionalism and above all, I trust him.
-Madonna Minogue
April 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
Excellent service, warm friendly staff, vet is professional, caring and knowledgable. Very, very pleased.
-Anonymous
April 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
We have brought all our dogs here since 1981, all the Drs have always given our pets wonderful care. So much compassion during our sad times of letting go of a pet also.
-Melodi Hoeft
April 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
I'm sorry we live too far away to use you as our regular vet, but you were wonderful and if anyone in McHenry/Crystal Lake ever asks us, we will speak very highly of you! Thanks for everything!
-Anonymous
April 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
The staff is very friendly and is knowledgable and really cares about my Pet! Dr Nick and Diane are wonderful!
-Charmaine Nielsen
March 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
Dr Nick does a wonderful job working with my dogs Spirit & Queen. I can always count on him to answer my questions and gently correct me in animal care.
-Anonymous
March 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
Even though it is quite a distance for me to travel, everyone is extremely helpful and friendly.
-Anonymous
March 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
Amanda has been grooming Ike and Oreo. She is great with my dogs and grooms them to my liking. She is the best. The staff is also very friendly and if I ask a question that they are not sure of, they find the answer for me. Great job everyone !
-Cathy Ern
March 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
Dr. Nick seems to be a no-nonsense kind of vet. He did not recommend expensive procedures for our old dog but was able to get medication that we have been unable to get to try for her allergies. He seems very realistic, kind and knowledgable
-Marcia Gummerson
March 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
CLVH staff is family to us and to Honey. Love you, love the service, we will always be a Customer!
-Jere Wittig
March 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
I just wanted to take a minute and write a quick note to your practice. An apology note, if you will. Our dog Mooney needed his shots and we "price" shopped. Saved ourselves about $35 bucks. I am writing in hopes that you will promote this to other patients and save them the time and money my husband and I spent by thinking we were saving money......it was a disaster. The staff at the "discount" rated super store were inexperienced and we did not get the attention and care we have always gotten from you guys and Dr. Nick! I will never go back and won't even bother to write a letter. We are so sorry and won't ever stray again. The savings we thought we were getting was actually compromise in care. Dr. Nick was where we brought Mooney back to when the other guys couldn't figure what was wrong after his shots. Dr. Nick, you have had two of our pets now and we promise we will never price shop again. Coming to you ensures, experience, knowledge and superior care. My pet is worth it! In the long run we spent way more than if we would have just come to you! Put me in your newsletter! people who love their pets and their wallets need to know.
-Wendi Nelson
February 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
We were very impressed with how clean and updated the facility is, and extremely happy with how our kitty, Liam, was treated by Dr. Tom and the other staff. I learned things about cats that I had never known about cats before as well.
-Jim Stemple
February 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
We feel respected and welcome at every appointment. Dr. Nick has our utmost trust and confidence.
-Carol A. Hamilton
February 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
I feel they provide excellent care for my dog. The doctor and the staff are knowledgeable with my questions and concerns. I have been bringing my dogs there for 15 years.
-Anonymous
February 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
Dr. Bemis is great! So helpful and very compassionate. The ladies up front are very knowledgable and kind as well. Just recommended Crystal Lake Veterinary Hospital to a friend!
-Anonymous
January 2015


5 Star Veterinarian
Dr. Bemis is both knowledgeable and personable. Both my husband and I felt that she answered our questions fully and really seemed to care about our dog. She has what all doctors need - a "good bedside manner."
-Trudy Orzechowski
December 2014


4 Star Veterinarian
I enjoy working w/Dr. Tina-she listens and responds appropriately w/solutions. While I have had many pets and understand illnesses, I am not a doctor and value treatment discussion/outcomes. As our vet, she is a great partner in our pets' health!
-Marilyn Nolte
December 2014


5 Star Veterinarian
Dr. Nick took the time to answer all my questions and concerns. He also did a follow-up call the following Monday with some additional information.
-Lisa Gates
December 2014


5 Star Veterinarian
Since we picked up Fluke from the shelter and have been bringing him to CLVH we have had the best care for him. All the people working there are very friendly and concerned for the well being of Fluke, and we very much appreciate that. Thank You all
-Randy Cotner
November 2014


5 Star Veterinarian
We absolutely love your practice. You take excellent care of our animals and your services are top notch!!! It brings tears to my eyes knowing how much compassion and care you give both the animals and the families. Thank you!!! Your staff is like family to us and we are forever grateful.
-The Donahues
November 2014


5 Star Veterinarian
Thank you so much for caring and helping Lady. Dr. Nick is truly a great person and compassionate.
I am thankful to work with such great, caring people. Thank you all very much for always taking great care of Lady. Have a great day!
-Anonymous
November 2014


5 Star Veterinarian
Dr Nick is awesome!!! Takes great care of our 6 dogs. Staff is very knowledgeable and professional. Great team, I highly recommend to anyone who has a pet to use their medical and grooming services..... Truly a 5 star facility!!!! Thank you..
-Mike
October 2014


5 Star Veterinarian
Great staff. Dr. Nick has always been upfront and up to date about my pet's health. Really like the fact that procedure fees are given prior to any care.
-Anonymous
October 2014


5 Star Veterinarian
The Doctors and Staff were EXCELLENT!
-Anonymous
July 2014


5 Star Veterinarian
Truly, all of you are loving, caring people and we are happy to have CLVH care for our smaller family members. We would never place the safety and well being of our pets in anyone else’s hands! For Honey and Connie, God bless all of you!
-Jere & Dawn
July 2014


5 Star Veterinarian
Dr. Nick is the best! Let him know that his tip for holding Guido gently under the chin has stopped all of the biting:)
-Anonymous
July 2014


5 Star Veterinarian
We LOVE Dr. Sherry!!! I have recommended her to many! She is awesome!
-Cathy
April 2014


5 Star Veterinarian
Thank-you so much for your warm thoughts concerning our losing Whisper. She was such a special dog, as was her sister, Flash, who died in March of last year. To have had these 2 dogs since 1995 was a real blessing. I still remember bringing them to your old facility on IL 31 at 176 to have them spayed and get all their shots as puppies to make them legal. Our daughter was 8 years old and now is 26 !! We had so many good years with them. The doctors at Crystal Lake Vet hospital always took good care of both Whisper and Flash and I am sure your efforts and care added to their longevity.

Thanks again for many good years of genuine care for Whisper and Flash. We miss both of them tremendously... there will never be another pair quite like them. Who knows, though. After some time goes by we may see about getting some more dogs....we have always had dogs and they have always been special friends to us. We'll see..........

Regards,
-Jim C and family
April 2014

5 Star Veterinarian
From the front desk staff to the veterinarians, everyone here is friendly and makes the visit a pleasant experience.
-Ben
April 2014


5 Star Veterinarian
Roxy started to feel better 24 hours after her visit. Excellent service.
-Arlene
March 2014


5 Star Veterinarian
We just switched to this practice from the "other" veterinarian in town, and all I can say is WOW! Night and day experiences. Really wished I had started with you earlier.
-Dorothy
March 2014


5 Star Veterinarian
Thanks so much for the sympathy card for my Mika...you guys made an always difficult time/choice as easy as it possible could be...that is appreciated. We always get the best service/treatment from everyone at the Crystal Lake Vet Clinic...thanks a lot!
-Sharon
March 2014


5 Star Veterinarian
The veterinarians and entire staff are so nice and caring! They answered all of my questions, and we felt very welcome by everyone. Highly recommended!
-Anonymous
February 2014


5 Star Veterinarian
Just came in to pick up medication, but as always was treated well. I think this place really cares about my pets. Everyone is polite and it is very clean - no animal smell at all. A good place to bring your furry family members!
-Anonymous
February 2014


5 Star Veterinarian
The doctors and staff are very caring and I would definitely recommend bringing your pet to see Dr. Nick.
-Anonymous
February 2014


5 Star Veterinarian
The staff is always fantastic when it comes to treating Daisy!
-Anonymous
December 2013


5 Star Veterinarian
Dr. Nick and his staff are truly caring people. We appreciate everything they do!
-Norene
December 2013


5 Star Veterinarian
The staff members here are very kind and caring. Everyone took the time to answer my questions, and I would definitely recommend Crystal Lake Veterinary Hospital to anyone.
-Deborah
November 2013


5 Star Veterinarian
Dr. Nick is fantastic! He is honest, compassionate, and trustworthy, and we are so glad that we have Jazzy in his care.
-Anonymous
November 2013


5 Star Veterinarian
We always feel welcome when we visit, and the doctors and staff are very caring towards us and our dog. -Anonymous
November 2013


5 Star Veterinarian
-Anonymous
November 2013


5 Star Veterinarian
Dr. Nick and his staff are truly caring people. We appreciate everytihng they do and have done for all our dogs.
-Norene
October 2013


We have brought our pets here since 1981, love this practice! The receptionists are always outgoing, friendly, and compassionate. I like how there are two sides to the waiting room, cats & dogs seperate.
-Patrick
September 2013


I would like to thank Dr. Nick for the patience, time and attention he shows Peanut when we come in to visit. She's 14 years old and I attribute that longevity to the care she's been given by Dr. Nick and the staff at the Crystal Lake Veterinary Hospital. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the time that Dr. Nick spends, not only treating Peanut, but also in educating me as her owner in her various health issues so that I can give her the best possible home care. Thank you all for loving what you do, it is evident in your care of your patients.
-Barb (Peanut's Mom!)
September 2013


I think your facility is very well staffed and everyone seems to be real animal lovers. It is also very clean! I can't ever smell any pet odors at all. These two things help to make my two cats (who have a dim view of car rides and doctors) as comfortable as possible. Thanks!
-Connie
September 2013


Please convey my gratitude to Dr. Nick for his time, expertise and support while we navigate this health issue with Maggie.
-Deb
August 2013


Tom, I can't thank you enough for coming back to put Hallie down. You have been a good friend and a great vet. Maybe we can take you, your wife and staff out to dinner one night as we try to get used to being sans dogs. Thanks again.
-Mike & Sue
August 2013


5 Star Veterinarian
-Anonymous
July 2013


It is always very pleasant to visit your facility. THe staff and even the patrons are very friendly.
-Janet
July 2013


5 Star Veterinarian
-Anonymous
July 2013


Thank you for for providing such a caring and friendly environment. It's nice to get Molly treated and groomed by a staff that seems to love her as much as we do!
-RuthAnn
July 2013


5 Star Veterinarian
-Jacqueline
July 2013


Thank you ALL very much for being there for Little Kit. He is doing quite fine - back to eating mostly normally, and feeling much better than he has in weeks. The extra care (getting the matting out of his fur and the nail clip) was also very much appreciated by me. I just could not get him to let me get those mats out!! Thanks SO much for that.
I would truly like to thank all of you for the genuine concern you always show and the individualized care you each give to us.
-Peggy & Little Kit Dyar
June 2013


Love the staff here at CL Vet hospital.  Great people who really care about the animals they take care of.
-Sandy
June 2013


5 Star Veterinarian
-Tim
June 2013


I have never been happier with a vet clinic.  The staff is wonderful and Dr. Nick is amazing and very caring.  Great with my dogs and that is very important to me!  Wonderful Staff!  It is a great clinic where everyone is knowledgeable and willing to answer questions and concerns.  Running a rescue, I have used many vets and this one is the BEST!
-Silvia
June 2013


5 Star Veterinarian
-Barbara
June 2013


They are always happy to see us and very sympathetic whenever Topaz is ill.  They seem to really care about my dog.  They take the time to answer all my questions.  They are not in a hurry to run to the next appointment.  Everyone there treats you as more of a friend than a client.  I have often recommended CL vets to other people.  Topaz is healthy and happy because of the treatment we receive at CL vets.  They discovered her thyroid problem and keep on top of it with blood tests every year.  We are so happy with them.
-Jo Ann
June 2013


5 Star Veterinarian
-Mike
May 2013


I didn’t have to wait, I was in and out.  Everyone is always so nice and caring!  You can tell this isn’t a job, they love animals.
May 2016


5 Star Veterinarian
-Peggy
May 2013


Front desk staff is always very nice and helpful.  Vet tech that sat with Daisy in the car was really great and appreciated.  Dr. Nick was fantastic!
May2013


5 Star Veterinarian
-Christine
May 2013


The whole staff was wonderful and very caring, it makes me proud to have such a fantastic vet office in McHenry County and so close to home.  I’m proud to be able to recommend such a fantastic place to help both owners and especially pets get the help they need. 
-Cynthia
May 2013


Dr. Nick is extremely knowledgable and one of the only doctors I would trust with my dog. The staff are all friendly and caring. Great service and pet care. Thank you all!
- Doug
May 2013


Kelly did a beautiful job grooming Murphy.
-Sheryl, Dennis and Murphy
April 2013


My experience was great! My dog was in good hands and we love the staff and their knowledge for my pet's needs. Alexa was very helpful and very nice too!!
-Josh
April 2013


As you all know we have been coming to see Dr. NIck & staff for many years.  You have treated our beloved Budley & Toby with dignitity until the end.  Now you are treating our sweet Sasha. We have been so blessed to have such a compassionate vet &  staff  to meet our pet's needs during good times and not so good times.   We appreciate your caring manner towards our precious "canine family."   Thank you!

-Dana & Norene
April 2013


Hello, 
I just wanted to thank all of the staff for the care they showed to Rory & I. You helped to put my mind at ease, & to help alleviate Rory's discomfort. 
I would like to especially thank Dr. McVey for squeezing us in Tues. (4/2/13). I was terribly worried, & she went above & beyond in her concern & care. 
Thank you all!
-Jillian & Rory (Monster)
April 2013


Thank you for the wonderful e-mail you sent us. Because of Dr. Nick, our beloved cat, Lucky is still alive. Rusty, our dog is comfortable with Dr. Nick telling us how to care for him. We love you and can"t stop bragging on how wonderful you are to our pets. We send you our best,
Bill-Pat, Lucky, and Rusty Nowak
October2012


Thank-You for seeing us today Dr.Nick, and the great care you've given to Toby and the rest of the family.

 

 

Sussie
July 2012

 

What am I going to do in Philadelphia without you guys? Quick, everyone pack up and move to Philly with me, so I don't have to find a new vet!

PS. Leto says thanks for all the wonderful care over the years - he's looking forward to stopping in and seeing you all at Christmas, and maybe even getting a Christmas bath with Amanda if we're back in time! Tell her to keep a spot open for us!

Kate D
June 2012


Thank you for taking such good care of Miss Bea during and after her surgery.

Kathy
June 2012


I can’t say enough nice things about the people at CLVH. The bottom line for them is not a dollar sign, but the health and happiness of your pet. My dog will need daily meds and monthly treatment for the rest of his life. I couldn’t even think about taking him anywhere else. Thanks again, Geri and Sam

Geri B
May 2012


Great care for your pet.

Ron M
January 2012


Confident and caring are two words that come to mind when I think about why I love Crystal Lake Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Nick and his staff want the best for their clients and their pets. I rest assured, knowing that my pets are receiving the best possible care. The doctors are confident that they are recommending treatment options that will only serve to enhance our pets' lives, so that we can focus on the love, affection, and enjoyment that comes from having content pets in our home. We bring our cats for their routine care and vaccinations. When we want to adopt a new pet member for our family, we always come to CLVH to have our new pet checked out.

We had some pets that required extra special care due to chronic illness. The doctors are mindful of treatments that will give the best care while also keeping in mind the lifestyle and financial impact for the owners.

Let's face it, we love our pets and want the best possible care for them. We consider our pets to be members of our family, and we feel like we are family to CLVH. We know that we can call whenever we have a question, or concern. The staff is always ready to help!

Peter J
September 2010


Everyone has been so helpful to us over the years. Dr. Nick gave us 9 extra years with our cat Amy. We wouldn't take our girls anywhere else.

Maris J
September 2010


I always feel comfortable knowing that my dogs will receive excellent care due to the expertise and experience of Dr Nick and his staff. They always provide a warm, caring and professional atmosphere with attention to details.  Working with Crystal Lake Veterinary Hospital has been a very rewarding experience.

Joyce B
September 2010


I have extreme confidence in Crystal Lake Veterinary Hospital because of the knowledge, experience and ability of Dr. Nick and his entire staff.  It gives me great comfort to know that my pets will receive the best possible care with any service they provide. 

Kathy Orzey
September 2010


We first went to Crystal Lake Veterinary Hospital because of its convenient location. Seven years later, we're loyal clients because of its high-quality care and knowledgeable and friendly staff. Everyone there has always been compassionate and sensitive to us through both the good and difficult times we've had with our beloved cats and dogs. Thanks for everything!

Mary Jane M
September 2010


I just want to say thank you for all that you have done for my 10 month old Pitbull, Gemma. After having a severe allergic reaction to a bad bag of dog food, Dr. Nick treated Gemma and helped us get the food manufacturer to test the food. Without the compassion and dedication of all the doctors and staff at your clinic, I am not sure what we would have done. I will be referring all my friends and family to your facility!!

Ashley J,
August  2010

As I sit here watching little Lily run around with the other dogs, it makes me say thanks to Dr. Ande for making this possible with her work and recommendations to me. I am so thankful to have such professional people as a reference for my dogs. Thank you Thank You. Taylor, Lily and Allie.

Taylor B
June 2010

Our Golden Retriever was diagnosed with lymphoma back in April 2010. Dr. Nick and Dr. Wegner were both very knowledgeable, thorough and kind. They informed us of all of our options and treatments available. When our lovable boy couldn't fight off the cancer any more the staff and doctors were so kind and sympathetic to our needs and made his final moments very peaceful. Thanks to all the staff and doctors, we will be sure to use the Crystal Lake Vet Hospital for all our future animal care.

Denise H
June 2010

Thank you, Crystal Lake Veterinary Hospital!  For your patience and generosity.  For your compassion towards us as well as Zoey.  For understanding an animal is not just a pet, but a member of the family.  For treating us like a member of YOUR family.  Your kindness and caring ways will never be forgotten.

The Kurschardt Family
June 2008

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