COVID-19: Attention! We will be completely curbside starting Saturday, August 28, 2021.

    Thoughtful Veterinary Care

    Our practice sees a variety of small animals from Vernon Hills, Mundelein, Libertyville, and beyond. We put your pet first; that’s why our clients (and now their children and even grandchildren) have been returning again and again over the past 36 years.

    Proudly Fear Free

    We’re a Fear Free veterinary practice. To find out why that makes for more pleasant visits for your pets, click here.

    Our Mission

    At Vernon Hills Animal Hospital, we aim to provide the highest quality in veterinary medical care in a friendly, relaxed setting. Our appointments are longer than the average in the veterinary business. That’s because we want to take the time to get to know your pet and give him or her an individualized and thorough health care plan.

    Although our focus is on dogs and cats, we are unique because we see many species of pets. You may see a baby sloth, an iguana, a rabbit, or a hedgehog in one of our exam rooms on any given day.

    Our Services

    Annual Wellness



    Exotic Animal Care

    Prescription Refills

    Need to refill some medication for your pet? We’ve made it easy for you! Please give us 24 hours to refill a prescription. If you need your prescription as soon as possible, please call us instead of filling out this form.

    Meet Our Veterinarians


    Thanks to all of our wonderful clients for helping to make our animal hospital successful!

    “We took one of our reptiles ‘angel’ in as she had an infection and Dr. Barten is fantastic and knows his reptiles. He was very thorough and with covid he called us while we were in the car and discussed fully what he did and what the next steps were. I highly recommend him and the facility as the receptionist who answered us all the times we called and went back was very nice.”

    Destiny M.

    “This was our first visit and the staff and doctor were great! They made sure we had all the information we needed and got our questions answered. They have extensive Covid protection in place where you wait in the car, they take your animal in and the doctor calls to discuss.”

    Bret S.