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5225 Golf Road,
Skokie, IL 60077


8:00am - 7:00pm


8:00am - 7:00pm


8:00am - 7:00pm


8:00am - 7:00pm


8:00am - 7:00pm





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★★★★★ We are happy with Companion Animal Hospital of Skokie and our cat does very well with their staff. They usually do not sedate animals unless totally necessary. The Doctor is experienced and friendly like the rest of the staff. They enjoy animals and make the visit pleasant.Maria M.Maria M. ★★★★★ Good care, accomodating. Takes time to answer questions.Bilkis H.Bilkis H. ★★★★★ Companion has cared for multiple of our family's pets over the last several years, whether it was a small sickness, nail trimmings, or helping us through a loss of a loved furry one. Every single employee, vet, vet tech, etc. is amazingly empathic and understanding. I can't thank them enough for all the amazing care they've provided to our precious furry family members!Grace B.Grace B. ★★★★★ Dr. Lin is an excellent veterinarian!. I have trusted his thoughtful care and skilled judgement for many years, for 2 precious dogs! I highly recommend him andI hope the Companion Corporation knows how fortunate they are to have a Dr. of his caliber and sensitivity.Tari R.Tari R. ★★★★★ I cannot express enough gratitude for the outstanding care and service provided by the entire team at Companion Animal Hospital of Skokie. Our journey with this exceptional clinic has been nothing short of remarkable, and I am thrilled to share our positive experiences.For the past 1.5 years, our beloved furry family member, Sydney, has been under the compassionate care of both Dr. Lin and Dr. Sylla, each of whom has consistently exceeded our expectations. Dr. Sylla performed Sydney's spay procedure with remarkable skill, and we were delighted to witness a smooth and swift recovery for our cherished pet.One of the standout features of this clinic is Dr. Lin's unparalleled dedication to ensuring Sydney's comfort. Recognizing Sydney's anxiety during clinic visits, Dr. Lin goes above and beyond by sitting on the floor with her, creating an environment of trust and reassurance. This personalized approach truly sets this clinic apart.Beyond the exceptional veterinary care, the entire staff and technicians contribute to the warm and welcoming atmosphere. From the moment we step through the doors, it is evident that everyone is committed to making both pet parents and their furry companions feel at ease. The kindness and friendliness extended by the staff create an environment where pets and their owners can relax and trust in the care being provided.What truly distinguishes Companion Skokie is the genuine concern and attentiveness exhibited by every member of the team. During each visit, the staff takes the time to engage with us, attentively listening to all our concerns. Never once did we feel rushed, and the patience demonstrated by the entire team is truly commendable.Our experience with Dr. Lin, Dr. Sylla, and the entire staff has been nothing short of fantastic, and we wholeheartedly recommend this clinic to all pet parents seeking top-notch care for their furry family members.MilaMila ★★★★★ After 28 years with another vet, I have moved to Companion and found Dr Lin to be thorough, caring and highly personable.2100A2100A ★★★★★ Dr. Sylla was very thorough and compassionate with my kitten when she came in for an emergency appointment. Thanks for your care!Lucy G.Lucy G. ★★★★★ Took our 1 year old cockapoo after moving to the neighborhood and I was impressed with the service. New and cozy facility with friendly staff and attentive Doctor.Dr. Christian C.Dr. Christian C. ★★★★★ The level of care and attention that Dr. Lin and Dr. Sylla, as well as their entire team, have for my dog is simply remarkable. Something that really stands out about coming to this practice is being able to obtain appointments fairly quickly. This stands out from other practices around town, and helps manage the higher expenses that could be incurred when visiting an ER office. Highly recommend Companion Animal Hospital of Skokie!Sarah L.Sarah L. ★★★★★ I love this hospital! They take care of my chihuahua with love and listen to my concerns. They’ll work with your budget and make sure baby goes home feeling better.alexandra A.alexandra A. ★★★★★ The entire staff are all WONDERFUL, including BOTH Vets!!! I have not owned a dog since I was a child, and I call almost every month with questions. They never seem fazed at how often I call. It never matters to me which Vet I see, I go by the best appointment time, because my dog and I love them BOTH!!!The other three things I really appreciate are:1. They have a really nice outdoor area for animals, which includes bags and a garbage can, and it is private.2. Their hours are great for me as well, They have more than one day of evening hours during the week, it has always been very easy to make an appointment quickly, I have never not gotten an appointment within the week.3. They also help with much more than health, they have recommendations for everything dog-related that we need!I will never go anywhere else!Beth LannersBeth Noparstak L.Beth Noparstak L. ★★★★★ Companion Animal Hospital makes me feel like my pets are getting excellent care for routine visits and more complex needs. I am treated with friendly service and kindness that is very welcoming each time I bring my pets in for whatever reason. I have also been able to consult over the phone as needed, which was also very helpful. I am extremely appreciative of all the veterinary staff. Thank you!Gretchen F.Gretchen F. ★★★★★ I not only trust Companion Animal Hospital for my pet I sincerely recommend their care and concern to others and have for 10 years.Sue M.Sue M. ★★★★★ Update @ ~ 1 yr- still amazing! So glad we found this clinic. Your fur babies will thank you!First impressions were fantastic. The staff were all very professional and the doctor was so incredibly nice! She was also super patient with me when I asked a million questions about managing my 8mo puppy’s food allergy issues. The staff were also proactive in providing me quotes for my pups upcoming neuter surgery. This was a pleasant suprise because, like everyone, we are on a tighter budget these days and its good to know how much to set aside for his future costs. They were also transparent about necessary dermatalogical products that I could purchase online for less cost. Most importantly, my dogs had a excellent experience during their thorough “new patient” exams. I’m so thankful to have found this clinic and look forward to bringing my boys here for years to come.Rachel R.Rachel R. ★★★★★ Dr. Lin and our vet tech Heather were both so great! Very informative, very helpful, and personable. They understood my frustrations with our dog having allergies/consistent ear infections/itchy skin and helped set my mind at ease with legit solutions which was so helpful. Thank you!Sanja Z.Sanja Z. ★★★★★ Great staff and doctors are amazing! Friendly staff and clean establishment.Michelle S M.Michelle S M. ★★★★★ Had a really positive experience here. Dr. Lin answered all of our questions, and is super enthusiastic about his job. The staff are really nice as well! You can't go wrong by visiting here.Nick M.Nick M. ★★★★★ I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Sylla. Not only did she fit us in when I could not get an appointment at my dog's normal vet in the city, but she also made sure that we didn't leave the office without a diagnosis and a solid treatment plan. She allayed my fears, answered by questions, and listened to my concerns. She was very knowledgeable, went over recent research about treatment options with me, AND called my dog handsome. Thanks so much for your help, Dr. Sylla! Barney is feeling 1,000% better!Amy K.Amy K. ★★★★★ Great staff!I took my Bruno here for the first time , the doctor was great and I was very satisfied with the service. They have a wonderful staff. The doctor was able to diagnosis a problem with Bruno. I am so happy I brought Bruno hereThank you Companion Animal Hospital!E G.E G. ★★★★★ My pup has had some medical issues, but through the scrupulous investigation into his symptoms at Companion, we were able to finally address them. He's feeling much better, and I'm so glad he's under their care! They are quick to answer questions and lovely to work with.Nicole H.Nicole H. ★★★★★ Very caring doctors and staff.Dino L.Dino L. ★★★★★ Very kind, compassionate, and thorough. Very clean and efficient. So happy I found them.Genevieve C.Genevieve C. ★★★★★ first visit, good experience,everybody really nice.Tuddie S.Tuddie S. ★★★★★ Dr Lin & Dr Sylla were extremely compassionate, patient, and understanding when we brought in our dog. We drove 90 minutes round trip for their help. They were able to squeeze us in with late notice and we will always be grateful for their help.Jennifer B.Jennifer B. ★★★★★ Love this hospital, the staff are very friendly, competent, and professional!Mermaid24Mermaid24 ★★★★★ Absolutely amazing! From the moment I got a call following up about the appointment request I put in I felt so secure about bringing my cat in. The tech we met with perfectly explained everything and reassured me that she would be in good hands. My cat can be a lot to handle so it takes a lot of effort to bring her in, thank you so much for everything!!!Maya J.Maya J. ★★★★★ We adopted a kitten a week ago and knew she had just been spayed. She developed an infection and we couldn’t get an appt with our vet for another week! I called Companion Animal Hospital and thankfully they happened to have had a cancellation for the next day. We met with Dr. Lin and I can’t speak highly enough about his knowledge, professionalism and kindness. He is simply AMAZING!! The nursing staff couldn’t have been nicer either. Very friendly and sweet with us and our kitty. She took the time to demonstrate how to dose and administer the medication.Couldn’t recommend them more, in fact we are debating whether we should stay with them rather than return to our regular vet who we’ve been with and loved for over 15 years!!❤️❤️Companion Animal Hospital SkokieAnne H.Anne H. ★★★★★ I put in a request for a routine appointment and received a call within minutes. They had a cancellation and I was able to bring my cat Prince in that same day. While luck was on my side in terms of scheduling, they clearly keep appointments organized as I have never had to wait long once I get there. My experience at this location has always been very positive even during the stress of Covid-times. Everyone I have met there is very kind and informative. They make it very clear that they genuinely care about my cat, who is kept calm with lots of love and cuddles. Prince most definitely approves.Haley C.Haley C. ★★★★★ We loved the Companion Hospital! The team is amazing!! Especially Dr.Lin and Assistant Alex🤗 So caring and understanding! One time I called with urgent problem and they squeezed us into the schedule. Our cats Leva and Musik are feeling much better now ☺️Thank you to all the staff members!💙Ekaterina L.Ekaterina L. ★★★★★ Dr. Lin and every single other staff member I’ve ever seen or spoken to at Companion is helpful, pleasant and personable. They’re considerate, sweet & kind w our animals and us! Our visits are quick & painless. You should let them take care of your pets too.Pally B.Pally B. ★★★★★ The best care in the area.Art S.Art S. ★★★★★ Took good care of our Siamese cat. Responsive in working with the animal pharmacy of our choice.Herbert E.Herbert E. ★★★★★ I had a great experience bringing my senior cat here as a new patient. The staff members were all friendly and explained each procedure well. I also appreciated that they talked through the diagnosis and treatment (kitty had an ear infection), and also provided cost estimates for the labwork and medicine up front. Looking forward to bringing my pet back for her next checkup!Shavina C.Shavina C. ★★★★★ My pup got “nose job” to help him breath. Dr Lin and his team are the S. ★★★★★ Been bringing pets here for years now. Each and every time the vets have been professional and courteous. Even during hard times it always felt that they we're not only there for my furry friends but also for me and my family. I will always recommend this clinic.cristian F.cristian F. ★★★★★ I can’t speak highly enough of this place. I had to make an emergency appointment for a cat that was near death, and no other vet would see him. I knew Companion didn’t have room for me, but they understood he didn’t have time to wait. The situation didn’t turn out as I had hoped, and the cat had to be put down. Every single staff member from the employees that answered the phone, to the nurse that took my cat in, to the doctor that ended up seeing him was nothing short of professional and compassionate. This type of experience is always traumatic, but the staff at Companion did everything they could to make the transition as peaceful as possible and had they not taken him in, he would not have had those few moments of comfort. I don’t look forward to bringing my animals to the vet, but if I have to, I will bring them to Companion. Thank you again for all that you do for our fur babies!Amy W.Amy W. ★★★★★ very responsive and available...great quality careMarja B.Marja B. ★★★★★ I had a really bad experience with a vet where I, and my dog, were treated quite poorly. This vet, on the other hand, was nothing but amazing. All the staff are extremely courteous and professional and you can tell they care about the pets. Additionally, they had extremely good estimates on how long things would take and my dog didn't have to spend hours there because of poor time management skills.The vet herself, Dr. Stecher, had a really helpful demeanor and I could tell she cared for our pet. Ultimately I felt good about the course of action for my dog's injury and, though we ended up getting X-rays, I never felt pressured to do so.Ultimately the best thing I can say about this vet is that, though it's not the cheapest vet in the world, you don't get the sense that it's a money-making operation that puts business above the care of the animals that are taken here. It's hard to find a place to trust but I think I have found one here.Morrigan H.Morrigan H. ★★★★★ They treated my German Shepard very well. Very nice and helpful.Monica B.Monica B. ★★★★★ The staff at Companion are kind and caring. I feel like my pets are in good hands. They work hard to remain within my budget when ever possible. Every experience with them has been pleasant and I always leave feeling like I was given good advice. They show compassion to pets and their owners. I will be a long time client.Kelly H.Kelly H. ★★★★★ We were able to see Dr. Jennifer Stecher at this location which made me very happy. She had been our cat's vet at a previous location and I trust her immensely. My daughter's dog had been going through horrible skin problems and we weren't having much success with the other Vets we had gone to, not to mention just getting appointments for care was a chore. She is a Vet that really cares about your pet and makes time to accommodate you. It is so hard to find a good Vet these days, our dog is doing much better , he has a thyroid problem so still working on getting dosages right but he looks 100% better. So sending a shout out to Companion Animal Hospital for having Dr. Stecher available to our dog Louie. The staff that I have dealt with via the phone has also been very helpful and kind.Deborah MDeborah M ★★★★★ They were the only vet around that had time for my sick animal. They have been very responsive and never make me feel rushed. Thank you so muchupdate: months later- I LOVE this place! It is the first time in forever that I have a had a medical team-human or critter- actually listen to me and take me seriously, and be respectful. So kind and friendly and willing to listen and support.Leah S.Leah S. ★★★★★ I brought my puppy here for digestive issues and Dr Lin took time to walk me through all our options and my puppy’s overall health!! It was so beneficial that he was so thorough and caring!Jamie J.Jamie J. ★★★★★ They’re amazing I highly recommend.Victor V.Victor V. ★★★★★ Companion has been a blessing to our family and our pet. They provide excellent care and are always willing to help. Thank you Companion Animal Hospital for all that you do!Fran S.Fran S. ★★★★★ I love Companion. They have been wonderful with us and our two dogs. Dr. Lin is a kind, caring vet who is willing to discuss any issues and answer all questions. The techs and staff are kind and helpful to human and pets. They are an incredible vet practice.Rondell M.Rondell M. ★★★★★ They're very concerned about our boy's wellbeing. He's very picky about which humans he likes and he likes all the humans here.Brian P.Brian P. ★★★★★ An amazing place! I had some concerns about my kittens and they got us in right away! Staff was incredibly nice and the vet was very informative! My kittens have definitely found a forever vet here!Ambereen K.Ambereen K. ★★★★★ I brought my kitten here for an initial check up and could not have been more pleased with the experience! The entire staff was so kind and knowledgeable. They made sure I was fully informed and that my little kitty had everything he needed. I called 7 vets before I finally find him an appointment at CAH and I’m so glad this is where I ended up!Melanie C.Melanie C. ★★★★★ Love our Skokie Companion Hospital ❣️Kim S.Kim S. ★★★★★ I love how compassionate Dr. Lin is.I trust him to always figure out what the problem is with my poodle and he always does.Then he figures out the right option of treatment for her.Thank youHeather J.Heather J. ★★★★★ Courteous staff and fast turnaround. I waited in car outside while they completed the activities of the vet visit. With two kittens, I was in an out in half an hour.Mayur S.Mayur S. ★★★★★ Scheduling was so easy on line, reminders given re the upcoming appt and we are given updates during the appointment of one our dogs.Kristhine F.Kristhine F. ★★★★★ My cat is not the nicest cat around people because she gets scared easily, so needless to say I was pretty nervous about bringing her to her first vet appointment (especially when I couldn't go inside with her). The ladies here were very helpful and made the process very smooth and easy. Even though they couldn't get through the entire appointment due to my cat starting to get very stressed out (not at all the vets fault) they were able to get her out of her carrier, get a shot, and back in her carrier. Amazing! They really know what they are doing here!Gabriel M.Gabriel M. ★★★★★ I wish I had found this place sooner because me and my husband have taken our cat to a couple places in the Chicago area but this place has been our (and our cat’s!) absolute favorite. They are honestly just so friendly and caring. Our cat just got his neutering done there and they gave a little certificate afterwards titled “for his bravery” along with personalized pamphlets with his name (and stickers) and even his meds had his name with our last name on it. It was so cuuute and so unexpected I just knew I had to write a review after this experience. Recommend 10/10 Definitely a place that seems to really care deeply for the animals under their care!Imaan F.Imaan F. ★★★★★ I love this place and I would highly recommend it to everyone. The staff is super friendly and genuinely looking out for the best for your pets.Yavette E.Yavette E. ★★★★★ They are the very bestSeligSelig ★★★★★ The vet assistant was so kind and gentle with my little man, Guapo! The doctor was caring and not just trying to have us pay thousands for test my dog did NOT NEED like some vets I know.If needed and hopefully we will not, but if we do, I will definetly take Guapo there.Jessica S.Jessica S. ★★★★★ I just saw a review that said Companion Animal Hospital of Skokie is the best vet they’ve been to, and I have to agree! The staff was amazing in every way and they took amazing care of my baby Gizmo. I needed to get him neutered very quickly and they were very accommodating and helpful. I am extremely pleased and would recommend to anyone! Thank you all so much for taking care of Gizmo ❤️Scarlett F.Scarlett F. ★★★★★ Companion Animal Hospital is honestly the best vet I've ever been to.I've been to half a dozen vets over the years, and Companion has been the best in terms of explaining the issues and the possible solutions clearly, being transparent and upfront with costs, openness to answering questions, and general friendliness and consideration towards both my pets and me.It's usually very easy to get an appointment both in terms of getting ahold of them and in terms of how far out the appointment will be.Their current COVID measures are great and allow me to feel like I am not risking my health at all while taking care of my pets. Overall, highly recommend.Julia Milliken A.Julia Milliken A. ★★★★★ I brought my collie here to get a second opinion about her UTI’s and was so happy with the care. Alex, the nurse answered a million questions I had with patience and grace. My dog absolutely loves her. She is awesome. Dr. Sila (sp) spent 21min on the phone with me coming up with a plan and she was amazing and patient. Very happy and I really needed to be listened to as up to this point I felt rushed by other clinics. Very happy and highly recommend.Sarra M.Sarra M. ★★★★★ Recently took our cats to this animal hospital and had a very pleasant experience. The doctors and nurses here are very patient and willing to answer any questions you have. They are upfront about costs and very understanding if you need to space out visits or tests for your pet. Lastly but very importantly, they have Covid-19 procedures so you can quickly and safely drop your pet off and speak with them over the phone. I will definitely be bringing them back, thank you.CielCiel ★★★★★ I'm so happy I discovered Companion! Dr. Lin couldn't be nicer. He's had to give me good news and not as good news about my dog, and it's times like that when you really appreciate his warm demeanor. Although we've never met in person, they go to great lengths to still provide excellent customer service during COVID. Their website is also really, really good. The vet techs are super friendly. A night and day difference from the animal hospital I used to use in Wheaton, where they acted like you were an inconvenience, so I'm all the more grateful that I've found this Companion Animal Hospital of Skokie!Amanda E.Amanda E. ★★★★★ Great location with an Amazing team!Dr.Lin and his Team are super friendly and compassionate. They're great with my little old man Shnupi. The team do they're best to keep their little and big patients happy and comfortable.During the time of covid the process of patient/owner safety is addressed with great precautions. I work in a hospital and I greatly appreciate the teams way of handling patient care.Going to the vet or any doctor is always nerve wrecking, but the team here is welcoming and puts you as ease.Thank you from myself and Hupi 🐾♥️CeeLeSCeeLeS ★★★★★ Dr. Lyn is a lifesaver, literally!He identified a cancerous spot on the tongue of one of our dog’s during an annual exam which saved her life!Dr. Lyn and the entire staff are kind and sensitive towards my pets and are a pleasure to deal with! They're the best!Missie BMissie B ★★★★★ Great staff! This is the place I feel comfortable bringing my two dogs to.Warehouseliquors C.Warehouseliquors C. ★★★★★ I Love this place! Called last minute because my frenchie has an infection on his paw and they were able to get me in right away! Dr Lin and the team were so great. My dog never refuses to go in he loved them so much too!Lisa N.Lisa N.js_loader

Progressive Veterinary Medicine & Compassionate Care

The value our pets bring to our lives is truly immeasurable, but at Companion Animal Hospital of Skokie, IL we have made it our mission to repay as many animals as possible for their unconditional love and companionship. Pets aren’t just pets–they’re family members, and we believe they should have nothing less than the best medicine and the highest quality treatments available. Each veterinarian in Skokie, IL is fully dedicated to improving the lives of pets and their owners by continually raising the bar for exceptional veterinary care, and treating each guest with the respect they deserve.

As part of our commitment to providing pets and their people with outstanding veterinary care and service here in Skokie, several of our veterinarians are Fear Free Certified. This means that they are trained in practices designed to reduce stress and create more pleasant visits for pets.

We are here to service the cities of Skokie, IL, Chicago, IL, Evanston, IL, Glenview, IL, Morton Grove, IL, Wilmette, IL, Niles, IL, Lincolnwood, IL, Park Ridge, IL, Des Plaines, IL and more!

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Spay & Neuter*


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