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Building Lasting Relationships
One Pet at a Time.

At Best Friends, we understand that pets aren’t just pets, they’re your BEST FRIENDS, they’re your FAMILY.

Proud to be locally & privately owned in Swansea, Illinois, we are passionate about providing excellent medical, surgical & dental care to our furry & scaled friends. So if you’re looking for a compassionate team driven to always advocate in your pet’s best interest, that’s exactly what we do, while building lasting relationships one pet at a time.

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Building Lasting Relationships
One Pet at a Time.

At Best Friends, we understand that pets aren’t just pets, they’re your BEST FRIENDS, they’re your FAMILY.

Proud to be locally & privately owned in Swansea, Illinois, we are passionate about providing excellent medical, surgical & dental care to our furry & scaled friends. So if you’re looking for a compassionate team driven to always advocate in your pet’s best interest, that’s exactly what we do, while building lasting relationships one pet at a time.

Request An AppointmentVisit Online Store
A Little Of Our Story

Your Trusted Veterinarians

As your veterinarian in Swansea, we provide a complete range of services for dogs, cats, rabbits, pocket pets, and even exotic pets.

Pets are our passion, and we believe in doing what’s necessary to help them enjoy long, happy, and healthy lives by their owner’s side. We strive to offer everything your companion needs in one convenient location.

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Who We Are

Our team is committed to educating our clients on how to keep their pets healthy year-round

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Tour our veterinary hospital and contact us for an appointment.

Meet Our Team

Meet our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Contact Us

Contact us today to make an appointment online or over the phone

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We Are Welcoming New Patients

If you are looking for a vet in Swansea, Belleville, Shiloh, Fairview Heights, or the
surrounding areas, we’d love to have your pet as our newest patient!

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Quality Services, Compassionate Care

Our Pet Services

We provide a complete range of services for dogs, cats, rabbits, pocket pets, reptiles and other exotic pets (excluding birds).

Pets are our passion, and we believe in providing amazing care with a personalized approach. From nose to tail, & beginning to end, we strive to offer everything your pets need allowing them to enjoy long, happy, and healthy lives by your side.

Wellness & Vaccination

Wellness care is the key to ensuring your pet lives a long, healthy, and happy life.

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Pet Surgical & Dental/Oral Care

Surgical & dental services are essential at some point for most pets. Our goal is that our patients are comfortable & stress-free!

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Pet Laser
Therapy

We use advanced technology to provide high-quality care to our patients.

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We offer wellness packages for not only puppies & kittens but also adults and senior pets, to make obtaining the preventive care your pet needs easier & more affordable.

Why Choose Us?

AAHA Accredited

We have been operating since 2005 and have earned accreditation from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Only 12% of animal hospitals nationwide have earned the honor of this award.

Fear Free Certified

We also have staff members who are Fear Free Certified and are passionate about delivering high-quality, compassionate care while making the process as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.

AVMA Member

The AVMA is the nation's leading advocate for the veterinary profession. Representing more than 105,000 members, we protect, promote, and advance the needs of all veterinarians and those they serve.

ISVMA Member

The Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA) predicts, monitors, and confronts issues that affect the professional practice and licenses of Illinois veterinarians.

Our entire team provides exceptional customer service, and we take our time when examining pets. We believe in forming meaningful relationships and bonds with pets and their parents and see everyone who enters our facility as a member of our extended family.

What They're Saying

Great doctors and staff. So kind to my 3 dogs especially when one of them has issues . Very clean! I highly recommend Best Friends

Diane

We love all of the staff at Best Friends Animal Hospital! Dr. Craig is wonderful. My dog L-O-V-E-S his vet visits.

Gabi

Excellent doctors and vet tech staff, pretty close to meeting appointment times, great at describing exam results.

Todd

Best Friends is absolutely incredible - kind, compassionate, and thorough. I HIGHLY recommend these wonderful people here!

Timothy

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Symptom Checker

Illness care options for dogs and cats

Pet Health Library

Articles about your pet's health

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Helpful pet health videos

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202 Frank Scott Parkway East
Swansea, IL 62226
Hospital Hours

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 7:00 am-7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am12:00 pm
Closed Mondays from 12-2 pm