Welcome to Best Friends Animal Hospital & Pet Resort!
Your veterinarian in the Belleville, Illinois area.
Call us at 618-222-9860.

Located in Swansea, IL just outside Belleville, we offer professional veterinary care and resort services in a comfortable and customer centered environment. We are certified by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) which means we voluntarily undergo routine inspections to insure we practice with the highest standards of care. (Only 12% of all companion animal hospitals in the United States have undergone certification.) We care for companion animals (dogs and cats), as well as exotic pets including pocket pets (hamsters, gerbils, etc.), ferrets, rabbits and reptiles. Our veterinary services include routine wellness and preventative care, treatment of sick pets, routine and non-routine surgeries, dental care, radiology, laser therapy, acupuncture, and more! We also offer resort services for dogs, cats and exotics. We know that you have many options for taking care of your pet, and we thank you for visiting our web site. Hope to see you soon!


MEET THE VETERINARIANS

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Craig Staehle
    Veterinarian (Full-Time)
    Dr. Craig Staehle received his veterinary doctorate from the University of Illinois in 1996. He began his career practicing in the Chicagoland area.
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  • Dr.
    Kimberly Staehle
    Veterinarian/Managerial (Part-Time)
    Dr. Kimberly Staehle obtained her doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1995 and her masters in reproductive physiology in 1996 from the University of Illinois.
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  • Dr.
    Deni Stallons
    Veterinarian (Full-Time)
    Dr. Deni Stallons joined our team in May 2011. She attended McKendree College prior to graduating from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001.
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  • Dr.
    Jenna Magnuson
    Veterinarian (Full-Time)
    Dr. Jenna received her doctorate in veterinary medicine in 2014 from the University of Illinois.
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LOCATION

202 Frank Scott Pkwy E, Swansea IL

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "This was our first visit with our two girls as our previous vet retired. We were very impressed with all of the staff. One of our girls can be timid around strangers but everyone did a great job making her feel welcome and at ease. The vet gave us sound advice and did not try to push or upsell products to us which I greatly appreciate."
  • "You might hear this alot from reviews, but the techs and vets here actually really care about you and your furry kid. I have been taking my hedgehog in to get some issues taken care of and while it's been a long process they have cared every step of the way. Very knowledgeable and kind hearted people. Definitely a recommend for specialty exotics pets!"

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