Veterinary Services

Best Friends Animal Hospital & Pet Resort is Your 

Swansea Veterinarian for All of Your Pet's Needs

At Best Friends Animal Hospital & Pet Resort you will find the best in medical care for your pet as we are voluntarily accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). This means that our facility is held to the highest in standards of technology, cleanliness, and expertise to safely serve your pet. You will also find friendly staff, as the name indicates. We are in this profession because we love animals, and we get to know each of our patients while doing our best to make sure that your pet is comfortable with any needed exams and procedures. We serve Saint Clair County with the best in veterinary services, pet care, and pet boarding.

Services Provided at Our Swansea Hospital & Resort

Services Provided at Our Swansea Hospital & Resort

Pet Exams for Healthy & Sick Pets

Our comprehensive exams should be performed yearly to give you a report on your pet's health statistics and check for obvious issues like dermatology problems or dental pain. If your pet is elderly these visits will increase to two times annually. During these appointments, we will make sure your pets are up to date on their vaccines, perform any health screens they need to detect disease, and test for and administer any needed parasite control.

Pet Surgery and Pet Dental Services

We are capable of performing your pet's surgery in our state-of-the-art facility. Remember we are voluntarily accredited by AAHA so you can rest assured that your pet is receiving the best in care. All pets are monitored by a dedicated anesthesia nurse throughout the procedure.  After anesthesia, your pet will recover in our intensive care unit for comfort and high care. Your pet should receive dental cleanings much like a human to prevent dental disease and pain. We are equipped with digital dental xrays and routinely perform oral surgery including tooth extractions.  See our page Pet Dental Care for more information.

X Rays & Laboratory Services                                       

We now offer digital x rays for our patients.  Most of the time these can be performed on awake pets, but there are a few cases where sedation or anesthesia is needed.  We also offer laboratory services in house for quick and reliable results to help diagnose or monitor your pet’s health.

Vet Laser Therapy

We offer laser therapy with a class 4 lasers to treat chronic pain and other conditions. This non-invasive and painless therapy is typically enjoyable for pets, and they heal faster from painful and inflammatory conditions. 

Acupuncture and Chiropractor Care 

We offer pet acupuncture and pet chiropractic care if you are interested in this proven alternative form of medicine to help your pet heal. Dr. Heidi Hemmett, owner of Healthy Balance, can treat your pet with either or both of these modalities.


For the most efficient treatment of our patients, we offer an in-house pharmacy with many medications.  Because there are so many products available, however, we also offer an online pharmacy which carries not only all of the main heartworm and flea medications, but also carries prescription and non prescription foods.  Thru our online pharmacy you are guaranteed that the products you purchase are not only authentic products produced in the US, but are not due to expire prior to their full use.  All of the manufacturers will also uphold their guarantees when purchased thru our online store.

Contact Us for Your Pet's Next Appointment

If you would like to set up a boarding time, a pet exam, or if you think your pet is in need of emergency care, call at Best Friends Animal Hospital & Pet Resort. We serve Saint Clair County with the best in veterinary services and pet boarding. Call us at (618) 222-9860


202 Frank Scott Pkwy E, Swansea IL

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule


7:00 am-5:00 pm


7:00 am-7:00 pm


7:00 am-7:00 pm


7:00 am-7:00 pm


7:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm