Has Merged With

Where did we go?
Seasons change and so do we. After 25 years of operating Best Friends Veterinary Center at 4054 W. Peterson in Chicago, I have decided to make a significant change to my veterinary practice. As of January 1, 2015, I have merged my practice with TLC First Animal Hospital located at 6468 N. Milwaukee, near the corner of Milwaukee and Devon.

This decision was not an easy one. I have loved being located in the heart of Sauganash for all these years. Fortunately, the new location is nearby – just a short drive through the forest preserve. The decision to change wasn’t taken lightly, but it was taken with the best interests of my patients in mind. By merging with TLC First Animal Hospital, we are now able to expand our services and offer a more comprehensive approach to veterinary care.

Dr. Elizabeth Benson

New location and contact
To help make this transition easy for you, your records have automatically moved with me to TLC First Animal Hospital (tlcfirst.com). Additionally, when you call our phone number you will be transferred directly to TLC First Animal Hospital.

My new address as of January 1, 2015 is as follows:

Dr. Elizabeth Benson
TLC First Animal Hospital
6468 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631
Phone: (773) 631-0706

It is always a pleasure caring for your pet and I look forward to continuing our relationship in this new larger space!
Just as in the past, for emergencies after regular business hours, please contact the Chicago Emergency and Specialty Center (chicagopetemergency.com), 3123 N. Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60618. Their phone number is (773) 281-7110.

Staffed by highly trained specialists and equipped with the latest technology, the Chicago Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center is always open, 24-hours every day of the year.

Chicago’s oldest and largest pet emergency facility, the Chicago Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center provides advanced emergency, critical and specialty care for cats and dogs. In addition to emergency veterinarians and staff, the facility offers board-certified veterinarians who specialize in cardiology, dentistry, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology and surgery. This state-of-the-art facility includes ultrasound and MRI equipment, specialized surgical suites, a blood bank, specialized oxygen cages, heart monitors and more. A cancer and rehabilitation center is located across the street. Chicago Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center has been providing emergency care for cats and dogs since 1978.