The Cat Practice Oak Park, Illinois

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Dave Bufka

a year ago

Been taking my cat there for years. Dr. Lori and her staff are simply the best!

luis c

a year ago

This practice is amazing. Today, I called right before closing because I need urinary food for my baby, and Ruth took the time to process my order over the phone, and leave it next door with cleaners because I was not going to make it there by 1 pm. I appreciate them so much! They care about cats and their well being. Always helpful with answering questions!

Elvy S.

a year ago

I can't even begin to explain how amazed and thankful i am. I am so impressed with everyone at The Cat Practice. The kindness and consideration they had for me and my cat Dodger will never be forgotten. On behave of the Sanchez Family. Thank You So Much!!!

Brian Vallo

a year ago

Excellent care of my pets! Such experts in their field. We will be lifelong customers.

Terri Plant

2 years ago

Dr Lori and her staff are the best!

Patricia Johnson

2 years ago

I love the veterinarian, Dr. Lori. She takes good care of my cat. My only complaint is that there's no parking.

Kathy Lifka

2 years ago

I have three for babies who are five 12 and 17 and everyone a cat practice works with all of them very well even though the 12-year-old is a bit difficult to deal with. The staff is awesome!

kimberly tiscia

2 years ago

I love this cat vet. Both of my cats have been seen there now and I love how good they are with the cats and very thorough in explaining everything in the appointment. I feel that they are honest and they are not trying to take advantage of you and your wallet as I have felt in so many other vet practices. Highly recommend

Maria Triveri

2 years ago

Dr. Lori and the staff are amazing. They are all warm and compassionate. I know when I bring my cat there, she is going to be well treated.

Kasia Wilk

2 years ago

Had an amazing experience here with our 9 year old siamese cat SIMBA. Dr Lori is Extremely helpful and friendly.Cannot thank you enough for the super positive experience. I had been going to another vet and I spent a lot of money and they never helped my cat. I came to THE CAT PRACTICE and after just one visit my cat seems so much better! Dr. Lori explained how to do the meds and we're very informative. I love this place???????????? and I will be referring everyone I know.

Robert Sheehan

2 years ago

Dr. Lori is great and the staff is knowledgeable and helpful. I have been taking my cats there for years.

Ewa Katarzyna Gozdowska

2 years ago

Dr. Lori is an amazing vet. Her staff is a team of nicest and warmest people.

Daniel Austin

2 years ago

Absolutely wonderful people who legitimately care about every single cat that they see. They spend time to fully explain everything and their knowledge is unparalleled by any other practice I've used for my cat in his 17 years.

Courtney Ingersoll

2 years ago

The staff did not even try to learn my kitten's preferences or make him comfortable. He responds eagerly to food, and even enjoys catnip. I explained this to the staff and packed treats and catnip for the staff to use. It was important to me that he learns to love the vet. But they didn't utilize them. Instead, he screamed bloody murder for the whole exam as the staff forcibly handled him. When I demanded them to stop so that we could leave, the vet sent a nurse to waste my time so that she could still charge me full price and avoid speaking with me herself. Absolutely shameful behavior by these people! My kitten is now *terrified* of the vet because of the horrible treatment he received by the staff. If your cat is older and easy to handle, this might be the fine place for you. But if you have a kitten or have a cat that just needs extra attention and patience, DO NOT GO HERE.

Chris Vasilakis

2 years ago

Very prompt service and treated my kitten very well.

Brian Rhodes

2 years ago

If I wasn't moving away I would take my cats here. They graciously we're able to fill a hard to find prescription for my cat that nobody else would and that my regular vet was out of. Thank you for the great service!

Adam Wikary

2 years ago

Just giving some praise to The Cat Practice in Oak Park, the staff and Dr Lori are great. Great response time, very friendly and very thorough with the testing and processes. Pricing is affordable for the most part, and we all know we get what we pay for - in my opinion I feel very comfortable bring my cat to Dr Lori and staff!

Jacqueline Guerra

2 years ago

Got in same day to get cat nails clipped. Great job!

Jay Piazza

2 years ago

I have been a client here since 2008. I recently had a dire emergency on a Saturday, and the team here got me in and helped me out without question. They are a great bunch of people!

Justin Zelenka

2 years ago

I am beyond grateful for the help support and team work at this clinic. I came in crisis after my 18 year old FIV+ cat, Squishy, fell off a chair and is now paralyzed in her hind limbs. My regular vet could not help us navigate these new mobility challenges outside of suggesting we have a "quality of life" talk. Rachele, vet tech supervisor, set up a block of time where I could meet in-person to be educated and practice how to work out and through these new challenges. This was a relaxed conversation. Rachele gave me the space and time to absorb and practice what she was teaching. I didn't feel like I was being rushed, and for the first time in the two weeks since the accident I was able to breath. When I had more questions I was able to get another appointment the following day. My mistake was not taking Squishy to a cat only clinic sooner. Standard visit services at Oak Park Cat Practice include nail trimming and gland expressing! What!?! How many years have I taken my cats to other clinics and that never happens. Initially I only had a Tech appointment with Rachele. However, Rachele could see that Squishy needed to see Dr. Lori, and the team figured out how to make that happen. TMI maybe - Squishy had a raging UTI, despite being at another popular vet just the day before and having an invasive cytocentisis done, without my consent, the "other" vet didn't notice. I was hoping we could collect a urine sample without having to do a cytocentisis. Rachele and Dr. Lori understood my concerns and put Squishy's needs and comfort front and center. They didn't do a cyto and were able to collect a sample, diagnose, and get her treated. From the moment I walked into the clinic I was greeted by Adrienne. There is a genuine sense of kindness and compassion alive in this clinic. The walls are covered in beautiful memorials to cats that are no longer with us physically. I didn't need to drug Squishy to be examined here. Dr. Lori, Rachele, and the team were so respectful to Squishy, giving her time to feel safe and comfortable. Squishy even laid her head on Rachele! At home Squishy is the most lovable cat, at the vet...I don't know what happens...but some how she becomes a portal for demons, even with gabapentin to dope her up. This didn't happen, she was so calm at The Oak Park Cat Practice. I live in Lombard and was going to a popular vet Hospital closer to home. Now, I gladly make the 30 minute trip to see Dr. Lori Rachele Adrienne and team. Their attentive compassionate care actually saves me hours of time I was otherwise spending worrying and calling my old vet. Thank you Oak Park Cat Practice!!! Thank you Dr. Lori, Thank you Rachele, Thank you Adrienne (sorry I am probably misspelling your name). Justin

Marc Romero

2 years ago

The Cat Practice is a great place to take your kitty. They are very kind, patient, and make sure you and your cat are at ease. We actually moved back into the city, but still come out to Oak Park for our cat's appointments.

Matt Peyton

2 years ago

After trying a couple vets we are very happy here with the level of care and attention we receive. Would highly recommend!

Michael Bennett

2 years ago

Best receptionist. Friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable!

Nancy Zielinski

2 years ago

Dr. Lori is amazing she takes such time with her patients.

Stephanie Hubert

2 years ago

So friendly and great with my cat! Will def be back with my other kitties!

Wonder T (Wonder Woman)

2 years ago

Always friendly staff. I trust my cats here! Thank you! Finn, Ray & Theo say thank u too!

Angelena Pocalypse

3 years ago

This place is awful!! Misdiagnosed and almost killed our cat. He suffered for weeks for no reason! Ripped us off for hundreds of dollars. Never again. If you love your cats DON'T BRING THEM HERE!!

Christine Litrenta

3 years ago

They were very patient and helpful with my mother just rescued a new cat and had some behavioral questions Etc


3 years ago

Great place. Very friendly staff and very willing to help.

Eva Sacharczuk

3 years ago

This is where my kitties go for health care. There are excellent in handling my difficult scared kitties. Very friendly full of kitty stuff to look at . There is even coffee or tea if you need a cup. If I got cats perfect place to go . Other places had difficulty with my semi feral cat . I cant say enough about how happy I am I found this place

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The Cat Practice, Illinois, Oak Park

323 Chicago Ave

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