River Forest Animal Hospital

7515 W Lake Street
River Forest, IL 60305



Wendy P.


Love the docs here. Just found out one of my pets is obese and have been feeding her wrong for years! They provided me with good info, an article and a resource to find out more info. Very helpful

Posted 01/18/2015 00:00 on Yelp

Cara S.


Excellent care for our two dogs and two cats. Staff is very professional and kind.

Posted 12/22/2014 00:00 on Yelp

Heather B.


I am so grateful to Kristin Rosenquist for referring me to RFAH. After meeting the staff and Dr. J, I knew Bella would be in good hands. I immediately made the decision to switch animal hospitals. Isabella and I are lucky to be Dr. J's care. Thank you!

Posted 10/31/2014 00:00 on Yelp

Tallie T.


RFAH has a great staff. The counter folks are responsive and accommodating. The Doctors are efficient and knowledgeable. Prices are not insignificant, however, I get what I pay for.

Posted 09/25/2014 00:00 on Yelp

Ciara C.


Been bringing my yorkie here since he was a pup, I love these guys! So professional, caring and gentle with my little guy! He's very timid around new people and they are so loving and patient with him. Thank you guys so much!


Amy M.


This is really one of the best vets I've ever been a repeat client at. We've had to take my sweet little Eloise in twice now, and both times the visits absolutely exceeded my expectations. Everyone is very kind and thorough, and the best part is they don't keep you waiting! We took Elly in today as she's been throwing up worms. An easy fix, she just needs to be dewormed, but even better the entire visit only took about 15 minutes. The prices are incredibly reasonable as well. We will definitely be a client as long as we live in the area!

Posted 03/01/2014 00:00 on Yelp

Shadrach M.


The entire staff here is amazing.. They always help me with appointments as my schedule , and chewy's (my 2yr old pit mix) is always crazy... The entire staff is always really nice. Chewy is never nervous or afraid when he comes for a visit... They are reasonably priced especially for the care attention and hospitality... I am glad I found them online...

Posted 02/03/2014 00:00 on Yelp

Greg M.


I'm not sure where to even begin with the positive comments. I moved to Oak Park in July 2012 and started taking my then 14 year old Labrador to River Forest. I saw Dr. Caroline Menghini on my initial visit and she was great. I'd spent a lot of money on my old guy down in the city. Thousands of dollars to figure out what's wrong with a 15 year old dog (I know a total waste). But she immediately understood my situation. And did not push for chemo / ultra sounds, etc with a full understanding of the situation. She started him on an anti-biotic to help with some urinary problems and I left there feeling really good. Later that evening (time stamp of her email was 8:05 p.m. well after hours), she emailed me with some research she had done showing that anti-biotic (ciproflaxin) was found to have anti-cancer properties in lab studies. For that reason, I believe I was able to get another 6 months of quality life for my guy. And when it came time, she reassured me it was time / that he was in a lot of pain and I was given all the time I needed with him on that day. She was very understanding and the entire staff seemed sad / sympathetic to Castor's condition. I won't talk about that too much other than to say I got a hand written sympathy card from Dr. M a few weeks later. So kudos to Dr. M and the entire staff for running a great place that cares about the animals and the owners and goes extra miles for our furry friends.

Posted 12/31/2013 00:00 on Yelp

Elise P.


I've been using this vet for most of my life. I was just there today, and they are always so nice. They really care about the animals and will help you with anything you need. I tend to worry a lot, and they are great with explaining everything to me. I live in the city, but drive all the way to River Forest just to use this vet. Highly recommended!

Posted 04/08/2013 00:00 on Yelp

Jean Ann V.


This is without a doubt the best vet I've ever been to! My dog I'd usually super scared at the vet, but he loved both the place and the people. The doc presented all of the treatment options for my dog's heart murmur (along with the costs) and then told me his recommendations. My dog also needed vaccinations. He discussed each with me and we decided (together) which one's would really be of benefit. As long as I live in Oak Park, I will be a loyal customer! Did I mention the prices are reasonable?


Mary M.


Just had to take my dog in for an emergency visit, and they were very accommodating with the last minute appointment. Dr. McFadden explained every option for treatment multiple times, and explained which one she recommended (which happened to be the cheaper of the options). She even took me to the back to look over the X-rays so I could see what silly thing my dog had eaten. They were very kind to my dog, and actually talked to him and gave him attention instead of just regarding him as a non-speaking patient haha. The prices seemed reasonable, especially for an emergency appointment including X-rays! And they will work with me to submit the paperwork to my pet insurance policy. I will definitely go here again.

Posted 05/22/2012 00:00 on Yelp

J J J.


I was looking for a good forever vet for my precious Oliver cat. Oliver and I have moved around a lot and I really did not like the last vet I brought him to for his shots. I found this place on yelp and gave it a try. Oliver is 3 years old and I wanted to get his micro chip scanned so I could update the info. We saw Dr. Wayne Juhnke. He must be a cat whisperer because Oliver usually doesn't like strangers. Dr. J was able to examine, weigh, scan, and pet Oliver with no discomfort. Oliver stayed on the table the whole time like a good boy. He was purring and behaving excellently. I was dreading getting Oliver back in his carrying case because he usually puts up an epic struggle. Dr J placed the case on the table and Oliver crawled in willingly. He had ever done that before! In fact, one time at another vet we had to dismantle and reassemble the carrying case around Oliver in order to get him in it! This place is clean and professional. Oliver approves!

Posted 02/14/2012 00:00 on Yelp

Mia L.


Dr. Junhke has called several times on his day off to try to help us manage our dog's allergies. Very appreciated.

Posted 09/23/2011 00:00 on Yelp

Kristine R.


This is the first time I've had my own dog to take for vet visits, and so far I'm very happy with RFAH. We've seen both doctors, and they each have fantastic bedside manners. They take the time to answer all your questions, and are willing to work with you to figure out the best course of treatment. The staff is alway friendly, the office is clean (no animal smells!), and everyone is super helpful. I could go on and on about how they go the extra mile for their clients, but I'll save you the time - you just need to go there and see for yourself!

Posted 01/28/2011 00:00 on Yelp

Doug W.


This place is great, the facilities are clean, the staff is friendly and cooperative, and Dr. Junkhe has great bedside manor. They took our dog in on short notice, and gave us an estimate before performing any services on him. I found the prices to be very fair. I highly recommend this place.