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Ness Exotic Wellness Center
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Ness Exotic News! March 5th, Dr. Ness visited the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in Urbana, IL. He gave a well received lecture on Acupuncture and Holistic Care for Exotic Pets. He also educated on the care of Guinea Pigs and Rabbits. 

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March 14th-16th
Dr. Ness and Dr. Golan will be attending and supporting local rescues and pet groups at the Chicagoland Family Pet Expo in Arlington Heights, IL

March 15th-16th
Dr. Torres and our lead techincian Stacy will be attending and the clinic will have a booth at the North American Reptile Breeders Conference (NARBC) in Tinley Park, IL
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Ness Exotic News! Yesterday, Dr. Ness visited the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in Urbana, IL. He gave a well received lecture on Acupuncture and Holistic Care for Exotic Pets. He also educated on the care of Guinea Pigs and Rabbits. 

On the horizion: 

March 14th-16th
Dr. Ness and Dr. Golan will be attending and supporting local rescues and pet groups at the Chicagoland Family Pet Expo in Arlington Heights, IL

March 15th-16th
Dr. Torres and our lead techincian Stacy will be attending and the clinic will have a booth at the North American Reptile Breeders Conference (NARBC) in Tinley Park, IL
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We have been clients of Ness Exotic for quite a few years now.  My daughter has guinea pigs and they have always been incredible with them and us.  When one of the pigs had to have surgery for an infection, I felt totally at ease leaving him w/the staff.  The  first guinea pig died a few years ago and they sent my daughter a very lovely post card expressing condolences.  We lost our second one a few weeks ago and they were incredibly sympathetic when we called to let them know.  They are extremely knowledgable, kind and accomodating.  I highly recommend Ness to anyone who needs a vet of this type.
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1007 Maple Ave Lisle, IL 60532
1007 Maple AvenueUSIllinoisLisle60532
(630) 737-1281nessexotic.com
Animal Hospital, VeterinarianToday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am – 8:00 pmTuesday 9:00 am – 8:00 pmWednesday 9:00 am – 8:00 pmThursday 9:00 am – 8:00 pmFriday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmSaturday 8:00 am – 2:00 pmSunday Closed
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"Anyone with an exotic pet needs to take him or her to this hospital."
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"I have had birds and a guinea pig that the clinic has seen over the years."
"This is the hallmark of a good veterinarian!"
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Linda Friel
4 months ago
I recently found Ness Exotic Wellness Center when my turtle became sick. I thought that the service was excellent! The staff welcomed me and was very friendly. The vet was very nice and extremely knowledgable about turtles. She wanted to try the least invasion treatments first and they worked! I also loved the information that was provided to me about turtles, in general. This pet is new to the family, so I learned some things that I didn't know. The vet also provided notes that discussed everything she told me at the visit. I was afraid I would forget something and she assured me that she would provide detailed notes and it was! I'm glad I found a place to take my turtle if he needs medical assistance! Thank you!!!
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D Rowe
a year ago
I have used Ness Exotic Wellness for the last 10 years. I have had birds and a guinea pig that the clinic has seen over the years. They balance the needs of the pet with the financial aspects of the owner, and have always been caring about us and our pets. They are always available for emergencies, and answer questions as best they can by phone. I believe we have seen every doctor there, from Dr. Ness to Dr. Nye (surgeon). All are very knowledgeable and have helped us from new pet checkups to getting a toe bitten off by another bird, to cremation services through the Darien Pet Cemetery. We highly recommend them, especially for "exotics' - pets other than standard cats and dogs, although they handle them as well.
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Kari Trotsky
a year ago
When I stepped into the hospital with my sick ferret, I was promptly greeted by the friendly staff and was able to see the doctor within a short time. Dr. Golan took excellent care of my ferret and he is on his way to recovery. Anyone with an exotic pet needs to take him or her to this hospital. The doctors here are way more knowledgable than doctors who see mostly cats or dogs and the service is top-notch.
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Z Mo.
2 years ago
I thought this place was good until recently when i took my pet budgie in for a visit. It wasnt nearly a visit as m uch as it was a frightening thought of losing her. She had a prolapsed cloaca due to chronic egg laying. slightly after i walked into the building, they took my bird straight to the back (much to my hesitation) to put her in the heated lab cubbies as (claustrophobic as they seemed). My bird seemed to be acting very different from how she was in the house, obviously much worse. shortly after, the doctor tells us that she has no chance to survive and that we should consider euthenasia and surgery would be another option but too expensive for us so we should probably not even consider it. .As people having certain financial situations, it seems ruthless almost to turn away a family who hope for even the slightest chance of thier pet parakeet to live. Not even some little way of working things out with thier patients in terms of finances and the lives they were destined to "save" thru vet school? it seemed highly plausible but ruthless. I guess this is het reality of most institutions. However, i do not ask for free treatment but merely an act of empathy from the staff especially the doctors at charge and also a way of working things out. This was even before i explained my case, introduced myself my situation or anything. I understand if things are critical but theres a right time to say it or a way to say it. The doctor was very blunt and it felt like she had no concern or slightest empathy for me. As i was there crying my eyes out, it just felt like the staff was not any more remorseful. She died after 2 surgery attempts. The first one was one in which they tried to put it back into her system and she had survived.However, after the doc came back to tell us to seriously consider euthenasia (something im against). she came back shortly after the first try which seemed like there was no attempt at all to reveal she had passed. It was scary and utterly depressing but the worst was when im given my bill and told that i have to pay not only the fees for the surgery but also an additonal visit fee. In the end, i asked for only 60 of the big 300 to be waived and it was denied! I felt this was inexplicable behavior and shows the truly insensitive nature of the "business". It seems its not abotu the tiny life your holding but the money. thats what i learned at least.
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Tom Lager
a year ago
Dr. Golan and her staff were awesome! They were very thorough with instructing me how to administer the recommended medications and explained to me the options, costs, and chances for my pet toad's survival. I appreciated their time and efforts and I would strongly recommend Ness Exotic Wellness Center to others. Sincerely, Tom Lager
Kathy Perez
a year ago
My husband and I took our African Sulcata Tortoise there yesterday. They went out of their way first of all on the phone making the appointment, which was the same day. The staff is top notch, caring, considerate, etc. Dr. Golan is so very knowledgeable and wonderful, took all the time in the world for us to explain everything about what they were going to do to help our sick Heather. The staff was so fantastic, they handled our 26 pound tortoise like they did it on a daily basis. I cannot brag enough about the experience. Thanks a million! Oh and the price was reasonable to boot!
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Dudesweetdew M
2 years ago
Reply to Suh.MI completely feel for you, and I agree the service that was provided for the budgies especially in these type of situations is very unprofessional, and it seems that when a pet is lost, all that is important is what reimbursment or some sort of payment that is involved.... I feel very bad for you and I went throught the same thing as well. I hope things get better for you, and that your budgies rests in peace :) all they care about is getting your money, dont go to them,.. Euthansia isnt the cure to all problems, and when physicians give out information to a patient they should do it in a more calm and humble manner not rash or bluntly from how i perceived it to be.. Dont recommend this place at alll... if you care about your birds well being and future I would resort to going somewhere else... I miss you Blue :'(
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Francis McCormick
4 years ago
The best ferret vet! We have been to countless vets for our ferrets. The majority of whom lacked compassion, knowledge, or experience. Dr. Ness is compassionate, experienced, and knows ferrets like the back of his hand. We drive over an hour just to see him, and if he was two hours away we would make the trip as well. I have only taken our ferrets to him, but would take any other pet to him in a heartbeat. He is a wonderful vet, and probably one of the best in the state of Illinois... If not the nation.
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