What our clients have to say about us:
Simply... THE BEST!!!!- from Chicago
by LAGarcia at Citysearch  11/21/11
Everything you could ask for in a Veterinarian! Dr. Amy is extremely knowledgeable, extremely kind, and for the last 11 years has been a part of our lives, taking care of our young and old animals alike. We drive from downtown Chicago with our pets, and never have regretted the drive. She (and her husband and staff) are quite simply the best!! Meet them just once, and you too will respond with a note in kind!
Jennifer D.  from Naperville- 11/4/2011- yelp.com
I couldn't be happier with the service provided at Woodridge Animal Hospital.  Dr. Amy and Tim helped figure out what was wrong with my dog when his regular vet couldn't.  In addition when my kitty got sick they did everything they could to save him.  Sadly they couldn't but I know that he was given the absolute best care until the very end.  I highly recommend bringing your fur babies here.  They won't receive better care anywhere else.
MaryAnn D. from Roselle
Citysearch 8/19/11
I have known Dr. Amy for about 11 years now -- we go back to when she was a new doctor just starting out. I liked her immediately -- her sunny, upbeat disposition won me over. No cold, clinical, hurry-up-to-the-next-patient doctor here! Dr. Amy's practice is based on passion, not profession. There have been several times over the years where her careful, well researched diagnosis/care has saved the day and potentially sidestepped a more expensive, serious condition (we are pet parents to several kitties). We have followed her to her solo practice and would never consider going eIsewhere just for convenience, etc. Dr. Amy is our family physician!
Tricia G.  from Chicago
Yelp.com- 8/25/2011
...I must say that I have been seeing Dr. Leppin {Dr. Amy's maiden name} now (well my dog Ty has) for the last 2 years. We were visiting her at her last practice and now has recently took over this charming clinic. I was happy to follow her as she has pretty much prolonged my dogs life! Ty has been diagnosed over 2 years ago with heart failure. I was told by a emergency vet that he would be lucky if he lived another 6 months - 2 years! Dr. Leppin had always a positive spin on things and always gave me hope! 2 years and 4 months later, Ty is doing really good! Ty recently had a bladder infection that shot up to the kidneys. Dr. Leppin did some blood work and a urine culture. I'm SO happy she did otherwise I wouldn't have known about the bladder/kidney infection. They sent me home with IV fluids. Her husband, Tim (WONDERFUL!) I had just met since this was my first visit since their new clinic. They are both SO PATIENT! Never once did I feel rushed. They really care about their patients and it shows! Ty wasn't eating so not only did Tim explain how I had to feed ty (until he got better) but he personally showed me with their own dog, Curly whom is so cute! I highly recommend this clinic! Their prices are very reasonable. You will not be disappointed. To say the least, I'm a VERY picky person and yet again they continue to over exceed my expectations! Thank you both to Tim and Dr. Leppin! I appreciate you both going the extra mile!
Peggy P. from Woodridge on the Woodridge Patch
12:07pm on Tuesday, August 23, 2011
We are so glad to have Dr. Amy here in Wo0odridge! Our cat got sick and we didn't have a vet so we went to Woodridge Animal Hospital. We are so glad we did! Natalie (the receptionist) is so helpful & Tim (Dr. Amy's tech) is so friendly and well informed and we can't say enough good things about Dr. Amy. They took such good care of our cat & Dr. Amy found the problem right away and fixed it & Topanga is now healthy again. Their charges are the most reasonable we found anywhere & Dr. Amy called & followed up with us to see how our cat was doing! We highly recommend Woodridge Animal Hospital to anyone in the area. They are so great with animals and just as wonderful with "animal "parents" as well!!

Thank you Dr. Amy, Tim & Natalie!!!
YahooLocal.com
by Spanky-  07/12/2011
They take great care of your pet and are very gentle and knowledgable. Everyone there has a great demeanor and seems to love animals. Dr Amy is very friendly and very good with the pets.
Their prices are also reasonable and they are flexible with their hours. Definitely recommend trusting your pet with these folks!
Life saving care!
by Cat Fancy at Citysearch
My cat, JD, had a very rare form of colon cancer at age 13. Dr. Amy and her incredible staff performed a 4 hour life changing surgery. JD went on to live until he turned 20. Dr. Amy's surgical skills and thorough follow up care gave us 7 more years with our sweet boy, JD. I won't trust my animal care to anyone but Dr. Amy and the great staff at Woodridge.
Alexia D. - Yelp.com
Downers Grove, IL
Updated - 10/5/2011
I am again writing to say how wonderful, helpful, knowledgeable, and caring Dr. Amy, Tim and Natalie are at Woodridge Animal Hospital.  it is by far the best place I have ever been to for my animals and I have been to 5 others through the years.  We recently had to put the love of our life to rest, and though the pain was so great, that entire staff made it less painful.  We will follow Dr. Amy and her staff where ever they go and when we are ready for another dog, Dr. Amy will be it's doctor, for sure.
I would recommend this Animal Hospital to anyone looking for a good and knowledgeable Dr.

1 Previous Review:
9/5/2011
I have to say that Woodridge Animal Hospital and the Doctors there are the most helpful, caring and friendly i have ever been to. ... When The Dr. (Macchia) told me he was semi retiring, i was so disappointed and worried about the new doctor coming in.  Well, Dr. Amy (Van Tassel) has been the most helpful and caring Vet I have ever met.  She goes the extra step to help out and is very knowledgeable.  I trust her completely with my Dog and know we will always get the best care. 
I highly recommend this animal hospital!  The Doctors and the staff are very friendly! 
Chris J. - Schaumburg, IL- Yelp.com
6/27/2011
Dr. Amy and her staff are the best.  They are compassionate, caring, and skillfull.   I moved here from out of state and went to several different Vets until I found Dr. Amy.  My cats were older when I met Dr. Amy and there medical needs were increaseing.  Her treatment plans and follow up care was explained clearly she took her time and answered all my questions.  She was easy to reach by phone when I had questions about there care.  Sadly they have passed but I have been blessed with two more cats who will only have one Vet in there life and that will Dr. Amy.
We Care for  Clients from:
  • Woodridge
  • Downers Grove
  • Naperville
  • Darien
  • Westmont
  • Bolingbrook
  • Willowbrook
  • Lisle
  • Lemont
  • Chicago
  • Lombard
  • Wheaton
  • Joliet
  • Aurora
  • Palatine
  • Roselle
  • Hoffman Estates
  • Schaumburg
  • Barrington
  • South Barrington
  • Streamwood
  • Peru
Woodridge Animal Hospital
(630) 985-3101
2009 W. 75th Street, Woodridge, IL  60517
                      dr.amyvantassel@gmail.com
Loree N. from Downers Grove- 3/13/12- yelp.com
My dog Suzie has terminal spleen cancer, and has a very swollen & tender belly. I took her here to find out what could be done to make her more comfortable for the time she has left. Dr. Amy could not have been more helpful to me & kind to my dog. She even got down & sat on the floor to examine her so I would not have to lift her up on the table!!  You can tell that she genuinely loves animals! Also, it is clean & does not smell like a kennel, as so many other ones do. I love this place!
Peggy P. from Woodridge- 3/24/12
Once again Dr. Amy, Todd & Natalie saved the day!! They made room in their full schedule to see our cat Malibu & Dr. Amy was right on target with her diagnosis! The care & compassion shared by everyone is so comforting to us and our pets! Definitely the BEST place to take your pets!! Thank you from Phil, myself AND MALIBU!!
4/6/12- yelp.com
We now have had both our cats to see Dr. Amy and how pleased we ALL are!  She diagnosed both their problems and was right on target with her diagnosis & treatments!    It's never an easy time when our pets are sick but how thankful we were for the excellent, warm, compassionate friendly care that Dr. Amy & Tim provided.  They are so very knowledgeable & thorough without being confusing in their explanations.  And, Natalie the receptionist is always so prompt in handling calls and helping.  We very much recommend them no matter where you live - a visit to them is well worth your drive.  Topanga & Malibu give them 5 stars & so do we!!
Dee A. from Downers Grove- 4/24/12- yelp.com
So happy we switched vets and gave Dr. Amy a try. I was so pleased with how gently she handled Moose.  She came right in and sat on the floor with the dog and stayed there until he was relaxed and not afraid anymore.  When it came time to examine him, he was putty in her hands.  Dr.Amy took the time and  talked with us and made sure we understood everything too. Honest, Kind, gentle, we are sold!!  I have already spread the news to my friends/neighbors with fur babies ...This place is the best!  Also the charges are very very reasonable.  A++++
Lorenze G. from Downers Grove- 7/11/13 - yelp.com
We (me, my chiweenie, and cat) went to Woodridge Animal Hospital for an annual physical exam since we are new to this clinic and also to get some shots for the dog. Dr. Amy is great! She knows her stuff. She knows their history even before she has met them. She was very friendly to us and was very professional towards her care to them. She took her time for them to warm up to her and she did thorough physical exams to both of them. For some, it is hard when doctors use medical jargon when explaining things to you but I didn't have this issue with Dr. Amy. She uses laymans terms and even explained what the shots are for! I've been taking them to the vet for the longest time and that was the first time I knew the purpose of some of the shots. Tim is also great! He is very friendly to us and took his time to trim my chiweenie's nails. The last vet we went to just snipped his nails and went to the next! The price was a little high for me. But for the care they did, I think it is worth it. They will always have our business.
Valerie R. who recently moved from Lexington, KY- 11/25/13- yelp.com
I take my dog Lucky here and everyone is amazing Dr Amy and Tim are always so friendly and caring towards my dog. She is always very attentive and makes sure nothing I wrong with my pup. Natalie is also awesome! I wouldn't take any pet of mine anyplace else and recommend this vets office to anyone who asks!
Kevin W. from Downers Grove- 4/16/13- yelp.com
Dr. Amy and Tim are great!!! Took my little buddy Doodles in for his first visit since adopting him, he wasn't too thrilled to be there but the way they handled him was awesome! He put up a fight, growled plenty and hissed even more but they were great! It's a small yet friendly office and if I get any other buddies, they will always have my business!
Mike S. from Woodridge, IL- 4/26/13- yelp.com
Took our dog to Dr.Amy and Tim for his first vet visit since we rescued him. We were very pleased with Dr. Amy in everything she did. She got down on the floor with him and in a matter of moments, he was literally and figuratively eating out of her hand. Both the Dr and Tim are great, compassionate, and obviously love what they are doing - which is real important to a pet owner. Recommend highly.
Erika M. from Darien, IL- 7/8/13 - Angie's list
Today we had to say goodbye to one of our dogs.  In the past, Dr. Amy has provided well care as well as surgery and other sick care of my dogs.  We have been taking our 2 dogs to them for several years.  Their prices are great and so is their staff.  Dr. Amy, Tim and Natalie are always extremely kind and professional.  I frequently have to bring my toddlers with me when taking the dogs in and all 3 take the time to listen to their endless questions!  Today, we sadly had to put our sick dog down. Although they were booked, they squeezed us in during this difficult time.  The process was explained and done with much compassion.  Another positive for me is that unlike other animal hospitals, they do not try to sell me a ton of stuff.  I almost always go with what she recommends, but one time I said no and that was it.  She understood and did not continue to push.  I am very pleased!
Judy J. from Lonbard- 8/16/11- Facebook
Peggy Hayes Paulino said it all. Tim was my dear Cooper's friend for most of his life. In fact, Tim was the only mail Cooper trusted---even at the very end. (excuse the tears) Now there is Henry, a 13 year old black from the shelter two years ago, with any number of health issues and fears, and there is Jake, a 3-4 year old yellow lab also from the shelter. I am so very thankful that Tim and Dr. Amy were able to open their own clinic. I have been waiting for years for that to happen. I drive further than I did with my former vet, but every extra mile is worth it. I know that Henry and Jake are safe, loved, and cared for when they are with Tim and Dr. Amy. And I have peace of mind.
Tim and I feel so fortunate to work with such a fantastic group of people and pets.  In 2011, after over 11 years at our respecitve hospitals, we were sad to leave the relationships we had built over the years.  It was scary to think of starting over.  But the existing clients at Woodridge Animal Hospital have been very welcoming and we've enjoyed meeting all the new clients who hadn't been to Woodridge Animal Hospital before we came.  We're so happy to have made the choice to come to Woodridge and are so honored that clients from our previous hospitals are willing to travel so we can continue to care for their pets.  We look forward to continuing to be the four-legged family practice for our new and existing clients alike
Karen V. from  Woodridge- 8/12/14- Facebook
Just took my boy, Tucker, to Dr. Amy and Tim today for his first vis...it.
They are so wonderful, loving and caring! Tucker loved the care he received.
I will be back and highly recommend them!

My husband took our Samoyed boy Tonka to Dr. Amy the other night and was equally impressed!
Dianne C. from Woodridge- 7/1/14- Facebook
My husband and I are so very happy with. Dr amy. She is so good with our dog Amstel We would not take our Amstel any where else
Dawn D. from Woodridge- 6/5/14- Facebook
I take my Mini Pin, Dante to Dr. Amy. She and her staff are friendly and take good care of my boy. She is honest of what you pet needs. They explain everything completely through. I highly recommend this animal hospital.
Susan P. from Elk Grove- 8/8/14- Facebook
I take all three of my beagles to Dr. Amy and she also helps foster dogs through Midwest BREW. She's compassionate with both humans and pets, knowledgeable, and caring. 2 of my dogs are difficult and she gets down on the floor and really works with them. And she's taken excellent care of my senior who's had a multitude of health issues. Love her and Tim and Janine!
Lesa D. from Naperville- 4/11/14- yelp.com
When we first started going here we were first time puppy parents.  The puppy package was amazing.  The book that came along with it was extremely helpful.  Almost 2 years and a move later we keep coming back. Dr. Amy, Tim and Natalie are always so helpful.  I highly recommend Woodridge Animal Hospital.
Sheri J. from Bolingbrook- 8/19/14- yelp.com
Dr. Amy and staff are great!  My dog does not like going to the vet, but she put him at ease.  I definitely will be back.  Highly recommend.