My (then 2 year old) Border Collie/Cattle Dog mix, Morgan was extremely ill. From the time we adopted her (at 8 week), she has experienced severe digestive and apsorption issues. We tried everything under the sun to help our sweet baby. The vet we had been going to just chalked it up to sensative stomach, after several x-rays, probiotics and Tests for parasites (which were negative). I was insistent that there was a bigger issue, but was dismissed. As sick as she was on a regular basis, she was still always energetic and could jump 10′ in the air to catch a frisbee. One day, last September, she became so week she could barely even walk. I was devastated. When I called our regular vet they were very cold, and even unaccomadating about getting her in. A friend of mine urged me to get her in to Dr. Chatterjee right away, and that is what I did. Long and short of it (after some blood work to rule out a pancreatic disease)she was diagnosed with irritable bowel disease. We were given a powder for her food to help with the acute inflammation and infection, and she was put on prescription food. No more treats or bully sticks, just prescription food. As hard as that was, almost 6 months later our baby is healthy, happy, has gained some (much needed) weight, and is no longer having to live with chronic pain, nausea and issues with her stool. On top of the fact that he saved our sweet baby, he is incredibly kind and caring. As is the entire front desk staff. The facility is immaculate and beautiful. They also work with you with finding the most affordable options for treatments for your pet. I could go on and on, this is by far the best vet office ever!!

– Rebecca E.


This is by far the best vet in Naperville. The staff is very personable and the place is really clean. My family has been taking our dogs to Indian Prairie for years. We love how the staff interacts with our dogs! Dr. Ristich is knowledgeable and genuine, an expert you can actually trust. I currently live in Arizona, but every time I am home I bring my dogs here for their shots and checkups. If you’re looking for a place that has your ~fur-babies~ best interest, I HIGHLY recommend coming here!

– Nicole F.


Great practice. My bird has been a patient here for years. Because of Dr Ristich I still have him. Several years ago Dr. saved him when I thought for sure I was going to lose him. I never took him to another place after. This month was the first time we boarded (or left ) him. I was very nervous how this would go. He did very well. I really appreciate the staff emails w updates, pictures and a phone call. My bird came home and was his old self no temper tantrums. That as any bird person knows is a very good sign. Thanks for everything!

– Tammy C.


Phelan has been going to IPAH for over two years. Since that time he has seen all the vets! They have been very professional; explaining what was happening and why. Recently Phelan has seen Dr. Ristich for what we hope is a soft tissue injury on Phelan’s foot and a skin condition a week after. Dr. gave a time line as to what the treatment would be for each. Dr Ristich has a great sense of humor! The front desk staff are all friendly and efficient. The technicians show they care. I feel good knowing Phelan is in good hands all the way around. Thank you for all you do!

– Carla H.


Sadly, we had to put our beloved dog, Maya, to sleep almost one year ago. Dr. Sam Ristich and his staff at Indian Prairie Animal Hospital took excellent care of her from the time she was six-months old (when we moved from out-of-state) until her last day on this earth, which was nearly twelve years later. We have nothing but wonderful things to say about Dr. Ristich and his staff and have recommended his animal hospital to others on a number of occasions. The atmosphere, that they work hard to create, was especially comforting during some tough diagnosis days, throughout the years, and we felt nothing but compassion toward our loss, at the end.

– Megan B.


I really like this place! Everyone there seems to really care what happens regarding your beloved family member, especially Dr. Chatterjee! Every receptionist and technician I’ve dealt with is very friendly and knowledgeable! They all seem to go out of their way to make sure your family member is well taken care of! They won’t “sugar coat” things just to make you happy. Their top priority is to insure that your family member is healthy and happy! I took my cat to another vet before this place and I didn’t like them because they didn’t seem to care. Indian Prairie Animal Hospital has shown me numerous times that they are here to make your family member healthy! To everyone in the Indian Prairie area, bring your beloved there if you care about your family’s wellbeing!

– Andrew C.


We bring our two dogs, four cats and four birds to Dr. Ristich, the owner of Indian Prairie Animal Hospital. He is clear, concise and so very funny! He saved our dog’s life! I imagine him in high school talking to his guidance counselor. It must have gone something like this, “Sam, we received the results of your career aptitude test. You should either be a veterinarian or a stand-up comic!”

But seriously, folks, he is over-the-top excellent when it comes to taking care of your pets! Look no further!

PS – We have worked with his other two associates and they are excellent too! The front desk staff are great! We love IPAH!

– Chris M.


Got my little cousin a puppy for her 5th birthday and we took the puppy to Indian prairie animal hospital…. they were amazing. Staff was great! Front desk was very kind and welcoming. I can tell they all take pride in there work and the love for the animals. Prices are great. They taught me a few things that Im going to show my little cousin to keep her trained. Thank you Dr Benson and Samantha.

– Kelly H.


Amazing exotic animal hospital! We have 3 bunnies and we’ve seen all 3 rabbit savvy vets: Dr. Ristich, Dr. Chatterjee, and Dr. Benson. Having rabbits makes it difficult to find vets that truly know how to diagnose and treat them. My husband and I have full confidence in all 3 vets (and their staff). Very positive energy there and we’ve had nothing but good experiences. It’s truly a piece of mind knowing that we have somewhere that we truly trust when it comes to our rabbits. Thank you for all that you do!!

– Jennifer K.


Dr. Ristich is such a wonderful Doctor!! There are many vets out there that will try to sell you vaccinations or things your dog doesn’t really need. My poor puppy ate a piece of hard place and was very sad and did not want to play for about a week. I called and the ladies there were so helpful, and so caring to my puppy. Once I saw the doctor he asked me a few question advised me Lucy was good. He assured me that if i wanted to spend more money I can but that i shouldn’t! I love this doctor I recommend this facility to everyone. So clean and beautiful. I wish we had more places like this one!

– Joan S.