American Association of Feline Practitioners AAHA Accredited | The Standard of Veterinary Excellence

5580 Route 34 West Oswego IL      •      630.554.3400

Reviews - 2014

My feline has unusual health issues. Dr. Juriga, at River Heights Veterinary Hospital, was the only veterinarian to determine the real reason and prescribe the proper treatment. The doctor spends as much time as necessary with the "patient" and we are not rushed. The price of services is very reasonable; much lower than I would expect for such expert care. The hospital has recently been "remodeled" and is absolutely beautiful and immaculate. Feel free to enjoy a cup of coffee and watch television in the reception area. There is a separate waiting area for cats and dogs. Very stress-free. The entire staff is very friendly and professional.

I am never disappointed with the treatment here at River Heights, and the follow up as well!

This was the first time that Sadie has ever been away from home overnight. She stayed 10 days. Since she is 10 years old I was concerned that it would be very traumatic for her but she did just fine and within 10 minutes of being home and ignoring me, she was back to normal and on my lap. The care and attention received at River Heights was fantastic.

AS ALWAYS, H "HARRY" OUR FAVORITE FOUR LEGGED BUDDY HAD A GREAT KENNEL THREE DAY VISIT ! The staff are all very friendly and professional , and the the new remodeling looks GREAT ! Thanks to the entire team at RIVER HIGHTS VETERINARY HOSPITAL TEAM !

- Jack Russell terrier ,HARRY Combs and his family

My "fur children" have always received the finest possible care at River Heights. We have supplied the staff with patients for years and I cant imagine taking them anywhere else!

My Sassy was really sick and I want to thank Dr. Weaver for taking such good care of her, she's just about back to her lovable self. This was the best Christmas present I could ask for!!!

I am a veterinarian and could have done this extraction myself or had other colleagues do it but I want the best care for my dogs and that means Dr. Juriga. This tooth fracture happened right before the holidays and Dr. Juriga was very accommodating to me. It was easy to make an appointment and the staff was very nice. The discharge by the tech was very informative and well done and the front staff was also very nice and efficient. I love this clinic. I think it is well run, very attractive and my visits have all gone well.

We always feel like we're "home" at River Heights. Dr. Pocius has known my dogs practically as long as I have. Her conscientious, personal care means so much to us and has helped keep my boys happy and healthy.

My cats always receive wonderful, compassionate care at River Heights.

Very friendly staff . My cat saw Dr. Jurgia. We were very pleased with his knowledge of denal health. This is the second cat we had to take her for dental surgery . Great remodeled building too.

Excellent care as always ! Love the staff!

Service was quick and efficient. The staff is always kind.

The staff and doctor were professional and caring as always. I highly recommend this facility

Dr. Weaver is the best!

The best in animal care. I highly recommend them to my friends and neighbors.

Friendly and helpful as always.

I wish that all Doctor's were like Dr. Mayer. And her vet tech is just a joy to be around. You can tell they really care about my little dog. They are a great team!

We had our dogs Moxie and Archie groomed. Everyone is so nice and the boys look great

Love everyone at River Heights. Very personable and caring.

Always great care. Thank you!

Very professional staff with a welcoming and friendly "bedside manner".

I love this practice. They are always willing to listen to my point of view when treating my animals. We have been with them for over 20 years and will continue on. Dr. Juriga has been my vet since the beginning and is my dental vet including a root canal for my Lab, which I chose to do. Dr. Pocious is a wonderful vet and surgeon who has worked on my animals and is always willing to listen and discuss treatment. Dr. Weaver is wonderful as well and spends the time to check my animals thoroughly and discuss treatment plans. They always call back within a few days to check on the progress of the animals. I would and do recommend them highly.

Everything was great

always have had good service and rapport with the doctors. Great people. now hurry up and finish that remodeling lol

The staff is very caring and explained care in detail. The put pets first!

I drive 45 min to bring my dog to River Heights because I love the doctors, nurses, tech and staff so much. Most importantly, my dog loves them too! They are friendly, helpful, thorough and do not push unnecessary surgeries, tests, drugs or procedures that would cost a lot of money. They are honest and I trust them with the one thing that is most important to me in this world- my dog.

Dr Jurgia and staff were too notch. Their bedside manner are reassuring and the time spent explaining things and doing the diagnosis are not the norm in today's fast paced world. The Drs knowledge and caring shows from beginning to end. Our dog rebounded quickly from the surgery performed. Thank you!

Love Dr. Steve very knowledgable and takes a lot of time with patients!

Staff not very friendly

the exam went very well. Doc did an excellent job of checking out Bo. I have never had a problem with any of the Doctors.

Warm staff, excellent customer service, high level of expertise in veterinary care

Over the years when I have used boarding services at places, I felt the need to call to verify that all was well with my pet(s). Have never felt the need to call here since they contacted me when there was an issue. It is a secure feeling.

Dr. Pocius and her tech are terrific. We had all our questions answered and appreciated the advice.

Brought our cats here and had great service. Was able to get in quickly and answered all our questions.

Toby loves it there. Everyone is so sweet to him. Doc detected swelling in his knee. Suggested conservative cheaper course of action first, which I

Thank you for your kindness, compassion an patience when treating Bones. He is back to snuggling, playing, eating, drinking and relieving himself. I can not tell you how much your kindness to pet and owner is appreciated.

Always provides great service. Never have to wait for scheduled appointment.

Our Shyla does not like being around anyone she is not very familiar nor does she like going in the car. She is an outgoing playful dog.....but only at home. She had been hurt and abandoned when we chose her from the animal shelter 10 years ago. A trip to the Doctors office is a stressful event for her, no matter how we have tried to prepare her or many times we have been. The folks at River Heights have always been very patient with us. They always treat her like one of their own, trying to reassure her during our visits. I am grateful to all the people we have come in contact with from the reception area to the Dr. who have welcomed us and always given us sincere attention.

I think 286.00 for a yearly exam and shots is a bit much. Being retired on a fixed income is challenging and every dollar spent must be done within my budget. The staff and service was excellent!!

River Heights Veterinary Hospital has always been a comfort to our family, knowing and experiencing the quality of care we have received for all our pets. Whether it is routine care, dental or emergency care, River Heights has exceeded our expectations. The entire staff has always been there to help with any concerns and the Doctors always follow up after medical visits to make sure our furry family members are comfortable. They are the best!

Dr. Juries and is staff are amazing. They love what they do and it shows in their care and concern for your pet as well as you as a family. This is not your average vet clinic. These are animal lovers.

Great people to deal with

Excellent. We never have a problem when bringing our pets in.

The staff at River Heights is amazing. They really care about you and your pets. They take the time to thoroughly explain any concerns you might have. The vets are skilled and knowledgeable, and the techs are caring and efficient. It is not the closest veterinary clinic to us, but we would never take our pets anywhere else. We love River Heights!

Everyone is awesome there. I grew up taking our pets to River Heights. Doctors & all staff are so nice , and have great compassion. Our Bandit is a Lil stinker and they handled him well.

Always a friendly inviting atmosphere

Always kind, courteous, and knowledgable. A very organized and we'll run veterinary clinic. They definitely have your pets best interest as a top priority.

very good. thorough. helpful.

Great hospital and great doctors. It's always clean and you never seem to sit long waiting for an appointment.

I've been brining my dogs to River Heights since 2007. The doctors and staff are always curious and helpful. When my Yorkie became ill in 2011, Dr. Juriga worked closely with me and the specialist he referred me too. When my Yorkie was diagnosed with an incurable illness, Dr. Juriga was caring and sensitive to my needs when it came time to make the difficult decision. I now have a rescue puppy and have returned to River Heights due to the positive experience I had with them.

Dr Juriga and his staff are very nice. They take time to listen. My dog needed a tooth extracted. Dr Juriga did a great job. I am married to a dentist. We would recommend him highly.

I love your facility but when I returned from her recent grooming session I noticed she had a razor cut near her private area which must be causing her some discomfort as she seems hesitant to relieve herself. I thought it might get better in a few days but it hasn't. I don't want to treat it with anything topical as I assume she'll lick it off. We are leaving on a trip to Houston Sunday morning so I pray it heals up ok. If not I'll take her to my daughters vet when I get there. Otherwise I have been highly satisfied with the many services your facility has provided and will continue to do so.

I have utilized River Heights for prior pets and would not consider anywhere else for our new puppy.

Wonderful vets, great tech staff and the receptionists are equally nice as well. The 5.0

Dr Mayer was very helpful in dealing with Riley's sudden health situation. We always feel comfortable know ing our pets are taken care of in a professional way., . Customer since 2004.

Service and the doctors are good but they are overpriced

Anonymous (Verified Customer),

Very good! Macy had been well taken care of! One question - have you ever considered Sunday pickups for boarding? Would be great if you were open for an hour or two on Sunday mornings.......

kaya, . Customer since 2004.

Dr. Weaver is an excellent vet! She is not rushed and takes the time to answer our questions. Highly recommend her!!!

karenk, . Customer since 2013.

I would give you a 5 star for everything.... However, due to the cost and being a senior citizen our budget took a big hit to pay the bill.

Anonymous (Verified Customer),

I would give you a 5 star........ The only draw back is, I feel it was costly and now being a senior citizen this is a big hit to the budget. Therefore I give you the next highest rating a 4.

Anonymous (Verified Customer),

Dr. Juriga is wonderful. The best vet we have ever had.

brianc, . Customer since 2007.

We love coming to River Heights. Jan always does a great job grooming Murph and the staff is always so pleasant and nice.

richd, . Customer since 2007.

VERY helpful with getting us seen quickly because our cat was having breathing and fever issues. Thanks!

brandonp, . Customer since 2014.

They saved my dog and cat over the years! The doctors are very knowledgeable. Great job grooming my standard poodle.

Margret S., Aurora

Dr. Juriga and his staff are intelligent, wonderful, and caring. I've taken all of my many dogs and cats to Dr. Juriga for years. His technician, Verena is excellent as well. They make it easier for my nervous dog and have made it so that my dogs who are not nervous actually ENJOY going to the vet. I would never go anywhere else!

Julie W., Oswego

The staff are always friendly and caring, which I value.

Patricia O., Oswego

Very happy with the services but do wish they had a Sunday morning pickup for boarding.

Kay A., Naperville

Dr. Juriga and the staff at river heights treat you and your animals like family. My dog loved going there for the past 12 1/2 years (she actually got excited when we would pull up!).. Not only are they friendly but extremely knowledgeable and always go above and beyond. Can't express enough how great they are!

Shawn B., Plainfield

Great place to take your pet

Jeff F., Plainfield

Quik Effiet Service

Everyone was friendly. Dr. Mayer was awesome and explained what to expect for a dental cleaning. Everyone was personable and nice.

Robin C., Montgomery

Will be nicer once the construction is finished. Staff is very good. Explain everything very thoroughly and are very nice to my dogs.

Michelle K., Oswego

Staff was very friendly and professional. Great experience!

Ryan R., Oswego

Always get great and friendly service.

Debbie P., Montgomery

Always a great experience at River Heights. Friendly staff and great doctors!

Tammy T., Oswego

We really like the atmosphere at this clinic we like the small town feel and warmth and general caring of the personnel. The dog seems to like the great attention and love she gets.

Dr Pocus and her staff are wonderful. They are the nicest people and incredible with the animals. I also think they are very fairly priced - you get what you pay for!

Pam S., Yorkville

Dr Pocus is the BEST!!! I've already referred MANY patients to her. She's professional yet realistic and never tries to over-diagnose to make the invoices higher.

Janet S., Sugar Grove

They are the most caring Doctors that I know. I am very pleased by the way they handle and take care of my pets. I would recommend them for everybody.

Exceeded my expectations and my expectations were already high. Dr Juriga is outstanding. His technician / assistant Verena is also great. I know my best buddy Sarge will be the beneficiary of thorough, safe, and effective care.

Bob S., Reddick

Dr. Juriga is amazing surgeon and veterinary doctor. He took care of two my papillions teeth. Niunia and Kasia were happy and healthy few hours after the surgery.

Jocefa K., Chicago

The staff of the clinic is very helpful and friendly. Thank you dr. Juriga for taking outstanding care of us. Jozefa Kondratko

I have an overly exuberant 90 lb. dog named Domi. The way the staff handles him is always fun. Tech Nikki always does a great job on nails (His are very thick) and yesterday was no exception. Surgery, last year, on another dog was handled very well by Dr. Pocius . Dr. Weaver and Tech Kathy actually seemed to have fun with the big exuberant one during the annual check up. Who have I forgot ? Everyone at the clinic is friendly and efficient.

Gary M., Aurora

I like Dr. Juriga. He explains everything.

Dennis S., Oswego

Dr. Pocius is always friendly, professional, compassionate and thorough! 5 stars!

Staff was very friendly and professional. Great experience!

Mark D., Bristol

Always so accomodating and friendly! They go over and beyond for you and your pet on a regular basis. Our family has been using this clinic for over 25 years and have had only great experiences! We are so thankful for such wonderful providers who truly consider our pets as family members! Amanda

Wonderful staff and doctors. They are very helpful and compassionate.

Orville C., Aurora

Love our visit

Alexandra J., Yorkville

I have always found River Heights Veterinary Hospital staff to be be caring and efficient. When an emergency occurs, we are quickly accommodated. When arriving for a scheduled appointment, the wait is always short. I am most pleased with the service and professional care provided. Thank you all so much for being there for me and my cherished pets.

Sue Q., Aurora

Everyone is so kind- to people and pets alike!

I am completely satisfied with the care and concern provided by the entire staff.

Tim and Patti C., MONTGOMERY

They do a great job at keeping my very energetic dog calm enough to safely give him his vaccines. All of the workers are friendly and helpful!

Leah K., Yorkville

Every one is so nice and kind! The doctor even called with suggestions!

Carolyn T., Oswego

I'm always very happy with my visit.

Nancy M., Oswego

Wonderful staff, always so nice to me and my dogs! They really make me feel comfortable bringing them in because I am a nervous dog mother.

The staff at River Heights is so genuinely caring and thorough. They take the best care of our dogs when heathy or sick, and they take the extra time to listen to the owners and read through past history to understand the whole pet. The staff goes above and beyond in every way to take care of our dogs, they treat them as family.

Thank you Dr. Weaver and staff, you guys are so good with Daisy Mae, and for putting up with me, her overprotective Mom

Linda S., Oswego

Dr. Weaver is the best-so friendly, compassionate, & caring. She knows her stuff & presents it an easy to understand manner. She truly cares for my dogs. Best vet we've ever had!

Marco B., Aurora

Fantastic place to take your dog.

Joanneg N., Aurora

All the kind people who work at River Heights treat my dogs as if they were their own!

Linda T., Oswego

Excellent care of my cat as always

Joel J., Oswego

Not all vets & vet hospitals are created equal. I used to live in the area, but now I travel an hour out of my way because I trust the staff with my vet needs!

I had my hands full when I went in for a flu shot booster for my 3 dogs. I had the baby & all three dogs & the staff was so helpful & courteous. We made it out without a scratch! I'm a happy customer!!

Shana S., La Grange Park

I love your clinic and I have been coming there for ages. The dogs are never afraid to enter and have a fun time there.

Patricia R., Oswego

Rex 8 always excited to go. They do a great job.

Jackie J., Oswego

The staff was friendly, facility was spotless and the doctors and assts we're knowledgeable. They love what they do and were willing to answer any and all questions. I take all 3 of my dogs there and the animals seem happy after visiting and boarding! Professional people doing a great job!

Joe G., Oswego

Sox and I were in exam room right away and out in 15 minutes. Dr. and assistant were as always friendly and responsive to Soxs' needs. Thank you.

Brenda S., Oswego

Staff is extremely responsive and it is easy to tell they really love animals

Lisa S., Oswego

helpful and gentle to my pet

Arlyne M., Mongtomery

I needed a medication refill and it was completed in a timely manner and I picked it up and everything was perfect. Team Reggie came through with flying colors.

Larisa P., Oswego

I have been using River Heights as my Vet Hospital at least since 1997. .Dr Juriga and his staff are some of the nicest, friendly and compassionate professional people that I trust my babies to for all veterinary services .

Vicki S., Auroa

Staff and doctors at River Heights are always helpful and kind. I appreciate the great care given to my cats.

I feel that this clinic offer the highest quality veterinary services in the area.

Mary C., Minooka

We love Dr. Weaver, she and all the staff take excellent care of my two little four footed kids. She makes everything easy to understand and calls to check up on them.

Deborah R., Aurora

You guys are the best, we have always been very happy with the care that you have provided to our family over the past twelve years!

Lloyd N., Aurora

always a positive experience for us and our furry kids. staff is always friendly and they know our kids are scared and they do their best to make them feel calm and loved.

Tracy B., Oswego

We are so glad we switched vet offices. I would recommend defintely to a friend or family. Our pet is a senior and he gets excellent care.

Melissa & Rob C., Montgomery

Had a follow up visit for my cat, Gordon, with Dr. Juriga. As has been every visit with Dr. Juriga, he has always treated our cats as if they were his own. He always spends the time with me and listens to my thoughts and concerns.

Chris S., Aurora

I've been going to River Heights Veterinary Hospital since 2007. The staff and the doctors are caring, courteous, professional and explain health issues in easy to understand terms.

I have been taking my animals to River Heights for about 5 years. All of the doctors and technicians have taken great care of my animals and been very helpful. The receptionists are all friendly and the practice is kept very clean. I recommend river heights to all my friends and family!

Doctors and staff seem to genuinely care for your pets and are very polite. I wish dental procedures for cats were more affordable

Eric C., Oswego

I've been taking cats to River Heights for years, they are very compassionate and knowledgable.

Diane D., Oswego

Always professional and very thorough while taking the time to make everyone feel comfortable.

Diane B., Oswego

Thanks for getting my Dusty dog back to Beagle life. This has been a rough month, but she seems ready to chase bunnies again.

Lorraine F., Oswego

Dr. Mayer is very caring & gave my pet a great physical. The tech did a little too much fishing for my pets vein for a blood draw. Other than that I am very pleased.

Outstanding service. The doctors take time to discuss everything in detail and listen to what you have to say. Nice, very clean clinic with very pet friendly people working behind the desk. Love the vet assitants. Very open minded to alternative medicine and/or feeding (such as raw diet). Never pushing in offering services.

Patricia H., Yorkville

Dr Juriga & Staff were excellent!!!

Safley Home R., Plainfield


Nelson P., Oswego

I love River Heghts. The location is great, service Gracie in there she is in good hands. The only draw back is that I am a senior citizen and money is very limited. The prices here are more expensive then other vets and as time goes on if I have to leave it will be due to lack of funds. Other then that I love you guys.

Marilyn G., Oswego

The tech was very polite, apt. was on time. Dr. Pocius listened and assured I understood Tom's situation and personally called to follow up! Entire staff appears to enjoy their roles and treat people and pets with respect!

Annette F., Yorkville

The receptionists and tech and Doctors are great. Been going here for over twenty years. I have had many different dogs over these years. I have 5 dogs and so pleased the service from Riverheights.

Vicki K., Montgomery

Excellent care as always from Dr. Pocius! We Love the staff at River Heights!

Long time association with River Heights. Great Doctors!

Annette & Jim B., Geneva

I love River Heights. I have a cat that I've had problems with for years and I started going to them earlier this year. They have gone above and beyond in diagnosing and treating him. Really above and beyond. . I've been other places and had other vets that were very good. But I feel like I finally found the right one. His strategy on care is right on. I know from my experience. The place is always clean and spotless. To start with that shows how they do business. I've been there a dozen times. The staff is always helpful and very caring. They show you all costs before hand . Every time I've been there I've never heard a person complain . I could not ask for more. My experience could have not been better!

Paul D., Munster

River Heights Vet Hospital is best good Vet Hospital.

Dr. Juriga always goes above and beyond to care for our dog. He also goes out of his way to explain things to you and makes sure you understand it. The front desk receptionists are very friendly and also go above and beyond to make sure you an you're pet are taken care of.

Abby S., Yorkville

I have a 6 yr old Collie that has special needs (the MDR1 Gene Mutation). Dr. Juriga always keeps Spirit's medical issue in mind and goes that extra mile to be sure she has the best care possible even if that means researching various info to be sure nothing is or will become harmful to her. Believe me that Gene Mutation can cause some real headaches. He has been taking great care of her since she was 8 weeks old. Dr. Juriga has my complete trust when it comes to Spirit's health and safety. Something else that is very important to me is that Spirit loves him. That in itself says volumes. I'd give more than 5 stars if I could. Thanks Dr. Juriga.
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Christine E., Oswego

Everyone is always very nice and helpful

Lisa & Rick L., Oswego

We switched to River Heights after having multiple poor experiences at Oswego Animal Hospital, and we have been very happy with the services we've received, and the care our dog, Hank, has received now that we are at River Heights. The staff are friendly and organized, and Hank has only gotten the best care. I highly recommend.

Mark M., Aurora

Great Hairdo on Buch once again....!!! Just for the grooming this time...

Andrew W., Oswego

Dr. Mayer more understanding than the others. Thorough exam of our new adopted cat. Glad karen Claus recommended her. Will see her again with Lady Cat. I would give a 10 in the overall feeddback but honestly i am not a fan of all the vets there. Front desk is AWESOME.

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