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 Tender Loving Care Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Freeport, Illinois
Call us at 815-235-1401

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at 815-235-1401

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Tender Loving Care Animal Hospital is a full service small animal hospital located in Freeport, Illinois. We provide comprehensive care to dogs, cats, and other small animal species. Our services include wellness care for your pets, vaccinations, soft tissue surgery - including spays and neuters, limited orthopedic surgery, radiology, dentistry, laboratory testing, and senior pet care. We are available to care for your sick pet in their time of need. Our courteous and knowledgeable staff is here to serve you and answer any questions you may have.

Complete medical treatment

Tender Loving Care Animal Hospital is dedicated to providing your animals with complete veterinarian care.

When a medical emergency arises, you can count on Tender Loving Care Animal Hospital to provide your pet with the attention it deserves.

At Tender Loving Care Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Chris Casey | Dr. Ken Fiedler | Dr. Lesley Diehl | Dr. Alec Frits

Veterinarian | Tender Loving Care| 815-235-1401

Freeport, IL 61032

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule


8:00 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm


8:00 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm




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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I have taken my fur babies to Tender Loving Care Dr. Heitzman for over 12 years now and won't go anywhere but! Dr. Heitzman and staff have ALWAYS been so caring, gentle and compassionate with my animals as if they were their own! Not only putting animals health first, but listening to my concerns as pet owner. Every concern or question is addressed with the utmost compassion, even silly questions are answered with the same sincere care! Thank You Dr. Heitzman and staff for your compassion, concern and truly caring for my babies as you have from day one many years ago and continuing thru the present to the future!!!!"
    Colleen M.
  • "Dr. Heitzman and his staff are so wonderful and caring! They understand that our furry friends mean so much to us. They listen and care about what we tell them. To me and my four legged friends they are truly the best around! Thank you so much!"
    Melissa C.
  • "Super Vet...calm, caring and conscientious! Office staff are efficient and courteous."
    JoLique P.
  • "This is the place to take your pet! I love that when I call them, say who I am, they remember me and my dog. Dr. Heitzman is wonderful and I totally trust him in the care of my furry baby. He also took care of both of my cats before they passed away. I won't take my pet any where else."
    Amy P.
  • "Dr. Heitzman is a fantastic doctor! I wouldn't take my dog anywhere else. Everyone at TLC is amazing and extremely nice."
  • "The only vet clinic in Freeport where I will take my pets."

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