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Welcome to Aberdeen Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Des Plaines IL
Call us at 847-699-8387


If you live in Des Plaines or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dean Christopoulos is a licensed IL veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Aberdeen Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dean Christopoulos has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Des Plaines veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call 847-699-8387 and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Des Plaines veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Des Plaines pet owners.

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

Dean Christopoulos
Des Plaines Veterinarian | Aberdeen Animal Hospital | 847-699-8387

11 E Golf Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60016

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Meet Our Staff

  • Amanda Scott
    Amanda has been working at Aberdeen since 2009. She has 2 children (Wyatt and Mason), a dog named Rambo, and 2 cats (Squints and Chubbs).
  • Dr.
    Dean A. Christopoulos
    Dr. Christopoulos has been practicing for over 20 years and received his DVM from the University of Illinois in 1994. He opened Aberdeen Animal Hospital in 1996 and has been the sole practitioner since 2010. Member of the AVMA and ISVMA, he especially enjoys working on complex internal medicine cases, dermatology, and ophthalmology. He has a wife, 2 adorable children, enjoys hockey (go HAWKS!), golf, and traveling to warm and sunny climates.
  • Samantha Ortiz
    Samantha has been working at Aberdeen since 2013. She has a cat named Gizmo.

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Hear From Happy Pet Owners

  • "I've known Dr. Chris for over 30 years. The peace of mind knowing he is not going to recommend anything but what your pet needs keeps us coming back for all these years"
    - Les O. / Des Plaines, IL
  • "Best vet around! Dr. C is the best! His staff is awesome. Love how he explained everything, the whole staff is very compassionate! If you're looking for a vet, this is the place. You won't be disappointed!"
    Jenifer Moeller
  • "Friendly and trustworthy staff."
    Greg Larson
  • "The best vet I have ever interacted with. Knowledgeable and reasonable when it comes to costs. Dr. Christopoulos truly cares for the well-being of my two dogs."
    Mark Wodziak
  • "Excellent care, excellent vet. A veteran, experienced doctor who's seen it all. The staff at the front desk is great too. If you're anywhere close to Aberdeen, do your pet a favor and visit Dr. Christopoulos"
    Jim K.