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Welcome to Finan Animal Hospital
Serving Downers Grove, Darien, Woodridge and Lemont.
Call us at 630-985-2777


We are excited to join the Darien community and are looking forward to meeting you and your furry companions! Finan Animal Hospital is dedicated to providing caring, compassionate veterinary care to your pets. We understand that you care for your pets as part of your family, and as veterinarians we strive to do the same. Dr. Finan and the staff at Finan Animal Hospital believe that an educated pet owner is invaluable. Our goal is to keep your pet healthy by helping you fully understand your pet’s needs.

We hope you’ll find the following sets us apart from other animal hospitals:

• We are a paperless practice. All our medical records are computerized which allows for easy record keeping and is more environmentally friendly.
• We know you’re busy- call and schedule a drop-off appointment.
• Our hospital is clean, quiet, and stocked with state of the art equipment. You’ll find digital and dental radiography, ultrasound, therapy laser, in-house lab equipment and fully equipped surgery and dentistry suites.

We hope to form a life long relationship with you and your pets!

Dr. April Finan
Darien Veterinarian | Finan Animal Hospital | 630-985-2777

2415 75th Street
Darien, IL 60561


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Can you imagine telling your dog, “Let’s go to the vet!” and seeing her tail wag? How about getting out your cat’s carrier and seeing him come running?

We can make this a reality! That’s because we are part of a new initiative sweeping veterinary medicine designed to ease the stress, fear, and anxiety so many pets experience while at the veterinarian.

Known as Fear FreeSM, the training and certification program helps veterinarians and their staff modify their procedures, handling, and facilities to help pets feel safe and comfortable while receiving the medical care they need.

With already certified Fear Free employees and more on their way to earning their certification, we pride ourselves at making your pet’s experience with us as pleasant and comfortable as possible…starting before you even walk into the clinic!

To find out how, call to speak with one of us, click the logo, or check out our Fear Free Center in our menu.

A great way to stay connected with your pet's health! Click here to download our PetPage Mobile app.


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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    April Finan
    Hospital Owner

    Dr. April Finan is the owner of Finan Animal Hospital. Dr. Finan is a 2005 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Finan spent 10 years in emergency practice before transitioning to general practice. She is finally realizing her dream as the owner of Finan Animal Hospital. Dr. Finan strives to create a fun, diverse, positive, and supportive work environment for her staff. We hope our love for our jobs shows in our care for your pet.

    In her spare time Dr. Finan enjoys lifting weights, competing in triathlons, cooking healthy meals, and spending time outdoors with her family.

    Dr. Finan is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, The Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, and the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association.

  • Kirsten
    Hospital Manager

    Kirsten is a Certified Veterinary Technician having graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Joliet Junior College in 2012. She has worked in the veterinary field for 14 years with experience in dog and cat, zoo and exotic animal practices. She has an affinity for working with animals and people, developing good rapport with both. As she says, 'If you love your job, you never have to work a day in your life.' -Confucius

    Kirsten lives with her husband, four children and her two dogs, Bree and Hennessy. In her free moments she revels in spending time with her family outdoors, taking the dogs on hikes, trying new restaurants and going to movies.

  • Jenn
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Jenn is a certified veterinary technician who graduated from the Fox College Vet Tech Institute in 2010. Jenn has a special interest in Fear Free veterinary visits and recently completed a program to become our first Fear Free Certified veterinary professional! Her mission is to alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets and to educate and inspire the people who care for them. The Fear Free movement focuses on both the physical and the emotional well-being of your pets, and aims to make veterinary visits stress-free and fun.

    Jenn lives with her husband and two kitties, Cooper (a munchkin cat) and Izzy (a manx cat). In her spare time Jenn enjoys attending comic conventions, crafting costumes and props of her favorite fictional characters, and immersing herself in a good book.

  • Angie
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Angie is a certified veterinary technician. She graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in 2012. She had worked in many settings- from general practice to emergency and specialty practices. She hopes to one day become a certified dog trainer and train service animals. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her fiancé and their two pets a cat (Butters) and a dog (Axel). Her hobbies include playing in Top Golf leagues with friends, hiking, and traveling to new places.

  • Brandon
    Veterinary Assistant

    After working in the animal care field for the past 9 years, Brandon has done almost everything in the field. He has worked for pet boarding facilities, pet stores, pet grooming shops, and has done animal behavior training. He is a certified bather and brusher, a certification he earned while working at a local grooming shop.

    When he is not working, he enjoys spending time playing guitar, trying new restaurants, and playing sports. He also loves spending time at home with his corgi mix, Wiley.


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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Finan Animal Hospital


8:00 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-5:30 pm


9:00 am-1:00 pm


8:00 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm



We are two miles east of I-355 and just 3 miles north of I-55.
You can find us on 75th Street between Lemont Road and Fairview Avenue.
We are on the south side of the street in the Marketplace at Darien shopping center.

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  • "Dr. Finan is the most caring, compassionate Dr. you could ask for. I wish my own physicians cared as much as she does! Her facility is first-rate and so are all of her employees. All of this costs money, but if you care about your pets, rest assured that you are getting even more than you pay for. Dr. Finan never suggests anything more than is necessary, and does not "guilt trip" you into doing more than you can afford (unlike other Vets I no longer go too.) I am a lifelong animal lover, and a thrifty person. I give the Dr, her facility and her staff the highest recommendation!"
    Joanne Patten
  • "The doctors and staff at Finan Animal Hospital are great. We went to them after discovering our dog has a bladder stone that likely required surgery and they were able to fit us in quickly for an evaluation, reassure us about the surgery, and schedule the surgery within a week. Their facility is very well kept and inviting, and their prices are fair. A great experience overall and very likely our new vet."
    Tony Marotta
  • "My appointments are always run on time, the staff is warm and friendly and Dr. Finan is a perfect blend of educated, yet down to earth and extremely compassionate! We love Finan Animal Hospital and trust them whole heartedly with our precious fur baby."
    Mike Nowak
  • "I absolutely would NOT take my fur baby anywhere else! Ever. For anything."
    India Gordon
  • "I absolutely love Dr. April. She takes her time with each of her clients, listens to all concerns and answers all questions. She is very kind and only has your pets health and safety in mind. She never pushes un-needed medications or tests. Without Dr. April one of my dogs would have died and she saved her life. Dr. April would email and or call me when she was closed and it was a holiday weekend to check on my puppy when she was so sick. She gave me advice and told me I could always email her and she would get back to me very quickly. We love Dr. April! Thank you so much!"
    Maggie Dastych
  • "From the moment you walk through the door you feel welcomed. The environment is friendly and clean. The staff is incredibly personable and takes the time to get to know you and your pet(s). I had been wanting to make the vet switch for a while and after I read the reviews on this office I gave it a chance. I wish I would have done it sooner."
    Katie Shepler
  • "Amazing staff/visit as always. Our dog is well taken care of. Even had lollipops and crayons to keep my kids occupied."
    Marissa Smith
  • "From my first time visiting Finan I knew it was the place I'd want for my pet's medical needs. Dr. Finan & her staff are wonderful. Clinic is always clean & staff is friendly & professional. I know under Dr. Finan's care my pet is getting the best she deserves."
    Ingrid Fung-Cap
  • "I originally heard about Finan Animal Hospital when we moved to the area, and every dog owner I ran into on my long walks with my Greyhound commented that I surely
    must go to Dr. Finan. I decided to check her out, and was more than happy that I did. This facility is bright and cheerful, and the staff is wonderful. On my first visit I was
    taken on a tour of the state-of-the-art equipment and shown exactly how "patients" are cared for. Every time I call or come in with my dog we are greeted personally, and follow up after a procedure is a given. Now I am the one recommending Dr. Finan to every pet owner I meet!"
    Susan Kiley
  • "Dr. Finan and all of the staff at Finan Animal Hospital are incredibly caring, compassionate, and wonderful professionals. They have provided excellent care to all
    of our pets and always handle examinations, surgical procedures, and even the passing of a cherished family pet with the utmost care, consideration, and skill. We
    feel extremely grateful to have our pets cared for by Dr. Finan and her staff. We cannot recommend them highly enough."
    Mary Satchwell
  • "Finan Animal Hospital is THE BEST. Dr. April and her whole staff make you feel like family. It is a ways for us to go, but worth every mile."
    Sue Kirkton
  • "I loved the personal service for myself and my Ginger. You could not have been more loving and caring. I appreciated that you did not try to push any services on me but gave me options to think about. I look forward to a long relationship with you and your staff."
    Carla Erickson
  • "My only wish is that more people find out about this hospital and start bringing their animals here. I have never found a more TLC place than here. My critters run to get in there, knowing they will get shots but they get all that TLC!"
    Jerry Jastrzembski
  • "As a first time dog owner, the vet I chose was very important to me. After researching many places, I decided on Finan due to their excellent reviews. I couldn't be happier with my decision. From the techs to Dr. Finan herself, everyone was EXTREMELY knowledgeable and helpful. They answered all of our questions and provided excellent care. HIGHLY SUGGEST!"
    Nicole Stoch
  • "Dr. Finan and her team are simply excellent! We had an emergency and they were able to get us in immediately, even the day before a major holiday! They explain everything so well and do a great job listening and addressing all of your concerns. We are so glad to have found them!"
    Sheila George
  • "Everyone was super friendly, and I felt as though they truly had my cats (Billy's), best interest at heart. We did not feel that way at the previous hospital that we went to, and it is a very nice change of pace. The office is clean and welcoming, and the location is great and easy to find! Thank you so much everyone!"
    Jordan Ramsdell
  • "Our first time visiting was a great experience. The entire staff was pleasant, the office is modern and clean, and Dr. Finan was very thorough. It's nice to have found a Vet with personal experience owning greyhounds."
    Gina Cunningham
  • "Each time I come in, Benny and I are welcomed with smiles and positive reinforcement. Benny was in for blood work and was taken back early. We came in 20 minutes just in case we would be able to get in early and Benny was taken back right away! He came out wagging his tail!"
    Ursula Wojdyla
  • "There isn't ANYTHING to complain about. There is nothing I could even suggest that would have made our experience any better...this is by far the best from check in to check out and everything else in between! Thanks!"
    Joann Lance
  • "Such a great experience from start to finish. All of the staff went that one extra mile that made me feel like not only Sky and I were welcome but that they truly cared about us. A soft blankie was laid out on the exam table for my kitty, a bottled water was offered to me, and most importantly the doctor did was patient and thorough and did not make us feel rushed at all."
    Oksana Shevtsova
  • "I highly recommend Finan Animal Hospital. I used to work at a vet clinic so my standards are extremely high and they went above my standard. Everyone there is super friendly and no one pushes anything on you. Dr. Finan is highly experienced and really makes your experience tailored to you."
    Katherine Malik
  • "Another wonderful experience here! Dropped off our kitty for a dental cleaning. Drop off is organized and quick. Received a call once she was awake letting us know how she was doing and the results of the cleaning. One tooth had to be removed due to a resorptive lesion found during annual exam. At pickup they went over after care and
    sent her home with pain medication for her extraction. Received a phone call the next morning to check on recovery. Amazing care. The staff truly treats my pet like their own."
    Bobbi Kelty
  • "Dr. Finan and her staff at Finan Animal Hospital were extremely courteous and very puppy friendly. They were able to accommodate us on short notice and provided excellent service and a quick solution to our puppy's needs. We look forward to a longer-term relationship with Dr. Finan."
    John Nyhoff
  • "Dr. Finan and her staff are the best! You are cared for and feel like one of their family from the time you walk in the door. I can't say enough about Dr. Finan. She loves what she does, is very caring, honest, and treats my dogs like they are hers. So blessed to have found her!"
    Carol Florino
  • "There is no veterinarian I trust more with my Greyhounds than Dr. Finan. I recently moved to Rockford but continue to bring them back to Dr. Finan for their wellness visits because she is that good. I always recommend Dr. Finan to my Greyhound friends."
    Annie Roca
  • "I absolutely LOVE Dr. Finan and her staff. It is so hard to find a good Vet and I am truly lucky and blessed to have found Dr. Finan! She treats you and your pet like you are "part of the family". Dr. Finan and her staff are always courteous, caring attentive. Even if you have a vet for your pet, once you've had a visit with Dr. Finan, you're sure to make her your new vet!"
    Irene Kazazakis