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And the Readers' Choice for Best Animal Hospital is...

All week long we asked who you trust when it comes to providing the best care for your four-legged friend. Based on your votes, we found a winner.

It was a very close contest, but when asked to vote for the best animal hospital in Naperville in our , you chose .

Rankings were determined based on a combination of total votes and reviews in our business directory. VCA Naper Ridge Animal Hospital received 28 percent of the vote while County Line Animal Hospital came in a close second place.

Reader Barbara Morgan gave VCA Naper Ridge a :

"The only vet service we have used in the 17 years we have lived in Naperville. Can't say enough wonderful things about the staff and doctors. Caring, considerate, compassionate."

And readers had some great things to say about the other nominees as well.

 "We have experienced over twenty-five years of consistently excellent care for our pets at . The amount of time each vet has given to our animals, the care and compassion they have shown, and their willingness to be open and forthright - especially with those heartbreaking end of life issues all owners eventually deal with - have earned them our gratitude, respect, and loyalty. Ann and Jim Jasper"

Thanks to everyone who participated. Even though the poll is now closed, you can still  about this newly-crowned Readers' Choice winner on their business listing page.

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Check back with us on Monday beginning at 5 a.m. as Patch introduces a new Readers' Choice category.

Editor's noteOur readers' choice features are designed to be a fun and completely friendly expression of our collective passion for great food, great service or a great product, all close to home. It's also a fantastic way for small and medium business owners — the lifeblood of our local economy — to show how much they appreciate their customers. We take a look at comments, reviews as well as the poll, not just any one aspect, in communicating back to readers who among the group of businesses may rise to the top in readers' minds.

John Moreli May 18, 2012 at 04:06 PM
My wife and I take our cats to the Abbeywood clinic and they get great care .
barbara llewellyn May 18, 2012 at 05:28 PM
The body of the story mentions County Line as a close 2nd. Elsewhere Boulder Terrace is highlighted as 2nd. Please clarify. Thanks, Barbara L.
Collin Czarnecki May 18, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Hi Barbara, thanks for pointing that out. While County Line did come in second, we decided to highlight a review that a reader wrote about their experience at Boulder Terrace to give a taste of what readers had to say about the nominees. Hope there isn't any confusion, thanks for reading!

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