excellence, every time.

Beautiful female Golden Cocker Spaniel puppy lays on white background looking up

Why Best Friends?

We are proud to be the only practice in town that is AAHA accredited and certified Fear Free. Fewer than 15% of veterinary practices nationwide are AAHA accredited; in order to earn accreditation, you must demonstrate excellence in approximately 900 different facets of running an exceptional veterinary hospital. And Fear Free accreditation demonstrates our commitment to your pet’s well-being; heightened stress levels affect your pet’s physiology, such as their heart rate, temperature, and blood pressure. This can make it difficult to tell a sick pet from a healthy pet. We are proud of our certifications, as it demonstrates our commitment to making sure your dog or cat has truly exceptional care, every visit.

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What pet owners are saying…

I am beyond thankful for the amazing staff at Best Friends. We have always had excellent care with our fur babies. Here recently our golden retriever was hit by a vehicle. A simple procedure for wound repairs turned quickly into a life saving measure when it was found Lucy and a collapsed lung and blood in her chest cavity. Dr. Gretchen saved her life. Words of thanks aren’t enough.

I have to give praise where praise is deserved. Yesterday our cat went into labor and was having complications. Around midnight I knew she was not going to be able to deliver naturally. So in a panic, I called. Not only did they get out of bed to save our sweet girl and her babies, they also beat the price of other places.


Our family is grateful for the exceptionally good care provided to our Niko by the entire staff…Dr. Bill has been wonderful, extremely knowledgeable and very compassionate.


I moved to Lincoln a little more than a year ago and started coming here right away! The staff is helpful and friendly! When we noticed my dog was having a weight problem, they took action right away. It took a while to diagnose the problem but once they did, we began his treatment and he’s begun dropping weight and is looking healthier and happier than ever!