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Welcome to Bethany Animal Hospital

Your Veterinarian in Sycamore IL
Call us at (815) 756-8925


veterinarian_dog.pngSince 1959 Bethany Animal Hospital has been providing superior care to companion animals in the Sycamore-DeKalb area. Your pets’ health and well-being are very important to us. To demonstrate our commitment to excellent service, we work hard to maintain our AAHA Accreditation and are proud to be a Designated Cat Friendly Practice.

Bethany Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and is proud to highlight the following services:

At Bethany Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are! Please call (815) 756-8925 with questions, email us, or visit us at 2400 Bethany Road, Sycamore, Illinois--find us on the map below!


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Office Hours

Monday:

7:30 AM-7:30 PM

Tuesday:

7:30 AM-12:00 PM

2:00 PM-6:00 PM

Wednesday:

7:30 AM-7:30 PM

Thursday:

7:30 AM-7:30 PM

Friday:

7:30 AM-5:30 PM

Saturday:

8:00 AM-1:00 PM

Sunday:

Closed

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Upcoming Events

  • Online Forms

    Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

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  • Make An Appointment

    We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment for your pet today!

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  • Services

    We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide.

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Meet Our Experienced Doctors

  • Heather Brown, DVM

    Dr. Heather Brown joined Bethany Animal Hospital in June 2010 after graduating from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Brown's areas of interest include dermatology, preventative medicine, and exotic animal medicine.

  • LeAnn Gruber, DVM

    Dr. LeAnn Gruber is a General Practitioner who began her veterinary career at Bethany Animal Hospital shortly after graduating from the University of Illinois' College of Veterinary Medicine in June of 2001. Dr. Gruber's areas of particular professional interest are ophthalmology, dermatology, and soft tissue surgery.

  • Carlos Dominguez, DVM

    Dr. Carlos E. Dominguez is a General Practitioner who has been with Bethany Animal Hospital since January of 2000. Dr. Dominguez's areas of special professional interest include orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, small animal and exotic medicine and pain management.

  • Deborah Schelkopf, DVM

    Dr. Schelkopf has spent her entire career with Bethany Animal Hospital and currently practices general small animal medicine in addition to performing management responsibilities. Her special interests are internal medicine, clinical pathology, client education and rehabilitation medicine.

  • Melissa Corson, DVM

    Veterinarian Melissa Corson joined Bethany Animal Hospital in February of 2016. Her professional interests include feline medicine, exotic and small mammal medicine, bird medicine, abdominal ultrasound and dentistry.

Testimonials

  • "Bethany Animal Hospital is a good place to take your pet for some tlc because the staff and facility is comfortable for both pets and their owners, and the staff is very compassionate and professional. We took our cat Mittens there early for an appt. and they saw us early and even had time for a check up on her ears. Thanks to the doctors and staff, out pet Mittens got the tlc she needed."
    April P.
  • "Great place...always take care of my furbabies! They give you prices up front and it is easy to make appointments."
    Rhonda L.
  • ""After an awful experience with an emergency vet, my husband and I decided to take our cat for another look at Bethany. The staff was amazing and treated her with such care. I'm beyond thankful for the attention and comfort they gave both myself and my cat.""
    Holly E.

Featured Articles

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    Pets are incredibly curious creatures who are not above snacking on anything that interests them. When that snack is a plant, problems can occur. Many plants are poisonous if eaten and can cause symptoms ranging from mild discomfort to death. Below is a list of some of the most common plants that sicken ...

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  • Make Your House Pet Friendly

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  • Keeping Pets Safe from Being Lost

    An estimated one third of all pets will become lost at some point in their life. Reasons for pets becoming lost include everything from a loose gate to breaking free from a leash. With so many possible ways for a pet to become lost, it is important to follow some simple safety procedures. Dog Tags (Identification ...

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  • Hidden Dangers of Over-the-Counter Medications

    There are many medications available over the counter (OTC) at pharmacies and grocery stores that we consider to be safe, their use to be routine. We don’t think twice about picking up medications to help with pain or flu symptoms. What many people don’t consider is that these same medications can ...

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