Sign Up to receive information on Our upcoming events

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!


petdesk.pngpetlyborder.pngpngembrace.pngstore.png

aahalogo.pngsurveys.png5817a5ec3c29d_CatFriendlyLogolowRes.pngbbblogo.png

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

News

Coming soon..


Upcoming Events

  • Online Forms

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

    View Forms
  • Make An Appointment

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

    Get Started
  • Services

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

    Learn More

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

  • Vertigo or Old Dog Vestibular Syndrome

    Image of an old dog laying on the ground. Vertigo is a syndrome in the elderly dog, which can be very frightening to the owners. The dog is suddenly afflicted with a balance problem, usually staggering, but occasionally unable to stand, and more rarely actually rolling over and over. There is a tilting ...

    Read More
  • Ticks

    Image of ticks. Ticks are the small wingless external parasites, living by hematophagy on the blood of mammals, birds, and occasionally reptiles and amphibians. Ticks are blood-sucking parasites that are often found in freshly mown grass, where they will rest themselves at the tip of a blade so as to ...

    Read More
  • Seizures

    Image of dog laying down on the floor. Seizures are common in dogs, but more unusual in cats. Seizures are just symptoms which can occur with many kinds of diseases. They can happen because of diseases outside the brain or inside the brain. Low blood sugar that can happen with an overdose of insulin ...

    Read More
  • Salmonella

    Image of salmonella. Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause disease in humans, dogs, cats, and other animals. It can cause a variety of symptoms, commonly vomiting and/or diarrhea, but also severe infections and septicemia. It can also cause abscesses, meningitis, bone infections, and abortion. Salmonella ...

    Read More
  • Roundworms

    Image of roundworms There are many types of roundworms, but some of the most common are intestinal parasites of dogs, cats, and raccoons. Puppies are frequently born with roundworms, and kittens can be infected via the mother's milk or feces. Adult roundworms are ivory colored, four to six inches long, ...

    Read More
  • Rabies

    Image of stethoscope and a sign that says rabies. Rabies is a fatal viral infection that is transmitted primarily through bite wounds. Skunks, bats, raccoons, and foxes are the primary carriers. Rabies is also fatal to humans, there has been only one case of a person surviving rabies when treatment ...

    Read More
  • Parasites

    Close up image of parasites. There are many types of parasites that are found in the GI tract of cats and dogs. Worms such as roundworms, whipworms, and hookworms are very common in almost all parts of the world. These parasites shed their infective eggs in the pet's stool and contaminate the environment; ...

    Read More
  • Luxating Patella

    Image of dog with hind leg shaved. Luxating patella is a condition where the kneecap (patella) moves out of its normal position. Luxating patella is one of the most common knee joint abnormalities of dogs, but it is only occasionally seen in cats. It may affect one or both of the knees. In some cases ...

    Read More
  • Ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

    Image of dog jumping and catching a frisbee at the park. The rupture of the cruciate ligament is the most common knee injury in the dog. This injury has two common presentations. One is the young athletic dog playing roughly who acutely ruptures the ligament and is non-weight bearing on the affected ...

    Read More
  • Liver Shunt

    Image of dog laying down. A liver shunt is also named a PSS, portosystemic shunt, portacaval shunt or portosystemic vascular anomaly. This abnormality occurs when a pet's venous blood from the intestine bypasses the liver. In the normal pet, blood vessels pick up nutrients from ingested material in ...

    Read More

Newsletter Signup