About us


Founded in 1959, Bethany Animal Hospital has been a mainstay of pet owners throughout the Sycamore-DeKalb area seeking personalized service and compassionate, high quality care for their animals. Throughout our long history we have operated under the core belief that every pet is a special member of our families and that they deserve the best chance to lead long and healthy lives.

To that end, we aim to remain at the leading edge of veterinary care while maintaining the friendly, small-town feel of our practice. This attitude is even woven into our mission statement, which reads: We strive to maintain the confidence that you have placed in us by providing honest and compassionate service with the highest quality care for your pet.

Underscoring our pledge to you is our focus on preventative care. It is the basis of protecting and maintaining the lifelong health and wellbeing of your pet as well as the best means to minimize his or her lifetime cost of care. Additionally, when you come in for an appointment you will receive important home healthcare advice as well as new information and recommendations for the care of your particular type and breed of pet.

Should your pet become ill or injured, our skilled medical staff is supported by advanced diagnostic imaging equipment, in-house medical testing capabilities and a modern surgical suite.

As a testament to our success in providing the best medical care and customer service, Bethany Animal Hospital was voted the 2010 Best Animal Hospital in reader surveys conducted by the Daily Chronicle and InVironments Magazine. The same surveys saw Bethany Animal Hospital voted one of the Best Animal Hospitals in 2012, 2013, and 2014, and designated as the best pet daycare in 2014!

Please browse our website, take a virtual tour of our facility, and read through our doctor bios to find out more about our medical staff. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please feel free to call us at (815) 756-8925.

American Animal Hospital Association Accredited


Bethany Animal Hospital is proud to be an American Animal Hospital Association Accredited Veterinary Hospital. This distinction is achieved by fewer than 15 percent of the animal hospitals throughout the United States.

We believe in the principles of professionalism, high standards of veterinary care, and excellence established by the AAHA and work very hard to maintain our accreditation with this organization. Every three years Bethany Animal Hospital is subject to a comprehensive evaluation and inspection by AAHA. This evaluation includes our record keeping, diagnostic capabilities, surgical & anesthetic procedures, facilities, quality of medicine practice, pharmacy, emergency services, dentistry, nursing care, housekeeping, and continuing education of our medical staff.

Designated Cat Friendly Practice


We take seriously the need for routine veterinary care for your cat. Because of this, we at Bethany Animal Hospital have taken steps to become a Cat Friendly Practice by creating a practice that values the feline patient's distinct needs in both physical environment of the practice and the way in which medical care is delivered.

As a Designated Cat Friendly Practice, we have created a feline exclusive waiting room. Our special waiting room for cats and their owners provides a calm, quiet space to help reduce the fear and anxiety your cat may feel when leaving their comfortable surroundings.

If you have questions on whether Bethany Animal Hospital is the right choice for your pet, please contact us!