Our Family, Caring For Yours

Meet our Veterinarians

Deborah Schelkopf

DVM, Owner

Dr. Deb 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.

Carlos Dominguez


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.

LeAnn Gruber


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 professional interest are preventative medicine, nutrition/weight management and end of life care.

Heather Brown


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.

Melissa Corson


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.


Chris Schelkopf


Dr. Christopher Schelkopf joined Bethany Animal Hospital at the beginning of 2018. He brings a wealth of experience and passion to the clinic. He graduated from University of Illinois’College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Dr. Schelkopf's areas of professional interest are internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and client communications.

To learn more about our staff and services, call or email us.



(815) 756-8925

Fax: (815) 756-7383


2400 Bethany Rd, Sycamore, IL 60178, USA

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