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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. Dr. Deborah Schelkopf is a licensed IL veterinarian, treating all types of pets. 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

Upcoming Events

  • Online Forms

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

  • Make An Appointment

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

  • Services

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

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

  • Who's Healthier: Purebreds or Mixed Breeds?

    For years, pet owners have disagreed about whether purebred or mixed breed dogs are healthier. Until recently, there was no scientific data to back up their opinions, but UC Davis researchers recently helped answer the question with a landmark health study. The Arguments Pet owners who thought that ...

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  • Caring for Your Pet Before and After Surgery

    Is a surgery in your pet's future? If it is, you probably have a few questions about pre- and post-surgery care. Paying close attention to care recommendations will help you ensure that the surgery is just a minor disruption to your pet's normal routine. Before Surgery Stop Food Your pet will need ...

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  • Does Your Cat Need Vaccines?

    In a word, yes. “No other medical development has been as successful as vaccination in controlling deadly diseases in companion animals,” says feline veterinarian Dr. Arnold Plotnick. However, Dr. Plotnick and other veterinarians acknowledge that, rarely, vaccinations in cats have been linked to ...

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  • Diabetes in Cats: Prevention and Treatment

    Diabetes in cats, also known as feline diabetes mellitus, is an increasingly common disease affecting 1 out of every 400 cats. Obesity is the leading risk factor for diabetes. "Overweight or obese cats are two to four times more likely to develop diabetes than cats with a healthy body weight," says ...

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  • Do Cats Really Love Milk?

    Cats, unlike dogs, are true carnivores which means they thrive on meat only diets and require no vegetable, grain, or dairy supplementation. Cows milk is not recommended for cats because it can be too rich for their digestive systems. This is because most cats can't digest milk properly because it contains ...

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  • Stress Relief for Pets

    Stress isn't just a problem for humans; your pet can experience the negative effects too. Illness, changes in the usual routine or the death of another pet can lead to an increase in your pet's anxiety level. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help your furry friend relax. Signs of Stress Your ...

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  • Assisting Anxious Pets

    Managing Pet Anxiety Pet anxiety can be a huge problem for pets and their families. Being home alone for several hours a day while their humans are at school or work can cause separation anxiety. Thunderstorms and fireworks can also really panic pets. Some pets are so anxious that any new situation ...

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  • All About Hairballs

    Does your favorite feline leave you hairballs as gifts? If so, you’re not alone. Although we love cats for being meticulous groomers, it’s safe to say we don’t like finding hairy presents around the house. Let’s explore what causes hairballs and how to prevent them. What Causes a Hairball? Hairballs ...

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  • 6 Rules to Improve Your Cat's Diet

    Do Not Overfeed "Obesity is the most common nutritional disease seen in cats," says Joe Bartges, DVM, PhD at the University of Tennessee's College of Veterinary Medicine. It is a common bad habit for cat owners to feed their cats too much. Cats only need 24 to 35 calories per pound of body weight each ...

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  • Does Your Cat Need Vaccines?

    In a word, yes. “No other medical development has been as successful as vaccination in controlling deadly diseases in companion animals,” says feline veterinarian Dr. Arnold Plotnick. The Exception Dr. Plotnick and other veterinarians acknowledge that, rarely, vaccinations in cats have been linked ...

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