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Dr. Justin D. Brown

Dr. Brown has been involved in 4-H since he was 8 years old.  He participated in livestock projects and showed at county fairs for years, sparking his interest in becoming a vet.  He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001.  After practicing in Danville for several years, he moved his growing family to the Peoria area and started Brown Animal Hospital in 2005.  He continually works to grow the practice.  His professional interests include both soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.  His most interesting clinical experience involved performing oral surgery on a full grown Bengal tiger!  His personal interests include outdoor activities such as fishing and archery.

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Dr. Brown is married with 3 lovely girls and one lonely boy at home.  His family lives with 5 dogs (Lucy, Maya, JoJo, Bear, & Otis), 1 cat (Oliver), Cookie the hedgehog, Mushu the bearded dragon, and an assortment of pigs, chickens and turkeys!

Dr. Stephanie Gingras

Dr. Gingras received her degree from the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine.  After practicing in the Quad Cities area, she moved here to practice in Peoria.  She is specially trained in the use of Cold Level Laser Therapy and has helped us add this service at our clinics.  She and her husband have a beautiful son and daughter.  We are happy to welcome her to our clinic.

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The Gingras family are home to 2 dogs:  Cooper and Mabel, and 5 cats:  Rupert, Rosie, Ramona, Reggie, and Ron Weasley.

Dr. Justin D. Fehr

Dr. Fehr is a Eureka native and 2016 University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine gradute.  He comes to us from a mixed animal practice and is thrilled to be concentrating on companion animals now.  We are very excited to have Dr. Fehr on our team!

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Dr. Fehr is happily married to Bonnie and they share their house with their kitty Bella.

Dr. Kenny Davis

Dr. Davis is something of a local legend in mid-central Illinois.  He practiced both large and small animal medicine for over 22 years before moving out of the area and taking a position with the USDA.  He will be seeing clients for Brown Animal Hospital on Saturdays. 

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Melissa Hammond, Practice Manager

Melissa has worked directly with animals for years.  She took over as Practice Manager here in 2013 and concentrates her energy on constantly improving customer satisfaction, as well as clinic efficiency.  Melissa is married with 2 active sons.  She enjoys reading and following Cardinals baseball.

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 Melissa is cared for by 3 dogs named Remmy, Gunner and Max.  She also has 2 cats named Oakley and Curry.  

Jenn, Lead Reception

Jenn is a people person who loves animals!  She is one of our hardest workers and is currently also completing her nursing degree while working full time.  

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Jenn goes to Methodist College when we don't have her chained to our front desk!

Gina, Lead Veterinary Assistant

Gina comes to us with over 14 years experience in the veterinary field. She enjoys reading, being outside, crocheting and is a licensed pyrotechnician!

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Gina lives with a Pug named Horatio, a 3 -legged Chihuahua mix named Miss Macaroni Eileen, an orange cat named Trouble and a kitty named Pennywise!

Glory, Veterinary Assistant

Glory has worked with us almost from the beginning!  Before that she helped run the Knox County Animal Shelter.  She is wonderful with our animal clients and the hardest worker you will ever meet.  We are lucky to have her on staff.

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Krystal, Veterinary Assistant

Krystal has been around horses and pets her whole life.  She came to us with a strong work ethic, a desire to learn and a professional nature that is hard to teach.  And if she looks a little familiar...she and Brittney are twins!

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Krystal has two beautiful daughters that keep her busy outside of work.

Cheryl, Pharmacy Assistant

Cheryl has years of experience working with animals.  In addition to working with us, she also is a lead volunteer at SAMS animal shelter!  You can always find her giving our furry friends extra attention.  (And she is one amazing baker!) 

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Cheryl shares her home with 4 cats- Jackson, Black Walnut, Pepper and Shiegra.

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Marley, Reception/Veterinary Assistant

Marley currently attends Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville.  She plans to go to veterinary school after getting her undergraduate degree.  She fills a variety of roles for us when she is on break from school and we are always happy to see her!

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At home, Marley gives her love and attention to Booker the Boston and Phyllis the Yorkie.

Delaney, Veterinary Asst/Kennel Asst

Delaney is a freshman in college.  She was a member of National Honor Society and plans to be a veterinarian. She has been accepted to University of Illinois Champaign with a full scholarship.  We are very proud to have her on staff, learning the profession!

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Delaney did an internship in Thailand working with elephants and was featured in the Peoria Journal Star.

Kassi, Assistant

Kassi, Kennel and Veterinary Assistant

Kassi is a student at Dunlap High School.  She is an avid animal lover and has shadowed with us for years prior to her employment.

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Kassi dances en pointe!

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Grace, Kennel Assistant

Grace is a freshman at Mizzou and plans to get her degree in Occupational Therapy.  

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Grace helps love and take care of 5 dogs, a cat, a turkey, a pig and some chickens.