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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.  

Sara, Front Desk Lead

Sara has worked at Brown Animal Hospital since 2013.  She has been a wonderful addition to our clinic family.  She loves to greet all the pets that come through our door with hugs and kisses.  She and her husband have a very handsome son at home as well.

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Sara and family share their home with Buster the Beagle, Connor the Basset Hound/Golden,  Riley the Calico Cat, Wilson the Orange Cat, and Buddha the Tabby Cat = All Rescues!

Glory, Lead 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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Brittney, Veterinary Assistant

Brittney loves working with animals and is excited to learn new skills in this field.  She has worked in the grooming field and enjoys riding horses and spending time with her son.

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Brittney lives with a pug/lab mix named Dixie and a Siamese mix kitty named Roxy. 

Gina, Veterinary Assistant

Gina comes to us with over 14 years experience in the veterinary field. She enjoys reading, being outside, and 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, and an orange cat named Trouble.

Kendra, Veterinary Assistant

Kendra came to us as a groomer and has transitioned into a veterinary assistant position.  She has an extensive pet family at home and an infectious smile!

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Kendra shares her home with Nukka the Yorkie, Braelee the Border Collie mix, Mazlee the Great Dane, Pongo the Dalmation, Laney the Chocolate Lab, Alona the Pit mix, Pete the Beagle/Lab mix and 3 cats named October, Toulouse, and Flora.

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, Kennel Manager/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.

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

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Marley, Reception/Kennel Assistant

Marley attends Dee-Mack High School.  She plans to go to veterinary school after getting her undergraduate degree.  She will attend SIU-Edwardsville in the Fall of 2018.

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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 senior at Limestone High School.  She is a member of National Honor Society and plans to be a veterinarian.

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Grace, Kennel Assistant

Grace attends Dunlap High School where she is involved in Best Buddies and Penguin Project.  She plans to go to Mizzou and get her degree in Speech and Language Pathology.

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

Kassi, Assistant

Kassi, Kennel 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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Arianna, Kennel Assistant

Arianna is a senior at Dunlap High School.

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