Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Primary Care

doggy car ride

Do you want the Veterinary Teaching Hospital to be your home for the routine care of your animal? We offer primary care for small animals, horses, exotic animals, and we also make ambulatory farm calls.

  • Small Animal Primary Care

    Dr. Brummet and puppy

    I take my two dogs, Stubby and Joe, to primary care. Dr. Brummet is always very thorough and clear. He takes the time to answer my questions. The vet students and techs are also great. Also, I appreciate the full write-ups that are sent to my email after our visits.

    Lilly B.

    Our small animal primary care service provides year-round veterinary care for your dog or cat just like your human primary care doctor. Dr. Gary Brummet will get to know you and your pet, be there for wellness checks and when your pet is sick, and help to maintain lifelong health for your animal. No referral is necessary for primary care.

    If the need arises for spay or neutering, imaging services, specialty care, or emergency/critical care, your animal will have easy access to the full range of services in our hospital.


    • New puppy and kitten care
    • Annual wellness examinations and vaccinations
    • Treatment for minor injuries
    • Preventative medicine
    • Nutrition consulting
    • Continuing care of chronic conditions
    • Geriatric care

    Our Veterinarian
    Gary Brummet, DVM

    Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

    Call (217) 333-5300 to schedule an appointment at the Small Animal Clinic.

    Read about dog health issues

    Read about cat health issues

  • Equine Primary Care

    [Scott Austin examines a horse]Through our equine primary care service, Dr. Scott Austin offers equine ambulatory care of all types, including on-farm radiographs.


    • Annual wellness examinations and vaccinations
    • Diagnosis and treatment of individual animal disease


    Our Veterinarian
    Scott Austin, DVM, MS, DACVIM-LA

    Call (217) 333-2000 to schedule an appointment at the Large Animal Clinic.

    For ambulatory (on-farm) appointments, call (217) 333-7232.

    Read about horse health issues

  • Exotic Animal Primary Care

    Dr. Welle

    Can’t say enough good about Dr. Ken Welle in the exotics department. He is by far the best and most skilled avian vet in the Midwest! Recently he identified an infection that my lovebird Elliott had and successfully treated it…. His ability to do blood draws on small birds with almost no stress is amazing.

    Betsy C.

    Our exotic/zoological medicine service provides care for lizards, parrots, hedgehogs, and just about any amphibians, reptiles, birds, and small exotic mammals.

    Beyond our general care service for exotic animals, our hospital offers surgery, ophthalmology, and many other specialty areas to improve the overall health of these pets. Our veterinarians will get to know you and your animal and work with you to maintain a healthy life for your animal.


    • 24-hour emergency care
    • Wellness examinations and vaccinations
    • Nutrition consulting
    • Complete diagnostics and comprehensive medicine
    • Reproductive procedures (sexing, spay/neuter, egg-binding) and other soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries
    • Husbandry consultations

    Our Veterinarians
    Krista Keller, DVM, DACZM
    Sarah Reich, DVM
    Kenneth Welle, DVM, ABVP (Avian)
    Julia K. Whittington, DVM

    Additional Staff
    Karisa Tang, DVM, Resident
    Katherine Turpen, DVM, Intern

    Call (217) 333-5300 to schedule an appointment at the Small Animal Clinic.

    Read about exotic animal health issues