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.

  • 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.

    Just as your human primary care doctor cares for you, our small animal primary care service provides year-round veterinary care for your dog or cat. Dr. Gary Brummet will get to know you and your pet to help maintain their lifelong health. No referral is necessary for primary care.

    If the need arises for spaying 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
    • Preventive medicine
    • Nutrition consulting
    • Continuing care of chronic conditions
    • Geriatric care

    Our Veterinarian
    Gary Brummet, DVM

    Additional Primary Care Clinical Staff
    Zandra Davis, CVT

    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

  • [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

  • 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

    Matthew Allender, DVM, MS, PhD
    Krista Keller, DVM, DACZM
    Sarah Reich, DVM
    Samantha Sander, DVM, DACZM
    Kenneth Welle, DVM, ABVP (Avian)
    Julia K. Whittington, DVM

    Lauren Kane, DVM, Resident
    Julie Sheldon, DVM, Resident
    Joanna Webb, DVM, Resident

    Additional Exotics Staff

    Kim Byrne, CVT
    Jenny Trail, CVT

    Call (217) 333-5300 to schedule an appointment with the exotic animal care service.

    Read about exotic animal health issues