Sangamon Avenue Veterinary Clinic

THE SANGAMON AVENUE VETERINARY CLINIC AND HOWLIDAY INN AND SUITES- WHERE YOUR PETS GO FOR LIFE! Sangamon Avenue Veterinary Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Springfield, IL. The professional and courteous staff at Sangamon Avenue Veterinary Clinic seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Sangamon Avenue Veterinary Clinic strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Springfield, IL and surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find our more information about how Sangamon Avenue Veterinary Clinic can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet. 

It is our mission to
-provide excellent animal health care through humane and compassionate treatment
-alleviate animal suffering and
-promote preventative medicine through staff education and client awareness.

We want our clients to choose the best possible treatment plan for their pet that meets their physical, emotional and financial capabilities. We strive to provide our health care team with a challenging and enjoyable career. We accomplish growth and change in the veterinary profession through colleague communication and support.

Sangamon Ave Veterinary Building
  • 2525 Sangamon Avenue
  • Springfield,IL 62702
  • Phone: (217) 789-0011
  • Email Us
  • Mon-Fri: 7:30am–6:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • After Hours Emergency Care (217) 698-0870
  • Dr. Franklin Coble, DVM

    Practice Owner, Veterinarian

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1970
    Education:
    University of Illinois
    Interests:
    Orthopedic Surgery & Endoscopy
  • Dr. Cathy A Best, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Cathy Best is originally from southeastern Pennsylvania. She came to Illinois to attend the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating from there in 1999. Cathy has been at SAVC since June of 2000. She is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association and has special interests in dentistry and orthopedic surgery. Currently, Dr. Best has 5 cats and 2 dogs, and fights a never-ending battle to keep her spoiled critters from getting too fat.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1999
    Education:
    University of Illinois
    Interests:
    Internal Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery
  • Dr. Sarah A Smith, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Smith graduated from Purdue University in 1996.  She traveled back to Springfield to pursue her interests in animal care and became a receptionist at our clinic. Shortly after that, she decided to obtain her degree in Veterinary Medicine.  She attended Ross University on the island of St. Kitts and the University of Missouri and received her DVM in 2004.  After graduation, she came back to practice at our clinic in March of that year. We are thrilled to have Sarah back. Working up "through the ranks" has given Dr. Smith customer-based experience to match her medical skills. She is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.  Sarah is well-liked by our clientele for her warmth and her caring personality. She has a special interest in ophthalmology and orthopedic surgery. Her pets include 5 very spoiled cats.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2004
    Education:
    University of Missouri
    Interests:
    Opthalmology & Orthopedic Surgery
  • Kelly Brent, CVT

    Clinic Manager, Certified Veterinary Technician

    Kelly has been an active member of our veterinary team since 1998. She has completed her associates in veterinary science and is a certified veterinary technician. Kelly now oversees all aspects of our clinic as the clinic manager. She has 5 very spoiled cats and enjoys spending time outdoors, writing and watching movies.  
       
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1998
    Education:
    Associate in Science
  • Evan Hawks

    Boarding Manager

    Evan joined our team in December of 2012. Haling from Cantrall, IL, Evan has interests in cooking, photography and music. Evan has a good natured approach, making him the perfect fit to help us care for our boarding friends. Evan has 1 cat, named Blackjack.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
  • Gabrielle Lyons

    Patient Services Manager

    Gabby joined our boarding team in May of 2013 after graduating from Riverton High School. From there, Gabby started her training in our patient services department. She has 2 Pomeranians of her own and takes care of a horse, that she loves to ride.!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
  • Savanna Gower

    Client Services Manager

    Savanna joined our team in August of 2014. Coming from the Animal Protective League's Spay & Neuter Clinic, Savanna has been working with our animal friends since 2010. She has two daughters, ages 6 and 9, and a son who will be 2 in June. Savanna enjoys spending time with her family, the outdoors, reading, and watching movies.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
  • Kayla Hatfield

    Support Staff

    Kayla joined our client service team in August of 2015. After living in Dallas for 9 years, she moved to Springfield to be near her family. She has 2 dogs and 1 cat, who are all spoiled rotten. Kayla loves to listen to music, read, rooting for the Cardinals & Cowboys and spending time with her family and fur kids.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
  • Brittany Vincent

    Patient Services

    Brittany joined the front office team in September of 2015. She is married and has 3 children. Brittany also has 4 cats named Stix, Winter, Max, and Weebles, a dog named Oso, a lizard named Falkor, a hedgehog named Ginny and a hamster named Hermes. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
  • Robert Hernandez

    Pet Care Associate, Team Leader

    Robert joined our boarding team in November of 2015. He graduated from Lanphier High School in 2010. Robert has 3 dogs named Zeus, Harmony and Marley. Robert's hobbies include soccer, going to the dog park, and hanging out with his friends. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
  • Jeana Bramlett

    Client Services

    Jeana joined our customer service team in July of 2016. She has a dog named Corah and a cat named Gizzmah. Jeana likes to spend her free time playing her PS4 and she absolutely loves country music! She is from Springfield, Missouri and has been in Illinois for 2 years. Give a call to speak to Jeana today. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
  • Devin Zattich - Hillen

    Pet Care Associate, Team Leader

    Devin joined our boarding team in November of 2016. He has a shih-tzu named Jake - who is unique because he only has one eye! Devin attends Lincoln Land Community College and is majoring in criminal justice. His favorite baseball team is the St. Louis Cardinals and he is a die hard San Diego Chargers fan. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
  • Nikki Lugo

    Pet Care Associate
    Nikki joined our team in December of 2016. She loves animals and has 3 dogs, Snickers being her baby! In her free time Nikki loves to draw and attends Lincoln Land Community College.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
  • Angie Fettis

    Client Services
    Angie returned to our clinic in December of 2016 and is now working in our client service department. Angie enjoys camping, hiking, reading and spending time with her family. She has two cats named Zeus and Odin.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
  • Ian Strawbridge

    Pet Care Associate
    Ian joined us in February 2017. He has 2 dogs named Chi Chi and Max. In his spare time Ian enjoys playing video games and hanging out with his friends. Ian is a graduate from Riverton High School - Go Hawks!
    Years in Practice:
    Mar 01, 2017
  • Michaela Madison

    Patient Services, Team Leader
    Michaela joined our team in May 2017. After growing up in Sherman, IL, she moved to Madison, WI where she graduated from UW - Madison. She then went on to pursue her interests in scientific research before realizing her true passion was working with animals. Michaela enjoys spending time with her 2 cuddly cats, Leo and Nieles, as well as reading, bingeing Netflix, and spending time with her family and friends.
    Years in Practice:
    May 30, 2017
  • Quentin Smith

    Pet Care Associate
    Intermittent / Seasonal
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 20, 2017
  • Ben Faxon

    Pet Care Associate
    Ben joined our pet care team in August of 2017. In his free time Ben enjoys basketball, fishing, and cars. He is currently attending classes at Lincoln Land Community College.
    Years in Practice:
    Sep 26, 2017
  • Maria McKinney

    Pet Care Associate
    Maria joined our team in April of 2018. She has three dogs, two cats and lots of fish! Maria lives in Athens, IL and has always loved being around animals. In her free time she likes to draw and spend time with her friends.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 19, 2018
  • Kayla Wood

    Patient Services
    Kayla joined our patient service team in July of 2018. She attended Lincoln Land Community College where she graduated from the veterinary assistant program. Kayla has a two year old son and two dogs, two cats, and a leopard gecko. In her free time Kayla enjoys spending time with her family, camping, and being outdoors.
    Years in Practice:
    Sep 06, 2018
  • Brittany Poggemiller

    Pet Care Associate
    Bio coming soon!
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 25, 2018
  • Chase Campbell

    Pet Care Associate
    Chase joined our boarding team in September of 2018. He is currently attending classes at Riverton High School. In his free time Chase enjoys sports (GO CARDINALS!), music, and collecting shoes. Chase has 2 dogs named Zoey and Boomer, and 2 cats named Pepper and Dusty.
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 25, 2018
  • Jennifer Woodrow

    Patient Services
    Jennifer joined our technical team in September of 2018. She grew up in Penang, Malaysia and moved to Jackson Tennessee. She graduated from Union University and majored in Biology with a minor in business.Jennifer's interests include working with animals, spending time with family and friends, travelling, and trying / looking for new kinds of food. 
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 25, 2018