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
  • Carla Tinsley

    Patient Services Manager

    Carla originally came to our clinic as a veterinary technician in August of 2003.  She left us in 2005 to pursue a career with the United States Postal Service.  Carla's heart was still with our clinic and she returned in 2007.  She has 1 beautiful daughter, 1 amazing grandson, and a Boxer mix named Laney.  Carla also has 9 cats who "REIGN" over the household, and 3 lovely rat friends!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2008
  • Amanda Buckley

    Veterinary Assistant

    Amanda joined our front office team in December of 2011. Amanda excelled in animal care and after 6 months of client service training she took her leadership skills to our boarding department. After years of caring for our animal friends in boarding and re-training in our office, Amanda is now training in our laboratory department. Amanda has a dog named Ozzy and a cat named Minka. She likes to shop and spend time with her son. Call Amanda and find out what makes us the best! 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
  • 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. Give your pet the "luxury" of being in Evans care today!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
  • Gabby Lyons

    Patient Services

    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. Gabby has a very soft & gentle approach, which helps her to assist our veterinarians. Stop by with your furry family member today and meet Gabby!
    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 and neuter clinic, Savanna has been working with our animal friends since 2010. She has 2 daughters, ages 3 and 6, and 2 dogs.Savanna enjoys spending time with her family, the outdoors, reading, and watching movies. Bring your animal companion in and meet Savanna today! 
    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. Give the front office a call and speak to Brittany today!

    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. Stop in and meet Robert today!
    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

    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. Let your pet be spoiled by Devin today!
    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. Come see Angie today!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
  • AAHA

    Ellie Bretscher

    Pet Care Associate - Intermittent / Seasonal
    Ellie joined our boarding team in December of 2016. She is a junior at Sacred Heart griffin High School. Ellie has 3 dogs, 4 cats, 3 ducks, and 11 chickens. Ellie's extracurricular activities include choir and violin. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
  • 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! Come in for a tour and meet Ian today!
    Years in Practice:
    Mar 01, 2017
  • Cole Gary

    Pet Care Associate
    Cole joined our pet care team in March of 2017. He is from Pawnee and likes music and nature. Cole has a super cute cat named MJ! Bring your pet in to meet Cole today!
    Years in Practice:
    Mar 10, 2017
  • Tonisha Dye

    Pet Care Associate
    Tonisha joined our team in May of 2017. She was born in Idaho but has lived in Illinois for 10 years. She likes music, outdoors, all animals, and her favorite thing to do is eat! Tonisha has 2 dogs named Dae Dae and Syo. Stop in for a tour and meet Tonisha today!
    Years in Practice:
    May 16, 2017
  • Michaela Madison

    Patient Services
    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
  • Rebecca Downs

    Patient Services
    Rebecca joined our patient service team in May of 2017. She grew up in Auburn and likes to spend time with her family, and she likes all things nature. Rebecca has 2 Australian Shepherds, 2 cats, and a bearded dragon. Rebecca says she has had a passion for animals ever since she can remember! 

    Years in Practice:
    May 30, 2017
  • Kwynn Gregory

    Client Services
    In Training - Bio coming soon!
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 10, 2017
  • Quentin Smith

    Pet Care Associate
    In Training - Bio coming soon!

    Years in Practice:
    Jul 20, 2017