Meet Our Team

  • Dr.
    Beth Turnbull
    DVM PhD
    Owner / Veterinarian

    Dr. Beth Turnbull grew up in Missouri where she attended the University of Missouri, Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine.  After graduating, she practiced veterinary medicine in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  She then moved to Galveston, Texas to obtain a PhD in pathology and toxicology at the University of Texas Medical Branch.  After receiving her PhD, she was the Director of the Houston Texas Wildlife Center.  She then moved to Boston, Massachusetts where she was the Rescue and Rehabilitation Veterinarian at the New England Aquarium.  In 2001, she moved to Peoria and in 2006 opened East Side Animal Hospital.  Dr. Turnbull is currently the Head Veterinarian at the Peoria Zoo.  Dr. Turnbull lives in Germantown Hills with her husband Rex, children Lindsey and Jadin, cats Theodore and Tickles, and dog Jasey.

  • Heather Bruder
    Hospital Manager / Veterinary Technician

    Heather obtained her veterinary technology degree in Ontario, Canada where she was born and raised.  She now resides in Germantown Hills with her husband Eric, daughter McKenzie, son Aiden, cats Jammie, Tucker, and Dexter, and backyard chickens.  She enjoys traveling and spending her free time with her family, 2 legged and 4 legged!

  • Beth McCuen
    Certified Veterinary Technicians

    Beth graduated from East Peoria Community High School in 2006 and Parkland College in 2009 with a degree in Veterinary Technology.  She lives in Pekin with her husband Jason, Daughter Iris, cat Jerry, and dog Tallulah Lea.  She likes to hike, shop for antiques, travel, watch sporting events and spend time with family.

  • Jessica Pechtold
    Certified Veterinary Technicians

    Jess graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at Fox College in 2015. She loves working with pets and their parents and cannot imagine working in any other field. Jess enjoys hiking with her two dogs, Elsie and Wrigley; as well as lounging on the couch with her sweet cat, Earl.

  • Amanda Rivera
    Veterinary Assistants

    Amanda grew up with animals and has been working with them both in the medical field and in rescue since 2012.  She currently has two rescue cats, Maybe and Lucky Lady. When she is not working, Amanda stays busy hiking, biking, reading, creative writing and doing makeup for YouTube videos and short films.

  • Angela Hurst
    Veterinary Assistants

    Angela graduated from Washington Community High School and is currently attending BYU-I.  She lives in Bartonville with her husband, Jason, four children (Zoey, Gabriel, William, and Marta) and two dogs (Chaparrita and Domino).  In her spare time, her family enjoys going to movies, biking, hiking, swimming, and traveling.

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