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Welcome to Animal Health Clinic
Your Veterinarian in Gurnee IL
Call us at (847) 623-5989

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (847) 623-5989!


If you live in Gurnee or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Animal Health Clinic is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both urgent treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. We have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Gurnee veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (847) 623-5989 and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Gurnee veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Gurnee pet owners.


At Animal Health Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.


Gurnee Veterinarian | Animal Health Clinic | (847) 623-5989

3479 Washington St
Gurnee, IL 60031 3385
Fax: (847) 623-5044

We were recently reaccredited, January 2021
AAHA

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Abbe Burke
    D.V.M.

    Dr. Burke has a BS in Veterinary Medicine from University of Illinois and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from University of Illinois

    Dr. Burke prides herself in providing high quality care to her patients at all stages of their lives and is an exceptionally good diagnostician.  Over the years she, herself, has owned many horses, dogs, cats and rabbits.

    Dr. Burke also enjoys competing in triathlons, hiking, kayaking and especially enjoys spending time with her family at their cabin in Minnesota.  

  • Dr. Sharon Colgan
    D.V.M

    Dr. Colgan has a BS in Animal Science from Purdue University and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ohio State University.  Her special interests include preventative care, emergency medicine and pediatrics.  She enjoys educating clients to help them keep their pets healthy.  Dr. Colgan shares her home with 3 rescue dogs - Caya, Neka and Louie.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and helping shelter animals.  

  • Donald Adams
    DVM

    Dr. Donald D. Adams is a graduate of Iowa State University. Owner and practitioner of Animal Health Clinic for over 35 years.  

    Dr. Adams is also one of the original founders, along with all the northside animal  hospitals, of Chicago Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center. 

    He is also one of the original founders, along with surrounding animal hospitals, of All Creatures Emergency Hospital (now known as Premier Emergency Hospital)  and served as treasurer of both emergency hospitals. 

    Dr, Adams enjoys wood working in his spare time and long walks.

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "This is a GREAT place to go. The doctors are wonderful and Alan is TERRIFIC with our pets. I would recommend this place to all my friends and work associates because you make people and pets comfortable!! THANK YOU!"
    KAREN RUCINSKI
  • "The whole team is great! Everyone is very personable and enjoyable to interact with. My cat is not the friendliest, but they always take care of her quickly and efficiently. I've been coming here for many years and have had no issues."
    TRICIA C

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  • Cryptochidism

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  • Congential Defects and Disorders

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  • Caring for Your Horse

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  • Cancer in Horses

    While cancer is not as prevalent in horses as it is in humans, horses do get several types of this disease. Here are a few of the common types of cancer that a horse might develop. Melanoma Gray horses over the age of 15 are the likeliest candidates to get melanoma. Melanoma tumors originate from cells ...

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  • Bucked Shins

    Bucked shins is the common name for very small fractures on the front part (periosteum) of a horse’s cannon bones. These bones are on the lower part of the leg, and run between the knee and the fetlock joint below. Symptoms of Bucked Shins Bucked shins are more common in 2- to 3-year-old Thoroughbreds ...

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  • Breeding

    Breeding horses is a complicated topic, but this quick overview will provide you with enough information to talk with a breeder or your veterinarian about breeding your horse. Role of the Stallion A stallion is a male horse that has not been castrated. The stallion’s role in breeding is to provide ...

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  • Barns to Pastureland

    If you are to get the best from your horse, it is vital that you provide him with a happy, comfortable and safe home environment. This applies whether he is kept in a horse barn or in a field. As a general rule, a particularly fine-coated horse, or one that is in hard work, needs to be stabled during ...

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-7:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-1:30 pm

Sunday:

Closed