“I originally had big plans to move out of Illinois. After a cross-country move to Charleston, SC, I was drawn back to my hometown, and after working in nearby communities, a desire to serve the Jacksonville community continued to grow. After the birth of my son, I decided to firmly plant roots near family and friends, and circumstance led to the opportunity to fulfill my dreams of helping Jacksonville area animals and their owners for many years to come. Hometown Veterinary Clinic is exactly that for me—it is home, and I look forward to you joining me here.”
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Dr. Hannah Burnett - Owner/Veterinarian
Although she had always been fascinated with science and medicine, Dr. Hannah Burnett was ultimately inspired to take the leap into veterinary care by...Read More
Dr. Hannah Burnett - Owner/VeterinarianAlthough she had always been fascinated with science and medicine, Dr. Hannah Burnett was ultimately inspired to take the leap into veterinary care by her childhood cat, Carla. When Carla fell ill and needed medical attention, Dr. Burnett took her to a veterinarian—little did she know that she herself would become hooked! Dr. Burnett hasn’t looked back since; she’s the proud owner and chief veterinarian here at Hometown Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Burnett grew up right here in Jacksonville and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Medical Science from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville before earning a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Dr. Burnett has extensive training in shelter medicine and was able to put her skills to work to help hundreds of animals at various shelters throughout Mississippi, Illinois, and South Carolina. After helping pets at a practice in Springfield, Dr. Burnett was thrilled to purchase Hometown Veterinary Clinic in April of 2017—she’s been tending to the area’s pets and animal parents here ever since. As a veterinarian, Dr. Burnett is particularly fond of feline medicine and also remains passionate about creating a low-stress environment in the clinic in order to make office visits easier for everyone. Their brand new clinic was created from a local building in the historic neighborhood with this idea in mind and provides a calm, home-like atmosphere to ease patient (and owner!) stress. In October 2019, Hometown Veterinary Clinic moved to a new facility at 605 W. State St. The new clinic has separate dog and cat waiting and exam rooms for less stressful interactions between animals and a comfortable atmosphere. Dr. Burnett is most passionate about soft-tissue surgery, dentistry, and pain management. Dr. Burnett continues to expand her skills and knowledge in order to continue to remain as current and up to date as possible with updated equipment and technologies to provide Jacksonville with the highest level of patient care. Dr. Burnett’s surgeries always receive the highest level of pain management possible and small incisions for the easiest and least painful recoveries. Most of all, Dr. Burnett loves interacting one-on-one with the pet owners (and their fur babies) of her hometown on a daily basis! Dr. Burnett also enjoys working with Morgan County Animal Control performing surgeries for shelter pets and working with the officers on abuse and neglect cases. Aside from her interests in veterinary medicine, Dr. Burnett likes practicing her photography skills, playing piano, working on renovation projects in her 1920s-era home, camping, traveling (her favorite trips so far have been to Maui, Oregon, California, and Colorado’s Rocky Mountains!), and spending quality time with her family. She has a young son who you may see shadowing Dr. Burnett in the clinic after school, a lovable Pomeranian named Austin, two mischievous cats, a blind cat named Bolton and an orange tabby named Drogo, and a German Shepherd/Golden Retriever mix, affectionately named Buddy, after one of her favorite patients. She also has a few rescue clinic cats who spend their days here at the hospital: Scarlett, whose favorite pastime is causing trouble behind the scenes and charming clients with her one-eyed cuteness; Juliette, who mostly prefers to stay out of the limelight; Jasper, an orange boy with the best personality and desire to be in the middle of everything, and the clinic’s addition, a mischievous snow white cat named Jellycat, who garners all the attention with her tiny adorable size and heterochromia (one blue eye and one green eye!). Don’t be surprised if you any of the cats visiting you in the exam room! Bean originally came from Krystle's house after having a common urinary issue predominantly in male kitties called stress cystitis. Hoping a change in scenery would help with his issues, he was slowly welcomed by the other clinic cats. Bean now thrives at the clinic, constant pets and love by the girls, extra snacks and cheese make his days a lot easier. If you ever spy the cute orange and white kitty with the half stache, you've met the Bean, himself.
Krystle - Practice Manager/CVT
Krystle was born and raised in Central Indiana where her passion for animals got an early start. Showing cattle and rabbits in 4-H, she knew she wante...Read More
Krystle - Practice Manager/CVTKrystle was born and raised in Central Indiana where her passion for animals got an early start. Showing cattle and rabbits in 4-H, she knew she wanted to continue to work and make a career caring for animals. Graduating high school, Krystle continued her education briefly at Ball State University where she was majoring in aquatic biology. Life changes had steered Krystle's career path into Veterinary Technology, so after enrolling in Vet Tech Institute - Krystle graduated in 2009 and passed the VTNE becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Life after college lead her to being positioned as Lead Technician at a very busy walk in clinic located in KY for almost 7 years. Krystle moved to Jacksonville, IL in 2016 and began working at Hometown Veterinary Clinic in August 2017. Recently, moving to a small town in Missouri, Krystle has picked up the responsibility as Hospital Manager and remote Receptionist. Krystle lives with her Fiance, Jacob - their 3 dogs Zeke, Smash and Miss Piggy; alongside 4 cats - Ziggy, Binx, Monkey and Scotch. Missing the clinic life some days, her pets help keep her busy at home.
Ally - Assistant/ Tech Student
Alexandria, “Ally,” is originally from Kilbourne, IL, now living in Franklin, IL with her husband Brandon ,5 dogs (Nala Jean, Ruger Dean, Tigger, ...Read More
Ally - Assistant/ Tech StudentAlexandria, “Ally,” is originally from Kilbourne, IL, now living in Franklin, IL with her husband Brandon ,5 dogs (Nala Jean, Ruger Dean, Tigger, Ellie Bean and Bear) and 4 cats (Sophie, Savannah, Nugget and Zorro). Ally has always desired to be in veterinary medicine and worked for a clinic in Springfield prior to joining Hometown Vet. Ally and her husband enjoy raising their cattle on his family farm. She enjoys raising neonatal animals when need whether it is from a kitten to a calf. Ally enjoys keeping busy between the clinic, farming and continuing her education. Her favorite part of working at the clinic is the day to day challenges. Ally always enjoys a challenging venipuncture. She has an associate’s degree in Ag Business from Lincoln Land and is currently enrolled in Penn Foster to obtain her degree to become a CVT.
Kateland - Assistant
Kateland was raised in Harristown, IL, and recently had the opportunity to move in with her grandmother in Winchester, IL, working as a tech assistant...Read More