The professional and courteous staff at Bethalto Veterinary Animal Clinic seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients!

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Dr. Donald “Doc” Buller: Founder & Veterinarian

I started the clinic in 1976 and worked full time until I retired in 2006.  I was born and raised in St Louis, Missouri, with my two sisters. I enjoyed working on dogs, cats, cattle, pigs, and horses. My hobbies include duck and goose hunting, fishing, and woodworking. I have 3 grand children and 4 step grand children who I love to spend time with.

Dr. Dan Buller: Veterinarian

I have been at Bethalto Animal Clinic since 2000 when I graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri (GO MIZZOU!). For my undergraduate studies I attended  Lewis and Clark Community College and Eastern Illinois University.  My special interests are internal medicine and anesthesia of cats and dogs.

Christy: Nurse

I have been a vet tech for 25 years. I live in Wood River with my husband and 2 daughters. I have 3 cats and 2 Boston Terrier’s named Fergie and Yeti. In my free time I like to boat, camp, and spend time with family and friends.

Janice: Practice Manager

I have been in the veterinary field since 2011. I live in Bethalto with my husband Chris. Our kids are out of the house so it’s just us and the fur babies now. We have Gizmo & Trixie the chinese cresteds, Kozmo the chihuahua, and Mattie the rottweiler. In my free time I enjoy spending time with grandson Vinny, our family & friends, taking walks on trails with the dogs, and reading.

Kim: Receptionist

I have been at Bethalto Animal Clinic since 1988 as a receptionist. I live in Bethalto with my husband, 2 children, and 2 dogs. I love spending time with my family and reading.

Melissa: Nurse

Hi, my name is Melissa! I’ve been a veterinary nurse since 2013 when I graduated from Hickey College. I live in Hamel with my husband, our dog Henry, and our 3 sons. I love seeing you all and taking care of your pets!

Shelby: Veterinary Technician

Hi y’all! I’m Shelby! I started in the Veterinary Medicine field back in 2014. I temporarily left vet med from 2016-2019 while I served in the military. After my service, the passion & fire this field has always given me drew me back to being a Vet Tech! I’ve got two fur kiddos of my own at home, Scout & Cyrus who both LOVE going on jeep rides with me. I am both a busy body & a social butterfly, therefore in my free time I am typically with family and/or friends going on new adventures!

Dori | Nurse at Behtalto Animal Clinic
Dori: Nurse

Hello! My name is Dori Hoth and I have worked at the Bethalto Animal Clinic since 2015. I graduated from Murray State University in 2009 with my Bachelors Degree in Science with a focus on Animal Health Technology. When I’m not at work I love to be outside with my husband Andrew and our daughter Juliette. We live in Brighton with our 2 dogs, Salami and Loki, and our cat Gracie. I am an avid gardener and plant lover. Taking care of animals (or plants) is what I feel I was made to do!

sherry receptionist at bethalto animal clinic
Sherry: Receptionist

I have been a receptionist at Bethalto Animal Clinic since march 2017. My husband and I live in Rosewood Heights. We have 2 daughters, 1 son-in-law, 2 amazing grandsons, and 1 spoiled dog. I love spending time with my family, playing with our grandsons and working outside.

Kayleigh: Veterinary Technician

Hi! I am Kayleigh. I graduated from the Vatterott College Veterinary Technician Program in 2018. I live with my boyfriend Brian and our two dogs Ruger and Draco. My passion for wanting to be a veterinarian technician is helping every animal that comes through those front doors. I also have 3 horses that I enjoy spending time with and riding in my spare time.

Jessica: Veterinary Technician

Hi there, I’m Jessica! I graduated from Vet Tech school in 2012, where I then spent 6 years in an emergency setting before going to a clinic setting. I have 2 dachshund mixes, Bane and Ivy, and 2 cats, Weasley and Petrie. I enjoy caring for pets and building relationships with their families. In my free time I play video games, camp, and try to get in a good book when I can.


Hi! My name is Alex. I have been working at the Bethalto Animal Clinic for almost a year now. In my free time I love hiking with my 3 dogs and spending time outdoors.


My name is Sherri. I have worked in veterinary field since 1997. I live outside of Bunker Hill with my wonderful husband. We have 3 grown children and 4 perfect grandchildren. We currently have 2 cats and 2 dogs-a Golden retriever and a Brittany spaniel. In my free time I enjoy walking our property with the dogs, reading, spending time with our grandchildren, being outside and traveling.


I Graduated from Hickey college VTI and became certified in 2013. I’ve worked small animal, mixed animal and emergency. I currently have 2 horses, 2 pit bulls and 2 barn cats. I have 3 kids and a very amazing husband that gets my crazy obsession with vet med. I love to volunteer and teach every chance I get!