About Us

If you live in Loves Park or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. The doctors have licensed IL veterinarians, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Our Doctors

Dr. Damman joined the practice in 2009. Prior to working at Brookside he worked in veterinary practices in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Indiana, as well as doing graduate studies at the University of Illinois. He his wife and three children live in rural southern Wisconsin with their cat Patches and pony Summer. When not seeing patients he enjoys, reading, working around the yard, watching his kids play sports. His medical interests are dentistry, geriatric preventative medicine, soft tissue surgery, and treatment and prevention of osteoarthritis.

-Joined Brookside Veterinary Clinic in 2009
-University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary  Medicine
-University of Illinois-Champaign Urbana


Dr. Megan is a recent graduate of University of Wisconsin’s School of Veterinary Medicine.  After spending a brief time working in Public Health, she decided to join Brookside and practice small animal medicine.  Outside of work, Dr. Megan enjoys cooking, reading, playing sand volleyball and rooting for UW Badger Athletics, “On, Wisconsin”. She also is dog mom to a 3 year old German Shepard named “Jake”.

- Joined Brookside in 2021

-University of Wisconsin – Madison B.S. Animal Science 2017

-University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine 2021

Our Staff

Jen  | Office Manager  photo

Jen | Office Manager

Jen is our office manager and lead receptionist. She has been with us since 2014. She is one of the cheerful voices you hear on the phone when making an appointment. She brings organization and direction to the clinic and staff. When not at the clinic she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs Molly and Jase.

Krissyy | Certified Veterinary Technician/ Head Technician   photo

Krissyy | Certified Veterinary Technician/ Head Technician

Krissyy has been a Certified Veterinary Technician at Brookside since 2016. She graduated from Rockford Career College in 2014. In her spare time she enjoys riding horses and spending quality time with her children. Her pets include three dogs, a cat, a rabbit, a leopard gecko, a few fish aqauriums, and a pony named Lady.


Jennifer | Receptionist​  photo

Jennifer | Receptionist​

Jennifer has been a receptionist at Brookside since 2014. She and her husband have 3 grown children. Her pet family consists of her dog Lexi. In her spare time, she enjoys baking for co workers and friends, and spending time with her family. 

Katie | Veterinary Technician  photo

Katie | Veterinary Technician

Katie is a Veterinary Technician that joined Brookside October 2017. She graduated from Broadview University in 2017. In her spare time she enjoys playing volleyball. Her pets include one German Shepherd Mix named Turner and cat Frank. 


Cat | Certified Veterinary Technician   photo

Cat | Certified Veterinary Technician

Cat began her journey at Brookside in December of 2018 when she completed an externship through Rockford Career College. Cat graduated in March of 2019 from RCC. She has since rejoined Brookside working as a full-time CVT. She also has 3 years of prior experience working as a groomer. At home she enjoys spending time with her cat Doodle and dog Izzy.

Adelle | Veterinary Technician Assistant  photo

Adelle | Veterinary Technician Assistant

Adelle has been working at Brookside for 2 years now, she began working at Brookside in October of 2018. She aspires to be a CVT and you will often see her escorting you and your furry friend to an exam room before the doctor comes in. In her free time she spends time with her cat Nala and her dogs Jake and Auggie. Adelle also has a passion for exotics and therefore has 2 leopard geckos Sugar and Spice and a crested gecko named Levi.

Tori | Certified Veterinary Technician  photo

Tori | Certified Veterinary Technician

Tori joined Brookside in November of 2020. Tori worked in emergency medicine before joining us at Brookside. Tori has one dog named Shadowfax and a few cats from fostering.

Brookside Veterinary Clinic

1740 E. Riverside Blvd.

Loves Park, IL 61111

Request Appointment

Phone: (815) 654-2012 Fax: (815) 636-8901

After Hours Call: (815) 229-7791


Monday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed