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. Purviance graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1979. After treating farm animals for 3 years, he moved to Loves Park and joined Brookside. He and his wife have three grown children and one grandchild. They have enjoyed numerous pets through the years and are currently still enjoying their ponies: Starburst, Cracker Jacks, Popcorn, and Cocco. In his spare time, he likes woodworking, biking, spending time with friends and most of all helping youngsters learn good horsemanship skills.

-Joined Brookside Veterinary Clinic in 1982
-University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine

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

Jennifer Boonstra, DVM, MPH, DACVPM

Dr. Boonstra graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. Prior to moving to the Rockford area, she worked primarily in a zoo and exotic animal medicine. She has an interest in One Health medicine and has a Masters degree in Public Health and is board certified in Veterinary Preventive Medicine. She is also certified in veterinary acupuncture and chiropractic. She enjoys spending time with her family, their dog, Isabella, and two cats. They enjoy camping, skiing and otherwise enjoying the outdoors.

-Graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
-MPH from the University of Illinois-Chicago
-Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine

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.

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Beth | Receptionist

Beth joined Brookside in 1999. She and her husband have two grown sons and several grandchildren. Her furry family consists of a dog named Wally and two cats, Tilt and Jackson. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends especially grandchildren. Any extra time is spent boating, motorcycle riding, gardening, and reading. What she enjoys most at Brookside is helping our clients keep their pets healthy and happy.

Jennifer | Receptionist​  photo

Jennifer | Receptionist​

Jennifer has been a receptionist at Brookside since 2014. She and her husband have two sons and a daughter. Her pet family consists of two dogs, Jesse and Lexi. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading and singing. She is the worship director at her church and on her days off keeps her family and friend looking good by cutting and styling hair.

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Dawn | Receptionist​

Dawn joined our receptionist staff in 2014. She also has the task of keeping up the clinic financials. She is married, has grown children and many grandchildren. Her interests are many: teen ministry, watercolor painting, knitting, hiking, and anything to do with animals. She currently has two Australian Shepherds and two cats.

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Lisa | Receptionist

Lisa decided to incorporate her love for animals with a part time job so she joined our staff in 2016 as a receptionist. She and her family enjoy their 8 lb Yorkie named Cabela but decided she needed a companion friend so they got her Diesel, a 110lb Great Dane. She keeps busy mothering two daughters and also enjoys working with the other youth at her church.

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Haley | Certified Veterinary Technician

Haley joined the Brookside family in 2014. She is a 2014 graduate of Rockford Career College’s Veterinary Technician program. Her pets include two dogs, two cats, two horses, and a guinea pig. In her free time she enjoys riding her horses and photography.

Rachel | Certified Veterinary Technician  photo

Rachel | Certified Veterinary Technician

Rachel has been a Certified Veterinary Technician at Brookside since 2015. She graduated from Rockford Career College in 2012. In her spare time she enjoys playing softball and spending quality time with her son. Her pets include one Labrador named Kaos and a rambunctious ferret named Rex.

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Krissyy | Certified Veterinary 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 two dogs, two rabbits, and a pony named Babe.


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Katie | Veterinary Technician

Katie is our newest Veterinary Technician. She graduated from Broadview University in 2017. In her spare time she enjoys playing softball and volleyball. Her pets include one German Shepherd Mix named Turner.


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Conley | Kennel

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 - 5:00pm

Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm

Sunday Closed