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.

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 two dogs, Jesse and Lexi. In her spare time, she enjoys baking for co workers and friends, and spending time with her family. 

Krissyy | Certified Veterinary Technician  photo

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, a cat, two rabbits, and a pony named Babe.

 

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 two cats Frank and Jesse. 

 

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.

Veronica | Certified Veterinary Assistant  photo

Veronica | Certified Veterinary Assistant

Originally from New York, and after living in Florida, Belgium, Wisconsin, Veronica is now settled in Illinois with her husband and two sons. Currently a CVA, Veronica is working towards earning her CVT certification. Veronica joined the team at Brookside in August of 2020. During her spare time, she’s usually running around after her two young boys! She has four dogs and two cats.

Conley | Kennel  photo

Conley | Kennel

Conley started working at Brookside in November of 2015. He currently attends Rockford University and aspires to become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He enjoys spending time at home with his two dogs Enzo and Daphne. 

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


Hours

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