Welcome to Chester Animal Hospital LLC
Your Veterinarian in Chester,IL
Call us at (618) 826-5332

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (618) 826-5332!

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If you live in Chester or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Jodi Bainter, and Dr. Ellen Burk are licensed IL veterinarians, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Chester Animal Hospital LLC is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Jodi Bainter, and Dr. Ellen Burk have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Chester veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (618) 826-5332 or contact us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Chester veterinarian office is very easy to get to - just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Chester pet owners.

At Chester Animal Hospital LLC, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Jodi Bainter, and Dr. Ellen Burk
Chester Veterinarian | Chester Animal Hospital LLC | (618) 826-5332

150 Taggart Lane
Chester, IL 62233 1001

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Meet The Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Jodi Bainter

    Dr. Jodi Bainter, DVM graduated with her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa in May 2014.  She immediately returned to her hometown area after graduation and began practicing general medicine at Chester Animal Hospital LLC.  Dr. Bainter became a partner to the practice in August 2015 and purchased the clinic in December 2017.  She enjoys performing surgery, wellness care (especially new puppies and kittens) and dentistry.  Dr. Bainter loves getting to know the pet parents and becoming part of their families.  Outside of work, Dr. Bainter takes pride in spending time with her family, which includes her daughter, Hensley and her husband, Bryce, and their two Labradors, Lily and Lucy.  She also enjoys watching Cardinal baseball, Cyclone football and basketball, and being outdoors.

  • Dr.
    Ellen Burk

    Dr. Ellen Burk brings 30 years of experience to Chester Animal Hospital.  She graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 1989 and moved to Red Bud in June.  She has practiced small animal medicine in Red Bud and Belleville and now looks forward to meeting new friends in Chester.  Dr. Burk knew she wanted to be a veterinarian by the age of 10 and has never regretted that choice.  Even after 30 years, each day brings a new challenge.  She has seen the standard of medical care for pets increase tremendously, but the love that people have for their companions is what makes the job so rewarding.  If she's not working, Dr. Burk probably has her nose stuck in a book so feel free to recommend your favorite novel.  The rest of her time is spent enjoying the company of her husband Bruce and their children and grandson or letting the 2 dachshunds Lightning and Lincoln in and out of their 160 year old house.


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Chester Animal Hospital


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "The caring staff are very professional and knowledgable about small animals."
    Carolyn H.
  • "This is a great bet. Love love love this place!"
    Lisa K.
  • "Awesome staff. Extremely caring people. Highly recommended!!"
    Mama R.