Meet the friendly staff at Chester Animal Hospital LLC!

  • 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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7:30 am-5:00 pm


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7:30 am-5:00 pm


7:30 am-5:00 pm


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