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Dr. Bishop

Owner, Veterinarian

Before he was even 10 years old, Dr. Bishop would spend time on his cousin’s dairy farm, helping his grandfather tend to the cattle, chickens, and pigs. Coming to the aid of animals, as well as the people who care for them, has been a part of Dr. Bishop’s life ever since he was a young boy! His passion never wavered—now, Dr. Bishop has served as the owner and operator of Animal Health Care, P.C, for nearly 40 years.

Dr. Bishop grew up in west-central Illinois, not far from St. Louis where he owned horses. After helping to train Standardbred horses during his high-school years, he headed off to the University of Illinois’ College of Agriculture and pursued his pre-veterinary studies. Two years later, he was admitted into the University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

After earning his veterinary degree in 1978, Dr. Bishop took a position in Lowell, Indiana with an internationally known surgeon. In the spring of 1979, Dr. Bishop moved to a referral practice in Berwyn, IL. In March of 1979, he opened the first sole-proprietorship emergency clinic in the Chicago area by utilizing the facilities of the referral practice. In 1983, Dr. Bishop moved the emergency clinic to Forest View, Illinois. A few years later in 1985 a gradual transition of the hospital from an emergency facility into general practice started. In 1998, Dr. Bishop opened Animal Health Care, P.C.’s second location in Naperville. He’s been serving the area’s pets in Naperville from that location ever since!

Medically, Dr. Bishop has special passions for dermatology work, dentistry, and complex diagnostic work-ups. Every day presents something new—one of the things that Dr. Bishop loves most about his job is that it constantly keeps him on his toes.

Dr. Bishop has two children and four wonderful grandchildren, and his family shares their home with a rambunctious rabbit who loves to get into mischief. When he isn’t spending time with family or caring for pets here at the hospital, Dr. Bishop enjoys working on home renovations, practicing his photography skills, scuba diving, and traveling. He’s even an instrument-rated commercial pilot and has flown all around the country!

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