300 E. Courtland
9809 St. Route 91
Dr. Larson is a graduate of Kansas State University and has practiced in the Peoria/Morton area for the last 20 years. He is a member of American Veterinary Medical Association and American Animal Hospital Association. Dr. Larson does work for Foster Pet Outreach, Paws for Independence, Operation Safe, and Pets for Seniors.
Dr. Larson practices at both our Morton and Peoria locations.
Dr. Brittanie Grant is originally from Southern Ontario, Canada and did her vet schooling at Ross University alongside Dr. Whittington. She completed her clinical year at Iowa State and then remained in Iowa to work as the only doctor at a small-town veterinary clinic for both large and small animals where she was on call 24/7. She recently moved to Peoria where she now works on small animals exclusively. Her main interests include surgery, anesthesia as well as emergency and internal medicine. Prior to becoming a Veterinarian Dr. Grant was a decorated National level synchronized swimmer for over a decade and competed all over the United States and Canada.
Dr. Grant practices at our Peoria location.
Dr. Klopfenstein joined our practice in June of 2006. He is a 2004 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. He grew up in Morton and graduated from Morton High School in 1996. He resides in Morton with his wife Ali, their children Charlie, Lily and Henry, and two dogs Buster Brown and Brinkley. Dr. Klopfenstein is happy and proud to be serving the needs of your companion animals in Morton and the surrounding areas.
Dr. Klopfenstein practices at our Morton location.
Dr. Janelle Lyons joined our practice in June 2015. She is a 2015 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up outside of Bloomington, IL and graduated from Tri-Valley High School in 2007. Dr. Lyons spent the next 8 years in Champaign, IL, completing first her bachelor's degree in Animal Science and then Veterinary School. Dr. Lyons and her husband, Scott, are very excited to be in the Morton/Peoria area and close to both their families. Together they have an English Bulldog named Wrigley, a Newfoundland named Paisley, and a cat named Ohs. In her free time, Dr. Lyons enjoys movies, cooking, spending time outdoors, and the occasional craft or home improvement project.
Dr. Lyons practices at our Morton location.
Dr. Bryana Mitchell joined our practice in 2020. She attended University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine where she received her degree in 2017. After veterinary school, Dr. Mitchell completed a fast paced, high volume mixed animal internship in Texas where she stayed on as an associate veterinarian. Deciding to further her knowledge in the equine world, she completed a second internship at a highly successful practice in Kentucky. Missing the excitement of mixed animal medicine Dr. Mitchell has settled back in her hometown to practice at Tender Care Animal Hospital as well as run her own business River Valley Veterinary Services, a large animal mobile practice, in her free time. When not working she enjoys spending time with her husband, two dogs and riding and showing her American Saddlebred horses.
Dr. Mitchell practices at both our Morton and Peoria locations.
Please welcome Dr. Candace Whittington to Tender Care Animal Hospital of Peoria! Dr. Whittington's love for caring for her family pets helped to grow her passion for animals. She graduated from San Diego State University and then from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Her medical interests include surgery, diagnostic imaging, and marine mammals. Dr. Whittington is a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps, and now back home from California, she enjoys spending time staying active and with her family. Her little companion, Tucker, often keeps her busy when not at work, too!
Dr. Whittington practices at both our Morton and Peoria locations.
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