We have returned to fully curbside service effective immediately due to the increase in Covid cases. No clients will be allowed in the building.
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Meet the Doctors of Bramer Animal Hospital


Bramer Animal Hospital is proud to serve veterinary medical and surgical needs to the Evanston, IL area.

Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital is locally-owned and directed.

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Valerie Schoen, DVM

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Dr. Schoen is a 1997 graduate of the University of Illinois. She has been with us since 2005…
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Ken Swiatkowski, DVM

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Dr. Swiatkowski is a 1998 graduate of the University of Illinois and has been practicing with Bramer Animal Hospital since 1998…
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Katherine Bellamy, DVM

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Dr. Bellamy is a 1988 graduate of the University of Illinois, has been working part time for us for the past 6 years…
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Elizabeth Retseck, DVM

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Dr. Retseck is a 2011 graduate of Purdue University. We are excited to have her on our team…
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Lindsey Driscoll, DVM

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Dr. Driscoll is a 2019 graduate of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University…
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James Hagedorn, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Retired)

After more than 36 years with Bramer Animal Hospital, Dr. Hagedorn retired in December of 2021. We are ever grateful for Dr. Hagedorn’s commitment to his staff, clients and patients. Please check back for information on a celebration when it is safe to gather in large groups again.