Charles A. Burmeister, BS, DVM
A native of Chicago, Dr. Charles Burmeister earned his B.S. at Western Illinois University. In 1983 after receiving a D.V.M. degree from the University of Illinois. Dr. Burmeister joined the staff at this facility in 1984. He left to practice in Pittsfield, IL and later Grayslake, IL.
In 1995 Dr. Burmeister and his family returned to the Peoria area. In 2000, Dr. Burmeister bought the practice and named it All Pets Veterinary Hospital to highlight the exotics we see in addition to dogs and cats. Dr. Burmeister is one of the few veterinarians in this area qualified to treat exotics. The Burmeisters live in Peoria with their 2 dogs, Teddy & Mighty Mite and their cat, Beeb. If Dr. Burmeister is not in the office, you might find him fishing.
Dave Beutel, BS, DVM
Dr. Dave joined All Pets in June of 2015. He completed his Bachelor's Degree of Science at the University of Connecticut in 2011 and graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2015. One of his interests is pathobiology which looks at the biology of why diseases occur.
Even though he grew up in Connecticut, Dr. Dave has many roots in central Illinois. His grandparents and many other extended family members live the surrounding areas. He currently lives in Peoria with his wife, Lanae.
Dr. Dave went to Tanzania in 2014 to to perform spays and neuters on pets in various villages throughout the country. He is dedicated to providing quality medicine for pets and enjoys communicating with clients. We love his sense of humor. He even knows how to yodel!
Certified Veterinary Technicians & Nursing Staff
The Veterinary Technology degree is an intensive program designed to teach nursing skills and technical aspects of patient care for various species. The curriculum varies with each program but usually offers courses in radiology, clinical laboratory/pathology classes, surgery, exotic animal medicine and pharmacology.
Once a degree program is completed, the person must then pass a state and national exam. Only after passing this rigorous exam can a person earn the credentials for a Certified Veterinary Technician in Illinois. Continuing education courses are required to maintain this license.
Abby completed her Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology from Parkland College in 2018. We are very happy to welcome Abby to our veterinary team. Abby comes to us with the latest education about veterinary anesthesia, handles our IV catheter placements, performs venipuncture, assists the veterinarians in surgery and enjoys time with her patients. She particularly likes wellness medicine and preventive medicine.
In her spare time, Abby helps her father with delivering milk, rides trail horses named Max and Sonny. Besides her trail horses, she shows her Western Pleasure horse, Cisco. Abby also cares for her cats, Stormy, Bonnie, Clyde, Daisy, Chester, Boots and Lilo plus her beagle, Hulk.
Gus is one of our veterinary assistants. He had been been in the veterinary field in Brazil for a number of years before moving to the United States with his wife and children. He brings a sense of humor and love of music to our day. You will find Gus in the exam rooms obtaining patient histories, assisting the veterinarians, prepping patients for surgery and providing nursing care for all of our patients. He loves the Ramones!
After many years of working in the car industry, Mark was able to pursue her love of animals and joined the staff at All Pets Veterinary Hospital in 2004. She works for the joy of being able to 'puppynap' and 'kittynap' the babies when they come in for exams. Mark helps socialize new patients with experiencing new people and help them learn that the veterinary hospital is not a place to be scared to come visit.
She and her husband, Larry live with the babies, Bella the golden retriever and Skip the kitty who thinks he is a dog. All are spoiled as much as possible.
Sandy joined our Client Relations team in 2009. She spent the years prior to joining us as a dedicated mom. She also has a beautiful grandson who keeps her busy too. Sandy helps to keep us organized and helps expedite patient care. We love her smile. Sandy and her husband, Brad have 2 malti-poos, Gunner and Hunter.
Heather has been in Peoria for 20 years. Her 3 children are grown and have moved to different parts of the country. She shares her love and home with her yorkie, Roxy and 2 cats, Grettles and Tino. Heather joined All Pets Client Relations team in 2015. She has been an asset with her calm demeanor and smile. She enjoys seeing all of the fuzzy faces, happy tails and of course the pet parents!
Robin joined All Pets as a groomer in 2018. She brings over 10 years of experience as a groomer. She stepped away from grooming for several years and missed it so much that she wanted to be a groomer again. We are glad that she did! Our dogs and cats that see her come out looking fantastic. We love her gentle handling of the patients.
We enjoy her sense of humor and are happy she has joined our team. Robin spends her time outside of work with her children, husband and 2 dogs, Willow and Angus.
Steve cares for the dogs, cats, lizards, birds and rabbits that board with us. He has a special touch with animals and can make friends with just about any pet. He has been with All Pets since 2011. If your pet has boarded with us, chances are Steve has spoiled them! He lives in Peoria with his chihuahua, Caspar and his miniature pinscher, Kane.
Jessie has been a kennel care giver since 2015 with All Pets. She is attends junior college with hopes to attend veterinary school one day. Jessie is amazing with our patients and boarding animals. We can know the animals are in great hands with Jessie.
Fora has worked in the veterinary field for over 20 years. She started out as a veterinary assistant in Rockford, IL while pursuing her Bachelor's Degree of Science, focusing on biology. After completing her Bachelor's at Bradley University, she joined the staff at All Pets Veterinary Hospital in 1999.
Since then she has worked as a veterinary assistant and now is hospital manager. Fora feels that developing relationships with the patients and clients are one of the pleasures of her job. She is always participating in continuing education, learning about the best practices for patient care and client service.
Fora lives in Peoria with her husband, Matt, their daughters Rose & Lily, their dogs, Daisy and Beanie and their cats, Pickle and Peppadew.