Anne Arnold


Anne has been in the veterinary field since 1985. Just out of high school, she joined the U.S. Army as an Animal Care Specialist. During this time, she traveled to Korea to assist in providing care to the Army’s largest kennel of Military Working Dogs. She also traveled to a stateside base to provide care of the Army’s Caisson horses and mules used for parades. She worked at several base clinics and cared for small animals as well. She was once in charge of a breeding colony of chinchillas, having over 300 females at one time.

After 13 years in the military, she moved to Oklahoma City and worked several years at a premiere 24-hour hospital. She gained invaluable experience in emergency medicine. In 2001, she returned to her hometown of Peoria to care for an ailing family member. She worked at a veterinary hospital in Peoria and recently in East Peoria where she met Dr. Springman. When the opportunity arose to work for her, she jumped at the chance.

Recently married, Anne also shares her home with her handicapped adult son Benjamin, 5 dogs, 1 bird, and a few fish.

On the occasion that she finds the time, she likes to do crafts with paracord and make cookie balls.