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Welcome to Animal Care Clinic

Your Veterinarian in Rock Island, IL
Call us at (309) 788-2232


Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (309) 788-2232!

Animal Care Clinic has been serving pet owners and their pets in the Quad Cities area for over 42 years. We take pride in staying current with the most innovative and advanced technology associated with veterinary medicine for our patients and being caring, friendly and courteous to our patients and their families. We have the experience and the capability to provide comprehensive medical care to all of your furry family members including dogs, cats, rabbits, nano pigs, and pocket pets. Our doctors and staff members can provide direction to assist you in making the right medical decisions that are ideal for you and your pet.

We are a pet animal clinic that provides complete services to your pet. Our pharmacy is also located within our facility and your prescribed medication and pet foods can be conveniently filled right here. Your pet’s medical care and nutritional needs are important to us and so that is why we make it convenient for you to easily acquire them in the same location.

You can also contact us at any time to with questions or comments. We look forward to hearing from you so that we can offer you services to meet your animal service needs.We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (309) 788-2232 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Rock Island veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- and you can find directions on our Contact Us page! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Rock Island pet owners.

At Animal Care Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Joe Westerhof
Rock Island Veterinarian | Animal Care Clinic | (309) 788-2232

2529 11th St.
Rock Island, IL 61201

Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Tuesday:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Wednesday:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Thursday:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Friday:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Saturday:

8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Sunday:

Closed

Meet the Veterinarian

  • Dr. Westerhof
    Dr. Westerhof grew up in Blue Grass, Iowa. He attended Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine after receiving a degree in agriculture. After graduating in 2003, he put his agriculture background to good use in southern Wisconsin working nearly exclusively with dairy cattle for 2 years. An opportunity came up in 2005 that allowed him to get closer to home. The next two years were spent in Eldridge, Iowa where he expanded to pets, horses, and animal shelter medicine. Dr. Westerhof joined Animal Care Clinic in 2007, and eventually bought the clinic at the beginning of 2011

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Hear From Happy Pet Owners

  • "An absolutely amazing clinic! They are quick to get my cats in and take great care of them! I definitely feel lucky to be taking my cats to them. I trust them 100% with my little monsters that I absolutely adore.
    If you're looking for someplace to take your precious animal...this is the place!!!"
    Keri G.

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