Animal Wellness Center of Pontiac
We look forward to meeting you and your pet. Learn more about the people behind your pet’s care below!
Animal Wellness Center of Pontiac’s Veterinary Team
The team at Animal Wellness Center of Pontiac works together to provide a high level of compassionate medical and surgical care to our patients. We hope you enjoy the level of care we provide your pet!
Dr. John Burk
I graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. Upon graduation, I moved to Indianapolis, Indiana where I practiced small animal medicine for eight years (including three years working for a 24 hour emergency and referral hospital). In August of 2007, I moved to Normal, IL., where I worked at Kruger Animal Hospital for 12 years before coming to Animal Wellness Center of Pontiac. I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine, especially ophthalmology, emergency, and internal medicine.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Amy, and our two children, Gabrielle and Logan. Our family also includes a Cavachon named Pippa, and an orange tabby cat named Kenny. I also enjoy reading, swimming, and golfing in my spare time.
Shelly, Practice Manager
I joined the team in January of 2012. I enjoy all aspects of my job with the clients, patients, doctors and staff. I am blessed with two beautiful daughters and two son-in-laws. I am a Nana to three spunky grand-daughters and two smart grandsons. They bring me an abundance of joy. I enjoy hanging out with friends and family, writing, and staying active. I have a 65 lb Bernedoodle named Stanley that rides to work with me each day!
I joined the team in May 2016 and am a 2016 Graduate of Parkland College (Champaign) Veterinary Technology program with an Associate in Applied Science. I was born and raised in Bloomington, moved to the Fairbury area, and graduated from Prairie Central.
There was never a time when I didn’t have animals in her house – from rabbits to hamsters and dogs to cats. I enjoy engaging with a variety of patients and enjoy the challenges that make my job so rewarding. The love of an animal always brightens my day! In my free time, I enjoy drawing, reading, and walking outside. I love my barn cats and my Border Collie Mix, Daisy.
Becca, Vet Tech
I joined the team at Animal Wellness Center in March of 2017 as a kennel attendant and quickly moved up to the position of veterinary assistant. I am currently attending Penn Foster College’s Veterinary Technician program with the dream of being a Certified Veterinary Technician. I enjoy applying my clinical skills to bring the best care to every pet that is seen. I am a proud dog mom to one handsome but hairy German Shepherd, and have also adopted a black cat named Luther! I live on a farm in the country and have a special passion for large-breed dogs and horses.
Brandy, Vet Tech
My name is Brandy Crenshaw, and I am 30 years old. I have been a tech for 10 years. I have a 4-year-old son. I love being a technician and I love spending time with my family.
Samantha, Vet Assistant
Maddie, Vet Assistant
Addison, Vet Assistant
two cats, who I adore!
Donna, CSR/ Inventory Specialist
I began my position as a Receptionist in July 2019. I enjoy interacting with the hard-working staff; the pets with their families are delightful. I was born and raised in Pontiac. My husband, Rick, and I have two daughters, a son-in-law, and a precious, sweet granddaughter. I love to read, and I’m also a die-hard Cubs fan. Go Cubbies!