Academy West Animal Hospital Boarding & Grooming

"Where your pet is our priority"

          Meet our staff


James Kimmel, DVM.

Dr. Kimmel is a graduate of University of Illinois and has been practicing Veterinary Medicine since 2003. He practices on small animals and is always looking to further his knowledge in all fields of veterinary medicine.  Some refer to him as "The cat man" due to his love of felines. 

Manager ~ Bonnie

Bonnie is our office manager. She works very heavily with all of our rescue groups one on one. Bonnie loves to help out anywhere she can within the hospital. She has three dogs at home.  



 Technician- Kayla


Kayla has been working here since 2013. She has history with working with equine and equine rescue groups. She has 3 dogs at home, and 3 cats. She enjoys working with small animals such as dogs and cats. 


Technician -  Lilie

She has been working with animals all her life and is our Lead Tech working here since 2006.

Her gentleness, and caring  touch really comes through to help pets in their recovery.   Her family had kennels  and

raised dogs and she loves working in the veterinary field.   She grew up around animals and even at a young

age would  dream about working for a vet.  She is dedicated to this field and loves helping  in any way she can.  

She and  her husband and 3 boys care for a menagerie of animals, which include Dogs, Cats, fresh water fish tanks.







                                                                                     Technician -Dennis  

He is the newest to join us here.   Very compassionate and gentle with all the animals and knows how to tend to owners needs. 





 Receptionist -Ashley


Ashely is a great receptionist

  she is  sure to help you how ever she can and is attentive to your needs.      she makes sure your

babies are nice and comfy and happy while

here with us.  her gentle soothing calming

voice will win over any pet to make them feel

right at home.  







                                                                           Kennel / Recept  





                                                                                     Receptionist Ramona

our newest girl learning the ropes here at Academy West,  she is full of spunk and energy to help get you through your day