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At Lashley Animal Hospital, our vets concentrate on the study, treatment, and control of pet injuries and diseases, the treatment of acute and chronic illness, the immunization of healthy pets against disease, surgery, nutrition, radiology, dental care, and preventive care for dogs and cats. Read on to learn more about our doctors, or contact us today to schedule an appointment for your pet.
Meet our Doctors
Dr. David E. Lashley

Dr. David E. Lashley

For over 45 years, Dr. David E. Lashley, DVM, has owned and operated Lashley Animal Hospital with a focus on preventative, wellness, and surgical care as well as the diagnosis, treatment, and cure of sick animals. He has received repeated nominations as one of the Top Three Veterinarians in the Belleville News Democrat's Readers Choice Awards.

Dr. Lashley gives back to his community by volunteering to teach children about domestic animals and wildlife at local elementary schools, and by serving as the founder of the Veterinary Explorer Post for the Boy Scouts of America. He also spent more than 20 years serving as the sole veterinarian for Treehouse Wildlife Center, a nonprofit organization that provides community service to people in southwestern Illinois, who encounter injured or orphaned wildlife. There, he donated his time, services, and supplies to save the lives of a wide variety of wildlife species.

Dr. Lashley has also provided Pro Bono services to the Belleville Area Humane Society, including teaming up with a colleague to donate the center's first Avid Microchip Scanner to facilitate the return of lost pets to their owners. Additionally, he has served as the President and Vice President of the Southern Illinois Veterinary Medical Association throughout his career.

Having served as veterinarian for K-9 police units in Belleville, Cahokia, Caseyville, Sauget, and Swansea, he is often sought by the handlers and professional partners of working dogs. Dr. Lashley donated a bulletproof vest to the Village of Sauget for one of Illinois’ top performing K-9 officers and provided complimentary care to a local search-and-rescue dog who gave his life to the rescue and recovery acts following the September 11, 2001 attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City.

A 1967 graduate of the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Lashley was one of the first veterinarians in the United States to learn and perform a Femoral Head Ostectomy - a surgical procedure that removes the femoral head and neck from the femur to alleviate hip pain. This procedure has saved the lives of many large breed dogs who suffer from hip dysplasia.

Dr. Lashley is a Belleville, IL native and has been married to his wife Pamela for 42 years. He has three children: Christopher, Brook, and Sean; and two grandchildren: Caitlyn and Braeden. His household pets include Paddi, an Irish Setter, and Keleigh, a domestic house cat. He is also Granddad to Apollo, an English Cream Retriever who belongs to his daughter Brook, as well as Deus, a Bernese Mountain dog belonging to his son Christopher.

Dr. Lashley is available to provide care to both existing and new patients Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8 AM to 6 PM, and every other Saturday, 8 AM to 12 PM.
Dr. Jennifer D. Fuller

Dr. Jennifer D. Fuller

Dr. Jennifer Fuller is a 2004 graduate of University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine. Originally from Union County, IL, Dr. Fuller grew up working with large and small animals from a young age as a veterinary assistant. 

Her undergraduate education was completed at her father's alma mater, Murray State University, before working as a technician during her time at veterinary school. She moved to the Metro East area where she has lived and worked for over a dozen years, now exclusively practicing on companion animals.

She is experienced and well-equipped to handle all aspects of companion animal medicine, including preventative care, soft tissue surgery, disease management, and end-of-life consultations. Particular areas of interest for Dr. Fuller include managing skin conditions and diseases of hormone imbalances. 

In her spare time, Dr. Fuller enjoys spending time at her home in Millstadt with her husband, dog Sadie, and cat Onry. She also enjoys getting outdoors for a weekend of camping or hiking.

Dr. Fuller is available to provide care to new and existing patients Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 AM to 6 PM, and every other Saturday, 8 AM to 12 PM.
Dr. Sarah Turek

Dr. Sarah Turek

Dr. Sarah Turek graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. There, she was an active member of the Student Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, the Non-Traditional Species Club, and the Production Medicine Club. She was also a member of the Illinois Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medicine Association during all four years of veterinary school.

Dr. Turek received her bachelor degree in Animal Sciences from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. After graduation, she has maintained an active membership of the American Veterinary Medicine Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners, Kankakee Valley Veterinary Medical Association and the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Turek enjoys exploring the bonds between her clients and their pets. She is also inspired by challenging medicine cases and takes pride in educating clients about common ailments that affect companion animals, including arthritis and allergies.

She has two dogs, Pez and Jezebel, who are both pit bull mixes. She and her husband Patrick welcomed their first child, Wyatt, in February 2016. They love to watch him grow and interact with their dogs. 

Outside of work, Dr. Turek was also an active member of the Zonta Club of LaSalle-Peru area and hopes to continue that locally. She attended the International Convention in Orlando Florida June 2014 and joined the board. Additionally, she is fond of traveling, camping, volleyball, movie-going, playing piano, swimming and walking Wyatt, Pez and Jezebel around the local parks. A fun fact about her is that she has visited 10 different countries.

Dr. Turek is available to provide care to new and existing patients Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8 AM to 6 PM, and every Saturday, 8 AM to 12 PM.
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