Our animal hospital vets in Normal

Our Veterinarians

The Kruger Animal Hospital team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. We are proudly serving the Normal area. At Kruger Animal Hospital, it is our daily privilege to provide quality vet care to your cherished pet, with compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, pet owners and the local community.

Dr. Bernie Bleem of Normal

Dr. Bernie Bleem

Benard M. Bleem, DVM joined the staff at Kruger Animal Hospital in May 1997. As a 1985 graduate from the University of Illinois, Dr. Bleem has enjoyed experiencing the progress and innovation in veterinary medicine. He has mixed compassion with years of experience in continuing to provide care for our animal friends here at Kruger Animal Hospital.

At home Dr. Bleem loves spending time with his wife, Sherry, and their five children. Their family also includes 6 dogs and 3 cats. Dr. Bleem's hobbies include racquetball, tae kwon do and gardening.

His priority remains to care for our animal friends and clients while continuing to build their relationships.

Dr. John Burk of Kruger Animal Hospital

Dr. John Burk

John P. Burk, DVM joined the staff at Kruger Animal Hospital in August 2007. Dr. Burk graduated from the University of Illinois in 1999 before moving to Indianapolis, Indiana where he practiced small animal medicine for eight years, three of which involved working for a 24-hour emergency and internal medicine clinic. He enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, especially ophthalmology, emergency, and internal medicine.

Outside of work, Dr. Burk enjoys spending time with his wife, Amy, and their two children, Gabrielle and Logan. Their family also includes a Cavachon named Pippa. Dr. Burk also enjoys reading, swimming, and golfing in his spare time.

Dr. Trish McAfee of Kruger Animal Hospital

Dr. Trish McAfee

I was born and raised in the Air Force. I have lived in 3 states and 2 foreign countries all before the age of nine, but I lived in southern Illinois, near St. Louis, most of my life. I have always loved all animals, and becoming a veterinarian was my way of helping and speaking for them. I went to the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and following graduation; I did an internship in the Chicago area. I stayed in Chicago for another 7 years, but I wanted to come back to a small town practice and be closer to my family. I have interest in feline and exotic medicine and hope to advance my skills in surgery.

Also, I have 3 cats and a turtle at my home.