Coble Animal Hospital

Coble Animal Hospital has been a full-service small animal veterinary hospital, located in Springfield, IL for over 75 years. The professional and courteous staff seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients.

Our Mission
It is our mission to:
*provide excellent animal health care through humane and compassionate treatment
*alleviate animal suffering and
*promote preventative medicine through staff education and client awareness.

We want our clients to choose the best possible treatment plan for thir pet that meets their physical, emotional and financial capabilities. We strive to provide our health care team with a challening and enjoyable career. We accomplish growth and change in the veterinary profession through colleague communication and support.
  • 2828 South MacArthur Boulevard
  • Springfield,IL 62704
  • Phone: 217-789-4200
  • Fax: 217-789-4201
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  • Monday - Friday: 8AM - 6PM
  • By appointment only
  • Surgery Admissions: 7:30AM
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
  • EMERGENCY AFTER HOURS: 698-0870
  • Franklin Coble, DVM

    Owner & Medical Director

    Dr. Coble graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois in 1970.  He has a special interest in orthopedic surgery, especially cruciate ligament repairs.  

    Other than his veterinary interests, Dr. Coble is an active member and past National Board Member of the National Wild Turkey Federation.  In his free time he enjoys hunting and attending veterinary conferences across the country.  He has raised many black labs over the years who accompany him to work and just about everywhere else.  

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1970
    Education:
    University of Illinois
    Interests:
    Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Joan Saner Reeder, DVM

    Associate Veterinarian

    I have been at Coble Animal Hospital since 2001.  I attended the University of Illinois in Champaign for both undergraduate school and vet school.  Although Coble Animal Hospital is my "home-away-from-home", I really live in Spaulding, less than 3 miles from where I grew up.  I have a wonderful, kind and supportive husband, Scott, who is the Illinois statehouse bureau chief for Small Newspaper Group.  I have three beautiful daughters, Grace, Anna and Caitlan - they are my greatest joys and they remind me every day about what is most important in life. 


    I also have Gail Saner who is my best friend, sister, and "second mommy" to my kids, and a brother, Bob Saner and his wife, Janie, and their 3 kids (Amanda, Christopher, and Jordan).  Of course I have many pets - Hershey, Ronnie, Darcy, Dinkie, Holly, Huey, Lester, Penny, Sylvia, Kitty, Lemon, Buster, Charloette, and Jack.  I would have more, but Scott says we have enough (but what does he know?  I think we need some birds and some saltwater fish....)

    When I'm not here, I'm with my girls, and I pretend to be a variety of different people for their enjoyment - Spongebob, Plankton, Dora, Diego, Thomas the Tank Engine, etc.  If I had spare time, I would be reading (I love Sci Fi, Fantasy, and Mysteries, as well as the Classics.), watching movies (Star Wars, Harry Potter), the Discovery Channel or Murder Mysteries/True Crime Movies, sewing, or my favorite - napping.  I also like to eat!

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2001
    Education:
    University of Illinois
    Interests:
    Ultrasound Imaging, Dentistry, Internal Medicine, Soft Tissue Surgery, and Exotic Pets
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  • Danielle Rahe, DVM

    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Rahe graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois in 2016.  She has a special interest in physical rehabilitation therapies and is currently working on her certification in this area.  She is especially interested in geriatric mobility and pain management because she believes the longevity of our furry family is extremely important. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Rahe loves to spend time with her husband, Daniel, and baby boy, Decker.  Daniel is from Auburn and family is what has brought Dr. Rahe and her husband back to the area.  Dr. Rahe loves to sit on her patio and drink coffee while watching Decker play.  She pretends to be a gardener, but rarely is able to harvest any vegetables (the dogs usually enjoy them before they are picked).  She has four dogs - Roscoe, Cougar, Spencer, and Peeta.  They range in age from 3 to 15 years old and in size from 7 to 45 pounds - variety truly is the spice of life in the Rahe house!  Roscoe, the oldest and largest, is Dr. Rahe's soul dog and best companion to baby Decker.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
    Education:
    University of Illinois
    Interests:
    Internal Medicine & Rehabilitation
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  • Jessica Nourie, DVM

    Associate Veterinarian

    We are excited to welcome a wonderful addition to our Coble team, Dr. Jessica Nourie! She is a 2016 U of I graduate and has a special interest in behavior training. She is looking forward to meeting all of our amazing clients!

    More bio to come....
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
    Education:
    University of Illinois
    Interests:
    Behavior Training
    Email:
  • Michelle Bretscher

    Hospital Administrator - CAH & SAVC

    I began working as a part time Client Service Coordinator at Sangamon Avenue Veterinary Clinic in 1996.  In 1997 I became their Clinic Manager and quickly learned "the ropes" of running a veterinary clinic.  Since then I have completed Veterinary Management School with the American Animal Hospital Association and the The VMC School of Veterinary Practice Management.  I am also an active member of the Veterinary Hospital Management Association and hold a BS from SIU-C (Go Salukis!).  I came to Coble Animal Hospital as Hospital Administrator in 2005 and enjoy the challenge of overseeing both clinics.  

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1996
    Education:
    Bachelors of Science at Southern Illinois University & VMC School of Veterinary Practice Management
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  • Jessica Cox

    Hospital Manager

    I have been working with Coble Animal Hospital since 2003 starting at our sister clinic Sangamon Avenue Veterinary Clinic as part-time Client Service and quickly moved to full-time.  A few years later I transferred to Coble Animal Hospital as the Front Office Manager before becoming Hospital Manager.  In my off time I enjoy spending time with my son Owen, husband Nick, other friends, and family.  I have one cat at home named Misty. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2003
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  • Richard Pitchford

    Inventory & Equipment Manager

    I began working at Coble Animal Hospital in July of 1990 as a part-time Pet Care Associate.  I became a Patient Service Coordinator in 1991 and later Patient Services Manger.  In 2012 I took the position of  Inventory & Equipment Manager, and you can still find me in the treatment area or surgery suite from time to time.  

    My wife and I are raising 3 daughters, 2 cats and 3 French Bulldogs.  

    Years in Practice:
    Jul 31, 1990
    Email:
  • Julie Blaise

    Patient Service Coordinator

    I am married to a wonderful man named Bob and we have 3 grown children.  I have been a Veterinary Assistant since 1993, although I've been with Coble Animal Hospital as a Patient Service Coordinator since February 2007.

    I enjoy working with the doctors and taking part in caring for our patients - our best friends.  When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.  I also enjoy golf, bowling, and of course the St. Louis Cardinals!

    Years in Practice:
    Feb 28, 2007
    Email:
  • Laura Tinsley, CVT

    Certified Veterinary Technician
    Lead Patient Service Coordinator

    I am a graduate of Purdue University and Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology. I'm married to my awesome husband Patrick, and we have two beautiful daughters Quinn and Willow. When I am not working, I am either spending time with my family or thrift store shopping. I own my own online Vintage Clothing Store and am always on the hunt for vintage goodies. I have four dogs and two cats, so the house is always full of love and fur. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Education:
    Purdue University & Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology
    Email:
  • Jennifer Shures

    Patient Service Coordinator

    My hobbies are kayaking, canoeing, camping, fishing, 4- wheeling, paddle boarding, swimming, and I love exploring the woods with my black lab Binks, and blonde husky Jacoby! I’ve always loved animals and have had many different animals growing up. I raised four baby kittens from birth, cats, dogs, pigs, iguana, guinea pigs, turtles, ducks, and chickens. I am extremely family oriented and am very close with all my family. I always look forward to our family parties!


    Years in Practice:
    Apr 27, 2017
  • Katherine Abatti

    Patient Service Coordinator

    I have two amazing sons and a sweet new grandson. We share our home with four dogs and a parrot. I've been professionally involved in the animal industry for 30 years, with an emphasis on animal behavior and training. I'm currently working on my Masters in Wild Life Conservation. I love anything outdoors and every kind of creature. 
    Years in Practice:
    Mar 30, 2017
    Email:
  • Alexa Bates

    Patient Service

    Bio Coming

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 12, 2018
  • Bianca Neuman

    Client Service Manager
     
    I am married to my high school sweetheart Zach and we have been together for 14 years. Our son Maxton is 5 months old. I also have way too many animals! Three dogs named Daizy, Charlie, and Gypsy. Two cats named Peter and Fernando and a bearded dragon named Khaleesi. I am very happy to be back at Coble Animal Hospital.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 25, 2018
  • Kelley Cleer

    Lead Client Service Coordinator

    I have been in Animal Health Care for 20 years. I am married to a man named Philip. We enjoy camping, fishing, and traveling. I have many animals including 2 dogs; Bella and Annie, 4 cats; Sumo, Kahn, Albee, and Spedward, and finally 12 assorted lizards!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1996
    Email:
  • Shashi Irving

    Client Service Coordinator

    I am married to Brian Irving and my hobbies include outdoor activities such as canoeing, fishing, camping, and painting. I love to spend as much time as I can with my family. Also, I help take care of my sister Moxie, who is a full blooded German Shepherd.
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 20, 2017
  • Lexie Gaffney

    Administrative Coordinator & Client Service Coordinator

    I became a member of the Coble team in June of 2013. I have a black lab named Sadie and a kitty named Sterling. I attend Lincoln Land Community College and I am working towards a Nursing degree. In my spare time I enjoy playing basketball, soccer, reading, anything outdoors, and spending time with my family.

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 26, 2013
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