Bortell Animal Hospital is proud to serve Bloomington, IL and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary medicine along with friendly, compassionate service.

We believe in treating every patient as if they were our own pet and giving them the same loving attention and care. We are a group of highly trained, experienced animal lovers who are devoted to giving our patients the best care possible.


David Bortell, DVM, CVA, CVCH, CVFT, CVWH

Veterinarian, Owner
I graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997 and started work at Herrin Animal Hospital. In 2010, my wife Andrea and I bought the clinic and renamed it Bortell Animal Hospital, Inc. I have developed a passion over the years for integrative medicine and am certified in acupuncture, food therapy, Chinese and Western Herbal Veterinary Medicine. I am currently studying for a graduate degree in Western Veterinary Herbal Medicine.

I love working with our clients and their pets as well as our amazing staff. When not at Bortell Animal Hospital I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and enjoying nature. Andrea and I have two daughters. One who attends Flagler College in St. Augustine Florida and our other daughter will start this fall at the University of Illinois. We also have a full house of cats and dogs.

Andrea , MLS

Practice Manager, Owner
I have worked as practice manager at Bortell Animal Hospital for 10 years. I enjoy interacting with clients, pets, and our fantastic staff. In addition to managing the financial aspects of the clinic, I am responsible for the purchase of supplies and inventory. I also formulate Australian Bush Flower Essences for pets to help with behavioral and emotional issues. When I’m not at work I am walking outside or spending time with my three cats.


Marlene , BS

Certified Veterinary Technician/Assistant Practice Manager
Hi, my names is Marlene! I graduated from Parkland College with a degree in Veterinary Technology in 2012. I am currently earning a master’s degree for Veterinary Clinical Care. I have a special interest in rehabilitation, pain management, senior care, and nutrition. When I’m not working, I enjoy photography, traveling, hiking, and spending time with my husband, Andy, our two dogs, Deke and Riley, and two cats, Kelowna and Little Bear.


Customer Service Representative/Assistant Office Manager
Hi, I’m Kristi! I’ve worked at Bortell Animal Hospital since 2015. I am a wife and mom to three girls. I have three dogs and three cats of my own. I adore all fur babies, but smooshies are my favorite! I love spending time with my family, photography, and vacationing at the lake.


Customer Service Representative/Veterinary Assistant
Hi, I’m Rory! I am a receptionist who sometimes helps out as a veterinary assistant. Animals have always played a big role in my life, starting when I helped my mother with her small, non-profit animal rescue. Having the opportunity to work at an animal hospital is a dream come true. When not working, I enjoy painting, writing, and spending time with my own animals, two cats (Birdie and June), one dog (Sage), and two beta fishes.


Veterinary Assistant/Customer Service Representative
My name is Ashley, and I am a veterinary assistant and receptionist here. I currently attend Heartland Community College studying Animal Science to eventually get a long-term career in the field. At home, I have a horse (Summer), a dog (Toby), and my newest addition, a kitty named Frankie.

Madison B.

Customer Service Representative
Hi! My name is Madison. I’m a senior at Illinois State University. I have a strong for animal welfare and want to become an auditor when I graduate! When I am not working, I enjoy going to the gym and being outdoors.

Madison A.

Veterinary Assistant/Customer Service Representative
Hello! My name is Maddie. I currently work as a veterinary assistant and customer service representative. I am also back in school to work towards becoming a certified veterinary technician. I look forward to working with you and your fur babies!


Veterinary Assistant
Hi, I’m Julie, a veterinary assistant. I share my home with two dogs and two cats. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, sewing, and photography. I look forward to caring for your pets.


Kennel Assistant


Kennel Assistant


Client Liaison and Greeter
Hey everybody, I’m Oliver! My siblings and I were rescued and brought to Bortell Animal Hospital when we were just wee little kittens. While my siblings all found homes, I was the last one left. Andrea and Dr. Bortell loved my bubbly personality so much they decided to promote me to the clinic greeter and I have made my home here. When I’m not keeping the staff in line or greeting customers, I enjoy sleeping, sunbathing, and bird watching. My job is super tough sometimes!

If you have any questions about how we can care for your pet, please don’t hesitate to call us at (309) 662-3633. Thank you!