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Welcome to Ashton Animal Clinic
Your Veterinarians in Ashton,IL
Call us at (815) 453-2171

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Ashton Animal Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Ashton, Illinois.

We perform small animal surgeries in the morning, see small animal appointments in the afternoon, and provide on-farm services for large animals. Ashton Animal Clinic provides grooming, boarding, and emergency services and has pet food and supplies for purchase at 705 Main Street in Ashton.

For questions on other Services we offer, please call (815) 453-2171 or email [email protected] 

Directions to Ashton Animal Clinic are easy; one block south of IL-38, across from the fire department in downtown Ashton.

For your animal’s health, call (815) 453-2171 and schedule an appointment today!

If you live in Ashton or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr Lynda Gould, Dr. Heather Sperfslage, Dr. Sam Stafford are a licensed IL veterinarians, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Ashton Animal Clinic is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr Lynda Gould, Dr. Heather Sperfslage, Dr. Sam Stafford have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Ashton veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (815) 453-2171 or contact us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Ashton veterinarian office is very easy to get to - just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Ashton pet owners.

At Ashton Animal Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr Lynda Gould, Dr. Heather Sperfslage, Dr. Sam Stafford
Ashton Veterinarians | Ashton Animal Clinic | (815) 453-2171

705 Main Street
Ashton, IL 61006


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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Ashton Office


7:30 am-5:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-5:00 pm


7:30 am-12:30 pm



Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Lynda Gould
    Owner and Veterinarian

    Dr. Gould, a northern Illinois native, received her veterinary degree from the University of Illinois in 2009. She also completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois, graduating with her name on the Bronze Tablet in 2005.

    She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP), and sits on the board of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA). She is active in her church and has been identified as an Emerging Leader by the Northern Illinois Veterinary Medical Association (NIVMA). Dr. Gould participated in the Illinois Agricultural Leadership Program, graduating in 2014.

    Dr. Gould enjoys caring for all animal species, and her special interests include reproductive services, ophthalmology, and livestock management.  In her free time, she enjoys jogging and cooking.  Most of all, she enjoys spending time with her daughter Ellie, son Hudson, and husband Austin.

  • Dr. Heather Sperfslage
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Heather grew up in Bettendorf, IA where she spent most of her childhood riding and showing horses. She was active in 4-H and knew she wanted to be a veterinarian from a young age. She graduated from Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 and began working for Ashton not long after. 

    Dr. Heather enjoys both small and large animals but her main areas of veterinary interest include equine medicine and preventative medicine for all species. Dr. Heather and her husband, Shawn, live on a small acreage where they have 2 dogs, cats, and a horse. 

  • Erica

    Erica is a veterinary technician and started working at Ashton Animal Clinic in 2012. She earned her degree in Veterinary Technology at Rockford Career College 2011. Erica enjoys working with both small and large animals. She enjoys spending time outdoors, horseback riding and kayaking. Her personal pets include dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, goats, cattle, and poultry. 

  • Mallory
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Mallory joined the staff at Ashton Animal Clinic in May 2011. She earned her degree in Veterinary Technology at Rockford Career College in 2009. Mallory enjoys her position as a veterinary technician because it gives her the chance to educate clients on pet care and nutrition. Mallory enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 children, and their dog Krypto.

  • Amy

    Amy has been a veterinary technician with the Ashton Animal Clinic since 2008. She offers multiple years of experience and knowledge in canine breeding and showing to our clients. Amy enjoys working at Ashton Animal Clinic because it gives her the chance to help educate owners on pet care. Amy lives on an acreage with her husband John and their 4 children. Her personal pets include dogs, cats, horses, goats, and ducks. 

  • Austin

    Austin is the bookkeeper at Ashton Animal Clinic. While not helping at the clinic, Austin works as a firefighter/paramedic. Austin enjoys hunting, fishing, and the great outdoors.


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Great vet clinic, doctors and staff always helpful and friendly! Plus, they are affordable! Would recommend taking your pet there."
    Chad Hall
  • "My Ellie girl always looks so good when she comes back from getting groomed by Ashley! Even two hours away still keep coming back! Thank you!!"
    Patti Hall
  • "I would like to thank Dr. Michelle for treating my Westie, Toby. I had Toby to another vet because you were too busy to see him right away. He didn`t get better from the treatment at that vet. Thank goodness I was able for you to see Toby. He was a sick guy and now is on his way to getting back to his normal self. Thank you again. Toby is my son in a fur coat!"
    CL Whitney
  • "Great staff. They take fabulous care of our animals and they are very affordable."
  • "Took our new to us puppy there and the gave us a ton of tips on raising a new pup. Did really well giving shots and checking g him over. Very reasonable prices as well."

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