Winnebago Animal Clinic has been in existence since 1946. While the building, clinic name and owners have changed the dedication to our clients and community have not wavered. We are honored to be a part of this community, serving so many of the people and their furry family members.
Winnebago Animal Clinic, located in Winnebago, Illinois, is dedicated to providing quality, friendly veterinary care to the dogs and cats of Winnebago County. Each veterinarian and team member loves animals as much as their customers do and are deeply committed to the health and well being of your pet.
Professional affiliations include; American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA), Greater Rockford Veterinary Medical Association (GRVMA) and Village of Winnebago Chamber of Commerce.
Winnebago Animal Clinic celebrated its 70th year of veterinary service in 2016. Dr. Paul T. Gambrel founded the clinic in 1946 primarily as a food animal practice. His father Dr. Earl T. Gambrel an equine practitioner from Byron joined him soon after. In 1955 Dr. Gene Gambrel joined the practice. Dr. Gene expanded the practices development in the area of companion animal practice. Dr. Dave Tanaglia worked in the practice as a veterinary student thru his first year as a graduate veterinarian in the late 70’s.
In 2000 Dr. Tanaglia purchased the Gambrel Animal Clinic as part of a 4-clinic practice group. Shortly thereafter an extensive remodeling of the building took place. The lobby, exam rooms, and treatment areas were expanded and upgraded. The old boarding facility was completely demolished and a brand new spacious climate controlled facility was built. At the same time, Dr. Jared Williams joined the 4-clinic practice. With Dr. Gene Gambrel’s retirement in 2005 after 50 years of veterinary practice, Dr. Jared became the primary veterinarian at the Winnebago practice. In 2008 the Winnebago Animal Clinic became a separate entity again with Dr. Dave Tanaglia and Dr. Jared Williams as partners. The clinic continues to go through renovations with upgrades in diagnostics services, digital x-ray, surgical monitors and structural upgrades.
The Staff would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Jared Williams for all his hard work in taking such great care of us during this unprecedented time. When things got serious in March, Dr. Jared made sure our most susceptible staff members took time off to be at home and stay safe. We adjusted our hours during that time to protect the rest of our staff and still try to serve our clients. That was a trying couple of weeks. We have since returned to our regular hours and are operating with all our staff. Our faithful community provided us with masks (Shout out to Beth Cote and her sewing warriors!) and with a curbside service method we are back to a new “normal” practice. Dr. Jared has been our constant through all of this. He is here more hours than any of us and stays long after the clinic closes. We are all so thankful to be able to work and support our families throughout this time. We are aware that would not be possible without the tireless efforts of Dr. Jared. We hope you know how much you are appreciated.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, The Staff at Winnebago Animal Clinic