38028 N. Dilleys Rd

Wadsworth, Illinois 60083


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Business Hours By Appointment:


7:30 am-11:00 am

2:00 pm-6:00 pm


7:30 am-11:00 am

2:00 pm-6:00 pm


7:30 am-11:00 am


7:30 am-11:00 am

2:00 pm-6:00 pm


7:30 am-11:00 am

2:00 pm-6:00 pm


7:30 am-12:30 pm



Our Veterinarians

    graduated from Michigan State University in 1968 and worked full-time at Hanover Animal Hospital until 1989 when he opened The Animal Hospital of Gurnee. Along with being past president of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, he has held other varying positions in the CVMA, Illinois State VMA, and American VMA.

    received his degree from the University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine in 1991 and is a third-generation veterinarian.

    He is certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (1999), the Chi Institute in veterinary acupuncture (2001), and by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS, 2003).  He is also trained in Homotoxicology, Applied Kinesiology, Western herbs, essential oils, flower essences, and Reiki.

    He has lectured for the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, HEEL at the Homotoxicology Vet Conference, American Veterinary Chiropractic Association, and Nikken.  He has lectured locally and nationally for Young Living Essential Oils and served on their Veterinary Advisory Panel.  He has also consulted for several animal nutritional supplement companies.

    Dr. Hanover has been riding and jumping horses for over 40 years.  He enjoys gourmet cooking and fine dining with his daughter, Ariel, and his fiancé, Misty.  And from time to time, he will share some of those tasty leftovers with Chi, his dog.


    grew up loving animals in Charleston, West Virginia. She attended the Ohio State University as an undergraduate and veterinary school at the University of Georgia. She practiced small animal medicine for 9 years in Richmond, Virginia, then worked as a small animal emergency clinician in West Virginia and Georgia. She also did part-time shelter medicine while living in Georgia. She especially enjoys surgery, emergency, and internal medicine.  A job transfer for her husband brought her to a farm in rural Wisconsin which allows ample space for her animals. Her menagerie includes 2 Labrador Retrievers, a Swedish Vallhund, 3 cats. 2 goats, a rabbit, and a tortoise. In her free time, she enjoys dog agility, horseback riding, rose gardening, and spending time with her husband and daughter.


    grew up traveling the country as a child of the Air Force with many beloved pets. She attended the University of Illinois for her undergraduate studies and then the College of Veterinary Medicine. Since graduation, she has happily practiced and put down roots in Lake County. Some of Dr. Angie's favorite areas of veterinary medicine are nurturing the companion bond and educating families about their pet's needs. Her favorite past-times include traveling, cheering on her sons, reading and relaxing with her family.


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "My family and I have used the vets at Animal Hospital of Gurnee for 20 plus years. Now I have my own and I still continue to use them from my dog, cats, and horse. From routine shots to needing to get a sick animal in ASAP, they are there and care. They have even gone extra step in calling next day to check on my fur babies. Thank you to the entire staff! It is evident you care for the animals like your own!!

    Forever grateful,"
    Katy, Toby, Mac n Reina!
  • "My senior horse has been under the care of Dr Hanover for about a year now and I can honestly say I have never been so thrilled with a vet and their practice! Prior vets (3 of them) had thrown around the “retirement” word for my horse due to multiple painful issue. After some chiropractic adjustments and examinations, the Doc was not only finding the answers and options for treatment but making sure I completely understood and felt comfortable with all his recommendations. Recommendations that worked wonders!
    I can honestly say I’ve watched Dr Hanover really bring my old horse back to life and he’s done so with such care and compassion I could never go anywhere else!
    I cannot say enough how highly I recommend Dr Hanover for equine vet work and chiropractic care! Not only is the medical work done kindly and professional with the highest “bedside manner” (and affordability!) but my horse really loves to be around the Doc every visit!
    Absolutely 5+ stars!!"
    Alison S.
  • "Kind and caring staff from the receptionists to the vet techs to the doctors. They never make you feel silly for your concerns (I am a new puppy mom) and explain all options as if you were a close friend. My puppy became very ill from a parasite...they did everything they could to see her immediately and help us."
    Wendy T.
  • "Dr John has been taking care of our cats & dogs for the past 12 years & will continue be our family vet for years to come. We love the house calls that Dr John provides; having Great Danes, not needing to load them up and take them into the vet where they are nervous is priceless. And every time that I have called with an emergency Dr. John has fit us into his schedule no matter how busy he was. And when we have had to come into the right clinic we have always felt very welcome and felt that our dogs were getting the highest level of care possible. We did have our great Dane in for an amputation a few years back and I don't think I would've trusted anyone else with that surgery. Dr Hanover Sr. did that surgery for us & it was very successful. I also appreciate Dr. Johns extensive knowledge of holistic & natural veterinary medicines including the use of essential oils in animal healthcare. Overall, hands down, the most committed vet I've crossed paths with!"
    Cory P.
  • "Love the staff and doctors at The Animal Hospital of Gurnee my recent visit DR. John stayed after hours to make sure they saw my dog and give her the needed vet care. They are very accommodating and friendly. I drive about 1 hour for all my vet care even though there are many clinics closer I wouldn't go anywhere else. They are the best!!"
    Mary F.

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