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Orchard Road Animal Hospital is a general-practice veterinarian serving Aurora (IL), Oswego (IL), Yorkville (IL) and Sugar Grove (IL). Our 6,700 sq. ft. facility houses an experienced staff supported by modern medical and laboratory equipment.

Veterinarian: Amenities for Yorkville (IL), Aurora (IL), Oswego (IL), Sugar Grove (IL)

Our practice includes multiple features for client and patient comfort such as evening & Saturday hours, separate canine & feline reception areas, comfortable exam rooms and a private consultation room. We offer a refreshment bar and a children’s play zone as well.

All exam rooms are equipped to handle medical emergencies. An advanced computer system also assists our veterinarians with accurate record-keeping and timely appointments.

Convenient Veterinarian for Sugar Grove (IL), Oswego (IL), Yorkville (IL), Aurora (IL)

Convenience to our clients is a priority of the veterinarians at Orchard Road Animal Hospital. We offer convenient hours (including early morning), boarding, surgery, dental care, laboratory services, radiology, hospitalization, ultrasound services and medical consultations all at one location.

The hospital is also conveniently located for clients living in or around Aurora (IL), Yorkville (IL), Oswego (IL) and Sugar Grove (IL).

Experienced Veterinarians for Oswego (IL), Aurora (IL), Yorkville (IL), Sugar Grove (IL)

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Dr. Linda M. Flieg

 Dr. Flieg & Lola @ Starved Rock

Dr. Linda Flieg opened the Orchard Road Animal Hospital in 1992 as a full-service veterinary clinic providing quality health care for pets in a warm and caring environment. Her approach has been to combine modern veterinary medicine with total devotion to the patients, together with the education of pet owners in proper pet care techniques.

Prior to opening Orchard Road Animal Hospital, Dr. Flieg practiced veterinary medicine in Aurora and Schaumburg.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Flieg holds a Bachelor`s Degree in Chemistry and a Degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. She has a special interest in internal medicine and surgery.

Dr. Flieg has two young sons, Harrison and Sawyer and a daughter, Amaya, as well as her dogs and cats. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, camping, reading novels and "very tedious puzzles." With her dogs, Lola and Zeek, Dr. Flieg enjoys doing agility training and trials.  She is proud to have achieved her C-ATCH with Lola in 2009.  Her 28-acre farm gives them all plenty of room to run and play.

Dr. Cheryl Distajo

Dr. Distajo joined the staff at Orchard Road Animal Hospital in June of 2002. She was born and raised in Mishawaka, IN. and graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor`s Degree in Biology. She attended the University of Illinois - College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating with honors.

While in school, Dr. Distajo developed a special interest in internal medicine. She strongly believes in the importance of client education and preventative medicine.

Dr. Distajo and her husband, Butch, reside in Montgomery with their dog, Poppy, and their cat Diablo. They also welcomed their son, Aaron, into the family in July 2006.  He is a blessing and now most of their free time is spent at home with the family.  On June 11, 2010, they welcomed their daughter, Jocelyn, to the family.


Dr. Joel Huffman

Dr. Joel Huffman joined Orchard Road Animal Hospital in May of 2003. He was born and raised in Belvidere, Illinois. He began his college career at Knox College. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Illinois with a degree in Chemistry. After a few years in the work world, he returned to college to become a veterinarian. He attended the University of Illinois - College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating with honors.

During his studies, he developed an interest in animal behavior and internal medicine.

Dr. Huffman lives in Elburn with his wife, Heather, who is an equine veterinarian. They have a horse, Bogey, a dog, Birdie, and a cat, Mulligan. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and golf. An interesting tidbit is that he was a starting wide receiver for the Knox College football team.


Dr. Kristen Kennedy

Dr. Kennedy is the newest addition to Orchard Road Animal Hospital, having joined the staff in July of 2008. She was born and raised nearby in Naperville, IL. She graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, with a B.A. in Biology. She then attended The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating with Phi Zeta honors.

After graduating, Dr. Kennedy completed an externship in Cleveland, OH, with an internal medicine and oncology specialist. Her areas of interest also include ultrasound, for which she received additional training. Dr. Kennedy is a member of OTS, a professional veterinary fraternity, as well as the local and national veterinary organizations.

Dr. Kennedy lives in North Aurora with her husband, Michael, who is an optometrist in Elgin. They have a cute scruffy terrier mix named Tessie.  When she is not at Orchard Road, Dr. Kennedy enjoys traveling to baseball games, skiing, golf and bowling. Her other personal hobbies include horseback riding, listening to music and spending time in Wisconsin boating and water skiing.

For more information about our veterinarians for Oswego (IL), Yorkville (IL), Aurora (IL) and Sugar Grove (IL), please call (630) 844-0100.

1175 Orchard Road Montgomery, IL 60538

Phone: 630-844-0100

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Monday 7:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am to 8:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00am to 8:00pm
Thursday 7:00am to 8:00pm
Friday 7:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday 8:00am to 2:00pm
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