About Us

cocker1.pngAnimal Medical Clinics of Rockford is owned and operated by Dr. James Buhl and Dr. Alicia Guarino. The practice was founded by Dr. Cary Thompson in 1987. Dr. David Tanaglia joined the Clinic about one year later and became Dr. Thompson's first partner. Under their guidance the Clinic grew to four separate locations. Dr. James Buhl became a partner in 2007 as Dr. Tanaglia left the practice. Dr Alicia Guarino entered into a partnership with Dr. Buhl when Dr. Thompson retired in 2015. With their leadership and with the aid of our talented health care staff, we look forward to serving our clients. rockfordvetclinics.com

Animal Medical Clinic would like to take this opportunity to welcome you, your family, and your special family member to our website.  As you continue to browse and explore our website, it is our hope that you will learn more about our dedication to your family and the quality veterinary medicine and service we provide.

Our goal here at Animal Medical Clinic has always been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care.  The Animal Medical Clinic team displays an unrivaled commitment to our clients through continuing education, technological advances in veterinary medicine and service, and most importantly, administering compassionate care to all pets entrusted to us.


Animal Medical Clinic Group has three locations to serve all your pet's health care needs.


The staff doctors have over 100 years of combined clinical experience

High Tech Services:

The clinics offer high tech diagnostics and treatments -- Including:

  • Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Tonopen (glaucoma screening)
  • Radiology
  • Orthopedic/General surgery
  • JPS -- Prevent Hip Dysplasia
  • Animal Rehabilitation
  • Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM)
These are just a few of the many services that we can provide for you and your pet.


The clinic offers wellness programs to keep your pet in Tip Top health while saving on costs.

The Animal Medical Clinic Group welcomes you and your pet to our hospitals. Our dedicated staff of doctors, technicians, receptionists, and kennel attendants are here to attend to your pets needs from a weekend of boarding in our large climate controlled runs to repair of a bone fracture with follow up rehabilitation.

Our focus is offering the best in health care.