Meet Our Veterinarians

We understand that choosing a veterinarian for your four-legged family member is one of the most important decisions for the life and health of your pet. Not only do you need to have the best and most compassionate medical expert, but you also want to find someone who listens attentively, will educate about medical conditions and treatment options, and partners with you to provide the best health and quality of life for your pet.

Burr Ridge Veterinary Clinic’s veterinarians are passionate and dedicated to providing exactly the kind of care you’re looking for.  Click on the photos below to read more about each of our doctors.

Brian D. Rooney, DVM – Practice Co-Owner

A practice co-owner since 1991, Dr. Rooney has a special interest in dentistry, behavior, internal medicine and cardiology. He served as a volunteer on the executive board of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association and has been a volunteer with the CVMA Pet Loss Helpline since 1997.


Jeffrey D. Palmer, DVM – Practice Co-Owner

A practice co-owner since 1999 and an accomplished triathlete, Dr. Palmer has a special interest in oncology (cancer medicine) and performing ultrasounds.  He’s the first veterinarian in DuPage County to achieve the Fear Free Certified Professional designation and is a Golden Retriever Lifetime Study partnering veterinarian.


Karen E. Angele, DVM – Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Angele began working with BRVC pets and their parents in 2013 and provides our relief veterinary services. She has a special interest in client education and speaking to grammar and high school students about veterinary medicine as a career choice.


Kathryn McFadden Sexton, VMD – Associate Veterinarian

Following veterinary school graduation in 2009, Dr. Sexton worked at a number of suburban and urban veterinary practices before joining BRVC in 2014.  Her primary interests include internal medicine, cardiology, and emergency medicine.


Dana E. Johnson, DVM – Associate Veterinarian

After graduating from veterinary school in 2012, Dr. Johnson worked in St. Louis and at several suburban veterinary clinics before joining BRVC in 2016. She provides veterinary care for dogs, cats, pocket pets, and birds and has a special interest in dentistry and behavioral medicine.

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