Welcome to Veterinary Services, Ltd.
Your Veterinarian in Breese,IL
Call us at (618) 526-7851


Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (618) 526-7851!

Veterinary Services, Ltd. is proud to serve Breese, Illinois, and the surrounding communities. Our goal is to provide high-quality, compassionate care to every pet we see. We also strive to communicate with you throughout your pet’s care so that you can be better informed. Please contact us today if you have any questions about how we can care for your pet. Thank you and we look forward to your next visit!

If you live in Breese or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Emily Wood is a licensed veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pet’s health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Veterinary Services, Ltd. is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Emily Wood has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (618) 526-7851 or contact us through this site, and we'll promptly get back to you. Our office is very easy to get to - just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for our pet owners.

At Veterinary Services, Ltd., we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Veterinary Services, Ltd. is located at 8500 Old US Hwy 50 in Breese, Illinois. We can be reached by calling 618-526-7851.

Dr. Emily Wood

Veterinary Services, Ltd. | (618) 526-7851

8500 Old U.S. Hwy 50

Breese, IL 62230

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Emily Wood
    Practice Owner/Veterinarian

    Dr. Emily Wood graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University in 2002. After practicing in Topeka and Manhattan, Kansas, and Carbondale, Illinois, she began practicing at VSL in 2012. She has been the owner of VSL since 2015. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association.

    Dr. Wood live in Okawville, Illinois, with her husband Eric and their two daughters. In her free time, she enjoys cheering for her daughters’ sports teams, biking, gardening, and reading. She also enjoys playing flute with a local community band and handbells with a local handbell ensemble.

  • Vance Wood
    Hospital Administrator

    Vance Wood started working at VSL at an early age. He left for a few years, entering the United States Coast Guard, and attending college. He returned to VSL in 1986. He has held many positions during his employment at VSL; presently he is the Hospital Administrator. He currently resides in Breese, IL with his wife, Kelly. 

  • Kelly Prange
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Kelly Prange, CVT is a 1999 graduate of Parkland College. Kelly began working at VSL immediately following graduation. From a very early age, Kelly knew that she wanted to work with animals. She was very excited to be able to turn her passion into a rewarding career. During her ongoing CE, Kelly gets to learn about many new topics, but has found she has a special interest in preventative medicine. She enjoys teaching pet parents ways to help their fur babies live longer and healthier lives. She and her husband, Bret, reside in Aviston, IL with their Shih-Tzu, Kneesa. During her free time, Kelly enjoys reading, cooking, and spending quality time with her family.

  • Melissa Detmer
    Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant

    Melissa Detmer graduated from Kaskaskia College with an Associate degree in Animal Science. Melissa started working at Veterinary Services, LTD in April 2008. She grew up on a dairy farm in New Baden, IL. That is where she got her love of animals. Melissa loves milking cows at her sister’s farm anytime she can get out there. Melissa loves being outdoors and doing arts and crafts, especially with her kids. Melissa resides in Breese, IL with her husband Matthew, son Ian, and two daughters Rylee and Skyler. They have 2 cats Lola and Octavia, and one dog Midas. 

  • Melissa Frederking
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Melissa Frederking graduated from Murray State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, and an Animal Health Technology major. Melissa joined Veterinary Services, Ltd. in January 2018. In her free time, Melissa enjoys running, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family. Melissa has two cats, Rev and Lulu, and a Labrador Retriever named Dozer. She currently resides in St. Libory, IL.

  • Nathan Olliges
    Kennel Assistant

    Nathan Olliges is a kennel assistant at Veterinary Services, Ltd. Nathan is planning on attending Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and is undecided on a major. He has two dogs, Shiloh and Daphne, and resides in Aviston, IL.

  • Dr.
    William J. Greenwald
    Relief Veterinarian

    Since Dr. Wood has now assumed ownership of Veterinary Services, Ltd, Dr. Greenwald now resides in Florida with his wife Anita. But, he will continue to assist with the practice as he is working when Dr. Wood is on vacation or attending continuing education conferences.


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dr Wood and her staff are kind, compassionate and professional. We were passing through the area when our dog suddenly became painful. They were able to fit her into their schedule on short notice. Examination was thorough and treatment was conservative. Cost was very reasonable. Thank you for being there for us!"
  • "My veterinarian in Highland where I have spent plenty of money taking my pets, would not see my cat today who was in distress,they were to busy to see my cat who was gasping for air. I called Veterinary Services in Breese and they told me to bring her in right away, when I got there they were prompt and saw my cat right away, they took her back and gave her oxygen right away but it was to late, she die on the table. They were very nice and took there time to console me and I was not charge for anything. I think they they went above and beyond, especially since I had never taken my pet there before. Thank you for your kindness!!"
  • "I would like thank Emily and her staff for their kindness and compassion. They stayed late today, so that I could spend time with my Buddy enjoying a few hours with him, before it was his time to go. I had asked Emily to help me know when the time came to make the decision. We have been bringing him along for long months. While saying good-bye to one my best pals was hard, their empathy showed in everything they did today. Thank you for making a very tough day a little easier"
  • "This office goes above and beyond. I had an emergency with our Emma. It was at the end of the day for office hours but they made sure they got her right in. She is a lab and I couldn't lift her and they came out and carried her in and carried her back to the car after the doctor had seen her. Dr. Wood is wonderful and caring. I would recommend her to anyone who is needing a great vet!"
  • "Dr. Wood and staff have always been the most caring with both of my aging puppies. And have always been spot on with diagnosis. Cede and Gus are always well taken care of."
  • "Great staff."
    Jay C.
  • "Best vets in the Breeze area! I always feel like they care about the animals and are not a money grabbing operation. They normally will do follow up calls to see if your animal is progressing well also... Very nice."
    Paul K.

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