Dr. Jennifer Hart has spent most of her years growing up in the Bartlett area. As a young girl she would always bring home and raise a variety of animals to take care of. That's when her love for all types of animals grew into her growing practice it is today. She followed her interest and love for animals and graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. She completed her board certification by the ABVP (American Board of Veterinary Practitioners) in 1998, specializing in canine and feline medicine. Dr. Hart completed her dream of opening Heartland Animal Hospital in 1993. She is a proud mother of her son that is now in High school and loves to play baseball. She loves attending all of his games! She also has furry children that she takes care of. Georgie, Lucy, and Willy are cats. Hank her Rottweiler mix is 9 years old, and Dexter a Dachshund mix is her newest addition. Both dogs were adopted from local rescues. Sometimes you can see Dexter hanging around the office. He loves to come to work with his Mom. Dexter does play the role of the boss so we let him think he is! She takes great pride in keeping her staff well trained and the hospital up to date with new technology and services. Heartland Animal Hospital has been Accredited by AAHA since 1996 and is a Gold Standard Cat Friendly practice. Heartland Animal Hospital has an A+ BBB rating, and we maintain memberships with AAFP, AVMA, CVMA and ISVMA. The hospital has also maintained membership in the Bartlett Chamber of Commerce since 1993.
Dr. Sally Gilbertson had a passions in High School for animals while working for a veterinarian and volunteering at Cosley Zoo. She attended The University of Illinois and received her Animal Science Degree. After undergrad, she had an opportunity to move to Boulder, Colorado to work at the Human Society. It was a great experience, but the dream of vet school still called. She received her DVM degree from The University of Illinois in 2008. Following graduation, she worked in the Gold Coast of Chicago, but eventually she wanted to be closer to family. Moving back to the suburbs she joined the Heartland family in 2012. Sally enjoys running marathons and spending time with her husband and daughter Sadie. She also loves spending time with her cats and dogs. Her cats are D. Claude a Siamese mix and Frankie a Himalayan. The dogs are Bentley, a Border Terrie and Billie Jean a Shepherd Mix. She is truly one of those special veterinarians who enjoys making a difference in people's lives by caring for and helping their pets.