Dogwood Petcare Center

4102 N. Mulford Rd.
Loves Park, IL 61111


Dr. Sarah Bushmeyer has worked at Dogwood Pet Hospital since 2008 and has been a small animal veterinarian for 18 years. As a general practitioner, she sees primarily dogs and cats as patients. She has special interests in critical care, endocrinology and dermatology. Having worked 10 years at a predominantly feline practice, she has extensive experience with the special needs and medical problems of the feline patient. Dr. Sarah received her Veterinary Degree, a VMD from the University of Pennsylvania, as part of a combined degree program in which she also earned a PhD in molecular biology. Her undergraduate degree was in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Greater Rockford Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Bushmeyer lives in Rockford with a very understanding husband, Matt, a city of Rockford fireman, who helps manage a menagerie of rescued pets including  a not so Great Dane and 5 energetic cats. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, helping her husband on various remodeling projects and spending time with her extended family.


Dr. Sarah Bushmeyer