Dogwood Petcare Center

4102 N. Mulford Rd.
Loves Park, IL 61111


Dr. Andy Maxwell graduated from the University of Illinois college of Veterinary Medicine in 1982 and came to practice small animal medicine in the Rockford area in 1987. A native of Rochelle, Dr. Maxwell honed his practice skills in other area veterinary practices and realized his dream of owning his own practice upon acquiring a small strip-mall clinic, Forest City Animal Clinic, in 1997. In 2005, the new Dogwood Pet Hospital was built at the current location. Dr. Maxwell's professional interests include soft-tissue and orthopedic surgery and he handles the more advanced surgical cases for the practice. Dr. Maxwell is also certified to perform PennHip evaluations.


Dr. Maxwell and his wife Cindy have four grown children, and presently share their home with three dogs:  a Shih Tzu, a Boxer and a Sheltie. Cindy and Oliver (the Shih Tzu) perform patient visits at OSF St. Anthony Hospital. Dr. Maxwell's interests include golf, home improvement, computers and motorcycling.


Dr. Andy Maxwell