Dr. Mark Grove has been caring for pets at Bellwood Animal Hospital since 1986. He attended Sauk Valley Community College, earning an Associate of Science, and later Eastern Illinois University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science. Dr. Grove completed his education with a DVM degree at the University Of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. He has special veterinary interests in orthopedics, dermatology and internal medicine.
Dr. Grove is a founding member and past president of Animal Emergency Clinic and currently serves as its secretary and treasurer. He is also the former president of the Greater Rockford Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Grove is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association.
When he's not at the hospital, Dr. Grove is an avid fisherman, and he enjoys canoeing and fishing in the rivers and lakes of northern Wisconsin. He is a devout fan of the University of Illinois football and basketball teams as well as Chicago Cubs baseball. He and his wife Jill have three children, Rachel, Patrick and Tori, whom he spends much of his free time with.