Animal Care Center

Cummins-Brown Animal Care Center is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Granite City, IL. The professional and courteous staff at Cummins-Brown Animal Care Center seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.
We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Cummins-Brown Animal Care Center strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Granite City, IL and surrounding areas.
Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Cummins-Brown Animal Care Center can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.
The sign outside of our veterinary center
  • Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 7:30am - 1:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • Kelly J. Cummins-Brown

    Kelly J. Cummins-Brown, DVM

    My name is Kelly Cummins-Brown and I was born and raised in a New York City suburb in New Jersey.  I received my bachelor degree in Neurobiology/Animal Physiology from Purdue University in 1994.  After graduation, I worked several years as a zoo keeper for the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.  I attended veterinary school at the Ohio State University and did my preceptorship with a board certified exotic animal specialist in Milford, Ohio.  I joined the Animal Care Center in July 2000, and purchased the practice in January 2007.  My family and I share our home with a domestic shorthair (Zeke), a labradoodle (Ginny), a Hahne's macaw (Isa), and numerous fish.  My special interest areas are exotic animal medicine/surgery and soft tissue surgery.
  • Jaclyn K. Wirt

    Jaclyn K. Wirt, DVM

    My name is Dr. Jaci Wirt.  I grew up on a cattle farm in southeast Iowa.  I attended undergrad and veterinary school at Iowa State University.  I started working at the Animal Care Center in January 2010.  My areas of interest include neurology and internal medicine.  I share my home with two pugs, Nieko and Clyde, and one cat, Fuzzy.  In my spare time I enjoy anything with sports, traveling, being outdoors and visiting my family.
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    Brian Brown

    My name is Brian Brown and I am married to Dr. Cummins-Brown.  I received my BS from Purdue University in 1993, and my MBA from the University of Georgia in 2001.  As practice manager, you probably won't see me much during office hours.  I do a lot of work behind the scenes.  I have a day job at Nestle, but my evening hours are spent processing the books and payroll for the Animal Care Center.
  • Melissa


    My name is Melissa.  I was born and raised in Granite City.  I have been working at the Animal Care Center for 10 years, gradually working my way up to my current position of office manager.  My family and I share our home with our dog (Carter) and three cats (Johnny, George, and Shamus).  My favorite aspects of my job include making a difference in the lives of the animals I help, obstetrics and educating clients.  I also thrive in emergency and critical care situations.
  • Ellie


    Hi, my name is Ellie.  I have been a clinic cat the the Animal Care Center since December of 2005.  I was a Christmas present to the girls from Dr. Cummins-Brown.  They found me at the Metro East Humane Society, and I am so glad they did.  My favorite activities include chasing fake mice, aggravating Garfield, and staying just out of reach of the dogs that visit.  I love to stare at birds but I promise I would never hurt one.  I am a very lovable cat.  I make a point to hand out kisses to the staff on a daily basis.  When you come to visit, feel free to pet me!
  • Garfield


    Hi, my name is Garfield.  I have been at the Animal Care Center since July 2006 when the girls found me in a cage at the back door.  It was love at first sight!  They couldn't agree on who would take me home, so the Animal Care Center became my permanent residence.  This way all of the staff would have the pleasure of loving me.  My favorite part of my job, as a clinic cat, is all of the attention I get from the girls as well as the clients, and greeting everyone who walks through the doors.    
  • Teresa


    My name is Teresa and I have been working at the Animal Care Center since 2000 as a veterinary assistant.  I find satisfaction in knowing I am capable of caring for your family pets.  I love working with a team that cares as much as I do about their job.  I have lived in the area for 22 years.  My husband and I share our home with 2 dogs (Hollie and Gracie) and 2 cats (Lucy and Butters).
  • Hannah


    Hello!  My name is Hannah.  I am the newest technician at the Animal Care Center and am super excited to begin my career.  I graduated from Hickey Vet Tech Institute in Missouri, where I received my Veterinary Technician Specialized Associate Degree.  I was born and raised in Godfrey, where I have always had a  passion for animals.  My pride and joy is my 3 year old Border Collie, Bella.
  • Kristin


    My name is Kristin.  I started working at the Animal Care Center in November 2009.  I share my life with my husband and we have one fur-baby, Wolverine.  My favorite part of the job is running bloodwork.  It makes me feel like a scientist!  The Animal Care Center is the best place I've ever worked and I plan to stay for many years to come!
  • Chelsea


    Hi!  My name is Chelsea and I have been working at ACC since August 2011.  I began working part-time as a co-op through Granite City High School.  After I graduated in May, I was hired as a full-time employee.  I currently live on my own with my boyfriend.  We have one kitty named Leo.  Since I have moved, I have been spending more of my free time with my Mom, Dad, sister and brothers.  This job is so much fun because of my coworkers and the clients we see.  I couldn't ask for a better team to work with, or to work on my kitty!
  • Deniene


    My name is Deniene and I have been working at the Animal Care Center since 2005.  I graduated from Granite City High School in May 2006.  I am currently attending Southwestern Illinois College working towards an associate's degree in Animal Science.  My future goal is to attend veterinary school and become a veterinarian.  I have several animals of my own:  4 dogs (Simone, Daisy, Kenya and Pele) and 3 cats (Lucky, Sassy, and Kikki).
  • Theresa


    Hi, my name is Theresa.  I've been in animal rescue since 2000.  I love animals of all shapes and sizes.  I have been working in the veterinary field since 2005 and have been with the Animal Care Center since July 2007.  While I work full time at a realtor's office, I can still be seen here on Saturdays.  I have 2 dogs and a rabbit.  I also have the love of my life, my daughter Hollie.  We love to ride horses together and play on the farm.