Our Team

For over 50 years, clients from Geneseo and the surrounding communities have trusted Geneseo Veterinary Service with keeping their family pets healthy and happy and their livestock productive.

We are a full service mixed animal practice (which means we treat pets and farm animals). Our practice is equiped to provide your beloved pet with the latest in medical and surgical care, as well as advanced diagnostic capabilities such as digital radiology, ultrasound, and a full in-house laboratory. Most large animal work is done on the farm, while pets are seen in our office. Contact us today to learn more about what services we offer for you and your animals!

Our job is not only to treat your animals when they are not feeling well, but more importantly to help you learn how to keep your best friend happy and healthy. We proudly serve the Geneseo, Cambridge, Atkinson, Colona, and Quad City areas.

Dr. Grant Venema grew up in Morrison, IL and later moved to Geneseo where he completed high school. As a boy, he loved reading the memoirs of veterinarian James Herriot and dreamed of one day having a mixed animal practice of his own where he could make a lifetime of memories helping the people and animals of his community. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 2004, and graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2009. In June 2013 he purchased Geneseo Veterinary Service from retiring veterinarian Dr. Roger Pray. In his free time, Dr. Venema enjoys outdoor activities with his family such as fishing, camping, and hiking. He lives in Geneseo with his wife Erica, their four children, Penny the Chorkie, and Peter the cat.

Dr. Dee Ann Kuster earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. She joined Geneseo Veterinary Service in 2020. Dr. Kuster is a Geneseo native, growing up on the family farm just north of town. She and her husband Chris live outside of Geneseo with their three kids and diverse animal collection. In her free time she loves being outside (yard work, riding, taking care of her flowers, hiking, etc.), helping 4-Hers with their animals and working with horses.

Dr. Julie Snodgrass grew up outside of Kirkwood, Illinois, and joined Geneseo Veterinary Service in 2023. She attended Iowa State University, where she earned her bachelors in Genetics in 2014, and met her husband Lance. She then attended University of Illinois for veterinary school, graduating in 2018. Dr. Julie has practiced in food animal and small animal settings, and has interests in soft tissue surgery, preventive care, and low-stress handling for any species. She and her husband have one daughter and one son. They also share their home with a cat named Josey, an Australian shepherd named Brandy, and a "vet school mutt" named Tig. Dr. Julie enjoys music, hanging out with her family, and a variety of outdoor hobbies.

Sam has been a Certified Veterinary Technician for 15 years, completing her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology at Parkland College in 2008. She started with Geneseo Veterinary Service in July 2013. She lives in Orion, IL with her husband, two kids, two dogs and two cats. In her free time, she enjoys going on adventures, riding ATVs, and camping with her family. As her dad would say, “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life”.

Taylor is from Cambridge, IL and has been working at Geneseo Veterinary service since August 2019. She has over 8 years of experience in the veterinary field. Currently she has no pets of her own, but has high hopes of adding a dog and/or a horse when the time is right. Taylor enjoys crafting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends in her free time.

Jillian is a Geneseo native and has been part of the practice since 2016, first with Maple Ridge Vet Clinic and then joining Geneseo Veterinary Service when the practice was moved to the former Maple Ridge location. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, attending her kids’ sporting events, and Crossfit. She lives in Geneseo with her husband Marc, four kids, and three dogs.

Alex grew up in Annawan, IL and currently resides in Geneseo with her two Holland Lops. She has worked in veterinary medicine since 2021 and has been with Geneseo Veterinary Service since March of 2023. Alex is a graduate of the Black Hawk East Campus Veterinary Technician program. She has recently passed her VNTE and is now a Certified Veterinary Technician.

Anna grew up in Rock Island, IL and currently resides in Milan, IL. Growing up she was an active member in 4-H and on the New Windsor Drill Team. She graduated from Black Hawk East in 2020 with a degree in Equine Science. Anna joined the Geneseo Veterinary Service in 2023. In her free time she enjoys barrel racing, spending time with her horses, and playing with her 4 dogs.

Amanda grew up in Geneseo, IL and Moline, IL. She currently resides in Milan, IL with her Borderdoodle named Walter and Westie named Minnie. She has worked in veterinary medicine since 2021. Amanda joined Geneseo Veterinary Service in 2023. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her son Kaleb (when he’s not away at college), traveling, and any outdoor activity (hiking, camping, kayaking, snow skiing, ect.)

Garrett is from Annawan, IL and has been working at Geneseo Veterinary Service since November 2022. He has recently completed his Penn Foster Online High School program and hopes to start a Veterinary Technician program in the near future. His interest in working with animals began in 2013 when he got his first dog, Wallace. His family farm has since grown to chickens, rabbits, cats, and a few more dogs. Currently he lives with his parents, and younger sister. Garrett enjoys spending time outdoors, bike riding, traveling/road tripping, and spending time with family.



 Shayla has been a Certified Veterinary Technician for 13 years, completing her Associate’s Degree at Rockford Career College. She is from Rock Falls, IL, but currently lives in Prophetstown, IL with her husband, 4 children, 2 dogs, and a cat.She joined Geneseo Veterinary Service recently and is excited to build lasting relationships with our clients and pets.  She has had a passion for animal care her entire life and takes pride in helping them and their owners. She recently received her insurance producer license and can also write home and auto insurance for Country Financial in Prophetstown. When family, animals, and insurance are not keeping her busy, she enjoys taking some time to enjoy the beauties and wonders of nature.