At Alpine Animal Hospital, we strive for a warm and friendly relationship with you and your pet. This page highlights the staff - our training, experience and dedication to veterinary medicine.

Dr. Daniel W Hamblin

Daniel W. Hamblin, DVM is the sole practitioner at Alpine Animal Hospital. Dr. Dan grew up in the
southwest suburbs and attended Lyons Township High School in LaGrange, IL After completing his
undergrad requirements at Iowa State University, he earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine at
University of Illinois, graduating in 1986.
 
Dr. Hamblin worked at a large six-doctor practice in Chicago for 10 years coming out of veterinary
school. At Bone Animal Hospital, he gained invaluable experience seeing all manner of medical and
surgical small animal cases. After brief stints at Mount Plaines Animal Hospital In Mount Prospect, IL
and Animal Medical Center in Skokie, IL, Dr. Dan purchased Alpine Animal Hospital in March of 2000. He
remains the sole practitioner at Alpine to this day. This assures you and your pet with continuity of care
and a consistent level of attention and professionalism.
 
Dr. Dan lives in the area with his wife Kim, a 7th grade social studies and AVID teacher.  Their three
children; Jenna, Jake and Erica, are all attending college.
 
Dr. Hamblin prides himself on being accessible to his clients and provides his cell number for after hour
consultations should they be necessary. He is also a big believer in utilizing the excellent
network of area referral specialists when your pets medical needs require special diagnostics or
treatment.
 
Those people who have been to Alpine Animal Hospital are probably familiar with Ruba and Sabre, the
two German Shepherds who frequented the halls of the hospital and acted as our "hairy goodwill
ambassadors" for the last 12 years. Regrettably, both dogs have passed on. The good news is that
Benny, Dr. Dan's five pound Yorkie now serves admirably in that capacity. Please feel free to come in
and meet Benny or Dr. Dan. Don't hesitate to call him at Alpine if you have any questions about him or
the practice.