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Welcome to Heartland Veterinary Hospital

Heartland Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital conveniently located off of highway 157 in Edwardsville IL.  Established in 2018, Heartland is here to provide the highest standard of care in wellness, internal medical, critical care and surgery.   We take pride in providing the best possible veterinary experience for both pets and their families by providing consistent care from experienced doctors and staff.  Come in for a visit and see the higher standard for the Metro-East area today!

Our Core Values:

  • Provide scientific, evidence based medicine to the highest standard of care for every patient, every visit.
  • Provide unmatched customer service through accessibility, accountability, consistent communication, compassionate care, and convenient hours.
  • Provide every client with a transparent medical plan outlining costs and concerns for all consultations.
  • Provide an environment for continued improvement for doctors and staff by promoting continuing education and development of new, cutting edge medicine and surgery.
Dr. Adam Ohms

Dr. Adam Ohms, Practice Owner

Dr. Adam Ohms is a 2009 graduate from the University Of Illinois College Of Veterinary Medicine. He has practiced general medicine, surgery, and emergency medicine in the Metro-East area since 2011. His special interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine/critical care and soft tissue/orthopedic surgery.

He is married to Amanda Ohms with their first little girl, Aria, due in July. They share their home with one spoiled terrier, Oliver, and a very vocal and bossy feline, Squeeks. When he is not practicing medicine, you better believe he is trying to be out on the lake chasing Largemouth Bass.

Dana, Office Manager

Dr. Kristin Stahlheber

Dr. Kristin Stahlheber graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007, and has practiced in the Edwardsville area since that time. Dr. Kristin and her husband Dr. Luke (also a veterinarian) have three daughters, and furry goldendoodle daughter named Clementine. When she has free time, Dr. Stahlheber enjoys volunteering at school and church, cooking, and being outdoors with her family camping, hiking, and climbing, especially in the Rockies!
Dana, Office Manager

Dr. Kristin Brunstein

Dr. Kristin Brunstein became a vet to speak for those who don’t have a voice and working with animals has always seemed like a good fit for her. The Edwardsville resident went to Auburn University for undergrad and graduated in 2017. She then enrolled at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated May 3, 2021 with her DVM. Her vet med interests include feline medicine, exotic animal medicine (reptiles, rodents, birds), and surgery. Kristin has actually been in the veterinary field for about 10 years now. She started out as a veterinary assistant in high school and worked in a clinic until her 3rd year of veterinary school. When not in school or at the vet hospital, Kristin enjoys hiking with her dogs, sewing, and knitting. Her own animal family includes 2 hound dogs, 3 cats, a horse, and an aquatic frog.
Dana, Office Manager

Dr. Haley Hartnagel

Dr. Haley Hartnagel is a 2022 graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Her special interests include emergency medicine and soft tissue / orthopedic surgery. Haley grew up in Greenville, IL where she was involved with her local Humane Society and worked as a veterinary assistant prior to vet school. Haley and her husband, Trevor, have a German Shorthaired Pointer, Belle, and a cat, Bagheera. Outside of work, her interests include hiking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Dana, Office Manager

Dr. Laura Boeren

Dr. Boeren graduated in 2001 from University of Illinois. She has a passion for surgery, interacting with clients and educating youth. Her hobbies include coaching soccer, playing a variety of instruments, singing, painting and calligraphy.


Oliver, Supervisor

Oliver was born in 2011 and adopted by Dr. Ohms from Second Chance Rescue (Vandalia) later that year. From very meager beginnings, Oliver has become a “one-of-a-kind”. He has worked many general medicine and emergency shifts with Dr. Ohms. Currently, he is overseeing all grooming operations with Amanda. When not working hard in grooming, Oliver enjoys bass and crappie fishing, practicing lick and release.

He loves camping, canoeing, and barking at any bicycle in eye-sight. When New Year’s resolutions are kept, running is a favored activity. He waits very patiently every night to give Dr. Ohms snuggles and hears all about his day at work. Truly, one of his most special talents!

Amanda Ohms, Groomer

Amanda Ohms, Groomer

Amanda graduated Edwardsville High School in 2008. She is an experienced groomer, providing grooming services for the past 6 years. What sets Amanda apart is her scissoring ability that provides top notch grooming beyond the average trimmers. Grooming is a profession that requires patience, Dr. Ohms and Oliver test this patience routinely. As they say practice makes perfect! When not grooming, Amanda enjoys crafting, camping, and floating.
Shelbi, Certified Veterinary Technician

Shelbi, Veterinary Technician

Shelbi graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at Hicky College and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2012. Her special interests in veterinary medicine are dentistry, dental radiography, surgery, anesthesia and pain management. She enjoys visiting family and friends, reading, motorcycle cruises, and hiking with her puppy pack. Pet rescue is near to her heart as she shares her home with 3 dogs and 4 cats: Maxine, Fletcher, Roman and Anabelle, Nina, Tess and Autumn.

Kathy, Veterinary Technician

Kathy grew up in Bethalto and now resides in Worden with her husband Eric and 3 children, Maddie, Grace and Bo. She graduated from Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with an emphasis in Animal health technology. She has worked in the veterinary field for over 23 years. When not working, Kathy enjoys time with family and friends and traveling for her children’s activities. Her fur babies include Deedee, a beagle with an affinity to getting things stuck up her nose, her kitty-Clayton, Cheyenne-horse, multiple chickens, one duck and a crazy turkey named Willard!
Dana, Office Manager

Dana, Office Manager

Dana (Donna) started her work with animals by volunteering at various animal shelters as a teenager. In April 1994, Dana began working as a receptionist/technician at Adair Gardens Pet Hospital in Belleville, Illinois. Upon Dr. Martin’s retirement in 2005, Dana continued her career with Hawthorne Animal Hospital. During her tenure in animal medicine, Dana has had the pleasure of serving in various roles including client relations, management and veterinarian technician. In July 2018, Dana joined the staff at Heartland Animal Hospital as the Office Manager.

Dana is married to James and has four beloved “fur” babies of her own. Tonka is an eight year old Shepherd/Collie mix, Dash and Violet are three year old Pit/Catahoula mixed breed litter mates, and Ruffian, a long-haired Dachshund, is a retired show dog. When not working her dream job at Heartland, this self-proclaimed Disney addict loves traveling (especially to Orlando!)

Dana, Office Manager

Nicki, Vet Tech

Nicki has joined the talented staff of Heartland Veterinary Hospital in January 2020. She grew up in Carlinville, IL and has had a love for animals all of her life. She has a BA in Biology from Blackburn College, but started her career in Veterinary Medicine her Senior year of high school in 1995 at a local clinic in School to Career and became a Kennel Attendent. While living and working in Washington State, she was grandfathered in as a Licensed Veterinary Tech after challenging the National Vet Tech Boards and passing the test. She has been a Jack-of-all-Trades in her career from a kennel attendant to management. She has worked in a mixed small animal/exotics clinic, mixed large/small animal clinic, emergency medicine, and enjoyed animal husbandry of reptiles and rodents while attending Blackburn.

Nicki resides in Mount Olive with her husband Jim and their three children JT, Eli, and Lorelai. They have 1 dog, Betsy, a pit mix, and 3 cats, Bonnie, Clyde, and Ava. Nicki enjoys hiking, camping, being outdoors and traveling with her family.