Dr. Melissa O' Brien, DVM

Dr. Melissa O’Brien, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Melissa O’Brien grew up in Thayer, IL. Following a move to Ohio for several years, she completed her undergraduate work in the Pre Veterinary Medicine program at the University of Findlay. She received her degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in 2009.

Dr. O’Brien spent the next eight years in private practice on the north end of Springfield. Joining Capitol Illini Veterinary Services in 2017, she has special interests in emergency medicine and critical care as well as internal medicine and dermatology. Recently, Dr. O’Brien has developed an interest in essential oils and their benefits for pets.

Dr. O’Brien lives with her two Labrador Retrievers, Eily, a four year old yellow lab and Ember, a 2 year old black lab. She spends most of her free time wrangling Eily and Ember and playing fetch. The rest of her free time is dedicated to reading, working out and watching Cubs baseball. #flythew

  • Member American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Member Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association
  • Member American Animal Hospital Association
  • Member Central Illinois Veterinary Medical Association