Pope Animal Hospital

Pope Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Alton, IL. The professional and courteous staff at Pope Animal Hospital 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. Pope Animal Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Alton, 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 Pope Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

Our Mission
"To provide the highest quality medical care to our patients and the best possible service to our clients."

  • Mon-Thu: 7:00am - 7:30pm
  • Fri: 7:00am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • For after hours emergency care (618) 346-1843
  • Dr. Steve S Pope

    Dr. Pope received his DVM degree from the University of Illinois in 1986. He lives in Alton with his wife Kimberly, their three children Steven, DeAnna, and Clayton. WE enjoy our six cats and our two Irish Wolfhounds,  named Elmer and Edith. My special interests include orthopedic surgery, laser surgery, and acupuncture. Dr Pope is a board member of the St Louis Zoo. When not practicing Veterinary Medicine, I enjoy traveling and spending time with Kim and my children.
  • Dr. Erin Collner

    Dr. Collner is originally from Springfield, IL.  She completed her undergraduate and veterinary degrees from the University of Illinois.  She enjoys spending her free time with her husband, Justin.  They enjoy movies, trivia nights, and Illini sports. Their dogs Baylee and Murphy and two cats, O'Malley and Socks love living with a veterinarian (most of the time).
  • Dr. Kelly Jones


  • Tim

    I have worked for Pope Animal Hospital since 1999. During this time I have developed an interest in dentistry.  I find working in surgery and with dentals rewarding because you are improving the quality of life for the pets. I live in Otterville in the country with my dog Blue.
  • Paula

    Management Team Leader
    I have enjoyed working in the field with animals many many years. I still find the work satisfying and always want to find ways to improve the care and quality of the lives of our patients. At this moment my animal family includes several dogs, cats, birds and horse. Outside interest have been traveling and finding time to spend with my human and animal family.
  • Sarah

    I joined the team at Pope Animal Hospital in 2005. Presently I'm attending Southern Illinois University in  Edwardsville. I'm working on a business major. I enjoy spending my off time at home with my dogs Wiley and Daisy (A.K.A. Bubba and Sissy). As you can see my time at work is on the phone and helping our clients.
  • Gina

    Receptionist Team Leader
    I Have been at Pope Animal Hospital since 1998.  I live in Godfrey with my husband, Dave, and 2 yorkies, Barney and Kacie. 
  • Toni

    I live in Florissant Missouri and have been with Pope Animal Hospital since May of 2000.  I work hard to help our clients and enjoy meeting their pets.  My furry friend is a Maltese named Frankie.  I enjoy spending my free time with friends and family.
  • Crystal

  • Jennifer

    I have lived in Alton for 3 years. I have been working as a Technician for 10 plus years. Working with animals and their human families I have always found enjoyable. I started working here 4 months ago or in July of 2011.  Reading and shopping is how I spend my free time. My animal family is Tigger the cat.
  • Amanda

    I have been with Pope Animal Hospital since May of  2010.  My animal family consists of five crazy and lovable cats.  I enjoy spending time with family and friends.
  • Aaron

    I love to bake and spend time with my daughter.  I am a really big movie lover and at one time owner over 1,000 movies.
  • Jetamio Feline

    Her life started on the streets. She has decided indoor life is much better. Her life is finding food bowls and sitting in the window. Pet her at your own risk, you see she also has an attitude but then that is what makes her special.
  • James Feline

    James was a very small kitten when he found himself dumped and unloved. That changed when we took him in. He is our yellow and white sometimes friendly boy. His true love is food. He can be found hunting for any piece of left over food. He also likes to spend time at the front desk.
  • Charles Feline

    Charles is our newest feline member. His sweet nature won us over. He is now an official member of the family. He too can be found up front or sleeping in the doctor's office.