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Welcome to River View Veterinary Service LLC

Your Veterinarian in Port Byron, IL
Call us at 309-524-6484

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at 309-524-6484!

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If you live in Port Byron or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Drs. Terry and Sarah Foust are licensed Illinois and Iowa veterinarians, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and well-being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

River View Veterinary Service LLC is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Drs. Sarah and Terry Foust have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Port Byron veterinarians.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call 309-524-6484 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Port Byron veterinary office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Port Byron pet owners.

At River View Veterinary Service LLC, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.


Drs. Sarah and Terry Foust
Port Byron Veterinarian | River View Veterinary Service LLC | 309-524-6484

602 N High Street, P.O. Box 250
Port Byron, IL 61275

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Sarah Foust
    Dr. Sarah Foust grew up near Chadwick, Illinois. She attended Sauk Valley Community College, where she obtained her Associate of Science degree and met her husband, Dr. Terry. She earned her Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degrees from the University of Illinois. She enjoys rural practice and loves working on everything from dogs and cats to cattle and horses! One of her special interests is investigating lameness in cattle. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and their daughter, Cecilia. Drs. Sarah and Terry own a cat, named Doc O. VonMouser.
  • Dr. Terry Foust
    Dr. Terry grew up in Dixon, Illinois. He also attended Sauk Valley Community College, where he earned his Associate of Science degree. He then attended University of Illinois, earning both his Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degrees. Dr. Terry enjoys mixed practice. His interests are varied, although he especially enjoys orthopedic work in small animals and reproductive work in cattle. Dr. Terry is an avid outdoorsman. He loves to hunt, fish, and mountainbike!

Testimonials

  • "I had to take my black lab Toby to have stitches in his foot after getting a hook in it while swimming. Terry and Sarah met me at their office after hours and did a wonderful job fixing him up again. Will never go anywhere else."
    Jacob H.
  • "A big thanks to River View Veterinary Service for the wonderful work the whole staff does. Dr. Terry and Dr. Sarah are by far the best we've ever had."
    Brittany N.
  • "Love Dr Terry and Dr Sara! They are so good with the animals and you can tell they really care. It's really nice having emergency care available so close. Would recommend them to everyone!"
    Malora R.

Featured Articles

  • Fish

    If you’re thinking of getting a pet fish, you should know that your veterinarian has a lot of good advice about pet ownership. Fish can be very rewarding as pets, and you just may be surprised about how much fish actually interact with their owners. Here’s more valuable information about choosing ...

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  • Caring for Your Horse

    Horse owners form a special bond with their horses, but this close connection comes with the responsibility of caring for your equine companion throughout its life. This means taking care of your horse every day throughout the year, come rain or shine. If you do this well, your horse can live up to 35 ...

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  • Cushing's Disease (PPID)

    Cushing’s disease (also known as pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction, or PPID) is the most common disease affecting the endocrine system of horses. This group of glands produces hormones that help keep the body in balance. With Cushing’s disease, an imbalance of these hormones causes several symptoms, ...

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  • Cryptochidism

    Cryptorchidism is a condition in which one or both testicles fail to descend into the scrotum. This is the most common problem affecting the sexual development of male horses. If both of the testicles remain in the abdomen, the horse will be sterile. Horses with an undescended testicle are sometimes ...

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  • Congential Defects and Disorders

    Horses with congenital disorders are born with physical or physiological abnormalities. These may be readily apparent, or may be diagnosed as the foal matures. Unfortunately, the list of possible congenital deformities is long. These anomalies may affect the heart, ears, eyes or skin. The autoimmune, ...

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  • Cancer in Horses

    While cancer is not as prevalent in horses as it is in humans, horses do get several types of this disease. Here are a few of the common types of cancer that a horse might develop. Melanoma Gray horses over the age of 15 are the likeliest candidates to get melanoma. Melanoma tumors originate from cells ...

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  • Bucked Shins

    Bucked shins is the common name for very small fractures on the front part (periosteum) of a horse’s cannon bones. These bones are on the lower part of the leg, and run between the knee and the fetlock joint below. Symptoms of Bucked Shins Bucked shins are more common in 2- to 3-year-old Thoroughbreds ...

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  • Breeding

    Breeding horses is a complicated topic, but this quick overview will provide you with enough information to talk with a breeder or your veterinarian about breeding your horse. Role of the Stallion A stallion is a male horse that has not been castrated. The stallion’s role in breeding is to provide ...

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  • Barns to Pastureland

    If you are to get the best from your horse, it is vital that you provide him with a happy, comfortable and safe home environment. This applies whether he is kept in a horse barn or in a field. As a general rule, a particularly fine-coated horse, or one that is in hard work, needs to be stabled during ...

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  • Bacterial Infections

    There are many types of bacterial infections that can affect your horse. If you notice symptoms of any of the following common types of bacterial infections, contact us, so we can examine your horse and provide appropriate treatment options. Anthrax is a bacterium that forms spores, which allows it to ...

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

River View Veterinary Service LLC

Monday:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Tuesday:

8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Wednesday:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Thursday:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Friday:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Saturday:

8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Sunday:

Closed