about our veterinary practice Burlington, IA

Allgood Animal Hospital

We are a full service animal hospital conveniently located just off Roosevelt Avenue (Highway 61) and next to both the Burlington High School and Notre Dame Schools. Allgood Animal Hospital provides sensitive quality medical care for companion animals in accordance with each client’s emotional and financial needs. Our practice is a friendly workplace encouraging personal and professional growth with understanding and respect for the individual differences of coworkers, clients, and the animals placed in our care. We are proud to be a favorite among Southeast Iowa veterinarians.

Our Patients:
We care for all domesticated animals. From dogs and cats to rabbits and ferrets to pocket pets, birds, and reptiles, we see them all.

If you have any questions about how we can care for your pet, please don't hesitate to call us at (319) 752-5983. Thank you!

Our History

In March of 1957, Senior Veterinary Student Don Allgood made a trip to Burlington to investigate the possibility of purchasing the veterinary practice of the late Dr. R.V. Beard. The negotiations that followed were friendly and productive, leading to the sale of the practice to Dr. Allgood.

On June 18, 1957, Dr. Allgood moved to Burlington and reopened the veterinary practice of Dr. Beard at 2535 Mt. Pleasant Street. The practice continued on a temporary basis here until Dr. Allgood purchased a site on Highway 61 North. The site included a building that was satisfactory to modify as a veterinary hospital. The modifications were completed and the practice was soon moved to this new site at the beginning of January of 1958.

In the autumn of 1972, Dr. Allgood built his practice at its current location at 3106 Johannsen Drive. The new hospital gained an extensive and flattering review in one of the national veterinary publication magazines.

Dr. Allgood hired his first associate, Dr. Rita Lesczynski, in June of 1975. In 2003, Dr. Lesczynski purchased the practice and in 2010 Dr. Allgood officially retired. He served thousands of pets from the communities of Southeast Iowa and West Central Illinois during his 53-year career. Iowa State University recognized Dr. Allgood with a Stange Alumni Award for distinguished service in veterinary medicine, and his love for serving the community members and their pets lives on in the practice today.

Dr. Lesczynski now works with her associates: Dr. Brooke Smith and Dr. Ryan Wood.