Animal Care Center

2845 Niles Ave.
Saint Joseph, MI 49085


Our Doctors



Joseph Turk, DVM

Dr. Joseph Turk was an "Army brat" who has lived in several countries and in a dozen states.  He later served in the military himself both in the U.S. and overseas.  His undergraduate degrees are in Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Economics.  Dr. Turk has previously operated a college textbook store at the University of North Carolina and traded commodities on Wall Street.

When his Border collie Boone became sick with an rare auto-immune disease, the skill and compassion he witnessed at a university veterinary hospital triggered a reassessment of his own career path.  He went back to college to study Biology and worked as a veterinary assistant.  In 2003 Dr. Turk received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from North Carolina State University.  He has practiced at a multi-doctor hospital with locations in both North Carolina and Virginia, and he was previously the owner of a clinic in Charleston, South Carolina.  He is a member of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association and the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Turk lives in St. Joseph with a menagerie of varying size.  He volunteers as staff veterinarian at the Humane Society of Southwest Michigan, and also works with several other animal rescue organizations.  Clients appreciate his direct and authentic approach to veterinary medicine, and he can always be counted upon to give honest and easy to understand advice.


 Allison O'Neill, DVM

Dr. Allison O’Neill is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. She has a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry.  Dr. O’Neill received her DVM degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical rotations at Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.  She previously practiced small animal medicine and surgery at a large veterinary practice in the Detroit area with dozens of veterinarians and a very diverse caseload.

When she is not taking care of the dogs and cats of Berrien County, Dr. O’Neill tends to gravitate towards “outdoorsy” activities.  She particularly enjoys kayaking, hiking, running, soccer, and rock climbing.  She may also be found at the Humane Society of Southwest Michigan helping Dr. Turk take care of our area’s homeless pets.  Dr. O’Neill has a special interest in veterinary oncology (the study of cancer in animals) and she is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. O’Neill lives in St. Joseph with two rescued dogs – a Pug/Beagle mix named Dexter and a French Bulldog named Mutie.  Her kind and gentle demeanor helps to put both humans and pets at ease and make visits to the veterinary hospital less stressful for all involved.


Kimberly Boswell, DVM, DACVS

Dr. Kimberly Boswell is a board-certified surgical specialist. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994.  After a one-year surgical and internal medicine internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, Dr. Boswell completed a three-year surgical residency at Tufts University College of Veterinary Medicine and Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, in Massachusetts. Dr. Boswell became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2002.

Upon completion of her residency, Dr. Boswell moved to southwestern Michigan.  She previously worked in an emergency hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan, for more than 16 years.  During that time, Dr. Boswell has been performing advanced-level surgeries on patients that have been referred from veterinarians all across southwest Michigan.

Currently Dr. Boswell operates as a mobile veterinary surgeon and is bringing her surgical expertise directly to Animal Care Center. Instead of requiring pet owners to travel long distances, we are fortunate to have her available to perform advanced soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries right here in our hospital.