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Welcome to Four Paws and Hooves Veterinary Clinic!

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (217) 209-3225.

If you live in Quincy or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Tricia Crist is a licensed IL veterinarian, treating both dogs and cats. 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.

Four Paws and Hooves Veterinary Clinic 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. Dr. Tricia Crist has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, pet-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting Dr. Tricia.

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 pet's health. If you have any questions, call (217) 209-3225 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our veterinary office is easy to get to and has ample parking -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Quincy area pet owners.

At Four Paws and Hooves Veterinary Clinic, your pets are family.

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Dr. Tricia Crist
Quincy Veterinarian | Four Paws and Hooves Veterinary Clinic | (217) 209-3225

2517 W. Schneidman Drive
Quincy, IL 62305

Our Skilled Team

Meet the animal lovers involved in your pets care!

  • Dr.
    Tricia Crist
    Veterinarian/Practice Owner

    Dr. Tricia has over 13 years of experience, 5 of which were in Emergency Medicine, and loves being able to take care of her patients. She played volleyball at Columbia College where her team won Nationals two of the years she played on the team and 2nd place another year. She is married with four children and has multiple dogs, cats, and several horses. She has a passion for French Bulldogs and loves to spend time with her family, run, horseback ride, and camp.

  • Bri
    Veterinary Technician

    Bri has been working at Four Paws since April 2017. She has always loved animals, but became extremely passionate for animals after adopting her first pit bull mix, Johnny. Five rescue dogs and one cat later, Bri is working her dream job. Her favorite parts of being a Vet Tech are emergency situations and watching kittens and puppies grow up while being patients at the clinic. In her spare time Bri enjoys traveling, taking her dogs for long walks, and cooking new recipes for her friends.

  • Ruth
    Pet Resort Manager

    Ruth joined the Four Paws family only 2 months after we opened in 2014. She has always had a love for animals and is a self-proclaimed 'crazy cat lady'. Because of her passion for animals she went to school and received her Veterinary Assistant certification in 2011 from John Wood Community College. Her favorite part of her job is just being able to take care of our patients; animals have such a special place in her heart and seeing them, as well as being able to help them, is the greatest feeling in the world to her. And while Ruth loves all animals, cats are her favorite and she has always had them in her life. She currently shares her home with three cats: Oliver, Daphne, and Two Two.

  • Marissa

    Marissa has been a certified pet groomer for 6 years and has worked in a veterinary setting for 2 1/2 of those years. Her favorite thing about grooming is making a dog look completely different and the joy owners get when they see their clean and beautiful pets. Her favorite dogs to groom are the huge fluffy ones. She lives near Barry, IL with her husband and 6 dogs where she has acknowledged that she's a crazy dog lady and always will be. In her free time she likes to spend time with her husband, read, look up the new equipment/techniques with grooming, and go for hikes when the weather is nice.

  • Kayla
    Practice Manager

    Kayla has worked in the veterinary field, off and on, for over 14 years. She received her Veterinary Assistant certification from John Wood Community College in 2006 and has done both tech and office work at the various vet clinics she has worked at. Over the years she has also fostered over 60 animals and is a sucker for a Boston Terrier. She lives outside of Quincy, IL with her husband, one cat, four dogs, one rabbit, three horses, and one miniature donkey. Her favorite thing to do is travel and you will usually find her marking items off of her bucket list.

  • Jenny
    Veterinary Technician

    Jenny has worked as a Veterinary Technician for over 17 years, 5 of which were in emergency medicine, and she has been with Four Paws since we opened 5 years ago. She is married with two boys and resides outside of Quincy, IL. She shares her home with two dobermans: Capone and Torah; one lab: Cash; and two cats: Lucy Lu and Quigley. Her time off is shared with riding her horses and enjoying her family.

  • Pumpkin
    Resident Cat

    Pumpkin resides at Four Paws where she can be found 'supervising' the clinic staff. She can be found lounging around and observing Noxie's antics.

  • Noxie
    Resident Cat

    Noxie resides at Four Paws where she 'assists' with daily tasks and can be found stealing chairs, sleeping on the counter, and getting in to mischief.

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Quincy Office


7:30 am-6:30 pm


7:30 am-6:30 pm


7:30 am-6:30 pm


7:30 am-6:30 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


Open 2 Saturdays per month. Call for info.



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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Wonderful place. Treats my dog like he is king. Great vet and kennel. I leave my dog here when I have to leave town. He loves to go there when I'm gone. That says a lot in my book."
    John P.
  • "I was worried when we moved to Quincy that I would not find the right vet and groomer. I found both at Four Paws Veterinary Clinic. It's such a relief. My girls are my babies!!!"
    Debbie K.
  • "We had our first visit and loved it! Everyone was so friendly, and Dr. Tricia spent at least the first couple of minutes after she walked in, on the ground petting out pit bull and letting him give her kisses! He enjoyed the visit too, so that made things so much easier for us! Wonderful place with wonderful and caring people!"
    Elena H.
  • "This is probably the most welcoming Vet Clinic we have ever been to. The staff is so kind and they are very reasonably priced on services as well as boarding fees."
    Kyra W.
  • "Four Paws is amazing! The only ones I trust with my boys! The staff truly loves what they do and are truly dedicated!"
    Carol D.
  • "Very friendly staff. They know what they're doing with their treatments. My dog had surgery and several follow ups and she came out of it beautifully! I can't thank them enough!"
    Cheri W.
  • "5 stars to the whole staff! Very friendly, helpful, and so nice to my kitty. You can tell they truly love what they do!"
    Erika S.
  • "We have been taking our fur babies to Dr. Tricia and her staff for quite sometime now and just love the care our babies get. She is passionate about her attention and skills to our dogs and cats, takes her time in examining the babies, explains situations and options and all our babies just love her and the staff. When we need to go out of town, we board our furry family there and know we can leave town worry free. I highly recommend their staff and services."
    Twila S.