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Forest View Animal Hospital: Giving Your Pets the Best Care Possible

Dr. Richard Sholts

Dr. Richard Sholts is a 1980 graduate of Purdue University. Following graduation, he moved to the northwest suburbs from Indiana and worked at Golf-Rose Animal Hospital, until opening Forest View Animal Hospital in 1984. His philosophy has always been “Patients come First” and to provide the best veterinary care possible at an affordable cost.

Dr. Sholts has been married to his wife Marie for 37 years. They live in Kildeer with their Portuguese water dog, “Palmer.” They have one son and daughter-in-law and two granddaughters.

Dr. April Bufton

Dr. April Bufton graduated from Purdue University in 1995. She joined the staff of Forest View Animal Hospital in October 2015. She has been working for Dr. Sholts for the last 12 years covering vacations and days off. She is a great addition to our practice offering compassionate care for your pets.

Dr. Bufton lives in Palatine with her polydactyl cat “Speck” and her English bulldog “Skye”. Over the years, she has owned a variety of pets, and enjoys working with exotic animals. Dr. Bufton has volunteered at the Brookfield Zoo, John G. Shedd Aquarium, and Willowbrook Wildlife Center. She enjoys crafting, photography, snorkeling, and visiting family and friends. Dr. Bufton believes working hard and laughing are good for the soul.