Dr. Will Fombell

District 5

Dr. Will Fombelle grew up on a farrow-to-finish swine farm in Douglas County, where he was actively involved in the day-to-day operation of the farm. His family converted their farm from sows into a contract finishing operation which continued until his father retired in 2018. Will is a partner and swine veterinarian at Carthage Veterinary Service.  He is based out of Teutopolis, IL and services clients in Illinois as well as the surrounding states.  Growing up, Will was involved in 4-H and showed pigs at local and state fairs for ten years. Will and his wife Michelle have three children, Madison, Emma, and Charlie. His family attends St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Teutopolis where Will is involved in the Knights of Columbus.  


Will earned a degree from Illinois State University majoring in both Agricultural Science and Agricultural Industry Management.  From there, Will attended the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine where he graduated in 2015 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.


How do you believe the landscape of the industry has changed over the last five years? 

“Over the last 5 years, our industry has showed us that we need to stay competitive.  The pandemic taught us that we must continue to strive for efficiency and low-cost production.  We need to continue to focus in these areas to stay competitive in the industry.”


  • American Association of Swine Veterinarians – Influenza Committee
  • Effingham Community Leaders under 40