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I was born in Central Illinois, in Logan County, and grew up on a grain and livestock farm. I attended college at the University of Illinois for my undergraduate degree in animal science and then again for veterinary school. I graduated from the University of Illinois Veterinary School with honors in 1988.
Upon graduation, I returned to the area and started working at Greenhaven Animal Clinic, where I had worked as an intern during summers and school breaks. I have continued my education over the years with numerous seminars and conferences, also graduating from the Executive Veterinary Program at the University of Illinois.
I strive to practice the highest quality veterinary medicine available.
I enjoy the mixed animal practice environment. I love the challenges that this type of atmosphere can bring, working with both large and small animals. I was lucky enough to meet my wife, Kay, shortly after graduation. We were married in May 1990, and we have been blessed with three wonderful boys: Michael, a junior at St. Louis College of Pharmacy; Logan, a freshman at the University of Illinois; and William, a junior at Lincoln High School. All three boys have been very active in sports and other extra-curricular activities, which keep us quite busy.
In my "spare" time, I enjoy being outdoors hunting, fishing, or working on landscaping. We also enjoy traveling and seeing different parts of the United States.
I have been a member of the Greenhaven Animal Clinic team since 2003. I am a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. My professional interests include equine dental care, lameness, and reproduction, and I have pursued continuing education in these areas. I enjoy the benefits and challenges of a mixed animal practice in a small town setting.
I am married to Dr. Karren and we have three boys. We share our home with home with 1 dog, Truman; 2 cats Jose, and Fiddles a 3 legged wonder; 2 horses, Martha and Gideon, and 2 ponies. My personal interests include American history, genealogy, and bow hunting.
I am a 2007 graduate from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine and have been in general practice since that time. I grew up in rural Emden, Illinois. Before joining the Greenhaven team as an Associate Veterinarian in October of 2013, I began working at Greenhaven in high school as an assistant. From there I went on to college to study veterinary medicine. During the last 6 years I have worked in a mixed practice in western Illinois and a small animal practice in southern Illinois. My professional interests include small animal internal medicine and large animal herd health.
I am married to my beautiful wife of 10 years, Elizabeth, and have two young daughters. My pets include Chief, a 9 year old black lab who thinks he is human and Suzy, a rambunctious 4 year old yellow lab with no manners. With my little remaining free time I enjoy fishing, playing basketball, gardening and hunting. I am excited to return to Central Illinois and look forward to serving our clients.
I am a 2013 Graduate of the University of Illinois, College of veterinary medicine. Before Veterinary school, I attended the University of Illinois for my undergraduate degree in animal science and graduated high school from Illini Central in Mason City.
I joined the Greenhaven team as an associate veterinarian in July of 2014, but before that I had worked as a veterinary assistant and intern at Greenhaven through college and veterinary school. My veterinary interests include small animal orthopedic and soft tissue surgery and internal medicine, as well as large animal herd
health. I enjoy working in a mixed practice environment and I look forward to the day to day surprises this atmosphere brings.
My husband, John, and I both grew up in Mason County and were married in 2011. At home we have a son, Kaleb, and a rambunctious English pointer named "Oskee." In my spare time you can find me cooking, baking, spending time outside or with family. I am excited to be a part of the Greenhaven team and look forward to meeting you.
I joined the Greenhaven team in May 2015 as an associate but worked here as an assistant in the summers. I attended Oklahoma State University for my undergraduate degree in animal science and continued there for my veterinary degree finishing in 2015. My interests include surgery on any size animal and bovine reproduction. I enjoy all the surprises and challenges in mixed animal practice!
I grew up in Petersburg on a small livestock farm raising Angus cattle and showing them all across the country. I was lucky enough to marry my husband Garrett shortly after graduation and move back to central Illinois. In my spare time, I enjoy working in the show barn with my husband, running, baking and spending time with my family.
I graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor of science with a major in animal sciences in 2012. I grew up on a small town farm near Cullom, IL and have raised swine and beef for 4-H and FFA projects. I moved to Lincoln about 5 years ago and began working at Greenhaven since February 2013. In March of 2016, I was lucky enough to get to transfer to Prairiehaven Animal Hospital. I love meeting all of our new clients and our great patients! We are lucky to be in such a great community! In my spare time I love being outdoors and spending time with my family and friends. My children consist of a golden retriever mix, Loui, a one-eyed cat, Winki, and a three-legged cat, Peggi!
I grew up in Flint Michigan and received my Associates degree in Veterinary Technology from Baker College in 2009. I now reside in Springfield Illinois. I have a Beagle named Pepper and a cat named Trucker. I love working with animals and educating their owners on how to best care for their pets so that they live long and healthy lives.
I grew up in Decatur Illinois and started working with animals as soon as I could convince someone to let me help. I started working in wildlife rehabilitation at 15 and started as a kennel girl when I was 16. I graduated from Parkland college as a Veterinary Technician in 2009. My interests in veterinary medicine include ANYTHING "CAT " , internal medicine and exotics. I love to embrace the role of "cat lady" in our team and have special interest in behavior medicine and environmental enrichment in felines. I share my home with my longtime partner Bruce as well as 4 cats and 1 dog: Pretty kitty, Thomas, Guido, Cheshire and Cheyanne. Cheyanne loves to travel with us and go on visits to the hospital where she is a registered therapy dog. In my spare time I enjoy camping, hiking, canoeing, gardening and cooking.
I grew up in Springfield, IL before moving to Plainfield and attending tech school in Tinley Park, IL. I received my associates in Applied Science from Fox College Vet Tech Institute and moved back home in August of 2017. I have a lab/husky mix named Dos, a german shepherd named Shadow, and a pitbull named Edgar. I’m eager to start my career in veterinary medicine and I hope to expand my education with large animals and exotic animas as well.
I grew up in Sherman, and my husband of almost 24 years grew up in Logan county (Hartsburg-Emden). We currently reside in Sherman with our two beautiful teenage daughters. Our family also includes 2 Labrador/Golden retriever mix pups....Emmitt & Chief.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, camping and running. I'm already registered to run two half marathons this year!
I started working at Prairiehaven when they first opened, in March 2016. Working with animals is a passion of mine and I hope to further my career. I live in a small town here in Illinois near Elkhart. I have 2 Labs, Heidi and Nova. And a German Shepherd named Kaiser. I love to be outside, surrounded with friends and family and in my spare time, I like to cook, do home improvement projects, and train and play with my own dogs!
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