Certified Veterinary Technicians
I have been a Certified Veterinary Technician here at Teegarden’s since 1991. I started here in 1989 as a WCHS High School Co-op student. I graduated from Parkland College in Champaign with an Associates Degree in Applied Science. For being a technician over 20 years, times have changed. I absolutely love what I do. I married my high school sweetheart Mark in 1991, and we have 2 amazing daughters. I have had the opportunity to have both my daughters work here at the clinic with me. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, scrapbooking, golfing, and spending time outdoors.
Carisa graduated from Tremont High School in 2013 where she was very active in the instrumental music programs. Carisa went to Parkland College to obtain her AAS in Veterinary Technology, graduating in 2015. She has always been an animal lover and has claimed she would work in Vet Med since the age of 3. She currently has 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a fish.
Client Relations Specialists
Dawn has rejoined the team at TVC, originally working as a co-op student. She has 3 children and is also self-employed as a consultant for Rodan & Fields. She loves spending time with her kids and also enjoys couponing in her free time. Dawn has one cat named Oliver and is looking into becoming a foster ‘parent’ for a local shelter.
Ashley graduated from Eureka High School in 2010. She then went to Western Illinois University studying Recreational Therapy. She moved back to the area and began working at Teegarden Veterinary Clinic. She has always had a love for animals and has wanted to work with them. She has a Border Collie named Ellie and a cat named Stella.
Patti's primary position is bookkeeper, however, due to her experience; she is able to "fill in just about anywhere." In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends – boating, hunting, camping, and "just about any outdoor activity." Patti has a chocolate lab, Baylee, and one horse.
"Everyone calls me Rambo!" Mike began working for Dr. Thomas in 1981. He loves working with everyone at Teegarden Veterinary Clinic. Mike is also the manager for East Peoria High School's football, basketball, and baseball programs. He also enjoys participating in church activities and spending time with his family and friends.
Joanna graduated from Metamora Township High School in 2015. She is attending Illinois Central College and plans to be a dental hygienist.
Brittany is a 2015 graduate of Dee-Mack High School and is currently attending Illinois Central College.
Jill is a current student at Washington Community High School and will graduate in 2017.
Sydnee is currently a senior at Dee-Mack High School working at TVC through her school’s co-op program. Her future plans are to attend ICC in the fall and pursue a career in veterinary medicine.
Harold is our resident clinic kitty. He is quite the businessman and spends a lot of his time ‘managing’ around the office. In his spare time, he enjoys playing with his toys, greeting clients, and taking plenty of naps.