Certified Veterinary Technicians

Heather joined TVC after completing the Certified Veterinary Technician program at Joliet Junior College.

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 3 cats and 1 dog.

Veterinary Assistants

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 two dogs, Ellie and Cayenne, and a cat named Stella.

Ashlyn graduated from Eureka High School in 2016. After high school, she worked for a doggy daycare and then went on to Heartland Community College where she received a Veterinary Assisting certificate. From a young age, Ashlyn has always had a love for animals and a desire to take care of them even though her parents never allowed her to have pets! She enjoys running, snowboarding, and being outdoors.

Skyler recently completed the veterinary technician program at Blackhawk College. She joined us in the spring of 2019 for her professional internship and has stayed on as an assistant while she prepares for her licensing exam.

Office Manager

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, snowmobiling, 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.

Clinic Greeter

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.