Certified Veterinary Technicians

She was raised on a family ran grain farm, where taking care of all the farm cats and Golden Retriever started her love of animals. Then her family moved and she started raising Golden Retrievers, which led her to go to Veterinary Technician School at Joliet Junior College. She graduated in 2013 and did her final externship at Teegarden. She met her husband and lives on his family’s farm with beef cows, chickens, pigs, and farm cats. Her personal pets are 2 Golden Retrievers, a Cockapoo and 2 cats. She has 3 daughters.



Skyler graduated from Dunlap High School in 2016. She went to Illinois Central College for a year after high school and then went on to Black Hawk College where she completed the Veterinary Technician program. She joined us in the spring of 2019 for her professional internship and has stayed on as an assistant and now technician. She has always had a love for animals and has wanted to work with them from a young age. Skyler and her family have two dogs and two cats.




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 4 cats and 3 dogs.


Lisa                                                                                                                          Lisa has been working in the veterinary field since March of 1995. After returning from a full-time position of 27 years and relocating to central Illinois in July 2021, Lisa joined the Teegarden team as a part-time receptionist in August 2021. She resides with her husband Mike, Golden Retriever, Bella, and two cats, Lilly and Lola.






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 spending time outdoors, whether it be snowboarding or kayaking. She has 2 dogs and 1 cat.





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Sam                                                                                                                                                                                         Sam graduated from Richwoods High School in 2016. She then went to ICC and earned her Associates in Applied Science. She graduated from Illinois State University in 2021 with a Bachelors in Animal Science. She has a rescued dog named Willow and a rescued cat named Lily. Sam loves spending time outdoors with her family and friends as well as tapping into her creative side with finding new DIY projects to work on and finding old pieces she can make new!




Taylor                                                                                                                  Taylor graduated from Olympia High School in 2017. Then she went to Heartland Community College where she earned her Associate’s Degree. At a young age, Taylor had a passion and love for animals. She first started in the veterinary field as a kennel assistant, then became a receptionist, and now is an assistant. She currently is working toward becoming a certified veterinary technician. Taylor enjoys being outdoors and kayaking. She has two dogs, Capplyn and Cleo. 




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 yellow lab, Bristol, and outdoor cats. 



Clinic Greeter

Harold is 8 years old. He adopted us in 2015. He was brought to us from a client who had this friendly cat who kept showing up at her door. The Vet wanted a tuxedo or an orange cat to become our clinic greeter. When he finally met Harold it was meant to be!

His job includes sleeping, napping, awkward staring, showing up at the wrong time, day dreaming, and disapprovingly staring at any dog who looks at him. His favorite time of day is 5pm when he receives treats on the countertop. If by chance the staff is late in doing this, they will get a swat to remind them to do their job.