Staff

Shelly

Shelly

Practice Manager

I joined the team as receptionist in January of 2012. I am currently the Practice Manager. I enjoy all aspects of my job. My workdays are filled with the company of three talented veterinarians, and multiple co-workers. We all work well together and value our clients and their pets. I am blessed with two beautiful daughters and two son-laws. I also have three energetic grandchildren who fill my home with joy. In my spare time I like to write and spend time with close friends.

Mariah

Mariah

Certified Veterinary Technician

I joined the team in May of 2016. I am a 2016 Graduate of Parkland College (Champaign) Veterinary Technology program with an associates in Applied Science. I was born and raised in Bloomington, and then we moved to the Fairbury area and I graduated from Prairie Central.

There was never a time where we didn’t have animals in our house, from rabbits and hamsters to dogs and cats. I love the variety of patients that we see and the challenges that make my job so rewarding. The love of an animal always brightens my day! In my free time, I enjoy drawing, reading and walking outside. I love my barn cats and my Border Collie Mix, Daisy.

Becca

Becca

Veterinary Assistant

I joined the team at Animal Wellness Center in March of 2017 as a kennel attendant and quickly moved up to the position of veterinary assistant. I am attending Penn Foster College’s Veterinary Technician program with the dream of being a Certified Veterinary Technician, and I enjoy applying my clinical skills to bring the best care to every pet we see. I am a proud dog mom to one handsome, but hairy, German Shepherd, and have adopted a black cat named Luther! I live on a farm in the country and have a special passion for large breed dogs and horses!

Talia

Talia

Veterinary Assistant

I recently joined the Animal Wellness Center team in August 2018. I graduated from Prairie Central in 2014. Currently, I am attending Penn Foster with the goal of becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician. I’ve always had a passion for animals. Growing up, I spent my days riding horses and playing outside with my siblings. Between work and school, I enjoy relaxing days with my husband, our two dogs: Pluto and Venus and a cat named Ronda.

Ashley

Ashley

Exam Room Assistant

I joined the Animal Wellness Center team in June of 2020. I am planning to attend Penn Foster in hopes of becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician. My passion is helping animals, not only here at the clinic, but fostering and volunteering at shelters as well. I like to spend my free time outdoors camping and walking trails with friends or cuddled on the couch with my cat Rosco!

Autumn

Autumn

Exam Room Assistant

I recently joined the Animal Wellness Center team in August 2020. I
graduated from Prairie Central in 2020. In fall of 2021 I will be attending Parkland Community College with the goal of becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician. I was born and raised on a farm where my passion for animals grew. I pent my summers working on my 4-H projects making them the best they could be for the county fair. I want to be a mixed practice technician so I can work with big and small animals. In my free time, I enjoy the outdoors with my dog Jessa!

Donna

Donna

Receptionist/Inventory Specialist

I began my position as Receptionist in July 2019. I enjoy interacting with the hard-working staff here; and the pets with their families are delightful. I was born and raised in Pontiac. My husband Rick and I have two daughters, a son-in-law and a precious, sweet granddaughter. I love to read and I am a die-hard Cubs fan. Go Cubbies!

Shelley

Shelley

Receptionist

I started as a receptionist in July 2020. I really enjoy working with all the
caring staff here at AWC and watching them interact with the clients and patients is a joy. I was born in Pontiac with my two sisters, who along with my mom and their families, still live in Pontiac. I have a daughter, son in law, and two smart, beautiful, feisty granddaughters who I just love to spoil. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends in my spare time. Also..GO CUBBIES!!!!

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