Meet the Team

Dr. Nanci Wood-Huels

Veterinarian and Owner

Dr. Jean Czemski

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Noelle Savedoff


Gage Houser

Practice Manager

Gage came to us from Oblong back in 2014. Since then he has moved his way up and learned the ins and outs of each department of the clinic. He took some time off from 2019-2020, but is back and excited to once again be a part of the PWCOSI team. Outside the clinic Gage spends his time with his husband, 5 cats, & his dog, Casper.

Kristina Logsdon

Certified Veterinary Technician/ Head Technician

Kristina graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at Hickey College December of 2016 as a Veterinary Technician. She came to work at the Pet Wellness Center shortly after graduating. Kristina lives in Altamont with her boyfriend Tanner and her cats Lucy, Persephone, and Zuko. Outside of the clinic Kristina enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her pets and reading.

Mackenzie Workman

Certified Veterinary Technician

Mackenzie was born and raised in Newton. She graduated from Newton Community High School in 2017. She then moved on to Parkland Community College and graduated with a degree in Veterinary Technology. In Mackenzie's free time she enjoys hanging out with her dogs Gus Gus, Harley, and Jack Jack and her boyfriend.

Katie Stodden

Certified Veterinary Assistant

Katie completed her internship for school with us in May 2019, and joined our team full time shortly after. Katie enjoys working with all the animals and getting to know the staff. Outside the clinic, Katie spends her time hanging out with her son, family & friends, and her 2 German Shepards, Zoey & Loki.

Sydney Lorton

Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Jen Wormhoudt


Jennifer is originally a native of Effingham, IL where she lives with her 3 children and two cats. Prior to joining the PWCOSI team, Jennifer has had a wide-ranging career in the animal care field. She graduated with a B.S. in Agriculture with a specialty in Animal Health Technology from Murray State University. She then went on to spend 5 years working as a Veterinary Technologist in veterinary clinics, followed by 6 years working in Veterinary Software and Technology, and the past 8 years running her own grooming business, Diamonds in the Ruff Grooming.

Lindsey Sutherland


With over 10 years in the grooming industry, Lindsey has the skills to keep pets looking and feeling their best. She grooms dogs XL to small and enjoys forming a bond with each and every pet that comes through. In her downtime, she loves walking trails with her German Shepherd and Mini Bull Terrier Vladimir and Lux and spending time with her husband and son.

Kendra Schooley

Groomer’s Assistant

The veterinary practice is fortunate to have a talented Groomer's Assistant on their team. Born and raised in Neoga, Kendra graduated high school in 2013 and decided to stay in the area to be close to her family. Her passion for animals led her to pursue a career in the veterinary industry. She loves working with animals of all breeds and sizes and cherishes the affection and attention she receives from them.

Her dedication to the profession was apparent from her very first day at the practice. She enjoys building relationships with the clients and their pets, and her compassionate and caring nature make her an excellent fit for the veterinary industry.

Outside of work, she is a proud pet parent to three dogs and three cats, along with a spunky little girl. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, solving crossword puzzles, and watching true crime shows. The veterinary practice is grateful for her commitment to providing excellent care to their clients and their beloved pets.

Katie Logsdon

Groomer’s Assistant

Katie is a Grooming Assistant at the Pet Wellness Center of Southern Illinois. Katie moved to Neoga at a young age to help her family with their farm land and graduated from Neoga High School in 2021. She enjoys living in a small town and working in the veterinary industry. Katie's passion for animals was inspired by seeing abandoned animals in the country and making it her mission to help them in any way she can. Her favorite thing about working with animals is creating a bond with them and making them feel safe and comfortable. Katie knew she was in the right profession after working with a dog that was scared of the dryer but ended up letting her dry him completely. Outside of work, Katie recently got married and loves spending time with her fur babies and family. She also enjoys fishing, golf cart rides, going for coffee, and running her small business.

Jordan Flach


Jordan is a warm and friendly individual who found her passion for the veterinary industry through her journey as a grooming assistant. She currently serves as a receptionist, utilizing her excellent interpersonal skills and love for animals to provide exceptional customer service.

Originally hailing from the Chicago land area, Jordan relocated to her current town of Altamont in 2015 with her family. Growing up, she developed a deep appreciation for animals and their companionship. This fondness for furry friends led her to start her career as a grooming assistant, where she gained valuable experience in handling small animals and providing care in a grooming capacity. As time went on, Jordan transitioned to working a few days at the front desk, eventually embracing the role of a full-time receptionist.

One of the things Jordan loves most about working in the veterinary industry is the opportunity to interact with animals and their owners. Her genuine affection for animals has been evident since her childhood, as her family fondly recalls stories of her happily playing with kittens. This connection and understanding make Jordan a compassionate advocate for the well-being of all the animals that come through the practice.

Beyond her work, Jordan finds joy in spending time with her loved ones. As the middle sister among three siblings, she cherishes the support and encouragement they provide, propelling her forward in life. Her dachshund mix, Ryder, is a cherished companion who brings immense happiness to her life and also shares delightful playtime with her nieces and nephew. Jordan holds her family close to her heart, especially after the move to Altamont, and values their bond dearly.