McKayla was born and raised in Newton, IL. McKayla went to school at the Vet Tech Institute of Hickey College in St.Louis, Missouri, where she graduated in the winter of 2013. McKayla enjoys working with the six rescues as well as, helping both the patient and the client be happier and healthier. McKayla has two rescued furbabies- Gus the yellow Labrador retriever and Grayson the domestic short hair kitty. In her free time, McKayla enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband Chad, and their fur babies.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
Emily Peterson started working at the Pet Wellness Center in August 2020 as a Groomer Assistant with our groomer Jen and as a Veterinary Assistant. Emily has been in the veterinary field off and on for 10 years. She enjoys being able to help take care of all the animals that come into the clinic. Emily is a huge animal lover. Emily was newer to being a groomer assistant but Jen and Emily make a great team. Emily adores keeping your pets happy and healthy. In Emily's free time she enjoys spending time and traveling with her fiance and bonus daughter.
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