Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Donna, Certified Veterinary Technician and Branch Manager

icn_donna.jpgDonna is a Certified Veterinary Technician who graduated from Parkland College in 1989. She started at CherryValeAnimal Clinic when the clinic first opened in July, 1995. Donna has been a Certified Veterinary Technician and is also the branch office manager for the clinic. Donna was married in 2001 to her husband Kirk. Donna and Kirk met at church while participating in the church praise team and still enjoy doing that. She has 2 cats at home, Chester and Jinger, and also takes Boomerang home on the weekends.


Liz, Certified Veterinary Technicianicn_liz.jpg

Liz graduated with an Associates in Applied Science from Parkland College in 1999, and has been working for the Animal Medical Clinic ever since. She is married and has three young children.  Liz's extended family consists of three dogs and two cats. When she's not working, she and her husband are playing with their kids, camping, or just hanging around the house. She loves working with all types of animals, from dogs and cats to exotic birds and reptiles. Liz enjoys educating people about husbandry and behavioral problems. She can't wait to see you and your animal friends!

mary_small.jpgChandra, Certified Veterinary Technician
Chandra has been working at Animal Medical Clinics as a Veterinary Technician since July of 2013. She moved here from Nebraska where she had worked as a veterinary assistant for 18 years prior. Chandra loves all animals but she fancies herself a Cat-fanatic! She has 4 permanent resident kitties at home and seems to foster any that show up at her door as well!. 



Jade, Certified Veterinary Technician

Jade graduated from Rockford Career College with an Associates degree in Applied Science and received her certification in Feb of 2015. She has been at Animal Medical Clinics of Rockford since March 2015. Jade enjoys being outdoors four-wheeling, snowmobiling, fishing, or spending time with my dog Thunder. She has a dog, two cats, box turtles, and chickens.


Heather - Veterinary Technician

Heather has been working at animal medical clinic since June 2018 and has worked in the veterinary field since 1997. Heather loves animals and has a household of her own, including 3 cats, Lily,Belle,Rizzo. Outside of work Heather enjoys hiking,movies,snuggling with her fur babies and spending time with family and friends.

Andrea_Nelson_2010.jpgAndrea - Certified Veterinary Technician

Andrea graduated from Parkland College in 2004 with an Associates in Applied Science. She has been working for Animal Medical Clinic since October of 2007.  In her spare time she enjoys fishing, camping and rollerblading. Andrea has a dog and 3 cats.

Laura - Assistant Manager

Laura has been at Animal Medical Clinic since 2014. She graduated cum laude from Rockford University with a Bachelor of Science. Her business acumen and aptitude for customer service, client and employee relations, and compassionate love for animals is facilitated throughout the three Animal Medical Clinics. Outside of work, Laura enjoys creative writing and painting. She finds life’s joys in spending time with her husband, their two children, and their fur babies, Jasper (Boston Terrier), Ezzy and Luna (sweet kitties). Laura looks forward to working with her Animal Medical Clinic team in fulfilling the mission of providing compassionate care to all of our pet families.  


Candi - Receptionist

Candi started working for Cherryvale Animal Clinic in Jan 2018. She has a passion for all animals and love getting to help them. She and her husband have two sons that they are so proud of. They also have a husky (Lola), two cats (Rizzo and Wrigley), two leopard geckos and a hedgehog. When Candi is not at work, she loves getting to go camping with her family!  


Josh - Carestaff

Josh joined Animal Medical Clinics in 2018 as a member of our Care Staff team. Josh truly values the care he gets to give the hospitalized animals ensuring they are well taken care of. He personally has two cats, two guinea pigs, a bearded dragon, a crested gecko, and a ball python. He also shares his home with two additional cats and a chinchilla