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We'd like to introduce our Doctors

Our Doctors share over 50 years of practice experience. They have varied special interests in orthopedic surgery, cytology, infectious diseases, feline behavior, soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, special diagnostics, ultrasound, endoscopy and myleography. They offer veterinary care for all life stages of your cats and dogs - from your first visit with your kitten or puppy to the special care needed for your senior pet. Dr. Hayes, Dr. Roe, Dr. Myers and Dr. Mike Manthey are here full-time to serve you.

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Dr. Nancy J. Hayes D.V.M., C.C.R.T.

Dr Hayes is certified in Canine Rehabilitation, Arthroscopy and Stem Cell Treatments. The advanced training to specialize in Canine Rehabilitation takes several weeks of classes over a 12 month period and an internship with a certified practicing rehabilitation therapist. Canine Rehabilitation Institute offers the courses to veterinarians and physical therapists.

Rehabilitation services include exercise protocols, in-patient treatment, post-operative recovery plans, weight management, conditioning programs, laser therapy and TENS.

She is now offering stem cell treatments, Arthroscopy and Canine Rehabilitation as service to our patients. She has also written a new handout about the advances in Stem cell treatment for dogs and cats!

Dr. Hayes has always wanted to be a veterinarian. After high school graduation, having already worked in a veterinary hospital for 3 years, she attended Lincoln Land Community College. She attained acceptance to the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine upon graduation from Lincoln Land. One of only a few students to be accepted to the Veterinary College with only an Associates Degree. In 1985, she received a Bachelors of Veterinary Medicine and in 1987, graduated from University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine with honors and having been awarded the Lester A. Fisher award for proficiency in small animal medicine.

After graduation, she joined Dr Whitney at Whitney Veterinary Hospital. Listening to a cat's heart.Now the owner of the hospital, she still enjoys people and pets as much as always. Her special interests include internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, and special diagnostics, including ultrasound, endoscopy, myelography, and arthroscopy. She also enjoys senior care and behavior issues.

Dr. Hayes has previously served as an officer of the Tri County Animal Emergency Clinic, Peoria County Veterinary Medical Association, and the Mississippi Valley Veterinary Medical Association. She also attends at least two region or national continuing education meetings a year to keep abreast of the cutting edge of medicine.

In her spare time, Dr. Hayes enjoys showing dogs in obedience, agility and confirmation. She also tends a large flower garden, reads and enjoys craft projects.

Dr. Hayes lives in a Peoria suburb with her mother and her Flatcoated Retrievers, Weeds and Morgan and 2 Golden Retrievers, Ami and Poppy.

Dr. Baker

Dr. Marie France Roe, DVM, Formerly Dr. Baker

Dr. Roe is a native of Montreal,(Quebec), Canada and received her veterinary degree in 1998 from the University of Montreal College of Veterinary Medicine.

After graduation, Dr. Roe did an internship and 3-year residency program at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in Champaign-Urbana. Dr. Roe joined Whitney Veterinary Hospital as a veterinarian on October 1, 2002.

Dr. Roe is a member of the following professional organizations: American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Feline Practitioners.

Dr. Roe has special professional interests in cytology, dermatology, soft tissue surgery, feline behavior, and infectious diseases of dogs and cats.

In her free time, she enjoys baking, camping, fishing and traveling abroad. She and her husband live in Chillicothe with her daughter Madelyne, son Tristin, and step-son, Travis. They share their home with a German Shepherd named Faith, two cats - Jabba and Seyma and a Chinese Crested dog called Pippy.

Dr. Myers

Dr. Tracy Myers, DVM

Dr. Myers was born in Clarence, Missouri and was raised on a row crop and swine farm. She has one younger brother and a sister. She graduated from South Shelby High School and attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. After completing 2 years of undergraduate studies, she was accepted into the College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation in May 1998, she moved to rural Fulton County, Illinois and began to practice in a mixed animal clinic.

Dr. Myers joined Whitney Veterinary Hospital in 2004. She is a member of the Peoria County Veterinary Medical Association, Mississippi Valley Veterinary Medical Association, Illinois Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association. She is currently a board member of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association.

Tracy has special interests in dental surgery and preventative medicine.

In July 2000, she married Alan Myers. In March 2003 they were joined by Connor, and in March 2006 Liam arrived. They share their home and farm with 1 Brittany, 3 Doberman Pinschers, 2 cats, 1 Boston Terrier, 1 Chinchilla and 2 Appaloosa horses.

Dr. Michael Manthey, D.V.M.

Dr. Manthey joined our practice in June 2015. He wanted to become a veterinarian for as long as he can remember.

He was raised on a cattle and crop farm outside of Wenona, Illinois. He graduated from Peoria Christian High School in 1999 and joined the Air Force shortly thereafter. He became a laboratory technologist in Minot, North Dakota.

After 6 years as a laboratory technician, Dr. Manthey was chosen to become an air traffic controller. He was stationed in Florida until he separated from the Air Force in 2009 to pursue veterinary medicine. He finished with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Illinois State University and received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Illinois in 2015.

Dr. Manthey is a member of the following professional organizations: American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, and Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Manthey's professional interests include cytology, ophthalmology, surgery and internal medicine.

In his free time, Dr. Manthey enjoys watching University of Illinois football and basketball, fishing, traveling, and spending time with his wife of 14 years and their two boys Nate and Caleb. They share their home with their puppy Lily, a crested gecko and a ball python.