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Our Certified Veterinary Technicians

Veterinary technicians are the nurses of the pet world. Their jobs mirror that of human nurses in hospitals and doctor's offices. Their tasks include client education, assisting the doctor, taking x-rays, drawing blood samples, starting IVs, assisting in surgery, anesthesia, dental care and much more.

Bunny, C.V.T.

Bunny is a 2001 graduate of Parkland College where she received her Certification in Veterinary Technology. She joined Whitney Veterinary Hospital in 2001. She enjoys many aspects of her job, including ultrasonagraphy, radiology, behavior problems and other patient care.

Bunny enjoys gardening, home maintenance and bass fishing. She shares her home with her German Shepherds named Ziva & River; a Corgi named Taylor; 5 cats and a rescued Mixed Breed named Lanie.

Lori, C.V.T.

Lori has been working at Whitney's since the summer of 1996. She graduated from Parkland College as a Certified Veterinary Technician in May of 1997. After graduating, she continued her schooling with a degree in Business.

She does an amazing job of ordering and keeping track of our inventory & supplies.

Lori shares her home with her husband, Mack, their cat, Smudge, and their dog Shelton. She enjoys the outdoors, gardening, music, painting, traveling and spending time with her friends and family.

Jill B, C.V.T.

Jill joined us in May of 2005 and is a 2005 graduate of the Veterinary Technology program at Parkland College. She has always loved animals and has had many as she was growing up. Jill has a special interest in Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Denistry.

Jill shares her home with her husband Adam, their son Austin, a daughter named Avery, and a golden retriever, named Chesney. Jill enjoys reading, playing with Austin, Avery and Chesney, boating and shopping.

Stacey, C.V.T.

Stacey joined our practice in May of 2008, after graduation from Parkland College as a certified veterinary technician. She had spent the previous summer with us as a technician student.

Stacey has a special interest in orthopedic rehabilitation & dermatology. Stacey shares her home with her husband Jessie, a Siamese cat named Toby, a ferret named Wiley James, & 2 German Shorthaired Pointers named Riot & Riggs.

Jill C., C.V.T.

Jill C. graduated from the Parkland College of Veterinary Technology Program in 1995 and began working at Whitney's. She enjoys client relations and patient care. Jill works Fridays and Saturdays. She and her husband live in Chillicothe with their 2 sons and a daughter. They have two Dobermans, several rescued cats, a Boston Terrier, Whatt, and Molly,a Dachshund.

Jessie, C.V.T.

Jessie spent 2 summers with us as a student technician and joined us as a full-time technician in January of 2013. She is a 2012 graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelor degree in Veterinary Science. She has always loved animals of all kinds and enjoys taking care of hospitalized patients as well as assisting with diagnostic procedures. She appreciates that the staff at Whitney's provides such a high standard of patient care. Jessie has an English Bulldog named Ali. She is interested in health and fitness and tries to stay very active. She loves to spend time with friends and family.


Erika joined us in 2004. "I appreciate the opportunity I have had to work here at WVH. I have worked in a Veterinary Clinic in the past as a receptionist and I am grateful for the doctors and other technicians for training me and letting me have this great experience of learning in such a knowledgeable and professional environment."

Erika attended classes online in a veterinary technology program through Cedar Valley College in Dallas, Tx. She also attended ICC for certification in massage therapy.

Erika worked for a pet-sitting company for 7 years, and she also served in the Illinois Army National Guard and Ready Reserve as an Administrative Specialist for 8 years. Erika enjoys walking her dogs, fishing, camping, biking, running and rollerblading. She enjoys music and spending time with family and friends. Her pets consist of lots of fish, 2 cats Chewie & Miles, 2 bearded dragons, Rottweilers Harley and Bruce, and JoJo, the Basset Hound.

Kaley, Student Technician

Kaley has earned her Veterinary Technology associate degree with the Distance Education Veterinary Technology Program or DEVPT; which is an AAHA accredited program in affiliation with Cedar Valley College. Dr. Hayes was mentoring her. Kaley enjoys the people that she works with and especially our clients. She is very grateful for the opportunity to learn. She lives in Pekin with her husband, Eric, their cat, Lily and their chocolate lab. She is interested in photography and hiking.