Meet The Team
Aubrey is our head technician who is a licensed Certified Veterinary Technician working for us full-time. She earned her degree through San Juan College, making this her third degree. Aubrey worked in the veterinary field for 10 years before joining Loving Paws spending 6 years working in emergency medicine and critical care and 4 years in small animal practice. Her primary interests are: nursing care, dentistry, pain management, and minimal restraint, low stress handling techniques. Aubrey strives to provide patients with a low stress experience through TLC and gentle handling.
In her spare time, Aubrey enjoys target shooting, hiking with her dogs, Odie, Maximus, and Sunny, and enjoying country living. She also shares her home with Jon, her husband and love of her life, her daughter Cheyenne, plus three birds, Elmo, Lewis, and Clark. In the summer months Aubrey and her family love to be out on the water swimming, boating, and canoeing. They also enjoy growing a large garden and canning vegetables.
Sarah, Veterinary Assistant
Sarah is our full time veterinary assistant. She grew up in Clinton, IL but moved to Tolono in 2019. She shares her home with her husband Adam, daughter Margaret, and stepson Garrett along with 3 cats, Klink, Sarge, and Hogan (all named after Hogan's Heroes), and a dog, Walter.
She loves all things cats and loves sushi. Her favorite holiday is Halloween and she makes amazing, contest-winning costumes. Her favorite movie is Smokey & the Bandit. In whatever spare time she can find, she enjoys relaxing at home.
Katie, Veterinary Assistant
Katie is one of our part time veterinary assistants. She’s a senior majoring in Integrative Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with hopes of attending veterinary school. In her time at the U of I, she has taken many companion animal courses and has loved every minute! Katie has also worked on multiple research trials at the UIUC dairy farm. As a farm girl, she loves any opportunity to work with livestock, especially cattle. With her mother being a nurse and her father being a farmer, Katie likes to think that veterinary medicine is the best of both worlds.
When she’s not in class or at work, Katie enjoys spending time with her friends, treating herself to dinner at any of her favorite Mexican restaurants, or watching The Office. She has 3 cats at home, Wally, Dusty, and Penny. Feel free to ask her about them! She will gladly share both stories and pictures of her favorite kitties.
Myeshia is one of the part-time receptionists at Loving Paws. You’ll usually see her greeting you in the afternoons. From a young age, Myeshia knew she had to work with animals. She grew up taking care of various animals including geese and chickens. She’s now a 20 something year old and knows she truly has a passion for animals, especially puppies.
She is a proud fur mama of four animals: Huncho (a pit bull), Angel (a lab) Alfredo aka Allie (a cat) and finally the “baby” of the family is Callie (a cat). In her free time, Myeshia runs a pet sitting business, cuddles puppies, and spends time with her family. Her future goal is to have her own doggy day care business and be a professional dog trainer.