Our Staff

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Management

  Cheryl   Cheryl is Rescued Heart's office manager. She has one daughter, Ashlynn, and her four-legged children: Dexter, Bruce, Stevie, and Faith.

Cheryl

Cheryl is Rescued Heart's office manager. She has one daughter, Ashlynn, and her four-legged children: Dexter, Bruce, Stevie, and Faith.

 
 

Veterinary Technicians and Assistants

  Alyssa   Alyssa is one of Rescued Heart's veterinary technicians. She has been with the clinic since opening in 2010. She also serves as the adoption coordinator. She and Jesse married in 2010 and had their daughter, Savannah, in 2012. Alyssa is also mother to her four cats: Tru, Panda, Bruce, and Heisenberg. She also has a Boxer mix named Sylar. She continues to work on her vet tech certification through Cedar Valley College.

Alyssa

Alyssa is one of Rescued Heart's veterinary technicians. She has been with the clinic since opening in 2010. She also serves as the adoption coordinator. She and Jesse married in 2010 and had their daughter, Savannah, in 2012. Alyssa is also mother to her four cats: Tru, Panda, Bruce, and Heisenberg. She also has a Boxer mix named Sylar. She continues to work on her vet tech certification through Cedar Valley College.

  Amanda

Amanda

  Baylee

Baylee

  Caitlin   Caitlin started as a kennel staff at Rescued Heart and is now an assistant. She loves to be outdoors hunting and fishing or with her dogs and her family. She lives at home with her parents, two younger brothers, and two dogs. She is currently going to school to further her education in hopes of one day being a veterinarian.

Caitlin

Caitlin started as a kennel staff at Rescued Heart and is now an assistant. She loves to be outdoors hunting and fishing or with her dogs and her family. She lives at home with her parents, two younger brothers, and two dogs. She is currently going to school to further her education in hopes of one day being a veterinarian.

  Heather H.   Heather H. is a veterinary technician and receptionist. She joined the team in July 2016. She was certified as a veterinary assistant after completing courses through Animal Behavior College and completing an externship in Fairbanks, Alaska. It was also in Alaska that she found her fuzzy best friend, Willow - a purebred mutt. :) In her free time she enjoys hunting, shooting her bow, and hanging out with friends and family.Heather

Heather H.

Heather H. is a veterinary technician and receptionist. She joined the team in July 2016. She was certified as a veterinary assistant after completing courses through Animal Behavior College and completing an externship in Fairbanks, Alaska. It was also in Alaska that she found her fuzzy best friend, Willow - a purebred mutt. :) In her free time she enjoys hunting, shooting her bow, and hanging out with friends and family.Heather

  Heather W.   Heatherstarted working at the clinic in 2011. She received her Associate Degree in Veterinary Technologies in October 2015 and became certified in March 2016. She resides in Pekin with her boyfriend Frank. They share their home with three dogs: Roxy (Beagle/Boxer Mix), Floyd (Boxer/Pit Mix), and Jack (German Shepherd Mix). She also has four cats: Tracy, Hildee, Nox, and Jenga. Two rats and a ball python complete her animal collection.

Heather W.

Heatherstarted working at the clinic in 2011. She received her Associate Degree in Veterinary Technologies in October 2015 and became certified in March 2016. She resides in Pekin with her boyfriend Frank. They share their home with three dogs: Roxy (Beagle/Boxer Mix), Floyd (Boxer/Pit Mix), and Jack (German Shepherd Mix). She also has four cats: Tracy, Hildee, Nox, and Jenga. Two rats and a ball python complete her animal collection.

  Jessica

Jessica

  Katie   Katie joined the Rescued Heart team in 2015. She is a certified veterinary assistant. She obtained her certificate through the Animal Behavior College. Katie enjoys working with all kinds of animals. Her family includes her life partner, Kari, her stepdaughter, Emma, three cats named Dylan, Rachel, and Shy, and a new dog addition named Sage.

Katie

Katie joined the Rescued Heart team in 2015. She is a certified veterinary assistant. She obtained her certificate through the Animal Behavior College. Katie enjoys working with all kinds of animals. Her family includes her life partner, Kari, her stepdaughter, Emma, three cats named Dylan, Rachel, and Shy, and a new dog addition named Sage.

  Nicole   Nicole joined the Rescued Heart Team in 2011 and has been in the veterinary field since 2002. She graduated from the Veterinary Technology program and earned her certification through Cedar Valley College in 2008. Nicole resides in North Pekin with her three cats: Endo, Ripple, and Mocha.

Nicole

Nicole joined the Rescued Heart Team in 2011 and has been in the veterinary field since 2002. She graduated from the Veterinary Technology program and earned her certification through Cedar Valley College in 2008. Nicole resides in North Pekin with her three cats: Endo, Ripple, and Mocha.

  Shay   Shay knew from a young age that she would always work with animals. Her career with animals started when she volunteered at an animal shelter in high school and later became an employee when she turned 18. She has been a veterinarian technician since 2012 and enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, watching movies, and being outdoors.

Shay

Shay knew from a young age that she would always work with animals. Her career with animals started when she volunteered at an animal shelter in high school and later became an employee when she turned 18. She has been a veterinarian technician since 2012 and enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, watching movies, and being outdoors.

 
 

Front Office

  Ash   Ash joined the Rescued Heart team in 2018. In her spare time, she enjoys all things arts and crafts and reading.

Ash

Ash joined the Rescued Heart team in 2018. In her spare time, she enjoys all things arts and crafts and reading.

  Bobbie   Bobbie started working at Rescued Heart in 2016. She has been a receptionist for many years and loves working with animals. She has two cats of her own named Ellie and Ernie. Bobbie has two children and three grandsons. She enjoys reading, baking, and the outdoors, and she loves spending time with her family and friends.

Bobbie

Bobbie started working at Rescued Heart in 2016. She has been a receptionist for many years and loves working with animals. She has two cats of her own named Ellie and Ernie. Bobbie has two children and three grandsons. She enjoys reading, baking, and the outdoors, and she loves spending time with her family and friends.

  Jacy   Jacy has been a receptionist at Rescued Heart since July 2015. Her family includes her fiance, Ryan, and their son, Paxton as well as two dogs, Charlie and Kya, and four cats: Kabuki, Ramone, Mogli, and Butters. Jacy enjoys music and spending time with her friends and family.

Jacy

Jacy has been a receptionist at Rescued Heart since July 2015. Her family includes her fiance, Ryan, and their son, Paxton as well as two dogs, Charlie and Kya, and four cats: Kabuki, Ramone, Mogli, and Butters. Jacy enjoys music and spending time with her friends and family.

  Julie   Julie has been a receptionist at Rescued Heart since July of 2013. She and her husband Larry have been together since July 1990. They have two sons together: Dakota and Jacob. Julie's jungle includes her three dogs - Sam, Harley, and Max; her four crazy cats; one bird; one lizard; three turtles; and a few fish!

Julie

Julie has been a receptionist at Rescued Heart since July of 2013. She and her husband Larry have been together since July 1990. They have two sons together: Dakota and Jacob. Julie's jungle includes her three dogs - Sam, Harley, and Max; her four crazy cats; one bird; one lizard; three turtles; and a few fish!

  Miranda   Miranda started her career with Rescued Heart in July 2015. Her family includes her boyfriend Vince and their son Andrew. She has two cats (Kidi and Grover), three dogs (Byron, Blaze, and Harley), two turtles, and three snakes.

Miranda

Miranda started her career with Rescued Heart in July 2015. Her family includes her boyfriend Vince and their son Andrew. She has two cats (Kidi and Grover), three dogs (Byron, Blaze, and Harley), two turtles, and three snakes.

  Penny   Penny has worked at Rescued Heart since April 2015. She serves as a reception assistant. She and her husband Roger have been married since 1980. Together they have three (adult) children and three grandchildren. She also has three dogs: Windsor (Cocker Spaniel), Layla (King Charles Cavalier Spaniel), and Silas (King Charles Cavalier Spaniel).

Penny

Penny has worked at Rescued Heart since April 2015. She serves as a reception assistant. She and her husband Roger have been married since 1980. Together they have three (adult) children and three grandchildren. She also has three dogs: Windsor (Cocker Spaniel), Layla (King Charles Cavalier Spaniel), and Silas (King Charles Cavalier Spaniel).

Grooming

  Kristy   Kristy started grooming animals in 1997 when she was just out of high school. In her early days, she worked at various Petsmart stores starting their grooming shops. Before joining the Rescued Heart team when we opened in 2010, she worked at Tender Care Animal Hospital. Her main concerns are animal safety and comfort during their stay, and she has taken classes on animal behavior, stress, and socialization. She has two children, a doberman, two chihuahuas, and two cats, as well as many foster animals.

Kristy

Kristy started grooming animals in 1997 when she was just out of high school. In her early days, she worked at various Petsmart stores starting their grooming shops. Before joining the Rescued Heart team when we opened in 2010, she worked at Tender Care Animal Hospital. Her main concerns are animal safety and comfort during their stay, and she has taken classes on animal behavior, stress, and socialization. She has two children, a doberman, two chihuahuas, and two cats, as well as many foster animals.

 
 

Kennel and Cleaning

  Kari   Kari joined the Rescued Heart team in October 2013. She has worked with animals and animal rescue for seven years. Kari is a kennel attendant, taking care of all the boarding animals and rescues that we have here at the clinic. She studied art at ICC after graduating in 2002. Her family includes her significant other, Katie, her daughter, Emma, three cats named Dylan, Rachel, and Shy Shy, and a dog named Sage.

Kari

Kari joined the Rescued Heart team in October 2013. She has worked with animals and animal rescue for seven years. Kari is a kennel attendant, taking care of all the boarding animals and rescues that we have here at the clinic. She studied art at ICC after graduating in 2002. Her family includes her significant other, Katie, her daughter, Emma, three cats named Dylan, Rachel, and Shy Shy, and a dog named Sage.

  Sarah   Sarah joined our team in 2016. She is a Leo From Pekin, Illinois. She likes long hikes, Chinese noodles, and exploring the caverns of the unknown. She also collects vinyl records and antique radios and record players. She is married to her husband, Tim, and has a daughter named Lily. She has a dog named Bandit, and two cats named Ike and Tina Turner.

Sarah

Sarah joined our team in 2016. She is a Leo From Pekin, Illinois. She likes long hikes, Chinese noodles, and exploring the caverns of the unknown. She also collects vinyl records and antique radios and record players. She is married to her husband, Tim, and has a daughter named Lily. She has a dog named Bandit, and two cats named Ike and Tina Turner.