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Meet Our Staff

Jocelyn - Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant

Jocelyn_and_Roja_2010.jpgJocelyn, a graduate of Harlem High School, has been with Animal Medical Clinic since 2001. Her time is divided between front desk reception and working as a Veterinary Assistant. She enjoys taking walks in any dog-friendly area with her two purebred Boxers and her Boxer/hound mix. Her daughter is going to school to be an Elasmobranchologist.  Jocelyn is also pursuing her Masters degree in Child Psychology and Social Work. 

Ashley_2010.jpgAshley - Certified Veterinary Technician

Ashley started at Animal Medical Clinic as a member of the Care Staff in 1999 and became a receptionist in 2001.  Graduating from Parkland College with an Associate in Applied Science, she received her certification as a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2004.  She and her husband are proud owners of "Taggert", a goldendoodle and "Van", a shepherd/beagle mix.

Barb - Veterinary Assistant/ Assistant Manager

Barb_Runge_2010.jpgBarb has worked in the animal field since 2004.  She joined the Animal Medical Clinics in 2008, and now works both as a vet assistant and receptionist at the Animal Medical Clinic and the CherryVale Animal Clinic.  She adopted her puggle, "Maddie", in August 2010.  She is also now a proud mother to her daughter born July 28, 2011.


Julie - Behavior Wellness Director

Julie joined the staff in 2009 having 16 years of prior experience in the animal welfare industry.  She is a Rockford native and shares her home with 3 rescue dogs--Lucy, a "wild haired" Beagle; Maddie, a black Goldendoodle; and Lady, an American Staffordshire Terrier.

Jaimi - Certified Veterinary Technician

Jaimi has been a part of the Animal Medical team since 2009. In 2014 she became a certified Veterinary Technician. Jaimi and her husband enjoy their 3 cats, Annie, Eleanor, and Ledger, their chocolate lab, Friday, and their horses, Odin, River, and Scotch.

Danielle_Ackerman_2010.jpgDanielle - Care Staff

Danielle graduated from Rockford Christian High School in 2006.  She joined the Care Staff in January 2010.   She grew up on a farm and has spent time with all types of animals.  Danielle was a member of 4-H for 10 years and showed pigs at the state and county fairs.  She is a first time dog owner of an English Bulldog named "Tenley".


Shannah - Receptionist and Care Staff

Shannah was born and raised locally. She graduated in 2006 from Rockford East High School and went on to receive her Associates of Science from Rock Valley College. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor's of Psychology from Rockford University. Shannah joined our team in February 2009 as a carestaff member. She has also taken on additional responsibilities as receptionist and has assisted with Puppy Smart Start classes. Her hobbies outside of work include: painting/drawing, general crafts, crocheting, dog sitting, kayaking, hiking and spending time with her Australian Shepherd, Gavindale, and Treeing Cur, Tank.

mary_small.jpgMary, Certified Veterinary Technician
Mary graduated from Joliet Junior College in 2005 with an Associates in Applied Science. She started working at Animal Medical Clinic in May of 2005. Mary's pet family includes two dogs, Amelia and Hope, and five cats Kitta Boo, LunaTuna, Buster, Kateri, and Pheonix, a turtle and a chinchilla. When she's not with her animals, she likes to read, grow houseplants and watch movies. Mary can't wait to see you and your animals at the clinic!

mary_small.jpgChandra, Certified Veterinary Technician
Chandra has been working at Animal Medical Clinics as a Veterinary Assistant since July of 2013. 


mary_small.jpgMel, Receptionist
Mel has been working at Animal Medical Clinics as a Receptionist since April of 2015.


mary_small.jpgJade, 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.


mary_small.jpgHeather, Carestaff
Heather has been working at Animal Medical Clinics as a member of our Carestaff team since December of 2013.


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