Mt. Hawley Animal Clinic

836 W Pioneer Parkway
Peoria, IL 61615


Mt. Hawley Animal Clinic
Where pets are family


Our Veterinary Staff


Kim – Reception


Kim has been at Mt. Hawley Animal Clinic since 2009. She has loved the relationships she has made with our wonderful clients and their pets for more than 10 years. Kim’s favorite part of working at Mt. Hawley is seeing playful puppies grow to become sweet seniors. When she’s not at work, Kim enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs, Penny and Odin, as well as camping when the weather is nice!

Alissa – Veterinary Assistant


With over 14 years of animal experience, Alissa started her career while volunteering at Friends of Strays Animal Shelter in high school. She has aspired to be a veterinary technician since she was 4 years old. She came to Mt. Hawley Animal Clinic in 2014 and has loved caring for everyone’s pets over the years. Alissa’s interests include animal body language, client education, and senior pet care. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and her dog, Scooter, painting along with Bob Ross, and watching movies. Alissa’s dad once told her, “Love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life” and she lives by that quote! Alissa is currently attending Penn Foster College to become a Certified Veterinary Technician.

Chris – Veterinary Assistant


Chris began working at Mt. Hawley Animal Clinic in 2019. He has always enjoyed being able to help animals around him and provide the care they need. In his free time, he enjoys binging Netflix shows, drawing, and working on various craft projects. His motto is “Overcome all difficulties”. Chris is currently attending Penn Foster College to become a Certified Veterinary Technician.

Nathan – Veterinary Assistant/Reception


Nathan began his career in the animal field in 2008 when he first began working as a kennel attendant at another clinic. He has always loved animals so working with them just made sense to him. In his free time, he enjoys playing frisbee with his dogs, Huckleberry and Hudson, playing video games, golfing, and fishing. Nathan loves the great clients and staff at Mt. Hawley Animal Clinic. The best piece of advice Nathan has ever been given is to “keep an open mind and always try to understand without judgement”. Nathan says the most inspiring part of his job is knowing that he did all he could do to help the client and the patient.

Jasmine – Kennel Attendant

Jasmine began working with us in September of 2020. She chose to work at an animal clinic because she loves biology and animals. Jasmine is proud of her award for  600+ hours of community service. Jasmine has a strong work ethic and is always eager to help others. When she is not at work, she enjoys drawing, playing with her cats, and playing video games with friends. When she was little, her dream job was to be a “horse vet”. She is currently attending Cedar Valley College to become a Certified Veterinary Technician.

Taylor – Kennel Attendant

Taylor started working at Mt. Hawley Animal Clinic in January of 2021. She has always loved animals and cared for their wellbeing. She knew from a very young age that she wanted to work in veterinary medicine. High school really solidified her future decisions when she started volunteering at animal clinics. Taylor says she loves working at Mt. Hawley Animal Clinic because everyone gets along well together and it is such a fun environment. She also loves seeing all of the pets that board with us and the happy faces on the clients when they get to see their furry family members again when it is time for them to go home. Taylor is currently attending Illinois State University studying Pre-Veterinary Medicine.

Natalie – Kennel Attendant

Natalie began working at Mt. Hawley Animal Clinic in January of 2021 and chose our clinic to gain more formal experience working with cats and dogs in a clinical setting. She is proud of the research she is conducting over trematode diversity in Central Illinois because there is not a lot of research on this topic in general. She hopes to contribute to how it may affect human food resources in the future. In her free time, Natlie enjoys traveling to other countries, trying coffee shops around Peoria with her friends, and finding new shows to binge-watch. Natalie is currently attending Bradley University and working towards a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry.