Meet Our Outstanding Team in Springfield. IL
In 2014, Dr. Myers established Myers Animal Clinic’s brick-and-mortar hospital in Springfield. IL. This was clearly a wise decision, as today Myers Animal Clinic has settled into the community and become a well-loved place for people and their pets. We’re proud of what the practice has become over the years and look forward to serving the area for many more years to come. Call us at (217) 525-9556 to book an appointment for your pet!
Dr. Kristine Myers
Dr. Myers has been a beloved local veterinarian since 2005, sharing her home with her son, Joey, 2 dogs, Mia & Yoshi, and her cat, Speedy Fuzz.
Her animal experience began at the age of 18 as an animal shelter worker, one of the most rewarding times in her career. She cared for debilitated, malnourished, unkempt, abused, unsocialized cats and dogs and loved every bit of it. The shelter veterinarian at the time encouraged her to seek employment at a veterinary clinic for more experience.
In 2001, Dr. Myers was accepted into Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the island of St. Kitts. The opportunity to live in a third world country with classmates and professors from all around the U.S., and the amazing hands-on experience that Ross University provided, was unlike any other education. In her last clinical year, she attended the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, followed by employment at a local veterinary clinic.
On November 19, 2012, Myers Animal Clinic was established. “For the care they deserve” will continue to be the approach to every case, every appointment, every time.
I have been part of the Myers team since December 2015. I was enlisted in the Illinois Army National Guard from 2011-2017 as a medic, and have been an animal lover since I was a kid. I have always wanted to work with animals and help them in whatever way that I could.
I worked in animal care for a few years before finding Myers Animal Clinic and knew from the start that this was where I wanted to continue my work. I knew from the very first steps I took into that clinic that it would be very special to me. I was immediately drawn into the positive energy surrounding me and knew I had to be part of it.
I have one Lab/Staffordshire Terrier mix named Clifford and 2 cats, a shorthair named Missy and a Siamese named Sadie. The reason I dedicate myself so much to helping animals is that they cannot speak for themselves. They need us to be their voice, to help and be there when they need us the most.
I am a Central IL native that has always had a passion for animals. I've had dogs my entire life and fell in love with horses and rabbits while in FFA. After high school I attended Black Hawk East in Kewanee, where I completed 2 Associates degrees and joined the western show team. I then moved to Canyon/Amarillo, Texas to attend West Texas A&M where I received a Bachelors in Equine Industry and Business Management while competing on the western show team. While in Texas I worked at the Amarillo Panhandle Humane Society, doing pet adoptions and assisting the veterinarian with routine surgeries and vaccinations.
I decided to return to Central IL and really wanted to work within the veterinary field. I love working here at Myers, we are like one big family. I have a pit/lab mix Harlie, a beagle Remi, a rabbit Tank, and two cats: Gibbs and Harry. Harry was a stray brought into our clinic where he found his forever home with me!
I joined the magnificent Myers team in January 2021 and am so grateful to be part of such a compassionate group of people. Animals have been an important part of my life since I can remember. I have worked in animal rescue, rehabilitation and veterinary care for over 10 years.
I also enjoy being in a nature, music, dancing, traveling, and continuing to learn ways to better myself and help others.
Jen, Records Keeper/Receptionist
Yes, I actually work here. I spend most of my time behind the scenes typing up medical records. I am also the "it girl" - that is, the girl of last resort- when another staff member is in need of assistance. I am also known around the clinic as "Amy's favorite."
I love animals and am very dedicated to the success of the clinic.
Outside the clinic, I spend most of my time chasing my dog The Mighty Molly and my daughter, Amelia. I am married to some guy, but I don't see him much (just kidding).
I joined the Myers Animal Clinic Family in May of 2022 but have been working in vet med since 2020. My career with animals started way before then, though. I groomed dogs prior to starting at a clinic and volunteered at a horse barn for many years as I was growing up. I also grew up with many animals, ranging from dogs and cats to hedgehogs and reptiles. I’ve known from a young age that I wanted to work in vet med. Animals have always been a huge part of my life so being able to help them when they need it most has been a dream come true.
I am a fur mama to 5 of the sweetest babies. Odie, my chihuahua/pug mix, and 4 cats (Suka, Shaka, Kazi, Kotori Leroy). Almost all of them are rescues from different situations and one reason why I do what I do.
I take pride in what I do and care for each and every patient as if it were my own. I knew Myers Animal Clinic was the place for me when I came in and saw that everyone here took the same approach with their care. We are all a big family and I believe that is the best way to be. I am currently enrolled in college to become a certified technician so I can play a bigger role in the clinical setting.
Ashley, Certified Technician
Ashley embarked on her journey at the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology from 2001 to 2004, kickstarting her career in Colorado. Following her education, she worked at various veterinary clinics across the state. Transitioning to the role of a stay-at-home mom from 2013-2018, Ashley devoted her time to raising two children, Olivia and Knox.
In 2018, she re-entered the workforce as a health technician at her children’s elementary school. However, her passion for veterinary medicine called her back, and in 2020, she resumed her career after relocating to Jacksonville where she currently resides with her two children and three dogs: Kuma, Miso, and Winnifred. Ashley finds joy in hiking, knitting, and exploring thrift stores during her leisure time.
Steve, Practice Manager
I have been with the practice since it began in 2012, working behind the scenes as a bookkeeper for the first several years and keeping a low profile as I juggled another full-time job. Since 2015, I have been with the practice full-time working as the practice manager.
I have been an animal enthusiast since I was a kid, owning many dogs and cats, along with ferrets, hamsters, rabbits, turtles, fish, and snakes throughout my lifetime. I used to breed African Cichlids many years ago and miss doing that. My hobbies include dirt bikes, car audio, and my garden during the summer months along with camping and fishing, too.
I have 1 child. He was born in 2006. We enjoy camping and dirt biking together. I am an extremely happy parent who is raising a good child with a good heart
I couldn't be more blessed to have my co-workers who work so hard to help every one of our clients/patients and the many wonderful clients who make this job the best anyone could ever ask for. Thank you!
I am retired from the Illinois Air National Guard where I was a jet engine mechanic on the F-4 and F-16 aircraft. Did plenty of traveling both stateside and other world commitments, some good locations, some very hot ones too. I eventually became the superintendent for a centralized repair facility for the F-16 engine program when the jets left Springfield. After 36 years, I retired. I still hang around aircraft part time and enjoy cars, trucks, and racing.
I grew up with a dog presence, all small dogs. In 1996 Ziggy the pug became the first of 9 pugs and a French Mastiff. Ziggy and I met Dr. Kris who was then a vet tech in mid-1996 and immediately struck up a friendship. I watched Kris in her training, her marriage to Steve, going away to become a doctor and then a mom, on to getting her own business. Part of her business was mobile and I was approaching retirement, so Kris asked if I would like to drive the van. I jumped at the opportunity!
Today I drive the van and clean the clinic and do some grounds work. I thoroughly enjoy working with the doc, Steve, and the staff at MMAC. Being with them only a short time of the day, it is so refreshing to be in a family of such wonderful people.