Prairie View Animal Hospital

24 Rich Road
Dekalb, IL 60115

(815)756-9976

www.pvahosp.com



Christa R

Christa has been involved with horses most of her life and worked in the animal related field since 1989.  She has been at Prairie View since 2001.  She grew up in Shabbona, IL Christa attended Kishwaukee Community College and received her AS in Agriculture and at the University of Illinois she received her BS in Animal Science.  Christa is involved with the Waterman Bible Church. She also enjoys trail riding, horse shows, camping and family time with her husband Dewayne and their children (Riley, Rylie Margaret, Makayla, and Chase).  Their family also includes their dogs Ruby, Minka, Chisum, Pearl and Joey, 1 house cat named Tinsel, and their 6 horses Teddy, J.G., Shiloh, Diamond, Houston, and Sparky.

Delaney J. 

Delaney is one of our kennel workers. She started here April of 2019. She lives and grew up in Sycamore, Illinois. Delaney and her family have 2 dogs, a Mastiff named Bella and a Boxer mix named Emmy. Delaney is currently a Sycamore High School student and hopes to become a nurse practitioner someday. In her free time she enjoys bowling and kayaking. Delaney is also a part of FFA and Life Missions. 

Kevin T. 

Kevin started at Prairie View in May of 2017 as a kennel worker and receptionist. Kevin grew up in Sycamore, IL and graduated from Sycamore High School in 2015. He is currently attending Northern Illinois University studying Biochemistry, and plans to attend vet school following graduation. Kevin enjoys spending his free time with family, friends, and especially his two year old Yorkie-Poo Rizzo. In the summers Kevin travels with Sycamore United Methodist Church’s LIFE missions doing mission work both locally and abroad; most recently to Nicaragua and Belize.

Maddy E

Maddy is our newest employee. She works reception and kennels for us. She started here April 2018. She loves all animals. Prior to working here Madison was an employee at the Summerfield Zoo. Maddy owns 2 old English Bulldogs named Paisley & Josie. She also has 5 cats named Uno, B, Caramel, Zuma, & Violet. In her free time she loves to ride horses. Maddy grew up in Morengo, IL and is currently here in DeKalb as an NIU student. She is a volunteer for Tiny n Tall Dog Rescue. Maddy also loves beach vacations and spending time with friends. 



Nancy S

Nancy has been in the veterinary field since 1988 and has worked in various private practices since 1990.  She has been at Prairie View since 1999. Nancy grew up in Leland, IL.  She attended Parkland College and received her associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology in1988.  In her community, she is an active member of St. John's Lutheran Church. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching her sons play sports, and singing with her band, the Distractions. Nancy's family includes her husband Rod and their three sons Ryan, Curtis, and Brett.  Nancy has 2 dogs; Cubby a Maltese and Bailey a Schnauzer.

Rayna R.

Rayna is a receptionist and kennel worker here at PVAH! She started October 2018. She is currently attending Northern Illinois University getting her pre-law degree. She has several pets: 2 German Shepherds named Zeus and Karma, 2 Boxers named Sasha and Bubba, and 4 cats names Little Bit, Waffles, Foxy, and Juno.

Renee W

Renee is one of our kennel workers. She started here in October 2018. She is a senior at Sycamore High School and will be attending Rockford Career College's veterinary technician program after graduation. Renee loves to be outdoors and enjoys attending sporting events.  She previously worked at Kuipers Family Farm and was in charge of the barn animals. She loves anything animal related. 

Sara D.

Sara D 

Sara D is a receptionist and technician here at Prairie View! She has been visiting here since she was little but started working here in 2011. Sara grew up in Sycamore, IL and she has recently graduated with her BA in Biology from Augustana College in Illinois and is looking to pursue a career in ocean conservation. She has a 3 year old black lab at home named Ariel that is her whole world. In her free time Sara enjoys spoiling Ariel, scuba diving, dog training, and just about anything outdoors!



Sarah C

Sarah has worked at Prairie View since December 2007.  Sarah grew up in Chicago, and moved to the DeKalb area in 1993,where she attended Sycamore High School.  She is currently enrolled at Kishwaukee Community College. Sarah has 2 cats named Muffin & Bruce, a Golden Retriever named Rosebud, and several types of birds: finches, chickens, guinea fowl, and ducks. Sarah and her husband Rodney have a daughter, Anabelle, who likes swimming, playing in the snow, and writing stories.

Sarah K

Sarah has been in the veterinary field since 1999 and has been with Prairie View Animal Hospital since October of 2002.  She grew up in Hoffman Estates, Illinois and attended James B. Conant High School.  She received her bachelors in liberal arts and sciences with a major in biological sciences and a minor in philosophy from Northern Illinois University in June of 2006. Sarah has a miniature Labrador Retriever named Irwin, a Dauchund mix named Pretzel, and a very old Maltese named Zoom. She also has several cats named Keatzel, Peg Leg, Bindi Sue, and Rory.  In her spare time, Sarah enjoys traveling, visiting national parks, hiking, and spending time with her friends & very large family. She is also a volunteer and foster home for Cause for Paws Rescue (causeforpaws.net).