Meet Our Team
Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Cass Veterinary Services in Virginia and Jacksonville! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!
After graduating from Iowa State in 1981, I married Sandy and we had three great kids, Blake, Kirstin and Megan. We lived in Mondovi, Wisconsin and Grinnell, Iowa before moving to Virginia, Illinois in 1997. We live on a hobby cattle farm in Cass County, with three dogs, Macy, Jave and DeeDee. Kiki, our cat, patrols the house.
I enjoy mixed animal practice. But, over the years, I have refocused on small animal medicine, most enjoying challenging orthopedic cases. I have a deep rooted practice philosophy about providing a practical, ethical, economical and compassionate care to my patients for their owners.
He continued working with them until Dr. McKinney retired from practice, at which time Dr. Zeller bought the business which became exclusively small animal. Health concerns led him to sell the practice in the Spring 2017 to Cass Veterinary Services. He is enjoying his additional free time to do a little traveling and to “cheer” or “bemoan” U of I sports. “I am proud to be a member of the Cass Vet team and am still working a couple of hours a day.” – Dr. Zeller
During his free time, you can find him relaxing with his dogs “Q”, Mando, and Reggie, and his cat Birdie. He also enjoys the occasional recreational soccer game.
Anna and her family share their home with four chihuahuas, one chihuahua mix, two birds, and usually a stray foster.
Helping our clients and their pets are Tammy's favorite part of her position in our clinic since she joined us in August of 2022.
Family is a big part of Tammy's life. She and her husband, Gary, enjoy time with their three sons, one daughter, three grandchildren, and their Dachshund’s, Ollie and Gabby.
Kris grew up in Macomb, and returned to this area after 17 years living in Nashville, TN. She and her husband, Scott, have an adult child who lives in St. Louis with their spouse and two amazing dogs, Petra and Finch, both agility champs. Kris and Scott have been parents to many pets who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge. They currently are enjoying their sweet little goofy girl Beagle/Lab mix, BusyBee.
Madison started as a Kennel Assistant with Cass Veterinary Services in 2014 and has assisted in the clinic during college. Her favorite areas of treatment are dental services, surgery and appointment assists.
Her fur family includes Inari, a Shiba Inu, Beans, a Corgi, and a cat named Thomas.
Ariel has been with Cass since 2021 and loves being able to play and interact with our patients. She keeps busy working at the clinics and attending Lincoln Land Community College where she plans to pursue a veterinary technician degree.
Her hobbies include reading and diamond painting.
Sarah's love of animals is obvious at work and at home. Her family includes pets Razor, Matilda, Charlotte, Wonky, and Tubber.
The born and raised Philadelphia, IL resident, loves working with all our patients, and especially likes assisting in surgery.
Taylor's family includes Corgi/Mini Aussie mix, Wrigley, and yellow Lab, Ella.
Terrie is a lover of all animals but has a special interest in Morgan horses, Australian Cattle Dogs, geese, ducks, and chickens.
Faith enjoys assisting with surgeries and learning more about medications. She wants to, 'Learn everything I can!' She is currently studying at Lincoln Land Community College.
Faith's fur family consists of: Koda, a black Lab/German Shorthaired Pointer mix; Suki, a rescued Blue Tick; and Poppy, a Puggle.
Carli comes from a large family of six kids. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends, family and her Crested Gecko, Mango.
When not working part-time at the clinic, Kayla works a full-time job in the agriculture industry and in addition, can be found farming along side her husband, Jordan. Together they crop farm and own and operate a commercial cow/calf beef herd, have many chickens and ducks, 2 APHA horses, Rocky and Holly, 2 Australian Shepard’s, Tucker and Penny, 3 indoor and 3 outdoor cats, Diesel, Leo, Milo, Binx, Emily, and Mia, and an indoor bunny, Elvie.
Kayla has a passion for learning and caring for all animals and is always looking forward to assisting our clients.
A lifelong lover of all animals, Keri’s compassion for our patients and family member clients is a great addition to our staff. When not at the clinic, Keri can often be found spending time with fur baby loves, dogs Zoey and Molly, and cat Benny.
Kathy enjoys her co-workers and the Jacksonville clinic kitties, Franklin and Cheese. She loves seeing happy, healthy pets and their owners who love them.
Marshall, a Golden Retriever and Binx, a house cat share Kathy’s home. Kathy has two children, Maggee and Tanner.
Jaime enjoys her coworkers and learning new things to include in her work.
She and her son, Jacob, enjoy fishing, bike riding, and walking their dog family of Bella, a Yorkipoo, Arrius, a Husky, and Tovi, a Pit mix. They also share their home with cats Annie, Mattix, and Moon.
Arika, her husband Charlie, share their home with a Siberian Huskey named Akira and two grey and white kittens, Koa and Sadie. They have two daughters, Crysta and Piper, and a son, Mason. She also has two grandchildren Braighlynn and Eli.
She and her family enjoy hiking while visiting Giant City Park, Starved Rock and Garden of the Gods.
The time she spends with the animals is her favorite part of her work. She also says “the staff is great”!
My favorite jobs are getting humans to let me in and out, and greeting all clients and pets when I’m not napping.
In all seriousness, everyone that meets me loves me.