Our Team…

Dan and franny

Dan Shepherd, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Shepherd opened Fox River Animal Hospital in July 2001, he had previously been a veterinarian in a small animal practice in Moline, Illinois for 7 years. Dr. Shepherd is a 1991 graduate of the Iowa State University School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Shepherd has a particular interest in senior wellness and preventive medicine. To keep on top of current therapies and topics in Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Shepherd attends conferences, and seminars frequently.When not at the practice, Dr. Shepherd enjoys spending time with his three children and enjoying the outdoors!  Dr. Shepherd has four kitties who are all FRAH alumni who came to the clinic in various states of distress. They are all very lucky kitties! Dr. Shepherd is an avid runner and cyclist taking part in marathons, half marathons and triathlons around the area.  Say hi if you see him out and about!

Dr. Shepherd is a member of the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the Northeast Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Veterinary Information Network.

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Amy Short-Jones, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician and Practice Manager

Amy has been with FRAH since it’s opening in July 2001. She is a native of central Illinois and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Augustana College. Amy received her state and national certification as a veterinary technician in 2004.  In her spare time Amy enjoys spending time with her husband, Bryan and their four young children, Ava, Matthew, Joey and Evan, enjoying the outdoors and starting craft projects that never seem to get completed. In addition to her four two-legged children, Amy also shares her home with a spirited orange kitty girl named Jyn, a pekingese mix named Millie, 2 birds and a turtle (Amy has had her turtle since 1992!)

Amy is a member of the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association, the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America and the Wisconsin Veterinary Practice Managers Association.

Crystal

Crystal

Veterinary Assistant

Crystal was the first employee we ever hired at FRAH back in 2001. She worked with us for over 4 years before moving out of the area. We are excited to have her back as a Veterinary Assistant as of October 2015.

Crystal and her husband, Joe have three children, who keep them very busy. When not watching the kids on the ice, Crystal likes to get outdoors and enjoy the warm weather activities Wisconsin has to offer. Crystal’s family share their full house with a senior beagle, two spirited kitties and a bunny.

Crystal is pictured here with Francis who has been a clinic kitty at FRAH since we found her as a kitten in 2002!

 

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Veronica, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician

I love being able to create a relationship with clients and their pets. Caring for animals can be a challenge mentally and physically, and I am always up for a new challenge. I love that I learn something new everyday and I know that I will be able to apply that knowledge again in the future. I really enjoy lab work and all of the hands-on aspects of being a CVT. Though I love small animal practice, I find large animal medicine very interesting.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family (Cody, Bentley, Tyson, and Nahla) Fun fact: All of my kids, 4-legged and 2-legged, are 3yrs old! We enjoy camping, volleyball, snowboarding in the winter and enjoying most summer activities offered in Wisconsin. We just love being outside 😊

 

 

 

 

Holly 7-2018

Holly, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician

Why I like being a CVT – Pets give us unconditional love. It is very rewarding getting to help animals and their owners. Every time a client thanks me for caring, it reminds me of why I love my job. Every day presents new opportunities and challenges. The veterinary medical field is always changing and improving the ways we can care for pets.

Outside of work I enjoy cooking, music and going to concerts, spending time outside, walking my dog, spending time with friends and family as well as traveling.

 

Jon 7-2018

Jon, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician

I love building relationships with our pet owners so that I can help them to provide the best care for their pets. I believe strongly in preventive medicine and enjoy helping owners to enjoy long lives with their pets with the aid of early disease intervention. Sharing my knowledge with pet owners so that they can make informed decisions about the care of their pets is very rewarding.

In my free time I like playing board games and going to the dog park with my Boxers, Kalder and Mayday.

 

 

Tammy 7-2018

Tammy

Receptionist

I have always had pets of my own and a few years ago I started fostering kittens for a local rescue. I fell in love with helping pets. I decided to change careers and go into the veterinary field. I love meeting clients’ pets and helping them with their veterinary needs.

When not at the clinic, I love spending time with my husband and 2 kids. In the summer we spend a lot of time in our pool my husband and I love watching Kimberly football and taking care of our many foster animals as well as our own pets.