Dr. Kelly Phillips, DVM
Dr. Kelly Phillips is a native of Detroit, Michigan. Much of her childhood was spent around animals, with grandparents who showed and bred Great Danes as well as Arabian horses. If there was a snake or frog to be caught she would be the one to do it! She knew veterinary medicine was her calling before she started high school. She spent some time volunteering at a local veterinary hospital and enjoyed summers at a farm camp where she learned how to shear sheep, care for chickens, and ride horseback.
Dr. Phillips obtained her undergraduate degree in Biological Science from the University of Nevada - Las Vegas. While living there she worked as a research assistant on a large scale project studying the endangered desert tortoises living in the area. Once the project was completed, she was invited to join a lead research professor at Georgia Southern University in additional research work. She completed a Master of Science degree there while studying the endangered Gopher frog. She was admitted into the veterinary medicine program at the University of Georgia and completed her studies there, graduating in 1999.
Over the past 20+ years Dr. Phillips has worked in many areas of veterinary medicine. She has extensive experience with family practice, emergency medicine and surgery, and exotic pets. She has a special interest in feline medicine, soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and reproduction / neonatal medicine. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Feline Practitioners.
Dr. Phillips is also a member of the American Cat Fanciers Association. She breeds and shows Cornish Rex cats, frequently traveling throughout the Midwest to compete. Her cattery is well known, and her kittens have found forever homes all over the country. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, camping and hiking with her family, snuggling with her cats and dogs, and raising three children to be compassionate animal lovers as well.
Dr. Susan Shipley, DVM
Dr Susan Shipley is a 2006 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her clinical year at the University of Wisconsin Madison with a special interest in exotics and dentistry. In 2017 she attended the AVMA continuing education class on canine acupuncture, learning points for specific aliments-Inter vertebral disc disease (IVDD), epilepsy, and osteoarthritis. She has continued her acupuncture learning to assist with rabbits and guinea pigs that have gastrointestinal issues. She sees both dogs and cats along with rabbits, guinea pigs, rodents, and ferrets.
Originally from Minnesota she moved to Des Plaines, IL after graduation and worked in Skokie. She then relocated to Lake in the Hills, IL. She is very excited to be working in Huntley now after spending the last 4 years commuting to Rockford IL!
She lives in Lake in the Hills with her family which includes her husband, daughter, rabbits, dogs, and cats. She is an avid Viking fan who married an avid Packers fan. In the fall things get interesting in her household! She has been a Blackhawks fan since 1993 when her beloved MN North Starts moved to Dallas and became the Dallas Stars. She also follows the Chicago Cubs.
In her spare time she enjoys the great outdoors, summer concerts, and various local fairs. When able she loves to travel with her family and had a goal of visiting all 7 continents!
Dr. Stacey Sutter, DVM
Dr. Stacey Sutter grew up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago and has always had a passion for animals. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences, Minor in Chemistry, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Since graduation, she has worked in the Chicagoland area and is happy to now be working in Huntley. Dr. Sutter's clinical interests include wellness care, internal medicine, and surgery.
In her free time, Dr. Sutter enjoys spending time with her family and pets, traveling and enjoying the outdoors. She is a Chicago Bears and White Sox fan.
Christina O. - Hospital Manager
Susan L. - Veterinary Technician-Lead surgery tech