Gail A. Jacobsen, LVT
Gail Jacobsen began working at Morrison Veterinary Clinic in 2006. She and her husband, Mike, have several hunting dogs (Jessie, Nellie, Bob, Gretel, and George), two cats (White Sox and Becks), three horses (Fyre, Gus, and Bree), and a bird (RJ). What Gail enjoys the most about the Morrison Veterinary Clinic is being able to have a job she is passionate about, helping people with their pets, and being part of a great team.
Lisa Bush began working at Morrison Veterinary Clinic in August 2006 after graduating from Black Hawk College with an Associate of Applied Science in Equine Science and attending Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science. Lisa has three crazy herding dogs, five quarter horses, one cow, and a slew of chickens, ducks, and cats. In addition to working at the clinic, she also teaches horseback riding lessons and has a special interest in equine nutrition. Lisa loves forming relationships with the clients and their pets, the family atmosphere of the staff and coworkers, and being able to learn cool and exciting medical information.
Donna Rus started working at Morrison Veterinary Clinic in 2010. She has four dogs, four cats, and a bird. Her favorite part about the veterinary clinic is working together as a team and working with all the animals.
Debra Moore began working at Morrison Veterinary Clinic in June 2011. She is a graduate of Morrison High School and Sauk Valley Community College, and has a degree in Applied Science. She and her husband, Gary, have a daughter and a son as well as four grandchildren. Additional family members include three dogs (two English Bulldogs named Pudge and Tank, and one "Bagle" named Barney), three cats (Callie, Bug, and Polly), and a horse (Fire). She enjoys working with a great team of doctors and staff, and the wonderful compassion that is shown by everyone.
Wendi Ketchum started working at Morrison Veterinary Clinic in August 2012. Between her husband (Karley) and two stepsons (Kain and Kit) and MaCaia, plus two American Bulldogs (Harlow and Rado), one Labrador Retriever (Irie Lane), one cat (Sammi), and one horse (Star Magellan), she has a full house! She loves getting to know the clients of Morrison Veterinary Clinic, helping the animals, and learning something new every day!
Sandi VanDerLeest began working at Morrison Veterinary Clinic in March 2015. Together with her husband, Larry, and their two children, Kyle and Shayna, they have three dogs plus several horses and cattle. Sandi enjoys getting to know the clients and their pets.
Emalie Sterenberg started working at Morrison Veterinary Clinic in September 2015. She has lived on a crop and livestock farm in rural Morrison her entire life. She has cats, a dog, and horses at home. Her favorite part about working at Morrison Veterinary Clinic is being able to help animals and see pets begin new lives with their owners.
Christian Cooper began her internship through WACC in October 2016, and was later hired to be a member of the team in April 2017. Christian is a student at Illinois State University, majoring in Criminal Justice with a career goal of being an Animal Cruelty Investigator. Her favorite part of working at the clinic is making a positive difference in the lives of both pets and their owners.
Destiny Dahler, CVT
Destiny Dahler began working at the Morrison Veterinary Clinic in June 2018. She graduated from the Fox College Vet Tech Institute (in Tinley Park, IL) with an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in April 2017. She has a German Shepherd fur baby named "Zelda Ann Marie." Her favorite part of the job is to assist and witness the ill patients get better, knowing she had a part of it. She looks forward to meeting all the clients and patients.
Mandy Marshall, CVT
Mandy Marshall began working at the Morrison Veterinary Clinic in September 2019. She graduated from the Clinton Community College with an Associates of Arts in 2012. In 2015, Mandy decided to follow her lifeline dream of helping animals. She then graduated from the Muscatine Community College with an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in 2017. She successfully passed her Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) during the summer of 2017, to become a RVT in Iowa. Mandy lives with her boyfriend and their three pets: Drake, a 10 year old Miniature Schnauzer; Mila, a VERY bratty and independent 3 year old long-haired calico; and Barron, a 4 month old Dalmatian puppy. She grew up in Sabula, Iowa, where she developed her love for activities on the river, hiking, fishing, and swimming during the summer months. Mandy loves that there is ALWAYS something new to learn at the Morrison Veterinary Clinic. She also enjoys being able to help calm and relax patients who are nervous for their appointments/procedures. Lastly, she appreciates the relaxed family atmosphere of the clinic, with her co-workers.