A 1996 University of Missouri graduate with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Vandiver (Dr. V.) has been actively practicing small animal medicine and surgery for the past 22 years. After graduation, Dr. Vandiver worked for multiple small animal practices to gain experience and new skills. She then built her own small animal hospital and practiced there for 13 years where the focus was on fear free, compassionate, state of the art, small animal medicine, surgery, and critical care.
In the past 6 years, she has travelled all over the state of Illinois providing small animal medicine and surgery as a relief veterinarian to many different animal hospitals with an emphasis on emergency medicine/surgery and critical care. Dr. Vandiver has one remarkable son named Samuel, 1 Lipizzaner horse (Connor), 3 dogs (Elliott, Hobbes and Lucy) and 2 cats (Oprah and Sydney). She spends any spare time with her son, Sam or riding dressage on her horse, Connor.She has a full and utterly delightful life surrounded by animals that are their touchstones and members of their family. She looks forward to meeting you and your furry family!