Robin Hadley, DVM

Dr. Robin Hadley is a small animal veterinarian who has been practicing in central Illinois since graduation in 2000 from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.

In addition to private practice, she has worked in low-cost, high-volume mobile clinics, and she has collaborated within her community to provide access to affordable veterinary care. Dr. Hadley has also deployed with the ASPCA, and worked at the Animal Poison Control Center for several years. She presently owns and manages a retirement farm for horses. 



Debra Teachout, DVM, MVSc

Dr. Debra Teachout retired from small animal practice in March 2020 and started a second career in editing and writing. Throughout her veterinary career she has tried to balance her time between treating the individual animal who needs veterinary care and advocating for large groups of animals who need attention, protection, and legislation to prevent abuse.

In addition to working in small animal practice, Deb has owned and operated a house-call practice, provided medical and surgical care to urban wildlife, taught animal welfare and ethics to college students, given written expert veterinary opinions concerning the welfare of farmed animals shown in undercover videos, written a textbook chapter on videography and its use in animal cruelty investigations, and authored a regular journal column about the welfare of animals in wildlife rehabilitation. Currently she edits animal-oriented manuscripts and especially likes assisting veterinary authors for whom English is a second language.

Three little-known facts about Deb are these: She is happiest while walking the coastal paths of Wales and Scotland and would live in St. David’s in Wales if she could. She loves bunnies the most, but don’t tell the cat. She can’t find a beer she likes, and it’s not from lack of trying. 

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