I was born here, in Logan County, and grew up on a grain and livestock farm. I attended college at the University of Illinois for my undergraduate degree in animal science and then again for veterinary school. I graduated from the University of Illinois Veterinary School with honors in 1988.
Upon graduation, I returned to the area and started working at Greenhaven Animal Clinic, where I had worked as an intern during the summers and school breaks. I have continued my education over the years with numerous seminars and conferences, also graduation from the Executive Veterinary Program at the University of Illinois. I strive to practice the highest quality veterinary medicine available.
I was lucky enough to meet my wife, Kay, shortly after graduation. We were married in May 1990, and we have been blessed with three wonderful boys: Michael, a recent PharmD graduate from St Louis College of Pharmacy; Logan who will graduate this fall from the University of Illinois in chemical engineering; and William, a junior at the University of Illinois.
In my "spare" time, I enjoy being outdoors hunting, fishing, or working landscaping. We also enjoy traveling and seeing different parts of the United States.
Dr. George Eales
I have been a member of the Greenhaven Animal Clinic team since 2003. I am a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. My professional interests include equine dental care, lameness, and reproduction, and I have pursued continuing education in these areas. I enjoy the benefits and challenges of a mixed animal practice in a small town setting.
I am married to Dr. Karren and we have three boys. We share our home with home with 1 dog, Truman; 2 cats Jose, and Fiddles a 3 legged wonder; 2 horses, Martha and Gideon, and 2 ponies. My personal interests include American history, genealogy, and bow hunting.
Dr. Karren Crownhart Eales
I realized early on that I wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. In the fourth grade, we were asked the question, "Where will you be when you are 25?" I answered, "In veterinary school!"
I graduated from the University of Illinois in 2002, and joined the Greenhaven family in 2003. My interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and integrative medicine using conventional and nonconventional approaches to helping animals heal. I recently passed the testing for certification in veterinary acupuncture, and I enjoy using this modality to bring balance to our patients. I am also involved with Pets Without Parents and Operation S.A.F.E., rescue organizations that work to better the lives of animals in central Illinois.
I enjoy spending time with my family–my husband, Dr. George, and our three young boys. Our family also includes a menagerie of animals, our rambunctious dog Truman, three sweet kitties, four well fed horses, and a mix of ducks, and chickens. I also enjoy creating handmade jewelry, gardening, and reading whenever I have a little extra time.
Dr. Jason Wrage
I am a 2007 graduate from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine and have been in general practice since that time. I grew up in rural Emden, Illinois.
Before joining the Greenhaven team as an Associate Veterinarian in October of 2013, I began working at Greenhaven in high school as an assistant. From there I went on to college to study veterinary medicine. Before Greenhaven I have worked in a mixed practice in western Illinois and a small animal practice in southern Illinois. My professional interests include small animal internal medicine and large animal herd health.
I am married to my beautiful wife, Elizabeth, and have two young daughters. My pets include Chief, a black lab who thinks he is human and Suzy, a rambunctious yellow lab with no manners. With my little remaining free time I enjoy fishing, playing basketball, gardening and hunting. I am excited to return to Central Illinois and look forward to serving our clients.
Dr. Erika Eigenbrod
I am a 2013 Graduate of the University of Illinois, College of veterinary medicine. Before Veterinary school, I attended the University of Illinois for my undergraduate degree in animal science and graduated high school from Illini Central in Mason City.
I joined the Greenhaven team as an associate veterinarian in July of 2014, but before that I had worked as a veterinary assistant and intern at Greenhaven through college and veterinary school. My veterinary interests include small animal orthopedic and soft tissue surgery and internal medicine, as well as large animal herd health. I enjoy working in a mixed practice environment and I look forward to the day to day surprises this atmosphere brings.
My husband, John, and I both grew up in Mason County and were married in 2011. At home we have a son, Kaleb, and a rambunctious English pointer named "Oskee." In my spare time you can find me cooking, baking, spending time outside or with family. I am excited to be a part of the Greenhaven team and look forward to meeting you.