This isn’t a job to us. Caring for your pet like our own is a calling. It is in ever fiber of our being. And we work to be the best we can be. After all, you deserve no less.
Karren Crownhart EalesDVM
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.
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 one dog, Truman; two cats Jose, and Fiddles a three legged wonder; two horses, Martha and Gideon, and two ponies. My personal interests include American history, genealogy, and bow hunting.
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.
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.
I am from Huntingburg, Indiana. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Notre Dame and then earned my doctorate of Veterinary medicine from Kansas State University. I have spent the last three years practicing in a mixed animal practice in Greensburg, IN before moving to Lincoln.
My wife Katie and I were married in June 2015 and were blessed with our daughter Lucy in June 2016. In my free time I enjoy reading, hiking and chasing Lucy around the house.
I enjoy working in a mixed animal practice setting with particular interests in beef cattle production and reproduction work in all species.
Growing up on a small livestock farm, in Elmwood, Illinois, I always knew that I wanted to become a veterinarian. I decided to attend Monmouth College and graduated in 2013 with my Bachelors Degree in Biochemistry and Chemistry. From there, I attended the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in May of 2018.
Greenhaven is the perfect fit for me because I enjoy working with both large and small animals. My professional interests include small animal internal medicine and surgery, equine lameness and reproduction, and large animal herd health. I’m very excited to stay in Central Illinois and begin my career with such a wonderful practice.
In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors, going kayaking, hiking and to sporting events. I have two dogs Riley and Scout and hope to have a horse in the near future. I am happy to be a member of the Greenhaven team and I’m looking forward to meeting and serving our clients!
“Animals are a gift from above for they truly define the words unconditional love.”
Sheri Jackson StangeCertified Veterinary Technician
Tiffany KirchgessnerCertified Veterinary Technician
Holly BellCertified Veterinary Technician
KatalinaCertified Veterinary Technician
BriCertified Veterinary Technician
T. J. CookLarge Animal Assistant
Sheri Jackson Stange
I joined the Greenhaven staff in 2002, after graduating from the Parkland College Veterinary Technician Program. After working full time for many years, I maintain a part time schedule now to allow time for my growing family. I transition between both the small and large animal sides for the clinic. When I am not at work, I enjoy cooking, gardening, refinishing furniture, and spending time with friends and family.
I am a CVT at Greenhaven and joined the team in the fall of 2013. I graduated from Medaille College’s veterinary technician program in Buffalo, NY in 2003. When not at work I am at home taking care of my two dogs, Emma & Ella May, and two cats, Theo & Winnie. In my spare time I enjoy a variety of activities such as hiking, camping, gardening and spending time with my family and friends.
I first joined Greenhaven’s staff as a veterinary assistant in 2011. Then, in 2014 I graduated from Parkland College in Champaign and became licensed, joining Greenhaven as a CVT and working full time. I live in Armington with my husband, Austin, as well as our dog, Willie, and cat, Tiger. When I am not working I enjoy baking, gardening, and helping out on the family farm.
Katalina joined the Greenhaven team in 2008 while completing her summer internship and came on as a full time technician in 2009 after graduating from the Parkland College Veterinary Technician Program. Katalina is a big animal lover with a special place in her heart for cats. Her special interests include oral health care, fear free veterinary visits and wellness care for Pets. Occasionally you will also see Katalina helping with our large animals.
In her spare time, Katalina enjoys spending time with her 3 kids and husband on their farm in Fulton County. She enjoys crafting, gardening and all things outdoors. Katalina is an avid deer hunter and shares her farm with an Anatolian mix (Archie), two cats (Spot and Sasquatch), a Pony (Tony) and horse (Cody).
Bri became a part of the Greenhaven team in the summer of 2018. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician and earned her degree from the Veterinary Tech Institute in Tinley Park, Illinois. Bri’s Veterinary interests include small animal emergency and critical care, orthopedics, large animal medicine and exotics.
Originally from Loveland, Colorado, Bri now resides in Tremont. Bri’s hobbies include working out, playing guitar, reading and being a mom to 5 year old son. Bri and her son share their home with dog, Dixie, and kitten, Hank. Bri proudly served 4 years active duty in the United States Marine Corps.
T. J. Cook
I have been working as a large animal assistant at Greenhaven Animal Clinic since 2007. Working with the large animals, I have learned a lot from the doctors and the staff. Outside of work, I enjoy a variety of activities, such as trail riding, working with my own animals, and hanging out with friends.
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
My 30th year at Greenhaven Animal Clinic was in 2016. I have had the pleasure of watching Greenhaven from from a single doctor practice to the multi-doctor practice it is today. Every day is different and exciting. I enjoy my daily interactions with our clients and their pets and have made many good friends over the years.
I earned a bachelor of science in agriculture and animal science at the University of Illinois. My husband Jeff and I have two married sons and three grandchildren. In our spare time we enjoy traveling.
I was born and raised in this area and have worked at Greenhaven for 18 years. My job includes medical record monitoring, inventory ordering for all three clinics, monitoring inventory as much as possible, as well as helping day-to-day operations run smoothly. I look forward to seeing old and new patients and their owners. I have two grown children and three grandchildren. Some of my favorite pastimes are going to car races, concerts, and spending time with family and friends.
I have been a receptionist at Greenhaven since October 2014. I live on a farm with my family and am one of ten kids. Also, outside of work I enjoy riding horses, gardening (homestead in general), raising Boer goats, and spending time with my family.