Meet our Team

At Wags and Whiskers Veterinary Service in Central Illinois your pet’s health is our top priority. We have assembled a team of qualified professionals who have extensive experience providing compassionate care to all animals.

Dr. Janelle McFarland

Dr. McFarland graduated in 2004 from the University of Illinois, where she spent seven years working...

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Dr. Janelle McFarland

Dr. McFarland graduated in 2004 from the University of Illinois, where she spent seven years working on her undergraduate degree and attending veterinary school. She grew up in the local area, spending half her childhood years in Yates City and the other half in Farmington. She currently resides in Elmwood with her three busy children, two quirky cats named Grady and Flash, and one Leopard Gecko named Harrison.

Dr. McFarland enjoys meeting new people and patients as well as seeing those she has had the pleasure of caring for over the years. She adores the small-town atmosphere where clients and patients become like extended family.

She has a huge love for the outdoors, including fishing and hunting. She also enjoys running, biking, skiing and lifting weights. When life affords her additional time, she loves to sew.

Danielle

Danielle started working in health care in 2018. She has found she not only has compassion...

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Danielle

Danielle started working in health care in 2018. She has found she not only has compassion for humans but love and compassion for animals as well. She is studying to be a Veterinary Technician at Penn Foster College. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family playing games, kayaking in the summer and crafting in the winter months. Danielle and her husband, Nathan, have a daughter Hadley, and a Mastiff/Heeler mix, Rosey.

Makaela

Makaela graduated in 2016 from the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science....

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Makaela

Makaela graduated in 2016 from the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. After graduation she returned to the area to play a more interactive role in her family’s grain and livestock farm. In addition to the livestock she cares for, she has two Labrador Retrievers, Ruger and Marley, a Labrador Retriever mix, Oakley, a cat, Ralphie, and a Lionhead Rabbit, Mr. Nibbles. 

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family. She and her husband, Bryson, have a young son, Harrison. She also enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time outdoors.

Jennifer ~Jenn~

Jenn has been in the veterinary business for a little over 25 years now. She started...

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Jennifer ~Jenn~

Jenn has been in the veterinary business for a little over 25 years now. She started doing kennel work and needless to say she was hooked. She loves working with animals and their humans. Some days are hard but for the most part it is a very fulfilling job for her. 

She has a 8 year old Saint Bernard, Mee-Ah, and 3 kitties, Bootsie, Jakey Jake, and Lillie. 

In her spare time she likes to spend time with John, her husband. In the summers they like to hop on the Harley and see the countryside. She has a son, Nyc, and two grandsons, Waylon and Hampton.

Michelle

Michelle is no stranger to animals. From snakes to dogs to sheep to chinchillas, if you...

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Michelle

Michelle is no stranger to animals. From snakes to dogs to sheep to chinchillas, if you name it she’s probably had it or worked with it at one time or another. Currently on her 2.5 acre homestead, she has an elderly Border Collie, Grant, and a younger Great Pyrenees-Great Dane mix, Hank. She also has one cat, Minnie Moo, one ewe, Lady, a couple chickens, a Guinea hen, and honeybees. Prior to working here, she worked at Peoria Zoo for 3.5 years as an Education Assistant. Every day she handled tarantulas, a six foot boa, Prehensile tailed Porcupines, and many other great creatures!

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her 4 year old daughter, traveling, lounging in the great outdoors, dancing, and competing in ’50s pin up competitions at car shows throughout the Midwest.

Whitney

Whitney has known she wanted to work in the veterinary field since she was little. She...

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Whitney

Whitney has known she wanted to work in the veterinary field since she was little. She grew up on a horse farm and has competed in barrel racing competitions since she was 5. She is studying to be a Veterinary Technician at Penn Foster College. She has two dogs, a toy Australian Shepherd named Dixie, and a German Shepherd named Keno. She also owns a retired racehorse named Afton. 

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, spending time outdoors, traveling, cooking, and barrel racing.

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