Dr. Kelly Phillips, DVM

Dr. Kelly Phillips is a native of Detroit, Michigan. Much of her childhood was spent around animals, with grandparents who showed and bred Great Danes as well as Arabian horses. If there was a snake or frog to be caught she would be the one to do it! She knew veterinary medicine was her calling before she started high school. She spent some time volunteering at a local veterinary hospital and enjoyed summers at a farm camp where she learned how to shear sheep, care for chickens, and ride horseback.

Dr. Phillips obtained her undergraduate degree in Biological Science from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas. While living there she worked as a research assistant on a large scale project studying the endangered desert tortoises living in the area. Once the project was completed, she was invited to join a lead research professor at Georgia Southern University in additional research work. She completed a Master of Science degree there while studying the endangered Gopher frog. She was admitted into the veterinary medicine program at the University of Georgia and completed her studies there, graduating in 1999.

Over the past 20+ years Dr. Phillips has worked in many areas of veterinary medicine. She has extensive experience with family practice, emergency medicine and surgery, and exotic pets. She has a special interest in feline medicine, soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and reproduction / neonatal medicine. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Feline Practitioners.

Dr. Phillips is also a member of the American Cat Fanciers Association. She breeds and shows Cornish Rex cats, frequently traveling throughout the Midwest to compete. Her cattery is well known, and her kittens have found forever homes all over the country. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, camping and hiking with her family, snuggling with her cats and dogs, and raising three children to be compassionate animal lovers as well.

Dr. Susan Shipley, DVM

Dr Susan Shipley is a 2006 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her clinical year at the University of Wisconsin Madison with a special interest in exotics and dentistry. In 2017 she attended the AVMA continuing education class on canine acupuncture, learning points for specific aliments-Inter vertebral disc disease (IVDD), epilepsy, and osteoarthritis. She has continued her acupuncture learning to assist with rabbits and guinea pigs that have gastrointestinal issues. She sees both dogs and cats along with rabbits, guinea pigs, rodents, and ferrets.

Originally from Minnesota she moved to Des Plaines, IL after graduation and worked in Skokie. She then relocated to Lake in the Hills, IL. She is very excited to be working in Huntley now after spending the last 4 years commuting to Rockford IL!

She lives in Lake in the Hills with her family which includes her husband, daughter, rabbits, dogs, and cats. She is an avid Viking fan who married an avid Packers fan. In the fall things get interesting in her household! She has been a Blackhawks fan since 1993 when her beloved MN North Starts moved to Dallas and became the Dallas Stars. She also follows the Chicago Cubs.

In her spare time she enjoys the great outdoors, summer concerts, and various local fairs. When able she loves to travel with her family and had a goal of visiting all 7 continents!

Dr. Stacey Sutter, DVM

Dr. Stacey Sutter grew up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago and has always had a passion for animals. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences, Minor in Chemistry, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Since graduation, she has worked in the Chicagoland area and is happy to now be working in Huntley. Dr. Sutter’s clinical interests include wellness care, internal medicine, and surgery.

In her free time, Dr. Sutter enjoys spending time with her family and pets, traveling and enjoying the outdoors. She is a Chicago Bears and White Sox fan.

Christina O.

Hospital Manager

Hi! My name is Christina, and I am the Office Manager here at Huntley Animal Care. I have been working in the veterinary field since 2013, which is when I discovered my passion to work with animals. My top priority is to ensure all clients, and their pets, have an enjoyable experience with us here at Huntley Animal Care. Outside of the clinic, I often spend time with my significant other fishing, or hanging out with my dog Dane. Crafting is also another hobby of mine that I love to do in my free time.

Amanda R.

Assistant Manager/Veterinary Technician

Amanda has been in the veterinary field since 1998 to expand her knowledge in veterinary medicine. She moved Illinois from southern California in 2016 with her son and cat Whisper to be closer to family.

Susan L.

Veterinary Technician-Lead surgery tech

Susie has always had a love for animals and has been a Veterinary Technician 2013. Susie is our lead surgical technician here at Huntley Animal Care. She loves to spend time with her wonderful husband, 2 sons, 2 dogs, and 3 cats. In Susie’s free time, she enjoys watching her husband and her boys play sports and go on nature walks.

Shannon W.

Veterinary Technician

Hi I’m Shannon.

I am a Veterinary Technician here at Huntley Animal Care. During my teenage years, I had a hard time figuring out what I wanted to do for work. All I knew was that I had a love for all animals, especially for dogs and cats. For 12 years I have worked on/off in the Veterinary field. During those years I have worked as a Medical Assistant, for humans, but came back to the Veterinary field. Right now, I get a mix of both work and being a stay home mom. My family includes my husband, 2 kiddos, and of course my dog Carter.

Jackie P.

Veterinary Technician

My name is Jackie and I have been with Huntley Animal Care since 2020 and in the veterinary field since 2013. I love working with cats and dogs but also have experience with small animals as well! I have a small circus at home that keeps me pretty busy (2 dogs, 2 cats, a bunny, a bearded dragon and a goldfish) but I wouldn’t have it any other way! I am a huge Hockey fan (go hawks) and enjoy playing pool in my spare time.

Vanessa P.

Veterinary Technician

Vanessa started in the veterinary field in 2003 and has enjoyed working with animals. In her free time, she loves spending time with her wonderful husband, 3 children, and her pack of Goldens.

Amy M.

Veterinary Technician

Amy has been working in this field as a Veterinary Technician for 30 years. She started out working with dogs in the military while she was enlisted in the Army. Amy joined our team in 2022. When Amy is not working she enjoys time with her grandkids and furry babies; Clyde an English Bulldog, Dallas an English Bull Terrier as well as her three cats Sioux, Remi, Luci, and reptiles.

Heather B.

Arden L.


Hi, I’m Arden!

I’m new in the veterinary field but I have a lot of experience with our furry friends. Growing up, I owned bearded dragons, hamsters, ferrets, cats, and dogs. I currently have two spoiled cats, Mittens, and KatRat. And two awesome doggos, Kia and Matthias. During my free time, you can find me spending time with my family or on the lake fishing with my buds.