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Our Staff


  • Dr. Kim

    • Graduated from University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003
    • I specialize in internal medicine, oncology, and preventative medicine
    • I started working at the Animal Clinic of Paxton as an Associate Veterinarian in 2003, later partnering with the founding veterinarian until his death in 2008. I have been the sole veterinarian since then, occasionally bringing in relief veterinarians to fill in.
    • I have been married for 20 years and have four human children (two girls, two boys), three canine children (two Doberman mixes and one Mastiff), and four feline children. When I'm not working I love to travel with my family and see all the natural wonders this country has to offer. We love to hike the national and state parks, and also love to go swimming and take pleasure in most anything we can do outside

Office Staff

  • Apryl Renfrow

    • Veterinary Assistant for 9 years
    • I have three dogs: Bella (German Shepherd), Layla (Mastiff), and Kiara (Great Pyrenees), and one Maine Coon cat named Luna.
    • My favorite campanion animals are English Mastiffs and Maine Coons. My favorite pocket pets are Chinchillas
    • I love being outside with my family and doing activities with my children
  • Heather Hazelwood

    • Reception for 13 years
    • Married with 4 boys. One dog, Mitzy and a cat, Olive
    • I love being around animals
    • I enjoy playing sports and fishing with my kids
  • Jamie Bleich

    • Reception going on 1 year
    • Married with one daughter
    • Graduated Purdue with a B.S. in Animal Sciences
    • Trained hunting dogs and obedience
    • I have two dogs, Dixon and Groot
    • I enjoy travelling and hanging out with family and friends
  • Makynlie Hewerdine

    • Vet Assistand/Kennel Help for 3 years
    • I have 3 dogs: Mollie, Cabella, and Tilly
    • I love to hang out with my friends, play sports, and spend time with my family
    • My favorite animals are Mastiffs
  • Kortnie Giertz

    • Reception/Assistant/Kennel Help for 4 years
    • Planning to attend Parkland's Veterinary Technician program
    • I have 1 dog Roxie, a Boston Terrier
    • My favorite animals are Huskies
    • I enjoy reading, painting, and spending time with friends and family