Ginger M. Albano, DVM – Practice Owner & Senior VeterinarianI started practicing with Pines Meadow Vet Clinic in 2002. I graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. I am married to my husband Darren who is a Mechanical Engineer/CAD Designer. We have 2 sons together. As a family we are very active with the Cub Scouts, and I am a Den Leader along with many other activities. I have one cat named Bogey and a Bearded Dragon named Lee. My hobbies include reading, baking, decorating cakes & cookies, spending time outdoors (camping etc) with family. I also enjoy volunteering at my boys school as a room mom and helping with other school events.
Tom H. Champley, DVM – Senior Veterinarian
Dr. Champley received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Illinois in 1971. Dr. Champley is the senior member of our team and has practiced at Pines Meadow since his graduation.
Emily Schier, DVM : Associate Veterinarian
I received my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in 2013, I enjoy working with all species of animals from dogs and cats to cattle and pigs. I live in Mt. Morris Il with my husband Eric and two daughters. In my spare time I enjoy working on the family beef farm, hiking and spending time with family, friends and my dogs. I joined the Pines Meadow team in February of 2015.
Aimee : Certified Veterinary Technician
I have been with Pines Meadow since 1991, after graduating from Parkland College. With my husband, Dean, we have a Farmette with dogs, cats, chickens, and horses. An additional hobby is with the Oregon Park District leading a morning aerobic class three mornings a week.
Erica : Certified Veterinary Technician
I am a part time Certified Veterinary Technician and I started in 2002 as an Animal Care Taker and rejoined the team in 2012. I graduated from Parkland College with an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in 2006 and I continue to keep up with my certification. I enjoy spending time with my husband, 3 children, 2 dogs and cats. My dogs, Holly a 12 year old perfect Heinz 57, was adopted from Pines Meadow as a stray and Bo, an 8 year old Australian Shepherd. I also have a small “herd” of barn cats (all spayed and neutered!) and last but not least, we also have beef calves.
Maureen : Front Office Staff
I have been a member of the Pines Meadow team since April 1996 and I am a part of the Front Office Staff. I have two dogs, Trooper and Dani. When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my sons, grand children and friends. I also enjoy walking and hiking.
Lisa : Front Office Staff
I started with the Pines Meadow team in March of 1999. I am currently a member of the Front Office Staff but have also worked as an Exam Room Assistant. I am the mother of 3 boys that keep me very busy outside of work. I also have two furr babies, Stewie a Golden Retriever, who I adopted from Cause for Paws Rescue and Fozzie a Miniture Poodle, who was adopted from Pines Meadow when he came in as a stray. In my spare time I like to spend time with my fiancé Gary and other family and friends.
Lori : Front Office Staff
I started at Pines Meadow in April of 2014. I was a dog groomer for years prior to starting with Pines Meadow. I am a mother of two children, a daughter who is 10 years old and a son who is 15years old. I have raised and shown Australian Shepherd dogs for the past 9 years. In my free time I like to read, ride horses, show my dogs, craft and spend time with family and friends.
Deb : Exam Room/Technician Assistant
I started at Pines Meadow Vet Clinic in 1986 as an Animal Care Taker. This was the year that I adopted my first stray from Pines Meadow. I am now a Exam Room & Technician Assistant. A few strays later, I lives in Oregon with my 3 dogs, 3 cats, and my husband. In my free time, my husband and I like to go camping. Spending time with my pets and music fill up the rest of my time.
Tonya : Kennel Manager & Vet/Technician Assistant
I have been a member of the Pines Meadow team since 2007. I am the manager of our kennel and I am also a Vet/Technician Assistant. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I have 3 dogs and 2 cats.