Veterinarian and Owner: Dr. Sylvia Minnis, whose vision of a better way of practicing veterinary medicine drove her to create Caledonia Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Minnis graduated from the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia after obtaining her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Illinois. A former equine veterinarian, Dr. Minnis has embraced working with small animals as well as exotics. Dr. Minnis shares her home with Chuck a mix breed dog who you can meet at the clinic as well as 4 cats: Orange Roughy, Finnegan, Chubby and Hans. If Dr. Minnis had free time, she would love to read, bake, and spend time outdoors.
Veterinarian: Joining Dr. Minnis is veterinarian Dr. Curtis Perry. He is the previous owner of Belle City Veterinary Clinic. He practiced there from 1968 til 2002 when he sold the practice. Dr. Perry then worked for Countryside Humane Society where he performed all their surgeries. At Caledonia Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Perry brings his many years of experience to our surgical suite also. He is an avid golfer! In his spare time, he volunteers for Meals on Wheels and numerous other organizations.
Veterinary Assistant: Joining Dr. Minnis is Veterinary Assistant Tina Crane. Tina has worked in several managerial positions before joining us. Tina and her husband Jeremy have two sons. They also share their home with two naughty kitties named Crypto and Loki and two wonderful pit bulls named Shadow and Luna. In their spare time, Tina and her husband also have a YouTube channel called Near Shadows where they explore paranormal phenomena. They also cover Urbex which is exploring abandoned and historical places. Other activities Tina and her family enjoy are fishing, hiking and her pool.
Vet Assistant: Shayne is the Camel King of Caledonia! A long time employee of JoDon Farms, Shayne has extensive animal handling skills and is comfortable working with the less friendly patients. Shayne is the guy to call when animals need transported across the country as he has extensive animal transport experience. Shayne's first love is camels and he is the proud owner of 4: Peanut, Newton, Dufus, and Stormy. Shayne also is a proud cat parent to PC (Porch Cat) and Luna. In his spare time, Shayne is also an amazing artist and you can find him on Spotify as Shaggy No Scoob!
Receptionist and Vet Assistant: Alan Smith AKA "Mr Fabulous" is a multi talented young man. He is the track photographer for Great Lakes Dragaway and takes photos for many other racing events all over the country. Alan has loved animals all his life and was the proud owner of Rusty, a Shiba Inu for many years until he crossed the Rainbow Bridge, now Alan has a special kitty named Biscuit. Alan enjoys slot car racing, decorating for holidays and working in the greenhouses for several businesses in the area.
Receptionist: Nora is our latest acquisition. She is a senior in high school this year and came as a summer intern. She liked it so much, she is going to continue to work when she can through out the school year. Nora enjoys ballroom dancing, martial arts and riding motorcycles with her dad. Nora shares her home with Tasha, a pit bull mix and a retired sled dog. Nora plans to attend college and become a medical examiner.