Meet Our Staff

Meet Sue, our Office Manager

Sue  is a CVPM (Certified Veterinary Practice Manager) and has been with Blackhawk Veterinary since May 1987 .Her Boston Terrier "Dexter" expects all of her free time to be spent with him, he may be a little spoiled.  She finds work at Blackhawk very fulfilling by helping provide exceptional care & treatment for our patients, as well as the long term relationships we build with our clients. 

Meet our Receptionists

Dea -  Dea currently works as a receptionist, but has been a part of Blackhawk Veterinary since 1995.

Dawn - Dawn started working at Blackhawk Veterinary in 2005.  She falls in love with all the Boxers that come into the clinic.  At home she has her three spoiled boys, Traxx, a Pitbull , Opie, a Staffordshire and her newest boy "Angus", a Pitbull.

Kim - Kim joined our receptionist team in 2018.  While she may be one of our newer team members at Blackhawk, she had worked in the veterinary field prior to Blackhawk.  At home, she enjoys her cats "Dickens", "Millie" and her most recent addition, "Emma"

Julie - Julie joined our reception team in January 2022.  She had actually worked at Blackhawk Veterinary years ago in a different position.   We are excited  for Julie to be back with us.  Julie has Jax and Turbo, her Australian Cattle dogs to spoil when she's at home. 

Lori - Lori joined our reception team in January 2022.  She has had several years experience in the veterinary field elsewhere and brings that knowledge with her to Blackhawk Veterinary.  Along with her husband and two children at home, she's got 3 dogs, Ruby, Miley, & Gabby, her house cat ,Poshe , several barn cats, horses, cows and show pigs. 

Meet our Technicians

Magan  -  Magan has been working at Blackhawk Veterinary since 2006, having worked as a Vet-tech in Melrose Park prior to moving to the Byron area.  She likes being able to help people help their pets, and  playing with all sorts of baby animals isn't bad either.   She has two dogs, "Cash" and "Melly".  Magan also helps out on our reception team.

Jackie -  Jackie came to work for Blackhawk in 2009.  She worked  for us part-time while also attending Rockford Career College where completed her Associates Degree in the Veterinary Technician Program and now works for us as a Certified Veterinary Technician.   She likes being a part of Blackhawk's staff as she believes Blackhawk provides quality care for our patients and their families. Someday you may read about her as "the crazy Chihuahua lady" in the news.  She has many animals in her pet family including several farm animals as well!   Cricket the 4# Chihuahua runs the house!

Mackenzie - We welcomed our 2nd CVT,  Mackenzie, in November 2016.  She was also a graduate of Rockford Career College and has been asset to our technician team.   She has several pets at home, including her dogs "Dixielynn" & "Tater".

Cheyenne - We welcomed our 3rd CVT, Cheyenne, in October 2019.  She is another graduate of Rockford Career College and has been a very nice addition to our technician team.  Her own pets at home include dogs, Huck & Emma,as well other animals.

 Meet our Kennel Staff

Sisters Elaina & Greta  - They enjoy caring for the guests in our kennel.  They love animals and do a great job of caring for those in the care of Blackhawk Veterinary, as well as their own at home.  When not busy with the kennels or baths, they are assisting our technicians in many ways to help keep the work flow going.

Meet our Maintenance Man

 Duncan - Duncan has been helping keep Blackhawk Veterinary up and running since 2006.  He finds Blackhawk to have a good and friendly atmosphere.  His daughter Julia is our Dr. Julia.  Duncan and his wife, Pam, have several cats and their dog "Plot".  All were either found in the Byron area or came as strays to Blackhawk Veterinary. Somehow we keep finding work for Duncan to do.

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