Sharon began her career in the veterinary field in August of 1991. Her primary responsibilities include assisting during surgery,
dentals, exams and radiographs. Her other duties include managing the day-to-day flow of pets and people, scheduling
appointments, managing our Facebook account & ordering supplies. Sharon enjoys going out to dinner with her friends,using
her boyfriend as a guinea pig for her new food dishes,shopping, traveling and spending Sunday mornings at home with her
sphynx cats Albert and Lizzy, and her newly adopted dog Josie.
When asked about her work, Sharon says, " It makes me happy to work at a clinic that treats clients like they are part of
our family, and knowing that their pet is treated just like they are our own."
When asked about her work as a veterinarian, Janine says, "I
believe in treating every pet as if it were my very own. I feel it is
important to offer each client and patient individualized treatment
options, and strive to provide exceptional veterinary care in a
Janine graduated from the University Of Illinois College Of
Veterinary Medicine in 1992. She received her undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Washington University in
St. Louis in 1987. For the past 18 years, Dr. Williams has practiced
both small animal emergency and small animal general medicine in
the suburban Chicago area. In her spare time, Janine enjoys
reading, gardening, traveling, listening to the Chicago Cubs with
her husband Michael, taking her dogs Woody and Stella for long
walks or simply relaxing with her three cats, Bob, Beano, and Nick.
Sharon Bergquist: Office Manager, Vet. Assistant & Receptionist
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Janine Williams, DVM
After careers in Real Estate and as a Certified Esthetician, working in the veterinary field for 7 years is the most fulfilling.
Darlene enjoys spending time with her 2 daughters, ages 24 and 21, and son, 18. She is a grandma to an energetic 1 year old!
She loves spending time with her puppy Abbey and going to her lake house with family and friends. Her duties include
answering the phones, scheduling and confirming appointments, checking the clients in & out, filling prescriptions, and assisting
the doctor with exams, procedures, and surgery.
When asked about her work, Darlene says...
I absolutely love what I do - going to work everyday seeing the pets and talking to the clients. I couldn't see myself in any
Darlene Johnson: Vet. Assistant & Receptionist
Janine Williams, DVM