Allison R.

Veterinary Assistant

Ali joined the team at Striegel Animal Hospital in April 2021. She was born and raised in Southern Illinois and has continued her education here as well. She is working toward an associate degree in Animal Science at John. A Logan.

Betsy W.

Certified Veterinary Technician

Betsy graduated from the Vet Tech Institute of Indianapolis in December of 2009. Having a deep love for animals, Betsy worked as an animal caretaker and also as a veterinary assistant at two different facilities in the area while attending school.

Ashley J.

Veterinary Assistant

Ashley is a dedicated vet assistant currently working at Striegel Animal Hospital. With a passion for animal care, she decided to further her education and enrolled in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician program.

Dr. Brandy Doggett


Dr. Doggett has been the owner of Striegel Animal Hospital since October of 2014. Her journey to Carbondale has been a long one. She was brought up in a Navy family and knew that military service was in her future from a very young age.

Dr. Nicole Cressey


Dr. Cressey has been practicing veterinary medicine for nearly a decade. Her career has been varied ranging from being a swine only veterinarian to working in mixed animal practices in Southern Illinois and Wyoming. Dr.

Carla D.

Practice Manager

Carla graduated from Western Governors University in 2017 with a Bachelors degree in Business Management.

Debbie M.

Office Manager/Records Review

Debbie is the Office Manager at Striegel Animal Hospital. She previously worked at DuQuoin Vet Clinic for Dr. Bates, working with large and small animals. Debbie came to Striegel March of 1996 as a receptionist and in 2014 she became the Office Manager.

Madyson R.

Veterinary Receptionist/Striegel Cats Bio Writer

Madyson is a Southern Illinois native and lifelong animal lover. She has been involved in animal welfare as a volunteer transporter and shelter worker since 2013. She joined the team at Striegel as a receptionist in November of 2017.

Isabella K.

Veterinary Receptionist

Isabella joined the team in October of 2020. Before coming to Striegel, she worked for 2 years at a doggy daycare and boarding facility in Peoria, where she’s from. Isabella is currently attending SIU to pursue a degree in pre-veterinary animal science.

Jillian M.

Veterinary Receptionist

Jillian joined the team in December of 2022. Jillian is a SIUC graduate originally from Kankakee, but currently residing in Cobden with her dog Emmitt, and cats, Oscar and Ren. 

Michelle R.

Personnel Manager / Certified Veterinary Technologist

Michelle graduated in 2001 from Murray State University with a bachelor in science. She went on  to gain her certification as a veterinary technician and began her career in the field as an emergency vet tech in Louisville, KY.

Brianna D.

Certified Veterinary Technician

Brianna joined the team at Striegel Animal Hospital in November 2020. She went to school at Rend Lake College to pursue her Veterinary Technician degree. She interned at Striegel during her 2017 school year.

Lizzy O.

Certified Veterinary Technician

Lizzy grew up in central Illinois, spending most of her childhood surrounded by animals of all sizes. She has always had a drive to care for animals. Lizzy graduated at Parkland College with an associates in veterinary technology in 2020.

Summer A.

Veterinary Assistant

Summer Antrim joined the team at Striegel Animal Hospital in 2021. Born and raised in Peoria, Illinois, Summer moved to Carbondale in 2013 to attend Southern Illinois University (SIU).


Official Face Licker

Ford is our official face licker and Debbie’s personal butt warmer.  Rarely seen outside of the chair she so graciously shares with Debbie-mom, she can sometimes be seen and heard begging to be lasered.  If you’ve ever needed convincing that laser therapy works, just ask Ford, who has b


Scaredy Cat

Beetlejuice is our resident 3-legged scaredy cat. He was brought to us by a client as a stray she had found in a very sad condition.  He clearly had a very rough start to life and so is rightfully extra cautious.



Walnut knows no boundaries when it comes to food. He’s even been known to steal  employees’ whole lunches.


Gentleman of Leisure

Palmer is the other half of our “clean-up crew.”  Though a more distinguished mooch than Walnut, Palmer is also highly food motivated and has been known to tip a trashcan or two.


Client Hospitality Specialist

Our newest 3-legged mystery cat, Boo has acclimated well to her new surroundings and is excelling in her role as official greeter. If she's in the lobby when you arrive, she'll be sure to say hello and offer her personal welcome to the facility.