Meet Our Staff

Pam Weech

Pam Weech

Practice Manager

Pam has managed the animal hospital since 1982 when she and Dr. Weech purchased the practice.  She is originally from Paducah, Kentucky but has called Galesburg her home since moving here.  Pam’s duties include bookkeeping, staffing, procedures management and public relations.  In the community, Pam is a founding board member and past president (twice) of Galesburg Christian School.   She now carries the title of board member emeritus since she still plays an active role in development and marketing for GCS.  She is an active member of Bethel Baptist Church.  Her favorite pastime is interacting with her 3 grown daughters and 4 grandchildren.

Marla Bell

Marla Bell

Head Receptionist, Inventory and Business Manager

Marla has been with the practice for over 25 years! She first worked as a kennel attendant while in high school, then graduated with a bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of Illinois in 2000. Since her return that year, Marla served as a veterinary assistant and receptionist. More recently, she took on the task of managing inventory through our veterinary software system. She has also mastered our other software applications such as our online pharmacy, PetDesk reminder system and membership care plan application. As a head receptionist, she does an excellent job serving clients, overseeing specialized billing and the management of many other daily tasks. Marla lives in Oneida and loves her cat Taco Bell.

Amanda Crozier

Amanda Crozier

Receptionist

Amanda joined our team in 2020. She has two lovely young daughters and is pet parent to several cats.

Shannon Pedigo

Shannon Pedigo

Receptionist

Shannon joined our team in the summer of 2023. She is new to the veterinary field and is enjoying the learning journey. Interacting with clients and their pets is what she does best.

She has an associate degree in accounting and will soon have a bachelor’s in business management.

Shannon lives with her husband, Trent, two sons, Jordan and Jackson and one daughter, Lillian. The family loves their dogs, Sulley, a Labrador and Suzy Q, a Chorkie! Then, there is Shermann-Hermann’s tortoise.

Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith

Certified Senior Veterinary Assistant

Amanda has been with us since 2015. She became certified in the spring of 2019 and recently earned the title of one of our senior assistants. She has expertise with blood draws and takes great care as she maintains our in-house laboratory equipment.

Amanda is married to Scott. She has 2 grown children and one grandchild and cares for one dog and 7 cats. She likes playing video games, especially Zelda. She also enjoys reading and getting tattoos.

Nancy Yeutson

Nancy Yeutson

Senior Veterinary Assistant

Nancy has been with Galesburg Animal Hospital since April 2000. She started as a kennel technician at a very early age and progressed to serve as an exam room assistant and lab technician. Her years of experience have given her the distinction of earning the senior assistant title. Her specialty is in the proper restraint of dogs and cats, especially the big dogs.

Nancy has an associate degree in early education. She is married and cares for 4 children, 3 dogs, 4 cats and lots of chickens. And, she loves roller coasters.

Jen Brandenburg

Jen Brandenburg

Veterinary Technician

Jennefer has been with Galesburg Animal Hospital since May 2003. Jen has an immense amount of knowledge in the veterinary field and was certified as a veterinary technician in Wisconsin prior to moving to Illinois. She is your go to when you need to travel outside of the U.S and can help you navigate the paperwork and rules. Jen lives on a farm in Altona with her husband and son. She has extensive experience in raising and training horses and coonhounds. She is a member of The Appaloosa Horse Club and The International Arabian Horse Association and owns several Blue Tick Coonhounds.

Nacole Hawk

Nacole Hawk

Veterinary Assistant

Nacole joined our team in the fall of 2015. She is a favorite with many of our pet parents.

Nacole has 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren. She cares for 2 dogs, Mazikeen, a Staffordshire Terrier and Keva, an American Bully. She is a volunteer firefighter and EMT in her spare time.

Tiffany Kelly

Tiffany Kelly

Veterinary Assistant

Tiffany joined our team in the fall of 2022 but has been in the veterinary field since 2012. She has certifications as a nurse’s aide and as a paraprofessional. With her background in these fields, Tiffany has developed a unique professionalism as she interacts with pets and pet parents.

Tiffany is married to TJ and has one adult child, a daughter-in-law and 2 granddaughters. She cares for 5 dogs, Daisy, a Pekingese, Bailey, a dachshund, Ozzie, a dachshund, Lulu, a yorkie-poo and Harley, a dachshund and 2 cats, Violet and Hunter. Tiffany loves the beach and the St. Louis Cardinals. She also enjoys spending time with family, especially her granddaughters.

Jaclyn Slater

Jaclyn Slater

Certified Professional Groomer

Jaclyn joined our team in October 2023. Jaclyn became certified and has been grooming professionally since July 2022. She has developed excellent skills in a short period of time. She says she loves giving dogs and cats haircuts, caring for them and loving them like they’re her own!

She has 4 dogs, Henry, Barney, Fritz and Dolly, and 4 cats, Callie, Honey, Luna and Milo of her own.

Kitana Jones

Kitana Jones

Bather, Veterinary Assistant

Kitana began working with us as a kennel technician at the young age of 16. Four years later, she was promoted to an official bather in our grooming department. She also works as a part-time veterinary assistant.

She is looking forward to a career in the veterinary field. She completed classes and earned her grooming certificate and plans to take classed to become a veterinary technician.

Kitana lives in the country with her significant other, Sean. Together, they raise chickens and ducks. They have a dog, Poodie and 3 cats, Magic Mike, George and Peaches.

She loves animals and likes to play golf!

Miranda King

Miranda King

Kennel Manager

Miranda has been on staff as a kennel attendant since early 2009. During the summer of 2015, she was promoted to Kennel Manager. You can count on Miranda and her staff to keep the kennels clean and the animals well cared for!

Miranda graduated from the Tom Rose School for Professional Dog Trainers where she took a special interest in training police dogs. This is fitting since her husband, Keith, is a county sheriff deputy. She owns several dogs and cats and also enjoys her many birds and reptiles. Miranda and Keith have a beautiful young daughter.

Kaylee Bledsoe

Kaylee Bledsoe

Kennel Technician

Kaylee joined the kennel staff during the summer of 2023. She prides herself in taking good care of all the animals in her care.

She is married to Alex and they have a son, Greyson. Their favorite animal is their young German Shepherd mix, Nova.

Taylor Sell

Taylor Sell

Part-time Kennel Technician

Taylor joined our kennel team during the summer of 2023. Taylor is full of enthusiasm and has a great love for the animals in her care. She does a great job walking the dogs and cleaning the kennel area!

Taylor is a single mom of Axel, her 6-year-old, and Sunni, her 3-year-old. She has a tabby cat named Maya.