Our Team

Get to know our incredible Chatham, IL veterinary team below.

APPOINTMENT

We put your pet first.

At Village Vet, it is always a team effort. No one of us can cover every aspect of the care we provide. We work as a team to make every visit as convenient and seamless as possible. We want you and your pet to be comfortable throughout their visit.

Dr. Paul McGowan

Paul McGowan, DVM

Dr. McGowan's Bio

Dr. Paul McGowan graduated from the University of Illinois in 1986. He is considered to be an original Village Veterinarian staff member as he has been with us since the clinic’s opening in 1996. In addition to general medicine, Dr. McGowan shares surgery duties with Dr. Primm and does the orthopedic work. He shares his life and home with his wife and two poorly trained dogs.

Dr. Andrea Rediger

Andrea Rediger, DVM

Dr. Rediger's Bio

Dr. Andrea Rediger, a central Indiana native, holds a degree in accounting/systems from Taylor University and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Purdue University. She completed a small animal rotating internship at Michigan Veterinary Specialists prior to joining The Village Veterinarian staff in 2004. Dr. Rediger lives nearby with her husband, two young children, a cat, and a new Boston Terrier.

Dr. Nicholas Primm

Nicholas Primm, DVM (Retired)

Dr. Primm's Bio

Dr. Nicholas Primm graduated from the University of Illinois with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1986 and a master’s degree in 1989. He spent ten years on the east coast before joining The Village Veterinarian in 1999. In addition to general medicine, Dr. Primm shares the surgery schedule with Dr. McGowan. He lives on a small farm along with a couple of dogs, a cat, and an assortment of fowl.

Kristy Frakes

Kristy

Kristy's Bio

Kristy has been working in the veterinary field since she was 18-years-old. She joined The Village Veterinarian team full-time in 1999. Kristy serves as a full-time technician. She shares her home with her husband and a couple of kids. The family pet is a second-hand Beagle.

Victoria Mitchell

Victoria

Victoria's Bio

Victoria joined The Village Veterinarian in the fall of 2019. She works full-time as a receptionist/assistant. Victoria held various positions in the service industry for over 15 years before joining The Village Veterinarian team. She shares a home with her husband, two kids, and two cats.

Tomi Patrick

Tomi, CVT

Tomi's Bio

Tomi has worked in the veterinary medicine field since 1992, when she started as a ‘kennel kid’ in high school. She completed an animal science degree at Southern Illinois University and returned to The Village Veterinarian team in 1998.

She completed a degree from Cedar Valley College in Texas and passed the national exam to become a certified veterinary technician in 2010.

She and her husband share their home with a couple of Corgis and a cat. She trains and competes with her dogs in obedience, agility, and tracking.

Hillary Sims

Hillary

Hillary's Bio

Hillary joined The Village Veterinarian team in the summer of 2016. Her passion for animals began in her younger years with farm cats and horses. As she got older, horses became an even bigger part of her life, and she became a barrel racer and pole bender. After high school, she went to Harper College in Chicago to complete a veterinary assistant program and has been in the veterinary field ever since.

At home, she has a cat, a dog, a couple of horses, and now, two new goats.

Tricia Watson

Tricia, CVT

Tricia's Bio

Tricia has been working in veterinary practices since she was 19-years-old. She is an original Village Veterinarian staff member. Tricia even helped with installing cabinets and fixtures when The Village Veterinarian opened in 1996. In addition to her technical duties, she oversees our inventory at the practice. She graduated from Cedar Valley College in Lancaster, TX, with a degree in veterinary technology in 2011.

Her current pet is an orange cat who is perpetually on a diet.

Tina Zimmerman

Tina

Tina's Bio

Tina graduated with a degree in agricultural information from Southern Illinois University in 1995. She is an original Village Veterinarian staff member and has been on the team since 1996. Tina handles much of the bookkeeping and administrative duties at the practice. She was a farm kid herself and is now raising her own kids and a flock of chickens on the family farm.

Hillary Sims

Marsha

Marsha's Bio

Marsha joined The Village Veterinarian team in the fall of 2020. She works full time as a receptionist and assistant. Marsha had four years of experience in a different veterinary practice before joining the clinic. She shares her home with her husband, mother, two cats, and a dog.