Dr. Katie Stover, DVMOwner, Veterinarian
Dr. Stover is a 2012 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she practiced at Animal Hospital of Woodstock for two years and Bethany Animal Hospital for two years before taking ownership of Hampshire Animal Hospital and Gilberts Animal Clinic, now joined together as Red Barn Animal Hospital.
Dr. Stover specializes in preventative care for pets of all ages, behavior management, and low-stress handling visits.
She has Bruce – a Great Pyrenees that was rescued from Animal House Shelter in 2012, and Brock – a domestic shorthair cat that was rescued at two weeks of age from a forest preserve where he was left with his litter mates in a cardboard box.
Dr. Stover and her husband Rob has three sons - Tommy, Louie, and Johnathan (Jocko). She enjoys spending time with her family, going to movies, wine tasting, watching Rob coach several sports at Sycamore High School, and taking long walks with Bruce.
Dr. Thomas Getzelman, DVMPrevious Owner, Veterinarian
Dr. Getzelman graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1977. He was a veterinarian in Joliet and Hampshire before opening Hampshire Animal Hospital in 1986. To serve the needs of clients living further to the east, he opened Gilberts Animal Clinic in 1992. After selling the practice to Dr. Katie Stover in November of 2016, he continues to see clients a few days each week. Now that he is semi-retired, he has more time to spend with his wife, Brenda, and his grandchildren.
Dr. Sarah Stone, DVMAssociate Veterinarian
A 1998 Salutatorian of her class at the University of Illinois, Dr. Stone joined our staff in 2009. Her special interests include feline medicine and senior care for dogs and cats. She shares her home with her husband, Andrew, and their farmette with a menagerie including dogs, cats, fainting goats, and more. In her free time, Dr. Stone enjoys listening to different styles of music, playing both the flute and the tin whistle, gardening, reading, and making floral arrangements.
Dr. Sally Gilbertson, DVMAssociate Veterinarian
Dr. Gilbertson graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. After graduating, she worked at Gold Coast Animal Hospital in Chicago for four years before moving to the suburbs in 2012 where she worked at Heartland Animal Hospital in Bartlett until joining the staff at Red Barn Animal Hospital in 2017.
She specializes in internal medicine, especially geriatrics, and surgery. She loves to offer therapies that not only improve the quality of life of pets but also extend the time they have with their owners.
She is mom to Billy Jean – a Shephard mix, a pug named Winston, Frankie – a Himalayan mix, D. Claude – a domestic shorthair cat, and two fish.
Dr. Gilbertson likes to go running when she has time and has completed several marathons. Reading is also a pleasure but nowadays listens to books on tape and podcasts. She likes to have dance parties with her daughter on weekends.
Dr. Juliette Jones, DVMAssociate Veterinarian
Dr. Jones graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2019. She joined our staff in July. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is surgery. Her own pets include Eska, an Alaskan malamute, Indiana (Indy) a Bernese Mountain dog, Saga and Rayne, domestic shorthair cats, and a tank full of fish.
When Dr. Jones is not practicing veterinary medicine, she loves spending time with her husband, Zach, family, and friends and redecorating their newly purchased home.
Gwen worked as a receptionist at another veterinary hospital for 11 years before joining the staff at Red Barn Animal Hospital in 2020. She is mom to Nova, an Alaskan Klee Kai, who won’t let her out of her sight and is her ‘cuddle buddy’. She also is mom to Luna, a rescued 3-legged cat, and has 5 fur grandbabies that she loves to visit. When not working, Gwen enjoys hiking and going on walks with Nova. She also likes to garden and spending time with her family.
Jacki joined our staff in 2018. She shares her home with her high-school-sweetheart husband and Rooster, a black domestic short hair kitty; Gus, a very chatty Maine Coon cat; Bauer, a black lab who is always by her side; and Colt, a hound mix adopted from Anderson Animal Shelter, who is cuter than he is smart.
She received a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with a focus on photography. She still loves photography and also traveling - especially to the Tennessee Mountains, hiking, cooking, swimming, and mini-golf tournaments.
Terri worked as a veterinary technician for many years before joining our staff in 2019. She shares her home with her husband and a terrier mix named Rizzo.
She spends a lot of her free time going to her great nephews’ ball games, spending time with her granddaughter and making her new house her own. Terri also loves traveling and shopping in antique stores.
Bridget joined Red Barn Animal Hospital in 2015. She has three pets: Marty McFly – an orange and white cat who is a lover and a fighter; Norman –a calico cat who is so sweet but so moody; and Mack – a senior yellow lab who eats anything and everything! Bridget enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons and traveling.
Dominique received her Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Fox College in August of 2020 and is studying hard to pass her exam to get her CVT license. Her German Shepherd, Dakota, is her partner in crime. They love to cuddle and play together. Dominique loves to shop or sit outside by a fire (when the weather cooperates) with family and friends.
Gillian, CVTVeterinary Technician
Gillian joined Red Barn Animal Hospital after completing the veterinary technician program at Joliet Junior College and earning her CVT. When not at work, she loves to go hiking, kayaking, fishing and taking camping trips with her family. She also enjoys painting.
Gillian has two dogs - Gezzabelle, a young lab/pit mix, and Scout, a senior puggle - and TripleSec, a tuxedo cat, who happily lives life with three legs. They are all special to her because they help her unwind and stay active.
Kayla became part of the Red Barn family in 2020. She received her Associates in Science from Waubonsee Community College before transferring to Aurora University where she is double majoring in Human-Animal Studies and Health Science. Her ultimate goal is to become a veterinarian.
When she is not working or studying, she loves spending time with her daughter, Hayley, working out, reading, and listening to music.
Kim joined the Red Barn team in June, 2019. She graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at San Juan College in 2011 and passed her board exam in 2012.
She is a pet parent of Dice - a senior domestic shorthair cat, Gizmo - a black and white chihuahua, Huey - a brindle and white chihuahua/Italian greyhound mix, and Roger - a brown and black chihuahua/pug mix. Kim loves spending time with her husband and three children, reading, bike riding, and going on hikes.
Kristi, CVTVeterinary Technician
Kristi joined Red Barn Animal Hospital in April of 2017 after earning her Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Fox College.
She enjoys spending time with friends and family, quilting, playing video games, gardening, and completing DIY projects when not hanging out with her pets: Todd – a GSD who is her whiney baby; Fluke – a Poodle mix who rocks a mohawk; Samara – a pitbull/bulldog mix who is the sweetest baby ever; and Curley, Vixey and Po – three adorable domestic short hair cats.
Kristy began her career at Red Barn Animal Hospital in 2020. She is in her last semester of Penn Foster University’s CVT program and is a Fear Free Certified Professional. Although she loves both cats and dogs, she is a ‘cat lady’ and has always had a cat in her life. Her current kitty, Haddie, was adopted from a shelter in 2019. This senior, incredibly loving cat is the queen of the house and she can’t imagine life without her.
In her free time, Kristy loves doing anything creative – music, art, cooking, and fashion. She has a huge collection of vinyl records that spans music from the 1950s to current music!
Lexi has been with Red Barn Animal Hospital since 2015. She is also a part time firefighter for Cherry Valley. In her free time, Lexi likes to weight lift, run, and go out with friends.
Meghan became part of the Red Barn family in February 2021. She is currently in a veterinary technician program. She loves to spend time with her family and her pets. She met Roo when she was just 8 weeks old while helping take an X-ray of one of her legs to see if it could be saved –which it couldn’t.
She adopted her as soon as she was available. She also has Luna – a very social black and white Holland Lop bunny who loves head rubs and is crazy about treats – and Panini, a red-eared slider turtle. Meghan enjoys spending time with her family, playing with Roo outside (who runs very quickly despite running on just 3 legs!), and making candles.
She is passionate about working with animals and works hard to gain their trust.
Meghan, CVTVeterinary Technician
Meghan has been with Red Barn Animal Hospital since 2016. She received her Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Rockford Career College in 2011.
She has two dogs, Fraser and Fisher – both lab mixes and both named after hockey players, and a Lynx pointe Siamese who was adopted on National Cat Day. Meghan’s favorite parts of veterinary medicine are assisting in surgery, client education, wound care, and chemotherapy. In her free time, Meghan enjoys spending time with her family, crafts, hockey, fishing, and spending time outdoors, especially in the Upper Peninsula.
Olivia joined the staff of Red Barn Animal Hospital in 2019. Her pets include Rebel, an orange longhair tabby who is a fluff monster; Casper, an old domestic short hair who loves anything that involves food; Rudy, a young domestic short hair who acts like puppy-like chewing on everything and waiting at the door for her to come home.
In her free time, Olivia loves to do anything outside. She also enjoys bowling with friends, snuggling with her furry kids, watching TV and movies, and an occasional concert and Cubs game.
Diana StollPractice Manager
Diana joined Red Barn Animal Hospital in February of 2018. She is also a garden writer, photographer and speaker who dreams of one day attending the Chelsea Flower Show in England. She and her husband, Don, have three grown daughters and five beautiful grandboys – Jack, Luke, Tommy, Louie, and Johnathan.