Robin has worked for us as a Veterinary Assistant since May 2010. She lives with her husband Chris. Together they have a dog and two cats. Bear is an American Pit Bull Terrier that loves any toy that squeaks, Scarlett is a Norwegian Forest Cat Mix that is the boss of the house, and Ebony is a DSH who has non-stop energy. In her spare time, Robin loves to read, paint, make ceramics, and is a big collector of Hasbro’s My Little Pony. Robin’s favorite thing about Horseshoe is helping fur babies get well and playing with all the puppies and kittens.


Kaylee has worked for us as a Veterinary Assistant/Treatment Room Technician since August 2013. She has two dogs and a cat – a Yorkie mix named Pringles, a pit bull named Monet and a DSH named Boo. Kaylee’s hobbies include camping, hiking and spending time with her family. Her favorite thing about working at HLAH is being able to work with and help sick animals.

Samantha R.

Samantha has worked for us as a Veterinary Assistant/Treatment Room Technician since April of 2016. She lives with her boyfriend, Tristan, and their cat, Weep. Samantha’s hobbies include reading, camping and going to sporting events. What does she love about working at Horseshoe? She loves that she gets to care for animals and work with a group of people that are always willing to help and teach her new things.


Emili began working at Horseshoe as a Veterinary Assistant in June 2017.  She is currently going to SIUE and majoring in Cell Biology/Genetics. She does not own any of her own pets because she lives in an apartment with strict rules, but she hopes to one day adopt her own cat and dog! For now, she visits her sister’s pets and plays with them. In her free time, she enjoys playing video games and drawing. Emili’s favorite things about Horseshoe are working with such awesome people and helping animals in need. Also, seeing puppies and kittens always brightens her day.


Ciara started as a veterinary assistant in August 2015, and is now working as a receptionist. She is currently taking some general courses at Southwestern Illinois College. Her favorite things about working at Horseshoe Lake Animal Hospital is all of the great life-long friendships she has made along the way, working with animals every day, and the fact that Horseshoe works very closely with Partners 4 Pets. Ciara has four furbabies of her own and their names are Delilah, Cowgirl, Princeton and Gretchen. Her favorite thing to do in her spare time is to snuggle her furbabies!