Meet Our Team!

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Dr. Kuhn-Siegel, DVM

Dr. Kuhn-Siegel, DVM

Veterinarian / Owner

Dr. Kuhn as a veterinarian she wishes to challenge the status quo by helping animals live the healthiest lives that they can. Her goals with this clinic to make the veterinary experience to be as kind and stress-free as possible for both patient and their fur parent (owner).

That is why she has started her behavior centered fear-free veterinary practice. Where one of our goals is for patients to like their vet and vet staff so that when they hurt we can treat them more quickly and effectively. This helps the veterinary team to get them on the way to health faster and easier.

Dr. Rachael is the owner and practicing veterinarian at Prairie Animal Hospital. She graduated with her bachelors in Science from Iowa State University and earned a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University’s Veterinary College in 2005.

After graduation, Dr. Rachael practiced veterinary medicine throughout the United States as a Navy wife. In 2011, Dr. Rachael and her family returned home to just outside Peoria, IL to be closer to her family.

In her “spare” time she loves to garden hike, ride her bike and go horseback riding with her three children and husband. She currently has six furry family members which include one dog (Charlie) and five cats (Marigold, Pierre, Peanut, Sister, and Bushy.)

Dr. Rachael loves preventative medicine and has a special interest in urgent care medicine.

Dr. Grimm, DVM

Dr. Grimm, DVM


Dr. Kourtney Grimm was born and raised in central Illinois and returned home after graduating with a DVM from University of Illinois in 2012. Like many veterinarians, she has always loved animals, but developed an interest in exotic and wildlife medicine after studying sea turtles in Costa Rica for a year before starting veterinary school. Despite being land locked in Illinois, sea turtles remain her favorite animal. She actively pursues additional education in exotic animal medicine to provide high quality care to many different species of animals. She has a specific interest in community outreach and enjoys doing talks to adults and children about exotic animal care and medicine. She hopes to continue to work in her community to bridge a gap in exotic animal access to quality information and care. Like Dr. Kuhn, Dr. Grimm makes it her priority to provide a fear free environment that’s comfortable for both her patients and their owners. She aims to provide high quality, compassionate care to all types of animals. Dr. Grimm shares her home with her husband, 2 young sons, 2 red footed tortoises, 2 axolotls, a uromastyx lizard, and several dogs and cats. When she’s not working, she loves to be outside and enjoys traveling with her family, Costa Rica being the favorite destination!


Veterinary Assistant

Sam is a Peoria native who has been with us since May. After high school, he joined the Army and was stationed in Washington state for 3 years. He moved back to Illinois in 2015 to pursue his bachelor’s degree in Integrative Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and complete his service in the Illinois Army National Guard. He is currently applying for vet school. In his spare time, Sam enjoys TV and spending time with his beloved cat, Roxanne.



Veterinary Technician

I have worked in the veterinary field for over 15 years. I was born in Pekin but grew up in Colorado. I currently have three cats- Holly, Nick and Maxx. I also have a box turtle named Dave. I have two grand dogs, Demon Daisy Mae and Murphpup. I have been married to Brian for over 20 years. I am a military mom to two great kids. Ashley serves in the Illinois Army National Guard and Dustin is active duty Air Force. When I am not at work I can be found in the bleachers watching my daughter play softball.



Tracy has lived in Peoria her whole life. She has 2 children and 2 furry babies. In her spare time, she loves to read and spend time with her family. As our receptionist she will likely be the first person face you will see in your visit and the last one you will see.


The Boss

Spencer is 7 years young. He first bought this clinic by faking his heart disease and possibly contacting the TV lawyers, however he will not confirm or deny how he got his catnip treat money. He quit his first home and doc offered him a job saving him from boredom at the shelter. He definitely knows who owns the place. He has spent most of his life “working” as door greeter at the clinic or trying to steal patient’s treats. He has lots of experience with lots of other pets and treats them all with the same “are you going to eat that?” stare.

His hobbies include professional napping, disapproving stares, and eating as many times a day as possible. Garfield is his personal hero. When you come see us there’s a good chance he will be there to greet you in the lobby.

In Memoriam
Mandy is always in our hearts and will always be a part of our Prairie Animal Hospital family.
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4123 West Partridge Way
Peoria, IL 61615
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Our Hours

Mon, Tues: 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Wed: Closed
Thurs, Fri: 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Sat: Closed, except for the first Saturday of the month.
Sun: Closed

Boarding Pick-up Schedule
Sat: 8:00 am - 9:30 am + 5:00 pm- 6:30pm
Sun: 8:00 am - 9:30 am + 5:00 pm- 6:30pm

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