Cleveland Veterinary Clinic

Cleveland Veterinary Clinic is a state of the art full-service companion animal hospital in South Elgin, IL located just northwest of the intersection of McLean Boulevard and Spring Street. The professional, knowledgeable and friendly team at Cleveland Veterinary Clinic aims to treat your pet with gentleness and loving compassion by focusing on the human-animal bond. We provide the latest in medical, dental, surgical techniques, and veterinary services in South Elgin and the surrounding communities. Our team is committed to promoting responsible pet ownership with preventative health care. Please take a moment to contact the office to learn about the services we provide.

Our Mission
The purpose of the Cleveland Veterinary Clinic is to preserve the joy, unconditional love and companionship between our clients and their pets by offering life-stage healthcare and client education with excellence in care, compassion, integrity and open communication.

Cleveland Veterinary Clinic in South Elgin services the following communities:

South Elgin, Elgin, St. Charles, Campton Hills, Geneva, Batavia, Elburn, West Chicago, Wayne, Wheaton, Naperville, Sugar Grove, Bartlett, Hampshire, Dundee, West Dundee, Gilberts, Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, and many more communities!

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  • 400 N. McLean Boulevard
  • South Elgin,IL 60177
  • Phone: (847) 697-4066
  • Fax: (847) 717-0344
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  • Mon-Thu: 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM-2:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Jennifer Maloney , DVM

    As a child, Dr. Jennifer Maloney knew she wanted to become a veterinarian. She has always had a special bond with and love for all animals. She attended the University of Illinois where she earned both her undergraduate degree and her doctorate in veterinary medicine. Dr. Maloney feels fortunate to have become the owner of the Cleveland Veterinary Clinic in March of 2012. What she finds most rewarding about her career are the close relationships she forms with her clients and patients. As well as general practice, Dr. Maloney has additional interests in abdominal ultrasound, laser, orthopedic and advanced soft tissue surgery. 

    Dr. Maloney lives in St. Charles with her 4 dogs (Pauly, Sophie, Pickles & Peanut). In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors, reading and traveling.

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 11, 2006
    University of Illinois
    General Practice, Laser Surgery including Orthopedic and Advanced Soft Tissue Surgery, and Ultrasound
  • Kara Robbins, DVM

    Dr. Robbins joined our team in 2016 after working in the Wheaton area for 5 years. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a focus in zoology from Western Illinois University followed by a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Illinois in 2011.  After completing an internship at the Brookfield Zoo Dr. Robbins learned that she enjoys working with pocket pets and other exotic species in her daily practice.

     Dr. Robbins lives in Elgin, Illinois with her husband Aaron and son Logan.  They share their home with their dog, two cats, two turtles, and a bearded dragon. In her spare time she enjoys running, gardening, crocheting, and crafting soap.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Bachelors in Science from Western Illinois University, Veterinary Medical degree from University of Illiniois
  • Margaret Dougherty, DVM

    Dr. Margaret Dougherty joins the CVC family in April 2017 and we can't be more excited. We are convinced that she will add another layer of success to our amazing hospital.

    Dr. Margaret has worked in the veterinary field for a long time spending the last 21 years at a small animal practice. We are lucky she reached out to us and wanted to join our team. She has great experience in both soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries.

    Dr. Margaret’s demeanor is kind and she values client and patient care whole heartedly. She forms bonds with her peers and loves to collaborate regarding cases. We feel she will adjust very easily into our culture.

    Dr. Margaret is a mom to a teenage boy and has 2 dogs, 2 cats, and lizards at home. She has a strong interest in surgery, internal medicine, and developing long-term relationships with her clients and patients.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1990
    University of Illinois
    Surgery: Soft Tissue & Orthopedic, Internal Medicine, Building Client & Patient Relationships
  • Jennifer Shallow, Hospital Manager

    Jennifer joined our team in June of 2016 as Hospital Manager. She has worked in both the animal medical/welfare and the business worlds. Jennifer started her animal career working at a 24-hour emergency veterinary hospital, which led her to directing a mid-sized humane society in Florida, as well as heading the field service and humane investigation department of a humane society in Chicago. She left the nonprofit world to start a career in Veterinary Hospital Management years ago and she loves working with the Clients, Patients and the Team. In addition to her work with animals and in the nonprofit world, Jennifer has also done accounting and book keeping for a large distributor of electrical control parts.

    Jennifer has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology (criminal justice), a Minor in Business Administration, and a Master's Certificate in Non-Profit Management. She has a passion for animals and has had everything from dogs and cats to horses, goats, wild pigs and sugar gliders!

    Elmhurst College, Northeastern University
    Animal Rescue & Education, Soft spot for bully breeds and helping animals with special needs
  • Dakin and Rogue - Hospital Greeter

    You may see us wandering about the hospital as we are the ne resident cats at CVC! We moved in July of 2016 and have made this place our home!
    We are very friendly and would love for you to say hello next time you come in.

    RIP our sweet Rogue 2/2019
    Eating, Lounging around, Looking out windows and Sleeping!
  • Kramer, Hospital Greeter

    My name is Kramer and you have most likely seen or heard me at the hospital. I love to greet everyone and can be quite a singer... As cute as I am, I do not really like to be handled by people I do not know so I may get feisty at times!
    Singing, Chirping, Eating nutriberries
  • Cindy

    Cindy Kay brought her bookkeeping expertise to the Cleveland Veterinary Clinic in March of 2005. Although only at the clinic on a part-time basis, Cindy has made herself indispensable by tackling all areas of the clinic’s finances with efficiency and accuracy.

    Cindy makes her home in Elgin with her husband, Curt, and their daughter, Taylor. Her dogs Cubbie, Koda, a Ragdoll named Buddy, a hermit crab named Spots, a bunny named Snowball, and an aquarium of freshwater fish round out their family.

    Cindy enjoys traveling with her family to destinations in both Wisconsin and Florida, where they fish, swim and spend time outdoors. In addition, she supports Taylor in her aspirations as an ice skater, both in individual and team shows and competitions.
  • Amy - Head Veterinary Technician

    Amy joined our tech team here at CVC as head technician in 2017. She started in the veterinary field 27 years ago as kennel, worked her way up and never looked back! Amy's favorite part of her job is watching patients grow and helping sick patients be happy and healthy. Her passion for surgery and knack for organization made her the perfect fit for our team. 

    In her free time, Amy spends time with her children, her husband and their pets, Opie, Althea and the crazy Guinea Pig Milo. She plays a big part in her kids extra curricular activities and loves be able to cheer them on from the sidelines of their favorite sports. In her downtime you can find Amy relaxing with her favorite snack (chips and salsa) and watching bad reality tv. 
  • Anita, Certified Veterinary Technician

    Anita is a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT).

    Anita has been involved with animals since a young age (her mom always fostered for rescue organizations). She graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology from Parkland Community College in 1993, and has worked in the Fox Valley area for twenty-plus years. She keeps learning by attending continuing education seminars yearly. Anita met Dr. Maloney at a clinic they both worked at in Geneva, and is enjoying the opportunity to work with her again.

    Anita has a German Shorthair Pointer named Disco, a Chocolate Lab named Biscuit and her 2 cats, Noodles and Church.  In her free time, she enjoys biking, fishing, boating and gardening.

    Associate's Degree in Veterinarian Technology
    Certified Veterinary Technician
  • Erin - Veterinary Technician

    Erin Nelson became a part of the Cleveland Veterinary Clinic nursing team in June of 2007. She remembers that her strong connection with animals began in early childhood. It is that connection or drive that compelled her to choose veterinary nursing as her vocation. Erin is intrigued by the process of diagnosing and treating pets. She especially enjoys forming long-term relationships with clients and their pets and finds client education very satisfying.

    Erin shares her home with her husband, Barry and her children. She has three brother cats, Wasabi, Tobiko and Mouse, that she rescued when they were only two days old and a French Bulldog named Ernie. When not at the clinic, Erin enjoys spending time with her animals and the people she cares about most. She also enjoys trying different ethnic foods and restaurants and knitting or crocheting gifts for friends and family.
  • Mandie - Veterinary Technician

    Mandie joined our technician team here at CVC in 2017 but has been in the veterinary field since 2013. Her love for animals and knack for customer service made her a great addition to the team! Mandie loves the connection to the clients and the pets she gets while being a tech. 

    When she's not here helping the doctors in rooms or in surgery she can be found at home spending quality time with her family, Saul and Gianna and her pets, Cici, Nugget and Macho. Mandie also loves to volunteer her time at her church. 
  • Miranda - Veterinary Technician

    Miranda knew even at a young age she wanted to be able to work with animals. Before joining our team in 2015, Miranda volunteered at Cosley Zoo as an animal care giver. It was there that she fell in love with the medical side of animal care and decided she wanted to become a certified veterinary technician. She just completed her courses for C.V.T. at Rockford Career College and is preparing to take her boards soon! She loves the veterinary field and cannot imagine doing anything else.
  • Katie- Veterinary Technician

    Katie started out in the veterinary medicine field when she was 19 years old. Her passion for animals is what drew her to the field but she then fell in love with the medicine behind it. She loves assisting in surgeries and dentals because she loves being part of what is helping an animal feel its best.  Her calming demeanor and patient personality make her a great asset to our team!


    Besides her passion for animals, Katie loves to read, watch movies or just enjoy time at home with her family . In her free time she volunteers her time at Lutheran General Hospital helping and supporting families in the NICU. She also supports the Little Giraffe Foundation, they fund Neonatal research and supports families in the NICU.


    Katie is a coffee loving, country girl who enjoys the little things in life. We are happy to have her join the CVC family!

  • Karlee - Veterinary Technician

    Karlee first joined our team here at CVC in 2016 as an intern for a college program. Karlee was such a fantastic fit, we added her to the team in a more permanent position in 2017.

    You will find Karlee smiling up front or assisting the doctors and technicians in back. Karlee's love for animals started at the age of 6 and continuously grew from there. In her free time she likes to go see movies or spend time with her family and friends. Karlee resides in Huntley with her family. 

  • Cece - Technician Assistant

    Cece joined our team as a technician assistant in 2018. Her ability to calm nervous clients/patients and her compassion make her an asset to our team here at CVC. 

    Cece started out in the field with the desire to learn something new. She attended the Midwest school of grooming and got a part time job working in a kennel. Her love of animals grew and so did her drive to continue to grow and learn in the veterinary field. She has since moved her way up and has been in the field for 5 years. She loves being able to give comfort and quality care to pets during what can be very scary or stressful situations. 

    Cece is also very passionate about animal rescue. She is involved with multiple fundraisers and fosters when the opportunity arises. In her free time she can be found rocking out to music, enjoying "oldies" movies or spending time with her husband and son. 
  • Jimmy - Kennel & Tech Assistant

    Jimmy joined CVC in 2016 after working in a costume and magic store. He has always had a love and passion for animals, this passion makes him a great asset to our team here at CVC. 

    In his free time he likes to be outdoors, spend time with family and friends or play video games. Jimmy has a foxhound named Lucy and resides here in South Elgin with his family. 
  • Lisa- Kennel assistant

    Lisa Joined our team in 2018 but has been in the animal field since 2011. Prior to joining us at CVC, Lisa lived in Mississippi, Canada and Florida before deciding to go to Augustana College to get her bachelors degree in Science of Biology. Lisa had originally planned on continuing on to veterinary school but her passions led her to Zoology where she got to work with and experience lots of exotics such as Bobcats, Fox, Macaws and Camels. Her vast experience makes her a great asset to all of us CVC. 

    Lisa also loves to involve herself in animal rescue organizations and shelters. In her free time you can find Lisa enjoying a good book, doing aerial yoga or spending time with her 2 cats, Felix and Queenie, and her 3 parrots, Kuzco, Meeko and Torpedo. 
  • Joaquin - Kennel Assistant

    Joaquin started his animal career as a hospital assistant and gradually worked his way up to kennel technician, joining our team in 2017. Most call him the "animal whisperer" for his calm nature and demeanor which allows even the most fearful of our patients to trust him. Joaquin is a huge asset to our team here at CVC on the weekends and if your pet is boarding with us they are most likely spending some quality time with him on Sundays!
  • Amber - Reception & Marketing Coordinator

    Amber has always had a love for all animals, so when she took a part time position after high school as a kennel assistant she knew she found her calling. Her love and passion for animals just grew and she enjoys making a difference in their lives. 

    Amber started in the veterinary field in 2005 and joined our reception team in December 2012 and has since taken on the role as the Media and Marketing Coordinator here at the clinic. She is also very involved in the animal rescue world and is currently enjoying fostering for a local rescue organization. 

    Amber shares her home with her husband and 2 children. She loves spending time with her family, reading and watching movies. She has 4 rescue dogs, Apollo, Tanger, Mack,  and Tinkerbell and 1 Maine Coon cat, Crosby.
  • Mariam - Reception

    Mariam joined our reception team in December 2012. She has worked in the veterinary field since 2007.  Mariam has always had a great love for animals and grew up with cats and dogs. She could not imagine a house without a pet because they make wonderful companions.

    Mariam shares her home with her Husband and daughter, and their cat Stanley. In her free time Mariam loves to do yoga, go for walks, read and cook. 
  • Geri - Reception

    Geri joined the team here at CVC in 2017. She came to us with 20 years knowledge and experience. Her genuine love for pets, compassion and understanding make her a great addition to the reception team. Helping pets live long happy lives is something Geri strives for daily. 

    When she's not smiling up front, you can find Geri crafting away. Her favorite past times are paper crafting, sewing, rubber stamping, craft painting and interior decorating. She also loves spending time with her husband of 31 years and their fur babies. Geri is also passionate about fostering for rescue organizations, Papillon rescue and Papillon Haven in particular. She loves the outstanding care the provide for orphaned dogs. 
  • Elise - Reception

    Elise joined our reception team at CVC in late 2018 but has been in the veterinary field since 2005. She knew since she was young that she wanted a career that kept her involved with animals and she pursued it. Before joining our team she worked at a boarding and daycare facility. 

    Elise's passion for animals and compassionate nature made her a great addition to the team. She loves being able to interact with owners and pets alike and help get our sick patients the care they need. 

    In her spare time Elise enjoys hearing live music, shopping and spending time with her family, including her 7 dogs. 
  • Kim - Reception

     Kim joined our reception team here at CVC in 2017 but has been in the veterinary field since 2007. She has always had a love for animals and feels that working with them is therapeutic for her soul and being. 

    Kim has her own personal zoo at home, it includes her dogs Noodles and G.G, her cats Miso and 6 and then her cockatiel named Beamer. She also lives with her husband John and their son Noah. In her spare time she enjoys watching movies, (especially the super heroes) watching cartoons, eating/trying all variations of ethnic foods, and dancing! 
  • Chloe - Reception

    Chloe joined the CVC Family in 2014  but has been in the veterinary field since 2009. Chloe is kind, compassionate and has a great understanding of veterinary medicine. Chloe also brings great knowledge of pet nutrition to our reception staff. 

    Before Chloe joined our team here at CVC, she lived in Nevada and worked with wild life, birds, reptiles and even camels! In her free time she loves to paint, hike and garden. Chloe resides here in South Elgin with her 2 cats, Rello and Snowball and a dog named Pippin. 

  • Cate - Reception

    Cate Weber joined the reception team at Cleveland Veterinary Clinic in August of 2005. She was a career federal employee working in the personnel field for twelve years until she started a family and opened her own home child care business. Once she moved to Elgin in 1994, Cate entered the medical field working for a child psychology office in Schaumburg and then transitioned to the veterinary field at Cleveland Veterinary Clinic to be closer to home.

    Cate makes her home in Elgin with her husband, Dave, and their three children, Nicholas, Danielle and Jennifer. Her family also includes a Welsh Corgi named Charlie, three turtles, Isaac, Ace and Jack, two parakeets, Apple and Icicle, two hamsters, Booboo and Snuggles, and a few nameless fish. On her days off Cate enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking and gardening.