Staff

Mission: Our daily mission is to provide premier veterinary service by practicing the highest quality medical and surgical care available. We also strive to exceed our clients’ expectations by treating owners and their pets with respect, honesty and compassion, and treating all animals as if they were our own. We want to be your trusted resource for the health issues affecting the animal(s) you love and care for.



  • Dr. Becca Lundeen

    Dr. Becca Lundeen grew up in Woodstock, Illinois.  She attended the

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she earned her B.S.
    in Animal Science in 2009.  She then continued on at the University of
    Illinois to graduate from their College of Veterinary Medicine in
    2013.  Her first position as a veterinarian was at a small animal
    general practice and surgical center in Oswego, Illinois.  She then
    moved home to Altona, Illinois and has been the managing veterinarian
    at a small animal practice in Moline, Illinois for the past several
    years before joining Knoxville Veterinary Service.  Dr. Lundeen lives
    with her husband Daniel on the family's farm in Altona with their
    three children Kate (4), Audrey (3), and Henry (1) and Golden
    Retriever Daisy.
    Dr. Lundeen is a current member of the American Veterinary Medical
    Association and the Illinois Veterinary Medical Association.  Her
    special interests include soft tissue and orthopedic surgery and
    ultrasound.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family
    and reading.

  • Dr. Suzanne Harshbarger

    Dr. Suzanne Harshbarger grew up on a small farm outside of York, Pennsylvania. After graduating from high school in 1996, she attended Delaware Valley University where she received her B.S. in Large Animal Science. She then attended Purdue University, graduating in 2003 with her Doctor in Veterinary Medicine.  She had practiced mixed animal medicine and surgery at two different Illinois clinics before she opened Knoxville Veterinary Service in May 2016.  Knoxville Veterinary Service is a full time, full service veterinary practice that has grown substantially since then and is currently a two doctor practice. up her own veterinary practice.
    Dr. Harshbarger lives with her husband, Kevin, and four kids, Lexi, Easton, Austin and Gavin, south of Knoxville.  Her kids attend Knoxville School district and are involved in many in-school and after school activities.  Most of her out-of-clinic time, including weekends, is spent watching her children’s sporting events.  If she ever had spare time, she would spend it gardening or baking.  She does have two dogs, Scooter and Fluffers, which have become the barking mascots of the clinic.  She also has four cats. 
    Dr. Harshbarger is currently a member of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.  Her practice philosophy has always been to treat every pet as though it was her own and to communicate with every client in a way that they can make the best, most informed decisions regarding their pets’ health and care. 

  • Tammy Palmer

    Tammy Palmer is a native of Knoxville and
    it’s still the place she calls home. Tammy is a Veterinary Assistant and
    Receptionist here at Knoxville Veterinary Service. She enjoys interacting with
    and caring for each of the animals, but also wants to make each pet’s owner
    feel at home and appreciated while visiting. Her strong work ethic, exceptional
    people skills and positive attitude make her a great asset to our team.

    She and her husband, Alan, have three
    children, Mitchell, Colten and Chloe, along with two Labs, “Lina” and “Lily”
    and five cats—“Angel”, “Polly”, “Diamond”, “Mickey” and “Ivy”. In her spare
    time she enjoys working in the yard, walking and spending time with family and
    friends.

  • Sally Flater-Harris

    Sally lives in Knoxville with her husband and three daughters.  She has always had cats, dogs and other small animals in her life.  When not working at the clinic, she works as an LPN, which she has been doing for the past 19 years.

  • Macy Steck

    Macy grew up on a farm outside of Galesburg.  When she isn’t at the clinic, she is attending college at Western Illinois University, majoring in Agricultural Business or hanging out at home with her donkeys. 

  • Valarie Henning

    Valerie Henning grew up in Abingdon Illinois, but now resides in Knoxville. Along with making a change in her address she made a career change when she became a receptionist at Knoxville Veterinary Service in January 2018. Previously she had worked in the hospitality industry for 35 years. The one thing that has never changed is her fascination and love for every animal she comes across. Valerie looks forward to working with our clients and patients and providing compassionate care every day, while continuing to build her knowledge as she moves forward in this new career. When she is not working, she enjoys taking trips with her family, watching movies and cuddling with her twelve fur babies.