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.



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    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. 

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    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.

  • 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. 

Locations

Hours of Operation

Monday

7:45 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday

7:45 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday

7:45 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday

7:45 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday

7:45 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sunday

Closed

Monday
7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday
Closed