My name is Melissa Sorensen. I was born and raised in Downers Grove, IL. I attended Illinois State University as a Biology major, and have been here ever since. I have been working with Dr. Fraker since 1999. I love working with animals and Prairie Oak is my home away from home. I have 3 dogs; (Sambuca, Si, and Foosa) We also share our house with 3 cats; (Athena, Ozark and Finny). In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband Jason, and our children (Brooklyn, Maddie, Daniel, Daisy). I am a volleyball coach at Illini Elite, I love music, painting, and spending time with friends.
My name is Trisha Pearl. I was born and raised in Bloomington. I have been working in the veterinary field since 1996. I love spending time with my children, boating, fishing, and biking. I have 3 adorable dogs; Marley - Lab mix, Honey – Chihuahua (the diva), and Riley (aka Crazy Eyes) – Chihuahua mix.
Shelly has been working at Prairie Oak since April of 2000.