Dr. Matt Fraker
Dr. Matt Fraker is the owner of The Prairie Oak Veterinary Center. Dr. Fraker was born and raised in Bloomington, and currently lives in the house he grew up in since he was four years old with his wife, Dr. Sherri Thornton, and their two sons, Dixon and Hayden. He also has a daughter, Meredith, who lives in Monticello, Il. Dr. Fraker attended the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana where was accepted into their Veterinary Program after his junior year of undergrad and graduated from the University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine with honors in 1992. He spent eight years as an associate and an owner at the Town and Country Animal Hospital before starting the Prairie Oak Veterinary Center on March 11, 2000. Dr. Fraker serves on the board of directors for the ParkLands Foundation helping them to locate and acquire new properties; for the American Birding Association where he serves as Chairperson for the Recording Standards and Ethics Committee and is a member of their Development Committee; and for the Bloomington Country Club where he has served as Entertainment Chairperson for years. His outside interests are conservation, birdwatching, Wyoming, and doing native restorations out on the "farm" that he and his wife own north of Carlock.
Dr. Christine (Tysiak) Davis
Dr. Christine (Tysiak) Davis attended University of Illinois for Undergrad and Vet School. She graduated U of I in 2004 and began working at Prairie Oak Vet Center that same year. Dr. Davis's family consists of two daughters, Alyssa and Evelyn and her husband Tim, along with her three dogs and two cats. She enjoys an array of activities outside of work including arts and crafts, crocheting, hunting, fishing and spending time with her family.
Dr. Meredith Pieper
Dr. Meredith Pieper attended Iowa State University for Undergrad and Veterinary School. She began working at Prairie Oak Vet Center in July of 2011 after previously practicing in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Pieper was born in West Des Moines, Iowa. Meredith's husband, Jason, is the Veterinary Dermatologist at University of Illinois Vet School. Together they have 3 children: Cameron, Ellen, and Anna. On her days off, Dr. Pieper enjoys spending time with her family, which includes a 3-legged dog named Luna and two cats, Zucca and Keiko. She likes to do scrapbooking whenever possible.
Dr. Jami Walsh
I knew at a very young age that I wanted to become a veterinarian. I grew up on a farm where my family now raises Black Angus cattle. While growing up, our farm was home to pigs, horses, and chickens as well as cats and dogs. I have had a lifelong love for animals. My family members include my husband, Andy, who is the principal at Olympia Middle School, my son Noah, my daughter Lily and three four legged kids including two cats, Minnie and Macy, and one dog named Pack.
I graduated from the University of Illinois Veterinary teaching hospital in 2005. I spent my undergraduate years at Illinois State University in Normal. When I am away from the clinic, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, being outdoors, reading, and watching sports.