Meet the Veterinarians & Staff

When it comes to equine health, you have to spring into action at a moment’s notice.

Our philosophy is simple: The finest care possible. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. 365 days a year. And, yes, we work holidays too.

Whether it’s prescribing medications, administering diagnostic tests or conducting advanced procedures, we work closely with owners and trainers to develop a complete healthcare plan specially tailored to each horse’s needs. Your animal’s good health is always our number one goal. No matter what time, day or night, we deliver peace-of-mind to our clients. We use the latest medical advances and provide expert service to our patients.

Dr. Alison Powers

Dr. Alison Powers earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 from Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. She was one of two chosen from her class to work intimately with renowned veterinary surgeons and internists throughout her veterinary training. She completed a one-year internship at Purdue University, College of Veterinary Medicine in equine medicine, surgery, ambulatory medicine and emergency and critical care. She enjoys performing surgical procedures, sports medicine/lameness and intensive medical cases. She completed an intensive training in animal chiropractics at The Healing Oasis in 2014. Dr. Powers strives to offer new procedures, medicines and diagnostics to achieve aggressive results for equine patients and clients. Dr. Powers grew up in northwest Illinois and developed a love for horses at a very young age. She trained and cared for her own horses and experienced multiple equestrian disciplines. Memberships include American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Association of Equine Practioners (AAEP), and College of American Animal Chiropractors (COAC).

Dr. Katie Coleman

Dr. Katie Coleman is from Louisville, Kentucky, where she grew up an avid eventer and Pony Clubber. She received her veterinary degree from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she was an active member of the student American Association of Equine Practitioners, Society for Theriogenology, and Veterinary Business Management Association clubs. She also held leadership roles in the Shelter Medicine club and student AVMA chapter. Following veterinary school, Katie completed an equine internship at Blue Ridge Equine Clinic in Virginia, focusing on both ambulatory medicine and hospital/surgical care. Katie enjoys all aspects of equine medicine, and believes that helping owners provide the best care for their horses and pets is one of the greatest privileges of being a veterinarian. Outside of veterinary medicine, Katie enjoys trail running, travelling, and riding horses whenever she gets the chance.

Dr. Olivia Hardebeck

Dr. Olivia Hardebeck is from Kentland, Indiana. She received her veterinary degree from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. During her schooling, she took many equine focused rotations. She enjoys preventative medicine and conversing with clients to provide the best care for their horses. In her spare time, she loves ballroom dancing and trail riding.

Liz Reimer

Liz Reimer has worked at Premier Equine as a veterinary assistant and practice manager since March 2011. She has been riding and actively competing Saddlebreds since age 7.

Stefanie Miller

Veterinary Technician

Stef is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She graduated from the Joliet Junior College Veterinary Medical Technology program with honors in 2018. In her free time she likes to watch sports and hangout with her dogs.

Stephanie Barcelona

Veterinary Technician

Stephanie has a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science specializing in Equine Science from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She enjoys hiking with her dogs, snorkeling in the ocean, going to punk concerts, and of course spending quality time with her rescue horses: Bodhi and Rook.

Mary Bellos

Receptionist

Bio Coming Soon!

McLovin and Shelly

Office Cats

Are very important part of the PEVS team. They are great emotional support animals. We would be lost without them.