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.

Dr. Dale Stapleton

Dr. Dale Stapleton grew up riding quarter horses on his family’s cattle ranch in California. He worked as a firefighter, EMT and before returning to school and graduating from University of Missouri’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Stapleton is a seasoned equine practitioner and brings a wealth of experience with him. He has previously worked in Michigan, Alabama, Illinois and Wisconsin.

Dr. Stapleton is also an officer in the US Army Reserve where he has been responsible for managing the care of more than 70 Military Working Dogs. He also provided direct consultation and training to veterinarians at the Kuwait Ministry of Defense Equine Center during his deployment in Kuwait.

Dr. Stapleton enjoys all aspects of equine practice, with a particular interest in reproduction. We are excited to welcome Dr. Stapleton to Premier Equine Veterinary Service. He will be taking appointments starting in April. He has a calm, confident and caring “stall-side manor” that we know you will all love! Please feel free to call and ask to schedule with him!

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.

Whitney Carter

Veterinary Technician

Whitney is from Chicago’s south side. She attended Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences and this is where she first fell in love with horses. She then attended UI-UC, where she received her degree in Animal Sciences. After college, she began working in veterinary clinics and training horses. The rest is history.

For Whitney, there was no other choice but to pursue a fulfilling career in the veterinary industry. She has always enjoyed the company of horses and having the opportunity to help them is unparalleled. She began working in veterinary medicine after college and hasn’t looked back. Her favorite thing about horses is their personality! That little nudge to say “Thank You” means the world to her.

Every day that Whitney comes to work she is reminded that she made the right choice. Being able to affect change in their lives is the most rewarding feeling to her! Horses have always been there for her and she will always be there for them.

Tori Bounds

Veterinary Technician

Tori joined Premier Equine Veterinary Services in January 2022. She has been showing horses since she was 6 years old and has experience working in the Arabian show horse industry. When she moved to town, she knew she wanted to continue to work with horses. Her favorite thing about working with horses is experiencing their unique personalities, no horse is ever the same. She feels the most rewarding part of her job is to be behind the scenes and a part of getting a horse to its full potential. She treats other horses like they were her own.

When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her family, boyfriend, and dog Oscar.

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.