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Meet Our Team

Veterinarians / Owners

  • Dr.
    Nicole Marquardt
    Veterinarian/Owner

    Dr. Nicole Marquardt graduated from UW-Madison in 2002.  Dr. Baker and Dr. Marquardt purchased the clinic in 2010 and Dr. Marquardt became the sole owner in 2017.  She grew up outside of Sycamore and is happy to be serving the Rochelle area.  A busy wife and mom, she is involved in Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, church, and sports with her 3 kids.  Her furry, four legged family includes 2 dogs, PepperJack and Annabelle, and 2 cats, Buster and Booger.  In her free time she enjoys hiking, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.

  • Dr.
    Steve Baker
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Baker is a graduate of the University of Illinois Class of 1993.  He grew up in Oregon and has been practicing veterinary medicine in the area since graduation.  Since selling his half of the clinic to Dr. Marquardt in 2017, Dr. Baker is only doing surgery here on Tuesdays to give  him more time for his large animal business.   Dr. Baker has an established large animal clientele through the Polo Animal Hospital. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoys riding his FatBike, hiking, cross-country skiing, and swimming.  He's also busy farming and raising beef cattle. 

  • Dr.
    Taryn Pfeiffer
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Taryn Pfeiffer graduated from the University of Illinois and joined RVH in 2015.  She grew up in the Ashton area and owns a cow/calf operation with her dad.  Dr. Pfeiffer stays busy doing small animal medicine here and large animal medicine with the Polo Animal Hospital.  She is in the Rochelle clinic on Mondays, Thursdays, and every third Saturday.  In addition to her cattle, her four legged family members include 2 cats, Bob and Crush, and her blue heeler, Bree. 

  • Dr.
    Lynn Deets
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Lynn Deets is a Stillman Valley native and received her DVM from the University of Illinois in 1987.  She joined the Rochelle team in 2017 and enjoys serving people by helping their furry family members. Apart from veterinary practice, she finds value in Faith, Friends, Family (including 2 adult sons), and Fur children (dog, Liza, who unsuccessfully competes with cats Roxanne, Turk, and JD). 

  • Michelle
    Office Manager/Receptionist

    Michelle joined the clinic in 2005 as a part-time receptionist and moved to full-time in 2010.  She loves reading, bowling, crafting, traveling, and attending sporting events.  When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family.  'I am blessed to have the best job in the world and to be a part of a great team at RVH,' she says.  Her furry friends at home include 'Midnite', 'Agnes', and 'Wolfie', all of which she has had since they were wee little kitties. 

  • Sue
    Receptionist

    Our veteran employee, Sue, has worked for the Rochelle Veterinary Hospital since 1999.  She is in charge of ordering all of the Hill's Science Diets and has a vast knowledge of the veterinary diets.  A true animal lover, she has 3 dogs and 2 cats.  In her free time, Sue enjoys shopping at thrift shops and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

  • Dawn
    Receptionist

    Dawn joined RVH in November of 2016. She was born and raised in the Sycamore area.  Dawn loves spending time with her children and grandchild.  Dawn's four legged family includes her chihuahua, Missy, and cats Lily and MeMe. 

  • Danielle
    Receptionist

    Danielle joined the clinic as a receptionist in March 2018.  She is a life long animal lover having had such animals from dogs & cats to rabbits & horses all of her life.  She has helped in rescue and relocation of dogs, cats, and horses.  She currently serves the Queen cat of the house Freeway, along with Freeway's jester Riley; both rescues.  She shares her passion of horses with her mother and they currently co-own two 'pasture pet' Tennessee Walking Horse mares, Satin and her daughter Velvet.  In her spare time Danielle enjoys gaming, movies, music, and catering to her animals' happiness. 

  • Gail
    Receptionist

    Gail is the newest member of the RVH family starting in July 2018.  She is very excited to further expand her knowledge of dogs and cats.  Gail has worked 25 years in customer service, with 9 1/2 at an animal hospital performing a number of varied duties.  She is married to her husband, Rich, with 2 amazing grown children, as well as a son-in-law and 2 grandchildren which occupy most of her time.  She loves spending time with her family and in her free time enjoys crafting, gardening, swimming, and snuggling with her 3 dogs Gurnzie, Carmel, and Squirt. 

  • Stephanie
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Stephanie has been with the Rochelle Veterinary Hospital since October of 2009.  She graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at Fox College in 2009 and is a certified veterinary technician.  Stephanie also enjoys working as a receptionist on Fridays and Saturdays.  She grew up in Amboy and now lives in Rochelle with her husband, Zack, 2 dogs - a mini schnauzer, Murphy, and a large, black, fluffy dog, Harry, and their 2 cats - Benny and Daphne.  Besides caring for animals, Stephanie enjoys reading, hanging out with family and friends, trying new restaurants, and taking rides on their Harley.

  • Laura
    Veterinary Technician

    Hi Y'all! My name is Laura Smith.  I am originally from North Carolina; but have lived in Illinois for 6 years.  I went to college at Lees-McRae College and received a Bachelors Degree in Biology with a concentration in wildlife rehabilitation.  I have a wonderful boyfriend named Chris and three awesome pets; Duke who is my 8 year old cat, Molly, my 4 year old Cocker Spaniel, and Toby who is my boyfriend's 12 year old Dachshund.  I enjoy kayaking, hiking, country music, watching movies, playing my tenor saxaphone, gardening, sports, and more.

  • Valerie
    Technician Assistant

    Val joined the Rochelle Vet family in 2012.  She has 2 cats and 2 dogs.  Her passion is working with animals.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and enjoys camping and swimming. 

  • Nicole
    Veterinary Assistant

    Nicole attended the College of DuPage and received her certificate as a Veterinary Assistant before joining RVH in October 2017.  She is married and has 2 kittens.  In her free time Nicole enjoys Netflix, reading, relaxing, and spending time with friends. 

  • Megan
    Kennel Staff/Technician Assistant

    Megan graduated in 2014 with a Bachelors Degree in Biology.  She started at RVH in January 2018.  She lives in Paw Paw with her Border Collie, Holly.  Outside of the clinic, Megan is involved with her church and plays softball and piano. 

  • Susan
    Kennel Staff

    Susan has been with RVH since January 2018.  She works as an animal care attendant in the kennel providing a clean, organized, safe, and healthy environment for the animals.  She has been working in the veterinary field for over 30 years after earning her BSN in the Navy.  Her favorite past times are horseback riding, gardening, and pistol shooting. 

  • Lisa
    Kennel Staff

    Lisa works part time taking care of the boarders and patients at RVH.  Lisa has been involved with many rescues over the years and loves helping animals in need. 

  • Cindy
    Groomer

    We are very excited to have Cindy as our groomer at the Rochelle Veterinary Hospital.  She started grooming here in 2012, but has been grooming for over 30 years.  Cindy feels blessed to work in a profession where she can share her love of animals.  She has 3 dogs and Andalusian horses.  Outside of work, she enjoys books, the outdoors, traveling, and is a practicing Reiki Master.

  • Michael
    Custodian

    Michael joined the RVH team in October 2017.  He works here part time and takes care of the cleaning.  Michael is also employed as a full time custodian at Kishwaukee College.  He is married and the proud dad of two daughters. 

Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am

5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am

5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am

5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am

5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am

5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am

12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

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