Hobson Valley Animal Clinic

6720 Rt 53
Woodridge, IL 60517




Larissa graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University in wildlife management.  She has been working fulltime  at Hobson Valley Animal Clinic since 1995.  This may seem like a long time but is actually even longer if you consider that Larissa actually started working for us while she attended high school.  

With 20+ years of experience, Larissa is our top technician. Besides her duties as a technician, Larissa is invaluable as the clinic's  manager.  Drs. Mary and Tom like to think they are in charge but really let's get serious.

Larissa is the go to person at the clinic and if she doesn't know where something is,we don't expect to find it.  Larissa's favorite aspect of being a technician is being able to work with animals every day. 

Larissa lives with a grey DSH named Ripple (named after the Grateful Dead song). Larissa describes her unique  cat as curious, adventurous and insane. Fellow technicians describe Ripple as lucky to continue living with Larissa (as opposed to living in Larissa's back yard.)



Lisa graduated from Western Illinois University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.  After graduation, Lisa pursued her interest in marine mammals and dolphin training by interning at the Shedd Aquarium and Brookfield Zoo.

Lisa has been a technician here at Hobson Valley since August 2007.  Her favorite part of the job is interacting with the patients.  She is also very interested in radiology and ultra sound imaging.

These days, Lisa uses her dolphin training experience on her border collie, Indiana.  Indy is a frequent visitor at Hobson Valley. 

Lisa's interest in veterinary medicine started years ago when her family brought their pets to Hobson Valley.



Torrie attended the College of DuPage where she majored in vocal performance. After COD, she enrolled in the veterinary technology program at Fox College.   After Fox College, Torrie took additional online classes at the Animal Behavior College.

Torrie started here at Hobson Valley Animal Clinic in May of 2014.  She quickly added on the job practical experience to her class room technician skills to become an invaluable member of our staff.

Besides collecting discarded pets (3 dogs, 2 cats-Astro, Rufus, Cowboy, Shilo and Clover), Torrie enjoys singing (not just singing in the shower-she will sing at wedding ceremonies when not at Hobson Valley). Her family is also extremely important to her.

Torrie’s favorite aspects of being a technician is helping animals and interacting with clients.  Her strong points are animal handling and her constant attentiveness to what is going on and what needs to be done.  Besides that, her fellow associates at Hobson Valley look forward to when she decides with no warning to burst into song.