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. 

Larissa lives with a grey Domestic Shorthair named Ripple (named after the Grateful Dead song). Larissa describes her unique cat as curious, adventurous and insane. 



Lisa graduated from Western Illinois University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She interned at both the John G Shedd Aquarium and Brookfield Zoo after graduation. 

Lisa has been a technician here at Hobson Valley since August 2007.  Her favorite part of the job is interacting with the patients. When visiting the clinic, you may see her Border Collie, Indiana, who she brings to work with her. In her free time she loves reading, watching movies, and playing with her 2 sons. 


Torrie started here at Hobson Valley Animal Clinic in May of 2014.  Torrie graduated from the College of Dupage and enrolled in the veterinary technology program at Fox College shorty after. She is a Certified Veterinary Assistant through Animal Behavior College. She has a full house at home with her rescued animals. She has 3 dogs (Rufus, Cowboy and Astro) and 2 cats (Shiloh and Clover). She also has a Daughter. In her free time she loves to sing and spend time with her family.


Courtney has been a technician at Hobson Valley since July 2017. She has a yellow lab named Buddy who she lovingly refers to as Butters. She graduated from the College of DuPage in Fall 2018. She is a certified Vet Assistant through Animal Behavior College. In her free time she enjoys watching and greatly supporting the White Sox and the Packers. 


Lauren has been a technician at Hobson Valley since October 2017. She is the proud owner of a Cattle Dog named B Diddy who she rescued shortly after starting at the clinic. Lauren is a certified Animal Control Officer thru the Animal Care Control Association. During 2015, Lauren did an internship in Texas at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch and while there she worked with wildlife (tigers, pigs, camels, bison, and much more) and also worked with primates (chimps, baboons and other species.) 


Sofi graduated from Elmhurst College with a B.S. in Biology in 2014 and from Arkansas State University with a M.S. in Biology in 2018. She has been a Veterinary Assistant since 2010 and has been working at Hobson Valley part time since Summer 2017. She is currently attending St. George's School of Veterinary Medicine (Class of 2022) and cannot wait to pursue her dream as a Veterinarian! In her spare time she likes to travel with her fiancé and relax with her dog and cats. 


Birdie was brought into the clinic by the Woodridge Police Department in 2004 as a stray. We fell in love with her and she has been our clinic cat ever since. You will most likely see Birdie walking around during appointments or sitting on the front desk. But be warned, she doesn't always liked to be touched and isn't shy about expressing that.