WHY CHOOSE US?
We are your community’s most trusted veterinary clinic. Four Paws is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. In addition to our veterinary services, we also offer boarding and have an experienced groomer on our team. The minute you step through our door the Four Paws team will do everything to make sure you and your pet feel comfortable and cared for. Our licensed veterinarian, Dr. Tricia Crist has over 15 years of experience treating serious conditions, surgery, and ultrasound.
Four Paws Veterinary Clinic offers outstanding care for our clients through continuing education, technological advances in veterinary medicine, and most importantly, through compassionate care to all pets entrusted to us.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at (217) 209-3225 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you.
At Four Paws Veterinary Clinic, you are family!
Dr. Tricia has practiced veterinary medicine since 2007 with five of those years strictly in Emergency medicine. She attended Columbia College where she was a Cougar and helped the volleyball team win two National Championships. In 2007, she graduated with her doctorate from University of Missouri and after several years working for other clinics, Dr. Tricia opened Four Paws Veterinary Clinic in 2014 and has been growing the practice for the past 7 years. She is married with four children and has multiple dogs, cats, horses, and an assortment of farm animals. Dr. Tricia has a passion for Frenchies and loves to spend time working out, boating and camping with her family
Amy was born and raised in Quincy, but just recently returned home after several years of exploring Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas. Before coming to Four Paws, she had previously been working in the “human” medical field and brings a lifelong passion for animals as well as a strong background in business. She is a proud mama of five kiddos and four fur babies.
Ruth joined the Four Paws family only 2 months after we opened in 2014. She has always had a love for animals and is a self-proclaimed 'crazy cat lady'. Because of her passion for animals she went to school and received her Veterinary Assistant certification in 2011 from John Wood Community College. Her favorite part of her job is just being able to take care of our patients; animals have such a special place in her heart and seeing them, as well as being able to help them, is the greatest feeling in the world to her. And while Ruth loves all animals, cats are her favorite and she has always had them in her life. She currently shares her home with four cats: Oliver, Daphne, Two Two, and her prized Maine Coon, Izzy.
Cassie graduated from Midwest Institute as a Veterinary Technician. She enjoys spending time outside riding her horses and fishing. She loves her two silver lab fur babies.
Gayla has been a veterinary Technician since 2019. She is a devoted mom to two boys and a girl. She has two Boston Terriers. She loves riding horses, fishing, and catching up on sleep.
Courtney was born and raised in Quincy and had worked as a Veterinary Technician for 6 years before joining the Four Paws team. She is passionate about providing the best care possible for her patients. She’s a mom of two girls and enjoys the outdoors, music, traveling, and learning new things. She loves spending her free time with her kids, husband, and fur children.
Jessica recently moved to Quincy from Texas to be closer to family. She has always had a passion for animals and has two dogs of her own. Jessica’s husband is allergic to cats, so she soaks up all the kitty love while at Four Paws. When she’s not spending time with animals at work or at home, she enjoys writing and drinking tea.
Ashley joined the Four Paws & Hooves team in November 2019. She shares her home with her two dogs, Chance & Happy Feet. Ashley has always had a huge passion for animals and has wanted to work with them all her life. She loves working as one of our receptionists as she gets to say hello and loves each patient that comes in. Ashley’s favorite part about working here at Four Paws & Hooves is watching all the puppies and kittens grow up & develop their own little personalities. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dogs, whether that be cuddling them, going for a walk, or playing out in the yard. She also enjoys drawing, writing, and gaming
Carrie Ann was born and raised in Quincy and has been around animals her entire life including dogs, cats, goats and even pet possums. She comes to us with previous experience in boarding and is eager to learn all aspects of our clinic. Carrie Ann loves every animal that walks through the door of Four Paws Veterinary Clinic.
Olivia absolutely adores animals and finally has her dream job. She grew up with cats, dogs, horses, and chickens. Olivia currently has one fur baby and his name is Ellyot Bynx.
Tina joined our family in February of 2021 as a Client Care Specialist and has recently chosen to work in our Pet Resort. She has a deep passion for animals and has 5 cats of her own. Tina has three daughters and nine grandchildren. When she can find a little free time, she enjoys watching movies.
Bobbette grew up in the Quincy area and has been grooming since 2020. She loves grooming, and working with animals every day is a dream come true. Bobbette currently lives in Quincy with her four dogs and cat. She enjoys reading, crafts, and spending time with her fur babies and her family.
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