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Dr. David Tatro - Veterinarian, DVM

Dr. Tatro graduated from University of Illinois in 1984 and is originally from central Illinois. He takes interest in skin/allergy cases as well as gastro-intestinal disorders, but considers himself the ultimate general practitioner. Dr. Tatro has owned the Fairway Knolls Veterinary Clinic since 1987.

Dr. David Tatro grew up in the farmland of central Illinois near Springfield. After obtaining his veterinarian degree at the University of Illinois in 1984, he practiced on farm animals for one year. Dr. Tatro then managed a small animal clinic in Terre Haute, Indiana for 2 years. During this time he transitioned to specialization on pets. He bought the Fairway Knolls Veterinary clinic in 1987. An addition was built in 1990 and the clinic continues to grow to this day.

Meet the staff:

Dr. Greg Anderson – Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Anderson completed his pre-veterinary schooling at ICC and ISU before earning his DVM at the University of Illinois in 2007. His veterinary interests include surgery and cytology. Dr. Anderson has been working at Fairway Knolls since 2015, typically working Wednesdays, Fridays, and weekends. When he isn’t treating animals, Dr. Anderson and his wife Kathy are busy at home taking care of 5 children and an assortment of reptiles and amphibians. In his spare time, Dr. Anderson enjoys competing with his local bowling league and doing woodworking.

Allison – Nutrition Specialist & Veterinary Assistant

Growing up with an obvious love for animals, it was an easy choice for Allison to join the veterinary field. Allison earned her BA from Eastern Illinois University and joined the Fairway Knolls Vet team in 2012 as a full-time veterinary assistant. In 2013 she went to Midwest National Healing for Animals – Equine Massage/Rehab School and became a certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist (CESMT). In 2016 she became a certified Pet Nutritionalist from Hills Pet Nutrition. Outside of work, Allison enjoys spending time with family and friends, riding her horses, and working out.

Chrissie – Office Manager & Veterinary Assistant

Chrissie has been working for Dr. Tatro for over 12 years. She graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Psychology. She grew up showing horses and continued her passion with her daughter Ashley. Chrissie has a goldendoodle named Gracie and enjoys working on her health and fitness when she is not at the clinic.

Megan – Hospital Manager, Ultrasound Technician, & Veterinary Assistant

Megan has been a part of the Fairway Knolls team since 2010. While originally taking charge of kennels and boarding, Megan is a full-time assistant and attended the Sound Form Seminar to perfect her ultrasound techniques. She has a full house of furry friends, including three dogs (Daisy-Flower, Emma, & Reece) and a cat named Smokey. When Megan isn’t working at the clinic, you can often find her pet-sitting and cooking with family and friends.

Danielle – Kennel Manager & Veterinary Assistant

Danielle has been attending to the animals at Fairway Knolls since 2015. She is in charge of organizing and taking care of the daily kennel duties while your pets board at the clinic. At home, Danielle has three cats: Wilson, Yoshi, and Oliver. When she isn’t at work, Danielle enjoys spending time with friends and playing volleyball.

Lindsay – Digital Media Manager & Veterinary Assistant

Lindsay has been working at Fairway Knolls since 2015. She graduated from Illinois State University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology. One of her jobs is to make sure that Fairway Knolls always has a positive presence on social media, and loves to hear client feedback. In her free time Lindsay enjoys reading, crafting, and watching sci-fi movies with her two cats and fiancé.

Stephen Weis – Kennel Assistant

Rae Aldridge – Kennel Assistant

Rae has been working for Fairway Knolls since 2017. She is a senior at Lexington High School. She plans to attend college and pursue a career in criminal justice so she can be an animal control officer. She has a home full of animals, including dogs, cats, lizards, pygmy goats, and parakeets. In her free time, Rae likes being outdoors with her favorite dog Peanut.

Stubby Tatro – Clinic Cat

Stubby has been welcoming patients at the Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital for 14 years. He was brought to Dr. Tatro as a kitten and underwent several surgeries before having to amputate his back leg. He now lives full-time at the clinic. Stubby enjoys eating, sleeping in the cabinets, and bossing the dogs around. You can receive updates on Stubby and other clinic news by following him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stubby.tatro