Dr. Elizabeth Clyde
Growing up, Dr. Elizabeth Clyde took care of every animal she came across, whether it was an abandoned baby rabbit or the family dog. The older she got, the more her passion for animals and their care blossomed. Dr. Clyde has always known that becoming a veterinarian is what she was meant to do! Her dream never wavered, and she’s served as the proud owner and operator of Clyde’s Veterinary Clinic for 25 years.
Dr. Clyde was born in Chicago but grew up in El Dorado, Arkansas. She was still in junior high when she started working at a local animal hospital, and would continue there until leaving for college at Louisiana Tech University to major in animal science. Dr. Clyde chose the University of Illinois for veterinary school, and completed her externship at New York City’s largest veterinary hospital before returning to Illinois to launch her career in private practice.
Dr. Clyde opened Clyde’s Veterinary Clinic in June of 1995 in order to practice her own client-centered, personalized brand of veterinary care. She’s been serving the pets and animal parents of this area ever since! She particularly loves surgical work, internal medicine, and advanced dental and oral surgery. Most of all, Dr. Clyde loves to chat one-on-one with pet owners and meet their adorable companions on a daily basis.
When she isn’t caring for pets here at the clinic, Dr. Clyde enjoys riding horses, running long-distance, gardening, and spending quality time with her family and pets. Along with her husband, Roy, and their two children, Lydia and Stewart, she shares her life with several animal friends: Dee, a sweet Golden Retriever; three cats named Riley, Benni, and Charlie; Dr. Clyde’s daughter’s cat named Olive, and her daughter’s Quarter Horse, Buddy.