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Our Veterinarians

Meet the folks who make it all happen. We see big potential in every moment, & care deeply about what we do every day.

Dr. Elizabeth Clyde

Dr. Elizabeth Clyde

Owner, Veterinarian

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.

Dr. Mary Pat Williams

Dr. Mary Pat Williams

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Mary Williams grew up with an intense love of horses, and became a trail guide at a local horse barn when she was very young. Her brother ended up becoming a veterinarian himself, and Dr. Williams often tagged along on farm visits and critical care calls—those experiences inspired her to pursue veterinary medicine herself. She hasn’t looked back since, and has now been helping pets and their owners as a part of the Clyde’s Veterinary Clinic family for over 20 years!

Dr. Williams grew up in the Chicago area and attended Veterinary Technician school to earn her certifications, taking a job as a Technician with research animals at the University of Chicago after graduating. A few years later, she started taking classes to count toward her Bachelor’s degree in science. It wasn’t long before Dr. Williams had decided to take the plunge and apply to veterinary school!

After graduating from the University of Illinois with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Williams started applying to animal hospitals in the area. She chose to sign on with the team here at Clyde’s Veterinary Clinic in the summer of 1997, and has been serving the area’s pets and animal parents ever since! Dr. Williams especially likes diagnostic work and preventative care, and she loves developing relationships with the area’s pet owners over the years. 

In her spare time, Dr. Williams likes visiting family, trail riding on horseback, bicycling, and walking her dogs. She has two wonderful sons, Logan and Tristan, as well as a menagerie of pets: Krysis the Doberman; a Greyhound named Indee; three cats named Panyck, Savage, and Algae; and a pair of horses named Rocky and Rascal.

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

–Anatole France