Warm hearts for cold noses. . .
Dr. Shannon Heldt
She has been a veterinarian at Country View since 2005. Her girlhood dream of becoming a veterinarian became a reality when she graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002! Dr. Heldt is happily married with four wonderful children and many pets. She has a passion for preventative medicine, dentistry and dermatology but enjoys all areas of veterinary medicine. Outside of veterinary medicine, she enjoys camping, horse back riding, fishing and hiking with her family.
Dr. Gregory Chernok
He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary medicine in 2006 and has been a veterinarian at Country View since 2010. His veterinary interests include dentistry and soft tissue surgery. He recently married his amazing wife, Leiah, at their favorite restaurant, Firefly Grille in Effingham, then celebrated their honeymoon aboard the Disney Dream in the Caribbean. They have 3 lovable bull terriers, all adopted through rescue organizations. They also have a Savannah Monitor Draco who they fostered and eventually adopted after being turned into the U of I as a stray. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Chernok enjoys shooting pool, traveling, hiking, fishing, skiing and woodworking.