Meet Our Receptionists

Stacia Heine, Lead Receptionist

I’ve been with Pekin Veterinary Clinic since 2013, and still love working with all the clients and their furry kids every day. Ever since I was young, I’ve been fascinated with all types of animals. I’m so glad I can continue this passion and spend my working days doing what I love. At home, my husband and I have a Rat Terrier mix named Boyd, and an orange tabby cat named Max. With a husband and new home to care for, much of our free time is spent on home improvements and weekend trips to spend time with family, friends, and the occasional concert. I’m so glad and grateful for the opportunity that has been given to me here at Pekin Veterinary Clinic. Seeing team members and customers that love and care about their animals as much as I do is a wonderful feeling that I look forward to every day!

Sarajane Hawkins, Receptionist

I grew up in Delavan, Illinois, along with my husband John, and we currently reside in Green Valley with our daughter Annabelle in our 1920s farmhouse that we are restoring in our free time. We spent the past 9 years in Lafayette, Louisiana, for my husband’s work in the oilfield. Our favorite past time there was Mardi Gras and all the Cajun festivals. They threw a party for everything in Lafayette, and I’m so glad we got to experience the Cajun culture.

Our family is well-rounded. I have two grown step-sons J.D. and Jake; 5 dogs: Bandit, Mayzee, Penelope, Chloe, and Poppy; a chinchilla named Tallulah Rose; a stray kitty that adopted us named Kitty; and two guinea pigs that I am currently trying to convince my daughter to name Negan and Rick.

In my free time, I enjoy being at home with my family, watching movies, and playing video games! We will try ANY game once, especially a good zombie-based video game. I love horror movies and books. They complete me. If I’m out of the house, you can find me in the antique stores and used furniture stores finding treasures to restore. I also enjoy playing volleyball with my daughter who has inherited my insatiable love for the game as well. I am so thankful I found my way to Pekin Veterinary Clinic and look forward to growing as a receptionist and beyond for many years to come.

Kylie Fryman, Receptionist

I started working at PVC in July of 2018. I grew up in Pekin and graduated from PCHS in 2014. I currently attend ICC where I am working on my associates in general studies while I decide what I want to be when I grow up. At home I have 3 young children. If that doesn’t make life crazy enough, I also have a Golden Retriever named Gunner and a Golden Retriever mix named Vera. In my free time I enjoy going to the movies and traveling. I love learning new and exciting things everyday while working at PVC. Also, seeing the cute and fuzzy animals always puts a smile on my face.

Melody Bradley, Receptionist

I grew up in Chattanooga Tennessee and lived there my whole life up until September 2018. I have always loved animals since childhood and wanted to grow up and work at a animal hospital one day. In 2014, I started working as a receptionist at an animal hospital and also owned a pet sitting business on the side. I made friendships with many clients and their fur babys over the years that I’ll always cherish. I decided to move to Pekin, Illinois, after many years of friendship and a long distance relationship with my boyfriend so we could be together, but the only thing missing was the right job. I started at Pekin Veterinary Clinic immediately upon moving to Illinois, and I couldn’t be happier.

We have a cozy little home that we share with my three fur babies. Levi, my 6 year old boston terrier/chihuahua mix, is a big mama’s boy and would spend all day watching me sleep if he could. Prince, my 6 year old chihuahua, is my “nap and lap” dog and enjoys being cuddled up in a cozy blanket with me and binge watching my favorite show NCIS. Then there is my 4 month old cat named Jethro who is a character of his own. He enjoys making a mess while I’m cleaning up the one he made just before that. He also loves when I take him for walks at the park and when I put him on the dog lead in the back yard and let him practice his tree climbing skills. I love and enjoy each and every one of my animals very much and look forward to meeting yours and assisting you with any of your fur babies’ needs.