Meet Our Administrative Staff

Diane Jess Chamberlin, Hospital Administrator

I have been involved in the veterinary industry my entire life. I started working at Aboard the Ark when I was 14 and continued working regularly until I went to college. Even then, I came back home and worked at the Ark over the summer and during holiday breaks. I stepped away from PVC for a few years while pursuing my graduate degree and working as a therapist; however, I just couldn’t stay away. Over the years, I have worked as a kennel attendant, exam room assistant, and a receptionist. While I am often working behind the scenes in my current role, I still fill in at the reception desk or in the exam rooms, which allows me to continue to see our wonderful clients and their fur-babies.

Outside of the office, I have an inquisitive toddler named Solomon. He is always on the go, which keeps me busy. He loves dogs and cats just as much as I do and is learning how to respect their boundaries and care for them. Our pets include Martin the cat and Finn the English Shepherd.

Shelly Laux, Practice Manager

I live in Pekin with my husband Michael. We have 5 grown children between us. Our house is full of 4 legged kids including my collection of poodles Jackson, Tucker, Darcy, Buckley, and Giles; my cat who thinks he is a dog; and then there is Hank, my wonderful Labrador Retriever who thinks he should get to go everywhere with me- including work. He loves doing agility and obedience training at POTC. When not working or playing with my dogs, I enjoy crocheting and taking care of my flowers, fruit, and vegetables in my yard.

I have been here at Pekin Veterinary Clinic since 1996. From our great staff to our wonderful clients and our adorable patients, I am very lucky to have a career that I truly enjoy.