Skinner Animal Clinic

Meet Our Team

Read more about our experienced veterinarians! With a compassionate demeanor, an unparalleled skillet, and daily dedication to animals, our doctors are here to provide the best care for you and your pet.

Rochele Hass

DVM & Co-Owner

Dr. Rochele Hass is driven to provide exceptional and compassionate veterinary care, as well as open client communication.

Growing up in Eastern Iowa, Dr. Hass stayed true to her native roots by attending Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. She became a partner at Skinner Animal Clinic in May 2019.

Licensed in both Iowa and Illinois, Dr. Hass practiced at several veterinary hospitals before accepting a position as a full-time veterinarian at Boughton Square Animal Clinic from 2002-2014.

A member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, and Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Hass is highly qualified and skilled in advanced veterinary medicine and techniques.

Her love for animals transcends to her personal life where she fosters kittens and cats for a local humane society. When Dr. Hass is not caring for animals, she enjoys spending time with her three sons, gardening, and savoring the great outdoors by visiting state and national parks.

Chelsea Ballinger

DVM

Dr. Chelsea Ballinger graduated from Lake Land College in 2010, Southern Illinois University of Carbondale in 2012, and went onto earn her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois in 2016. Her clinical training included attending multiple mixed animal practices and some small animal practices across the midwest and western territories, including spending some time at Dwight Veterinary Clinic during her Professional Development fourth year. Dr. Ballinger's areas of professional interest include small animal surgery, dermatology, and bovine reproduction and she loves practicing large animal medicine any chance she can get. She is also a member of AVMA, ISVMA, and AABP.

Ever since she was a young girl, Dr. Ballinger remembers saying she was going to become an 'animal doctor' when she grew up. Realizing her dream, Dr. Ballinger started working in the veterinary field as a Veterinary Assistant in 2007 and became a veterinarian in 2016. She says the best part of working in the veterinary field is the wide variety of cases she gets to work on while establishing lasting relationships with her clients and patients.

Dr. Ballinger grew up in Stewardson, IL, and now resides in Morris, IL with her fiancé, David, Charlie, her 9-year-old lab mix, and Chesney, her 2-year-old Rottweiler. Both Charlie and Chesney can salute on command! When she is not practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Ballinger enjoys hiking with her dogs, kayaking, laying in her hammock and riding in the tractor with David.

Join the Skinner Animal Clinic Family Today!

Located on S Water St, just off of E Kahler Rd. Just under 5 minutes from Wilmington High School and Forked Creek Preserve - Forsythe Woods.

Phone: 815.476.9500

Email: info@skinnervet.com

  • Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed