Meet Our Staff
Lindsay Vahling, D.V.M. is the owner of A & E Animal Hospital. Originally from Buffalo Grove, IL, she moved to the Champaign-Urbana area to attend the University of Illinois for both her Bachelor's and Veterinary degrees. While in school, she worked for A & E Animal Hospital as an assistant. After graduating in May 2014, she returned to the hospital as an associate veterinarian and purchased the hospital in 2017. Her areas of interest include radiology and surgery. Outside of work she enjoys spending time outdoors working with her husband Bruce on home projects, pampering her cat Pinot and their ducks, and traveling, especially to da U.P.!
Amy L. McGuffin, D.V.M. is an associate veterinarian, and has been in practice at the hospital since June 2006. Dr. McGuffin graduated from The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2006. Originally from Highland, Illinois, she moved to the Champaign-Urbana area after graduation to be closer to home, and to start practicing at A & E Animal Hospital. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Eastern Illinois Veterinary Medical Association and the Illinois State Medical Association. Much of her free time is spent enjoying time with her husband, young son and daughter, as well as their guinea pig Olaf and their two cats Savannah and Sweet Pea.
Nicole M. Long, D.V.M. is an associate veterinarian. Originally from Frankfort, Illinois. She obtained both her Bachelor’s and Veterinary degree from the University of Illinois. During her time in school she worked at A & E and could not be more excited to re-join our team! She values the human-animal bond and believes client education is a vital component to veterinary medicine. She has a special interest in ophthalmology. Outside of work she loves to travel, run half and full marathons and go hiking with her two Labradors Harley and Jax.
Danielle Wright, C.V.T. is a Certified Veterinary Technician. Danielle began working as a Veterinary Assistant in 2006 and came to work at A & E in 2011. She graduated from Penn Foster College's Veterinary Technician program in February 2015. Her areas of interest include Dentistry and Emergency and is certified in CPR basic and advanced life support through Cornell University. Outside of work, she enjoys photography, travel and spending time with her dog Cinnamon and two cats Tyson and Ray Charles.
Angela Cross, C.V.T. is a Certified Veterinary Technician. Angela began working at A & E in 2019. She graduated from Parkland College's Veterinary Technician program in 2008. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband, two kids, and her at home "zoo".
Kirsten Brown is a Veterinary Assistant. Kirsten began working at A & E in 2016. She received her Bachelor's degree in Biology at Texas A & M. She loves the Green Bay Packers, Harry Potter, reading and photography.
Laurel Rucker is a Veterinary Assistant. Laurel began working at A & E in 2018.
Autumn Schroeder is a Veterinary Assistant. Autumn began working at A & E in 2018.