Dr. Melissa McDearmon is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She attended Eastern Illinois University and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale for undergraduate work in Zoology. After graduation she moved to the Atlanta, Georgia area where she completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery and entered a private practice. She is happy to have returned to her home state after 9 years to be closer to her family in Metropolis Illinois. She enjoys all aspects of canine and feline medicine including preventive care, internal medicine, ophthalmology, cardiology, neurology, oncology and soft tissue surgery. Her time away from work is spent with her dogs and cats, reading, travelling, or spending time outdoors.