Our Team

When your pet needs care, we’re here to help. Oak Knoll Animal Hospital is staffed by a team of nurturing professionals, committed to the health and wellness of animals in Moline. We are dedicated providers of wellness care, preventative medicine, internal medicine, and more.


Stephanie Hamerlinck, Hospital Manager

Stephanie Hamerlinck, Hospital Manager at Oak Knoll Animal Hospital animal clinic.Stephanie came to Oak Knoll as a client service representative in 2013. After taking leave for a year, she returned to Oak Knoll in 2016, accepting the role of Hospital Manager. She has over 10 years of management experience and over 15 years of experience in customer service. For her, the management role allows her to satisfy several passions in her life; working with animals, client relations, marketing, management and budget planning. She says that she wishes to increase awareness and education on fleas and parasite prevention. Her best advice to new pet owners is to keep them on preventatives year round.

Stephanie’s goals for Oak Knoll are to continue to improve the services they currently offer, while expanding to offer new services and accommodate client needs. She says her five year plan is to have a new building and a new parking lot – because she knows it is needed. She also hopes to grow community involvement by supporting local efforts and participating in local events.

Her downtime is spent with her husband, Adam, and kids, CharlieLynn and Julian. As self-professed nerds, they enjoy board games, crafts and video games. They also enjoy getting together for big family gatherings. They have two cats, Ash Williams and Zeppelin, who keep them entertained.

Carey Mayes, Lead Veterinary Technician

Carey Mayes, Lead Technician/Assistant at Oak Knoll Animal Hospital animal clinic.First a client, then an employee – Carey has worked at Oak Knoll since 2007. Her favorite part of working in this field is that each day brings a new challenge – and new puppies! She is most appreciative of the bond she shares with her work family, stating that the trust and bond that comes from working so closely together has created amazing friendships. She says that she wishes pet owners knew more about training, obedience and foods that are toxic to pets.

Carey has been married over twenty years and is most proud of her accomplishments as a mother, having raised two beautiful daughters. When she’s not at work, Carey can be found relaxing on her patio with her four dogs. She says that Sandra Bullock has what it takes to play her in a movie about her life and she thoroughly enjoys FroYo!

Robyn McDaniel, Lead Veterinary Technician

Robyn McDaniel, Lead Client Relations Specialist at Oak Knoll Animal Hospital animal clinic.Robyn is a veteran here at Oak Knoll, having been employed since 2006. She says the most rewarding aspect of working in this field is helping to save lives, and she enjoys the people that come through our doors just as much as they pets they bring. Anesthesia and sedation methods are things that particularly interest Robyn, and she is proud of her length of employment with our company. Robyn best advice for new pet owners is to make sure that you don’t overfeed them and that they receive proper training.

Robyn owns a small hobby farm with her husband DJ and their two kids, Emelia and Nicolas. When she’s not tending to their goats and peacocks, Robyn enjoys getting her nails done. Her vices are Chicken in a Biscuit crackers, wedding cake and online shopping. If she could travel anywhere, she would go to Belize and that if a movie was made about her life, she would be played by Christie Brinkley.

Team Members

Alison, Kennel Attendant

Alison, Kennel Attendant at Moline Animal HospitalAlison’s journey with Oak Knoll began in 2016 as a Client Service Representative and she quickly established strong bonds with our clientele. Alison recently decided that she wanted to pursue her interests in patient care and elected to fill our Kennel Attendant role. She felt this shift in her duties would allow her to focus on her thesis as she works towards her Masters Degree and continue to serve the clients she loves so much by working directly with our patients. Alison says her favorite part about working at Oak Knoll has been getting to know our clients and feeling like part of a community. She wishes that more clients understood that EVERYTHING can be a choking/ingestion hazard and that species appropriate nutrition is the best thing you can provide for your companion.

When she’s not tending to our boarding and hospitalized patients, Alison can be found curled up with a good book. She also loves to play with her cats and indulge in some of her favorite TV shows. She says that her biggest fans are her boyfriend, her family and her friends who have seen her dedication in action. She believes there is no such thing as a bad baked good, and loves brownies a la mode!

Joshua, Veterinary Technician

Joshua, Veterinary Technician at Oak Knoll Animal HospitalJoshua came to us as an intern in the summer of 2017 and we liked him so much we decided to keep him! Josh filled the part-time role of a Veterinary Technician officially in the fall of 2017 and has been going to school to obtain his Veterinary Technician Certificate through BlackHawk College. Josh currently enjoys performing dentals and enjoys how amazing our clients are. He says that he wishes more owners knew just how easy it can be to get fleas or parasites.

Josh served in the military on the United States Air Force prior to pursuing his career in the veterinary industry. He enjoys reading or spending time with his friends and he has 3 cats; Bob, Katiness and Jasper.

Carley, Veterinary Technician

Carley at Moline Animal HospitalCarley joined Oak Knoll in the summer of 2018, coming to us with 3 years of previous experience in the field. Carley says she wanted to work in this industry to she could help the animals that can’t help themselves, and the biggest reward coming from seeing the positive results after helping a sick or injured patient. Carley is currently working toward her certification as a veterinary technician through Penn Foster. She wishes that pet owners were more informed about fleas, and she enjoys phlebotomy and performing dental cleanings.

Outside our walls, Carley enjoys shopping with her mom – who she says is her biggest fan. She also enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and their 4 pets – cats, Clark and Pepper, and dogs, Bean and Cora. She loves Whitey’s Ice Cream and The Grinch!

Alicia, Client Service Representative

Alicia at Moline Animal HospitalAlicia began her Oak Knoll journey in the fall of 2017. She is currently taking classes for her Veterinary Technician Certificate at St. Petersburg College while she is working part time as a Client Service Representative. She says she enjoys working in this field because she is able to be a part of keeping our patients healthy. Her best advice to new pet owners would be to watch for bad habits, they can develop easily and be very hard to break!

When she’s not working, or studying, Alicia enjoys hiking and being outdoors She has a cockapoo named Bella, and two cats, Eliza and Miller.

Kelly, Client Service Representative

Kelly Schneider at Moline Animal HospitalKelly recently moved to the Quad Cities, and Oak Knoll was lucky to have her join our team. Before she started with us in 2016, she worked at Springbrook Animal Care Center. She states that her favorite part of working in this field is getting to know the patients. She says that her best advice to new pet owners is to do your research and be informed ahead of time.

In her free time, Kelly likes to play video games and computer games and read.  She says her husband Mark is her biggest fan and she is most proud of graduating college.  She enjoys pop music and ice cream and would love to travel to the Florida Keys.

Tracy, Client Service Representative

Tracy Fierro Moline Animal HospitalTracy joined the Oak Knoll family in the summer of 2016. She wanted to pursue a career that would allow her to follow her passion and love of animals. She loves the opportunity this career has given her to build relationships with both our clients and our patients, and she says she wishes more pet owners were aware of the ingredients in their pets' foods.

Tracy stays active in her "down time" by riding her bike or attending Zumba classes.  She is a self-proclaimed Zumba addict!  She says her biggest accomplishment was completing the Indy 500 Mini Marathon - that's 13 miles!  When she's not at Zumba, she spends time with her children and grandchildren and even her grandpets!