Colleen Helgen, DVM
Dr. Colleen Helgen is originally from Greensboro, North Carolina. She attended Emory University in Atlanta, GA where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She left the south to attend veterinary school in the midwest at the University of Illinois in Champaign- Urbana. She graduated with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2012 with high honors. While she loved growing up down south, she now considers the midwest her home and she is forever a Fighting Illini! While in veterinary school, she was active in numerous academic clubs and a member of the Phi Zeta Honor Society.
Following veterinary school, Dr. Helgen practiced for 5 years in Springfield, IL, before becoming owner of Animal Medical Center of Litchfield in 2017. She appreciates all aspects of veterinary medicine, especially cardiology, surgery, internal medicine, and dentistry. She truly enjoys working with pet owners to improve and protect the health of their beloved family pets. Dr. Helgen recognizes the strength of the human-animal bond and the importance that it plays in the lives of so many people and their pets.
Dr. Helgen’s husband, Eric, is a Litchfield-native who farms with his family. They have a daughter, Caroline, who constantly keeps them on their toes. They also have two yellow labs, Hank and Barley. In her free time, Dr. Helgen enjoys traveling south to visit family, spending time on the Outer Banks of NC beaches, cooking, and rooting for the Cardinals and the Illini.
Tori Worthen, DVM
Dr. Worthen enjoys spending her spare time with her beloved beagles, Norman and Lorraine. Dr. Worthen, Norman and Lorraine all love to spend time outside and traveling together.
Samantha joined the Animal Medical Center team in July 2017. She comes to Animal Medical Center with seven years of technician/assistant experience. Samantha and her husband Todd have 3 children and 2 Miniature Pinchers. She has always had a passion for animals and is excited to continue her career with Animal Medical Center. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family, pets and traveling.
Rebecca has worked for Animal Medical Center since 2008. She has a beautiful daughter, Vicky, and an active home with 3 dogs, 3 cats, and 2 geckos. She enjoys spending her time with Vicky and her pets as well as reading and spending time in the outdoors.
Kacie joined the Animal Medical Center family in September of 2017. She has worked in the veterinary field for the last 7 years. Her free time is spent with her husband, Andrew on the family farm taking care of livestock and pets, including cats, dogs, sheep, goats, donkeys, and cattle. She enjoys family time, photography and St. Louis Blues hockey.
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Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun: Closed
During business hours, if you suspect your pet of having an emergency, please give us a call and we will prepare for your pet’s arrival. If your pet has an emergency outside of hospital hours, we recommend the following local veterinary emergency care clinics:
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