Prairie State Veterinary Clinic
100 Ravinia Place
Orland Park, IL 60462     708-349-3331


A Veterinary Family Practice Clinic Dedicated To Exceptional Primary Care.

Prairie State Veterinary Clinic

100 Ravinia Place
Orland Park, IL 60462


The old guy

Dr. Fleming received his BS degree in Dairy Science from Clemson University in l973, his Master's degree in Endocrinology/Biochemistry from the University of Florida in l977, and his DVM from the University of Florida in l981.  After graduation Dr. Fleming served as a base veterinarian for the USAF at K.I. Sawyer AFB in Michigan's Upper Peninsula where he learned to love snow and cold weather. In l984 Dr. Fleming joined general practice in Palos Heights, Illinois. In l989 he started his own practice and is assisted by his college sweetheart, the former Ms. Connie Kress of Hickory Hills. Dr. Fleming is a member of the  American Veterinary Medical Association and the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Fleming is also a founding member of the American College of Country Vets.    

Dr. Fleming  is assisted in the practice by techs Liz, Tracy, Ashley, Michelle, Cindy and Alesha and Ashley II. Up front you will be greeted by Paula, Cathy, or Katie. In October 2011, Dr. Lauren Ranta Tassone joined our practice.  Dr. Tassone  completed her undergraduate studies and veterinary medical school at the University of Illinois. She is enjoying her career as a vet because she truly cares about people and helping their sick pets. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, listening to music and reading. She and her husband Erik have two dogs, two cats and two box turtles, their own small zoo! We are currently looking for a third full-time vet and in the meantime are blessed to have very experienced relief veterinarians filling in. Dr. Frank Norton is a Board-certifed internist, Dr. Guy Manning owned and operated the Des Plaines Animal Hospital for years until his retirement, Dr. Tim Minnick owned and operated Southwest Animal Care Center for years before his retirement and Dr. Jill Heim, an emergency clinician at Mokena Animal Emergency who part-times with us. We are so fortunate to have a such a depth of knowledge and experience on our side.


Every day is different and we look forward to each new day!

Dr. Andrea Stauffenberg is a delightful addition to ours staff! 

Liz and Tracy placing an I.V. catheter into Beau... 



Katie can do anything 

Liz and Daria with her new pups...Daria discoverd Yellostone Natl. Park this past month. 

More Staff Pictures

 Cathy, Ashley and Paula

Fullulah October 04. Keep our soilders in your prayers... 

Michelle is our new tech-in-training. 

Dr. Tassone's first day... 

Tracy and Dr. T. giving dental care to a little guy

Dr. T. doing a tumor removal

A good team.....

 Liz with the Glavacs, Misha and Maddie

Connie with our dogs 


Meet our great receptionist Paula 

Liz gives Tango a laser treatment for arthritic hip pain 

Someday Colonel Cornwell (right, classmate)and I are either going to have a vet clinic together or a gas station...