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.