Providing quality care and service since 1992

The mission of our clinic is to fulfill the needs of our clients by providing quality health services through a responsive, professional staff with the emphasis on individual attention and commitment to our clients, their pets, and our community.


TONI CONNELL, DVM, MBA, CVA


Dr. Connell founded Independent Hill Veterinary Clinic, along with Dr. Ross Moore, in 1992. Dr. Connell graduated with a B.S. from The Engineering School of Lehigh University in 1975 and Phi Zeta from Louisiana State University Veterinary School in 1979. She received an MBA from George Washington University in 1986. She received certification in Veterinary Acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 2005.

Dr. Connell has received post-doctorate training in Traditional Chinese Herbal Veterinary Medicine, Food Therapy, and Classical Homeopathy.

Professional association memberships include AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association), AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association), AAVA (American Association of Veterinary Acupuncture), IVAS (International Veterinary Acupuncture Society), and AHVMA (American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association).

TONI CONNELL, DVM, MBA, CVA


 
Lisa Pinn McFaddin, DVM, GDCVHM, CVSMT, CCOAC, CVA, CVFT


Dr. McFaddin grew up in Baltimore, MD. She received her BA in biology from Kenyon College (Gambier, OH) in 2003. She graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (Blacksburg, VA) in 2007. After graduation she completed a 1-year rotating surgical and medical internship at Animal Emergency and Referral Center (currently known as Blue Pearl Northfield) in Northbrook, IL. Dr. McFaddin worked as a small animal general practitioner in the suburbs of Chicago from 2008-2012. She also provided emergency relief coverage for Blue Pearl during this time. In May 2012 she formed her own relief business called Put A Pinn In It, which provided general practice and emergency coverage for veterinary hospitals in the Chicagoland area until May 2014.

In December 2013 she completed her certification for veterinary acupuncture (CVA) through The Chi Institute (Reddick, FL). In October 2015 she completed her certification for Chinese Veterinary Food Therapy (CVFT). In January 2016 she completed a post-doctorate in Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy (CVSMT) through The Healing Oasis (Sturtevant, WI). Dr. McFaddin is also a certified through the College of Animal Chiropractors (CCOAC). In April 2016 she completed a 2.5 year post-doctorate in Chinese Veterinary Herbal Medicine (Graduate Diploma CVHM) through the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies (Australia).

Dr. McFaddin joined Independent Hill Veterinary Clinic in October 2015. She provides both Western (traditional) and Eastern (holistic) therapies. Dr. McFaddin’s primary interest is Integrative Medicine which combines the best of both Eastern and Western medicine. She is very interested in whole-food therapy, natural supplements, acupuncture, veterinary spinal manipulation, and Chinese Herbal Medicine. When not working, Dr. McFaddin spends time with her husband (Jay), dog (Winston), 2 cats (Ringo and Sofie), and hedgehog (Krampus). She is an avid crafter with a special love for knitting.

Dr. Lisa Pinn McFaddin

Lisa Pinn McFaddin, DVM, GDCVHM, CVSMT, CCOAC, CVA, CVFT
 
NIKKI MCADAMS, DVM


Nikki McAdams is originally from Rockville, Maryland and is a graduate of Magruder High School. She went on to graduate from Georgia Tech with a degree in Industrial Engineering. After working in supply chain engineering for 9 years, she decided to change careers and pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian, obtaining her DVM from Auburn University.

Dr. McAdams enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine with particular interests in oncology and dermatology. Away from the hospital, she enjoys hiking with her dogs Tucker and Morgan, working with Morgan on agility training, reading whenever she can convince her cat Cricket to not steal her lap, and cheering on the Yellow Jackets with some War Eagles mixed in.

Dr. Mary Galloway

NIKKI MCADAMS, DVM
 
MARY GALLOWAY, DVM


Dr. Galloway earned her BS and MS in Biology from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She went on to earn her DVM from the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, VA, where she was a member of Phi Zeta, the national veterinary honor society. Dr. Galloway has a special interest in canine reproduction and companion animal behavior.

Dr. Mary Galloway

Dr. MARY GALLOWAY
 

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