Doctors & Staff
Dr. Angie Haag-Eggenberger
“I enjoy being able to offer clients a quality of medicine you don't see everywhere.”
With the ever-changing veterinary field, Dr. Angie Haag-Eggenberger brings to our practice a fresh perspective of medical care for your pet using the current techniques and medications.
A 2005 DVM graduate from University of Illinois, Dr. Angie Haag-Eggenberger joined our practice in February of 2011.
Dr. Haag-Eggenberger is a member of the ISVMA, AVMA, AAHA and the Sigma Alpha Sorority Alumni. She is a member and regular volunteer at the Livingston County Humane Society.
Dr. Haag-Eggenberger and her husband, Jason, have two daughters, Addison and Emma. They also have a yellow lab, Sammy; a three-legged house cat, Sherman; and several farm cats. When not devoting time to your pet's care, she enjoys relaxing in the pool and spending time with family.
Dr. Chelsea Ballinger
Dr. Chelsea Ballinger is an Associate Veterinarian at Dwight Veterinary Clinic. She graduated from Lake Land College in 2010, Southern Illinois University of Carbondale in 2012, and went onto earn her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois in 2016. Her clinical training included attending multiple mixed animal practices and some small animal practices across the midwest and western territories, including spending some time at Dwight Veterinary Clinic during her Professional Development fourth year. Dr. Ballinger's areas of professional interest include small animal surgery, dermatology, and bovine reproduction and she loves practicing large animal medicine any chance she can get. She is also a member of AVMA, ISVMA, and AABP.
Ever since she was a young girl, Dr. Ballinger remembers saying she was going to become an 'animal doctor' when she grew up. Realizing her dream, Dr. Ballinger started working in the veterinary field as a Veterinary Assistant in 2007 and became a veterinarian in 2016. She says the best part of working in the veterinary field is the wide variety of cases she gets to work on while establishing lasting relationships with her clients and patients.
Dr. Ballinger grew up in Stewardson, IL, and now resides in Morris, IL with her fiance, David, Charlie, her 9-year-old lab mix, and Chesney, her 2-year-old Rottweiler. Both Charlie and Chesney can salute on command! When she is not practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Ballinger enjoys hiking with her dogs, kayaking, laying in her hammock and riding in the tractor with David.
In Memory of Dr. Louis W. Cronin, May 2, 1947 – November 23, 2016
“I love helping people take care of their family members.”
Dr. Louis Cronin considered his clients and their pets family, and treated them as such. Dr. Cronin earned his degree in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University, and joined Dwight Veterinary Clinic in 1975. He was a proud member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association. After practicing compassionate and high-quality animal medicine at Dwight Animal Clinic, Lakewood Animal Hospital, Pine Bluff Animal Hospital, and Skinner Animal Clinic for forty years, his contributions will never be forgotten.
Dr. Cronin impacted our hospital family and the local community in an immeasurable way. He was many things to many people and animals. With our hospital family, he was an adored friend and devoted veterinarian. To Guardian Angel Basset Rescue and Livingston County Humane Society, he was a generous volunteer and talented veterinary professional. To St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, he was a charitable member and reliable church President. To the National Parks Conservation Association, he was a protector of nature who now, is forever amongst the beauty of the great outdoors.
We are fortunate to have worked alongside someone with such a big, benevolent heart who always inspired others with his enthusiasm and zest for life. Dr. Cronin is survived by the love of his life, Lynne, as well as three children, seven grandchildren, and four siblings. He savored traveling, camping, hiking, swimming, and spending time with his family and bird, Beeker. To his last day, Dr. Cronin was emphatic that we have so much to be thankful for, and it truly is a wonderful life.