Valley Lakes Veterinary Clinic

415 N. Wilson Rd.
Round Lake, IL 60073


Our Veterinary Team


Valley Lakes Veterinary Clinic - Dr. Peter Hartman - Veterinarian Serving Round Lake, IL

Peter Hartman, DVM and Practice Owner
Dr. Hartman studied at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale on a football scholarship, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology in 1994.  Later he attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Sciences and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.  Dr. Hartman opened Valley Lakes Veterinary Clinic in March 2006.  His hobbies include boating with his family, golf and trap shooting.  He, his wife, and their daughter share their home with a Golden Retriever mix named Charlie and a Cocker/Poodle mix named Frank.


Lily, Hospital Staff
Lily came to VLVC in 2007 with a broken leg that was beyond repair.  After amputation surgery, Lily has the run of the hospital (yes, she runs quite well).  She loves playing with her toys, canned cat food, treats, meeting some of the patients; especially Cocker Spaniels, and opening the drawers at night.  She demands to sit on the lap of the staff while they are having their lunch.  She expects a warm towel to be placed in one of her many beds when you get them out of the dryer.  Lily dislikes Frank (Dr's dog), the rain, hanging out up front, hairball medicine, dressing up in costumes for photo shoots and Boxers.



Tara OConnor, Office Manager & Receptionist
Tara joined VLVC in January of 2008, having many years of experience in the veterinary field.  She has always had a passion for animals.  Her passion started as a young child when she would bring home any and every stray animal she would see.  Tara and her husband share their home with 5 cats (Tiggy, Riley, Emma, Desato and Zoey), a dog (Mia Rose Gale), 5 fish, (Happy, Goldie, ET, Spike and Yahoo) and her father.  Tara is available for pet sitting your cats while you are out of town.  Feel free to call her at the office to inquire about her services.