Meet the Team

The team at Summer Street Animal Clinic is comprised of highly trained and experienced animal health professionals who have a genuine love for working with pets. Our staff treats every patient with the highest quality of medical care as well as a gentle touch.

Veterinarians

DR. HEATH HILLYARD

Veterinarian/Owner

Dr. Heath Hillyard is a local native of the Mediapolis area who received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simpson College in 1999 in Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

Dr. Hillyard then went on to Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in May 2003. While at Iowa State University, he pursued a degree in Entrepreneurship as well.

Professional interests include internal medicine, reproduction, soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and dermatology.

Dr. Hillyard and his wife, Miranda, currently reside in Burlington with their daughters, Harlynn and Harbor and their son, Hodge. They also have a Dachshund named Yadi. His personal interests include spending time with his family, all outdoor sports, snow skiing, bicycling, spending time in the Lake of the Ozarks, and traveling. He also enjoys a good prank, dad jokes and when staff members hide in dark corners to scare the heck out of him.

He enjoys following Hawkeye athletics throughout the year. He is also active in the Burlington Kiwanis Club, Great River Connections, and the Chamber of Commerce.

DR. BECKY GIBILISCO

Veterinarian

Dr. Gibilisco graduated with honors from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2012. She also received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at Iowa State.

After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Gibilisco practiced small animal medicine in Naperville, Illinois before she and her husband decided to move back to Iowa in April 2013.

Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, diagnostic imaging and dentistry.

Dr. Gibilisco is a native of Oakland, Iowa. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Nathan, and their children, Toby and Edie; being outdoors when the weather is warm and traveling. She also has 2 dogs: Rita and May, who are regular, friendly
faces around the clinic.

DR. PAIGE KELLER

Veterinarian

Dr. Keller is a native of the small northwest town of Whiting, Iowa. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Mount Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota. Dr. Keller then went on to Iowa State University and graduated in 2013 with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.

After receiving her degree, Dr. Keller moved to Keosauqua, Iowa, and practiced at a mixed animal clinic there for almost 8 years. She then started at Summer Street Animal Clinic in March of 2021. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, dermatology, and oncology.

Dr. Keller and her husband, Zach, currently reside in Burlington and have two daughters- Violet and Hazel. They also have two dogs- Holly and Millie- and a cat named Norah. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, reading and traveling, especially visiting her siblings in Alaska and Texas.

Dr. MADISON ULLMANN

Veterinarian

Dr. Ullmann is a recent graduate from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She also received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Animal Science at Iowa State.

Her professional interests include ophthalmology along with soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Ullmann is a native of Iowa and grew up in Davenport. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to new places, exploring national parks, and any outdoor activity- especially rock climbing and camping with her dog Kodiak.

Dr. HALEY VILLONT

Veterinarian

Dr. Villont is a recent graduate of Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and has spent many of her summers and school breaks shadowing and interning at Summer Street.

A Burlington native, Dr. Villont attended Burlington Community High School before moving to Logan, Utah where she completed her undergrad studies with a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Science.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking and being outdoors. She also enjoys yoga and loves getting coffee on Sunday mornings with her dog, Astro.

Dr. JOEL TEACHOUT

Relief/Visiting Surgeon

Introducing Dr. Joel Teachout, a highly regarded veterinary orthopedic surgeon with roots in Yankton, South Dakota. Raised in a family where his father was a prominent veterinarian, Dr. Teachout developed a deep-seated passion for animal care from an early age.

He earned his Undergraduate degree at South Dakota State University and subsequently graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013, forming lasting professional connections with colleagues such as Dr. Paige Keller during his academic journey. Dr. Teachout has been performing orthopedic surgeries with Summer Street since February 2023.

Dr. Teachout’s commitment to enhancing animal welfare extends beyond the usual confines of practice, as he travels extensively throughout the Midwest, performing orthopedic surgeries for various clinics. With a decade of specialized experience, his proficiency spans veterinary medicine, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, emergency medicine, animal husbandry, and business management.

Office Team

ABBEY

Practice Manager

Care Team

EMILY

Lead Kennel Technician, Veterinary & Technician Assistant

MISTY

Veterinary & Technician Assistant

RACHEL

Veterinary & Technician Assistant

LYNSEY

Veterinary & Technician Assistant

BRADI

Veterinary & Technician Assistant

SOFIA

Veterinary Assistant

KATIE

Veterinary Assistant

KINNEDY

Veterinary Assistant

LAUREN O.

Veterinary Assistant

JAMIE

Technician

HANNAH

Technician

KINLEY

Technician

TRISHA

Technician

CARA

Technician

BRITTANY

Technician

KAYLEA

Technician

KENNEDY

Technician

KELLI

Technician

ASHLEY

Technician

VALERIE

Technician

KALI

Technician 

AMY

Technician 

GRACE

Technician 

AUDREA

Technician Assistant

HEIDI

Technician Assistant

LAUREN W.

Technician Assistant

RILEY

Technician Assistant

SYDNEY

Kennel Assistant

GRACIE

Kennel Assistant

CHARLIE

Kennel Assistant

ABBIGAIL

Kennel Assistant