Welcome to Prairie State Veterinary Clinic! At Prairie State Veterinary Clinic, we believe in providing quality healthcare for your pet in a warm and welcoming environment. Our doctors routinely attend educational seminars in order to stay abreast of the latest medical treatments and technologies. We have a strong belief in preventive care, offering customized vaccine protocols and multiple levels of disease detection panels at our patients’ annual visits.
In October 2011 Dr. Lauren Tassone joined Prairie State Veterinary Clinic. Lauren worked in our practice throughout high school, college and vet school. She has an infectious laugh and is a real joy to work with. She is a 2009 Illinois grad and is enjoying her career as a vet because she truly cares about people and helping with their sick pets. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, listening to music and reading. Dr. Tassone is a skilled veterinary surgeon and is pursuing her interest in veterinary dentistry.
Dr. Frank Norton has been working at Prairie State since 2015 after a long and well-known career as one of the top board-certified veterinary internists in the Chicago area at Berwyn Animal Hospital. Dr. Norton, as an internist, continues to elevate the level of internal medicine diagnostics and care that we offer. Dr. Norton also sees clients from other local clinics for second internal medicine opinions. When he is not wearing his veterinary hat Dr. Norton spends time as a very accomplished amateur photographer and has won many awards for his work. Upon entering our clinic take time to notice the photo of the two wolves. Dr. Norton graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980.
Dr. Angela Riffice received her BS degree in Animal Science at the University of Illinois and then her DVM degree from Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. Dr. Riffice recently complete her certification in veterinary acupuncture and is one of very few veterinarians in the Chicago area to do so. She is an accomplished veterinarian and worked at another local clinic for 7 years before joining us in 2019. Dr. Riffice says the best part of her job is helping animals and building long-lasting relationships with the pets and their owners. Dr. Riffice grew up in Orland Park and her dad had a long career at Sandburg High School. In fact, some of our employees had him for a teacher. Dr. Riffice, her husband Tony and son Alexander have 2 dogs, 2 cats and a horse. In her spare time she enjoys being with her family and pets, riding horses and competing in pageants. A fun fact is that she was Mrs. Orland Park in 2017.