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Jackie Reed, DVM

Dr. Reed grew up in nearby Carrollton, Illinois and started job shadowing local veterinarians at the age of 12.  She was very determined at a young age to become a veterinarian.  Dr. Reed received her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Illinois at Springfield Capital Scholars Honor Program in 2006 and her veterinary degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011.  Since then, she has been employed as both a small animal and mixed animal practitioner in the surrounding communities.  It was a dream come true whenever she had the opportunity to purchase Macoupin Veterinary Clinic from Dr. Sandino in January 2020.  Since the transition, she has enjoyed working along side Dr. Sandino and the remarkable team at Macoupin Veterinary Services as well as meeting our great clients and patients. 


Dr. Reed is passionate about preventative care and has a special interest in internal medicine and soft tissue surgery.  One of her favorite parts of being a veterinarian is seeing patients from puppy and kittenhood throught their adult and senior years and getting to know her clients.  She has a soft spot for orange cats and has a crazy yellow Labrador Retriever, Gator, who as a puppy tried to eat everything but the kitchen sink.  His many allergy issues have kept Dr. Reed on her toes with helping clients manage their pet's food and environmental allergies.  Outside of work, Dr. Reed loves being a wife and mother to two wonderful children, and spending time with her family.  She enjoys taking Gator for walks, gardening, hiking, and horseback riding.  Dr. Reed enjoys attending sports events with her husband and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues.


  • 2006 graduate of the University of Illinois at Springfield
  • 2011 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

Steven P. Sandino

Dr. Sandino moved to Carlinville and started his career with Macoupin Veterinary Clinic in 1983.  He became a partner in the practice in 1986 and eventually the sole owner in 1995.  He enjoyed the rigors of mixed animal practice early in his career and now commits his time to the exacting challenges of companion animal medicine.  He shares his home with his wife, Liz, and their children Alyse and Drew.  Dr. Sandino is an avid golfer, hunter, and fisherman, while also being a staunch Illini fan.


  • 1978 graduate of Augustana college
  • 1983 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2000 graduate of the Executive Veterinary Program at the University of Illinois

Kathy Fey - Office Manager

Kathy joined the Macoupin Veterinary staff in 1995. She started as a Receptionist in our Sawyerville satellite office and eventually transferred to our Carlinville location.  She currently holds the post of Office Manager and is also responsible for accounts payable and receivable.  She enjoys golfing with her husband, Rick, spending time with her daughter, Nicole, relaxing at her pool with family/friends, traveling, and taking walks with her dog, Daisy.


  • Joined our staff in 1995
  • Served as both Receptionist and Office Manager

Katie Beth Plogger - Veterinary Technician

Katie joined our staff in December of 2012 after a 10 week externship through Veterinary Technician school. She holds an associates degree in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. Katie and her husband Tyler enjoy their free time caring for their coyote hunting dogs, four cats, three horses, chickens and her pride and joys, Luke, a Chesapeake Bay mix and Lucy, and Lab mix. Katie also enjoys traveling, camping, boating, hunting, gardening and spending time outside.


  • Associates Degree in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology

Breanna Portwood - Veterinary Technician

Breanna joined our team in November of 2018.  She graduated from Hickey College with an Associates Degree in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in 2015. Breanna loves spending her free time with her husband Jason and son Rhett. Breanna also shares her home with 2 dogs, Moose and Xena, a cat-Steven, and 3 guinea pigs. Outside of work Breanna, enjoys going to STL baseball and hockey games, taking walks, and camping. Breanna is passionate about veterinary medicine and strives to help every pet as she would hers.


  • Associates Degree in Applied Science in Veterianry Technology

Hailey Smith - Veterinary Technician

Hailey joined our team in May of 2017.  She graduated from Hickey College with an Associates Degree in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in 2017.  Her passion for animals started at a very young age.  She was raised around and had the opportunity to experience several different types of unique animals.  She now has an English Mastiff named Opal, that loves taking long naps and a pitbull named Boris, that loves hiking outdoors.  Hailey and her fiance, Kevin, enjoy spending their free time traveling, being outdoors, camping, four-wheeler riding and being surrounded by friends and family.


  • Associates Degree in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology

Marissa Gilbert - Veterinary Technician

Marissa joined our team in May 2020.  Marissa grew up on a farm and has a passion for all sorts of animals.  She began working at a veterinary clinic when she was 15 years old and has worked in the veterinary field for the last 8 years, even working with wildlife for a few months.  She received her Bachelor's degree in Biology (Pre-veterinary) in May of 2020.  She lives with her fiance, Brad, two rescued dogs, Libby and Daisy, and her chickens.  In her free time, Marissa enjoys spending time with loved ones, crafts, and being outdoors (hiking, camping, ect.).  Marissa is dedicated to ensuring that each pet receives all the care and support he/she needs. 


  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology
  • 8 years of veterinary experience

Liz Boulch - Veterinary Technician

Liz became a member of the Macoupin Veterinary team in September 2019.  

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  • Associates Degree from Midwest Institute in Applied Occupational Studies in Veterinary Technology - April 2018

Sadie Dugger - Attendant

Sadie joined our team in 2015.  She often works her magic behind the scenes as she is tasked with keeping the clinic clean.  Sadie is an essential member of our team as she not only maintains the building, but also plays a significant role in the health, attitude, and pride of our staff.  She has lived in Carlinville her entire life.  Sadie has been married to her husband for 18 years and together they have an 11 year old daughter named Charlee.  She has a Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Alley, and two kittens, Roger and Mia, that her family rescued from the local animal shelter.  She also has 12 chickens and a rooster named Liberty.  Sadie enjoys crocheting and camping with her family during her free time.  


  • Raising her menagerie of animals
  • Crocheting
  • Camping
  • Spending time with family