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Steven P. Sandino, D.V.M.

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 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 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.
  • Member of the University of Illinois Executive Veterinary Program since 1998.

Kathy Fey - Office Manager

Kathy joined the Macoupin Veterinary Clinic 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

Brandy Maher - Veterinary Technician

Brandy joined our team in June of 2013. She began showing horses when she was only 10 yrs old and has enjoyed it ever since. Her passion is competitive barrel racing and trail riding. She enjoys camping with her two horses and her Australian Shepherds, Tally and Memphis.


  • Competitive Barrel Racing
  • Trail Riding

Hailey Smith - Veterinary Technician

Hailey joined our team in May of 2017. She holds an Associates Degree in Science through LCCC and graduated from Hickey College in 2017 with an Associates Degree in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. Her passion for animals started at a very young age. She has an English Mastiff named Opal, that loves to go on walks, eat ice cream and take long naps. Hailey is happily living life with her high school sweetheart, Kevin. Hailey enjoys spending her free time traveling, being outdoors, camping and being surrounded by her friends and family.


  • Associates Degree in Applied Science in Veterianry Technology.

Breanna Portwood - Veterianry Technician

Breanna joined our team in December of 2018.  Breanna graduated from Hickey College with and Associated Degree in Applied Science in Veterianry Technology in 2015.  Breanna loves spending her free time with her husband Jason, son Rhett, and thier two fur babies, Moose and Xena.  Breanna is passionate about veterianry medicine and strives to help every pet as she would do as hers.


  • Associated Degree in Applied Science in Veterianry Technology