About Our Doctor

Dr. Lillian Roberts graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. After a pioneering private-practice internship in California’s Bay Area, she moved to the Coachella Valley. Here she spent several years at the Animal Emergency Clinic — culminating in the publication in 1998 of a book, EMERGENCY VET: TRUE STORIES FROM THE ANIMAL ER. Dr. Roberts opened Country Club Animal Clinic in 1996, providing personalized service to pet owners in the growing Coachella Valley. Built mostly by word-of-mouth, the practice continues to serve discriminating pet owners at its convenient new facility opened in 2008. After more than 30 years of practice, Dr. Roberts still loves what she does — and it shows! “Whether it’s a wellness visit or a challenging medical or surgical case, I take real pleasure in making every client experience a positive one,” she says. “I look forward to interacting with my patients and consider many of their owners to be personal friends.” When not providing excellent veterinary care or studying to provide new services in our ever-expanding menu, Dr. Roberts enjoys world travel, hiking, and cycling, as well as wildlife and nature photography. Many of her photos adorn the walls of the clinic. She is the author of four books, including the Andi Pauling veterinarian mystery series, serves on the boards of Coachella Animal Network and the Palms To Pines Rotary Club, is a past president of the Desert Camera Club and supports numerous animal-related and other charities.

Meet Our Team



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Certified Veterinary Assistant. Ashley joined us in 2016, quickly becoming an essential part of our team, both in the exam room and caring for patients in the clinic. She has a strong interest in veterinary dentistry and helps train new assistants and student interns in the field. Ashley has been Fear-Free certified since 2017.



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Chelsea has been with Country Club Animal Clinic since 2014, and loves every aspect of veterinary medicine. Earning her Fear Free certificate in 2017, she has a great touch with those nervous cats and dogs who might not be thrilled to see us. Chelsea helps the doctors in exam rooms as well as in surgery, and everything in between.


Veterinary Assistant

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Jenny is a local resident who began her veterinary career at a large practice in Palm Springs. She moved to CCAC when the chance arose to further her skills and work in a supportive environment. We immediately came to rely on her help in the exam rooms as well as with patient care!


Office Manager

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Joining Country Club Animal Clinic in early 2017, Edna has spent much of her working life in the veterinary field here in the Coachella Valley. When the Office Manager position became available in 2019, she was a natural to step into the position. Between client service and keeping the business office running smoothly, Edna has her hands full!


Client Services

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Paige joined our front desk in 2019 as a receptionist and immediately showed great instincts in helping people. Paige will help you schedule an appointment, greet you on arrival and help make your visit great.


Client Care

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Blanca joined our team in 2015 and quickly became an essential part of our front desk. Earning her Fear Free pet-handling certification almost as soon as it became available, she not only helps keep the lobby calm but also manages our food inventory, and steps in to assist the doctor in exam rooms as needed.


Official Greeter

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Rocky is the official greeter at Country Club Animal Clinic. He has been a clinic bird since 1989, almost as long as Dr Roberts has been a vet! He likes to talk, whistle, and even dance – but he’s a bit shy and tends to talk more when no one is looking at him.