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

Ashley

CVA

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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.

Chelsea

CVA

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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.

Paige

Veterinary Assistant

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Paige
joined our front desk in 2019 as a receptionist and immediately showed great instincts in helping people, as of December 2020 she’s been promoted to Veterinary Assistant. Paige will help you schedule an appointment, greet you on arrival and help make your visit great.

Zoii

Veterinary Assistant

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Zoii joined our team in March 2020 as a Veterinary Assistant. She was born and raised in the valley and is a PDHS Health Academy Graduate.

When she first interviewed with us, she fell in love with this career. Zoii’s compassion for animals has been lifelong and she knew this career was right for her.

Zoii is very interested in furthering her knowledge in surgeries and anesthesia.

Onnica

Veterinary Assistant

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Onnica joined us from another local practice where she had worked assisting in surgery and dentistry. She likes the opportunity to work in a wider range of patient care while bringing these valuable skills to support our doctors here at CCAC!

Edna

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!

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Jackie

Client Services

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With us since December 2020 a native to the Coachella Valley and a natural on the phones. You can expect Jackie to provide you with the exceptional care that we all at Country Club Animal Clinic live by. Jackie enjoys helping others and when she’s not here at work enjoying all the different pets that come in she is at the park with her Pugs.

Rocky

Official Greeter

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RIP Rocky…. It is with a heavy heart that I post this obituary. “Rocky” passed away quietly at Country Club Animal Clinic at the approximate age of 39 years. Rocky was the perfect clinic bird. He never shrieked, maintained a full set of feathers his entire life and entertained humans and dogs alike with his comments and musical talent. His favorite toys were cardboard boxes and telephone books, which he could reduce to confetti in a matter of hours. Initially found wandering the streets of Palm Desert, this Congo African Grey Parrot already knew his name but, sadly not his address.

After spending two months at the Living Desert without being claimed, he was adopted by Dr. Roberts in 1989 and has since followed her from the Animal Emergency Clinic to Country Club Animal Clinic’s original space and later to our current location. His favorite treats were Nutriberries and grapes. He loved baths, dancing, being the center of attention, and occasionally biting the hand that fed him. He delighted in whistling large dogs to his cage, where he attempted to nip their noses with his sharp beak.

Rocky will be greatly missed!