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 25 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, Dr. Roberts enjoys world travel, hiking, cycling and kayaking, as well as wildlife and nature photography. She is the author of four books, including the Andi Pauling veterinarian mystery series, serves on the boards of Loving All Animals and the Palms To Pines Rotary chapter, is past president of the Desert Camera Club and supports numerous animal-related and other charities.

Meet Our Team


AA, CVA, Technician Manager

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Erica followed Dr Roberts from the Animal Emergency Clinic to Country Club Animal Clinic in 1997, and has worked here almost from the beginning. Erica’s job lies mainly outside of the public eye. Her responsibilities include supervising our surgery and dental procedures, monitoring patients throughout anesthesia, and performing ultrasound scans for our telemedicine service. Erica shares her home with her daughter, two cats and a German Shepherd.



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Ashley joined Country Club Animal Clinic in 2016 after completing her internship through the Animal Behavior College veterinary assistant training program. Ashley’s duties involve obtaining medical histories in the exam room and assisting the doctors and technicians in virtually every aspect of practice. Ashley loves veterinary medicine so much she has plans to obtain her RVT. Ashley lives in the High Desert with her husband, young son, two dogs, and two birds.


Client Care

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Blanca (Estella) W joined the CCAC team in early 2015, and quickly became a fixture at the front desk, greeting clients and handing out treats to their pets. “Working at Country Club Animal Clinic allows me to do what I enjoy – helping pets and their people!” Blanca shares her home with her husband, twos dog and three cats.