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.