Patients Dr. Archer can treat:

  • Amphibians – Wellness exams and diagnostics
  • Birds – Wellness exams, beak and nail trims, wing trims, and diagnostics
  • Ferrets – Wellness exams, vaccines, and diagnostics
  • Mini Potbelly pigs – Wellness exams, vaccines, and “spa days” (i.e. sedated tusk trim, nail trim, bath, and ear cleaning)
  • Pocket pets (hamsters, rats, gerbils, etc.) – Wellness exams and diagnostics
  • Rabbits/Guinea pigs – Wellness exams, dental exams, and diagnostic testing
  • Snakes/Lizards – Wellness exams and diagnostics
  • Turtles/Tortoises – Wellness exams, beak and tail trims, and diagnostics

Dr. Grace Archer

What is your educational and work background?

I got both my undergraduate and veterinary degrees at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.


What made you decide to become a vet?

It’s something that I’ve always known I’ve wanted to do – I’m kind of a cliché in that regard!


Why did you decide to join the Companion team?

I was looking for a great clinic with great people in my area and this worked wonderfully!


What is the best thing about being a vet?

You’re never bored (even when you may wish you were!)


What is one of the most common problems you’ve encountered in pets you treat?

Like all other vets… probably something to do with poop!


Do you have any special interests in vet medicine?

I have a special interest in exotic animals: reptiles, birds, and small mammals!


What is the most unusual pet you have helped treat?

I helped with an exam on a pygmy hippo – without a doubt, one of the best days ever!


What are some of your favorite activities outside of work?

I love spending time outside, reading, and exploring the city with friends.


What is your biggest pet peeve?

Slow walkers and poor grammar


Favorite place to eat?  

Really depends what I’m in the mood for – I’m not a picky eater!


Favorite place to visit?

I love traveling, so I’m always down to visit any place new!


Favorite food?

Probably pizza – I never really turn it down!


Favorite movie?

Anything Disney! I was stuck on a plane once and may have watched Moana twice in a row.


What are your favorite sports teams?

Whoever has the best uniform colors


Name 3 things people might be surprised to learn about you:

  1. I was homeschooled all through elementary school and high school
  2. I used to work at a bakery
  3. I am afraid of crickets – I like the chirping, but they gross me out!