Dr. Lora Deckert grew up in Northern Illinois in McHenry with her mother and sister. She came back to the Peoria area after graduating from veterinary school at the University of Illinois, where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She eventually joined CVC in 2014.
Dr. Deckert shares her home with a plethora of pets and livestock. They currently have six cats who provide plenty of entertainment and companionship: Cupcake, Batty, Possum, Ocicat, Dobby and Noodle. Outside, they raise chickens and other poultry including peafowl. In addition, they have an angelfish, cichlids and a guinea pig named Whistle Pig.
In her free time, Dr. Deckert supports her three children with their activities, which include cross country and track for Princeville High School. She also is an assistant coach on the Princeville High School track team, working with the distance runners. It should come as no surprise then that Dr. Deckert herself enjoys running, along with swimming and biking—she also competes in several road races or triathlons each year. When she’s not being active, she enjoys a good book, as well as spending nice days fishing and hunting.