Meet Our Veterinary Team
Our team is here to help. At Tillema Veterinary Clinic, we treat you and your pets like our family. Get to know our awesome team below!
Dr. Richard Tillema
Owner – Veterinarian
Dr. Tillema's Bio
Dr. Tillema grew up on a dairy in Texas where hard work wasn’t an option, it was a necessity 24/7. Dr. Tillema always believed if you take care of the animals, they will take care of you. As you might guess, lots of dogs and cats were dropped off on the dairy and Dr. Tillema was always providing care for those animals that were in need as his dad always joked, “You should open a veterinary clinic.” After graduating from High School, Dr. Tillema had many athletic scholarship opportunities but chose to serve his country in the U.S. Navy. After four years of working with an outstanding search and rescue team, Dr. Tillema got out of the military to work on his passion for veterinary medicine. Dr. Tillema graduated from veterinary school and after a few years working in upstate New York, he opened his own mobile practice in Southern California. He soon after, opened up his brick and mortar practice in beautiful Corona, Ca. In his spare time, he enjoys endurance events, skydiving, training, hiking, and playing and watching sports. Dr. Tillema also enjoys working with the FFA (Future Farmers of America) and the military. He has 5 hairy kids that he enjoys spending time with; Littles, Rebound, Lola, Cujo, and Stevie.
Lead Vet Assistant
Clarisse loves caring for pets, it brings her happiness. She has been a pet owner and animal lover all her life. Not only does she care for her own pets, she cares for her friends and family’s pets also that can range from rabbits, dogs, cats, hamsters, turtles, and more. She feels that she is very patient and caring when it comes to helping pets in need. She recently attended and graduated from a vet assistant program. She had a poodle mix named Koko and a rabbit named Penelope. She enjoys reading books, playing video games, and watching anime. She also has an artistic side and loves to draw and paint.