Jennifer G. Schifo

Jennifer G. Schifo


DVM, University of Illinois 2006

Dr. Jennifer Schifo graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1999 earning her Bachelors of Science in Animal Science. After graduation, Dr. Schifo took a year off from school and worked as a veterinary assistant and receptionist at Heritage Animal Hospital in Champaign, IL. From there, she began veterinary school at the University of Illinois, graduating in 2004. After graduation, Dr. Schifo married her college sweetheart, David, and moved to Deep South Texas. She began her veterinary career at Altas Palmas Animal Clinic in Harlingen, Texas. Dr. Schifo worked at APAC for four years, expanding her knowledge especially in the areas of infectious disease, endo and ecto parasites and dermatology.

In 2008, Dr. Schifo moved back north, settling in Plainfield with her family. Her interests are internal medicine, endocrinology, and dermatology. Much of her practice focus includes management of pet allergies and atopy.

Along with Dr. Schifo’s interests growing, so has her family. She and her husband have three young boys that keep their household active! In her spare time, Dr. Schifo keeps active with a large number of outdoor activities. She and David both enjoy running – half and full marathons. Dr. Schifo has even qualified for and completed the prestigious Boston Marathon. They both also compete in Ironman triathlons.

Nicholas W. Marion

Nicholas W. Marion


DVM, University of Illinois 2011

PhD, Bioengineering, University of Illinois 2006

Dr. Marion is proud to bring years of clinical and research experience to the Riverview Veterinary team. An animal lover at heart, Dr. Marion’s passion for veterinary medicine was born in academia.

In 2001, Dr. Marion earned his Bachelor‘s of Science in Bioengineering at the University of Illinois, where he developed an interest in stem cell research. He earned his PhD in 2006, researching therapeutic applications of adult stem cells and tissue engineering at the University of Illinois. Dr. Marion’s dissertation has been referenced in several prominent scientific journals, texts, and publications.

In 2011, he completed his DVM at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Part of his clinical rotation offered the opportunity to train at Brookfield Zoo where he gained experience treating large and exotic species including wolves, non-human primates, and "big cats".

At Riverview Veterinary Clinic Dr. Marion’s interest lies in medicine and surgery, including orthopedic surgery addressing canine cruciate disease.

Dr. Marion lives in Plainfield with his wife Jessica. They have three daughters, a Newfoundland named Mocha Bella, and a Bernese Mountain Dog named Normal Weller.