About Us

Kristin Spear

Dr. Kristin (Kanoy) Spear is the owner of Paws at Home: Home Health Care for Pets. Dr. Kristin was born and raised in Quincy, Illinois. After graduating from Quincy High School and the University of Iowa, she completed her veterinary degree at the University of Illinois in 2000.

Dr. Kristin’s primary goal is to provide personalized care to pets and their families. She is able to facilitate this by bringing veterinary care to one’s home, which reduces anxiety and stress on all the members of the household. As Dr. Kristin expressed in her own words: “My hope is to improve the lives of animals in our area by providing veterinary medical care in the safety and comfort of their own homes. By reducing stress on both the pet and the owners, we can truly evaluate the health and well-being of the whole family.”

Dr. Kristin is a volunteer for Horizons Social Services and the Community Foundation.

Dr. Kristin and her husband, Will, reside in Quincy and share their home with a sweet German short-haired pointer.


Becky Livesay

Becky Livesay is a Quincy native and graduate of Quincy High School. She graduated from Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois in 2006 with her degree in Veterinary Technology. She has been licensed as a Certified Veterinary Technician in Illinois since 2006.

Becky has worked for a local veterinary clinic as well as the Quincy Humane Society. The best way to capture her enthusiasm for her new role is in her own words, “I am excited to be joining Paws at Home to provide quality veterinary care to those who cannot seek care through a traditional clinic.”

She volunteers in the community through the Quincy Service League. She enjoys running and has completed two half marathons.

Becky and her husband, Chris, live in Quincy with their three children. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her children and spending time with her husband and friends.