Although only starting at Arlington Cat Clinic in late 2017. Elly began her career as a receptionist/veterinary assistant in the southwest suburbs in 1973. From there she spent the next 39 years in veterinary sales until retiring.

When she can get away, Elly enjoys travel. So far she has been to Ireland, Italy, France, Eastern Europe, Spain, the Holy Land around Jerusalem and even to see the polar bears around Hudson Bay in Churchill, Manitoba.