Meet Our Veterinary Team

Palos Animal Hospital is proud to be staffed a team of professional, compassionate certified veterinary technicians, office staff, and veterinary assistants. If you have any questions about our support staff, feel free to contact us.

Veterinary Technicians

Amy

Certified Veterinary Technician

Amy has been part of the Palos Animal Hospital team since 1996, after earning her Associate in Applied Science degree from Parkland College in Champaign-Urbana. Her decision to pursue a career in the veterinary field stemmed from her love of animals at a young age. Growing up, she raised wild baby birds and often had baby ducks swimming in her pool. She loves that her position allows her to help animals while working with a great group of people. She especially looks forward to days when wildlife animals are brought in. Amy and her husband, Kevin, have a daughter named Brook and a son named Dean. They are also “pet parents” of a bull mastiff named Kona and a pair of guinea pigs named Carrot and Benny. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, doing home decorations, and playing the piano.

Brandy

Certified Veterinary Technician

Brandy has been part of our team since 1983 and became a CVT in July 1986. She earned her Associate in Science degree from Parkland College. She has always loved animals and wanted to work with them. While in veterinary school, she was at the University of Illinois and got the chance to work with the Budweiser Clydesdale horses. She loves being part of the caring Palos Animal Hospital team and sharing her colleagues’ passion for helping pets. Every time she sees a new pet, it brightens her day. She and her husband, Tony, have a daughter named Marissa as well as a shih tzu named Mini and a Shi-Poo named Mia.

Carrie

Certified Veterinary Technician

Carrie joined the staff in July 1984, fulfilling a childhood dream of working with animals. She earned her Associate in Applied Science degree from Parkland College. With her more than 32 years in the field, she’s has many memorable experiences, including X-raying a baby lion with nutritional fractures in its legs. Her favorite part of working at Palos Animal Hospital is seeing a pet that she and the team have been treating for a long time enjoy a better quality of life. She also enjoys her ability to befriend nervous patients, making them feel less anxious about their visits. She and her husband, Rich, have three children, Rebecca, Chris, and Kyle; a son-in-law named Micah; and two grand-daughters. Her “four-legged children” include a Labrador named Buddy and a mixed breed dog named Oliver. In her spare time, she likes to read, spend time with family, and camp.

Cyndy

Certified Veterinary Technician

Cyndy joined our team in May 1996 after earning her associate degree from Parkland College. Being a veterinary technician enables her to combine her love for animals with her love for medicine, so she considers the position the best of both words. She also loves the variation in her schedule, especially her dental cases, and working with people who do their best to help pets down the road to wellness. Cyndy and her husband, John, have two children, Ben and Courtney. They also have a Labrador mix named Shilo, an American Eskimo named Igloo, and two cats named Grover and Squirt. In her spare time, she enjoys bicycling.

Jennifer

Certified Veterinary Technician

Jennifer has been with the Palos Animal Hospital staff since June 2013, after earning her Associate in Applied Science degree in veterinary technology from Joliet Junior College. Over the years, she’s had many memorable experiences working with animals, including her externship in Central, Illinois, during which she got to help with a calf delivery. She was the one who got to use the calf jack, an instrument used to help remove a calf from the birth canal. It was an experience she will never forget. Her decision to work with animals was inspired by a veterinarian she worked for in the ‘80s who had such a strong love, compassion, and knowledge of animals. Now, as a CVT, her favorite part of working in the field is still working alongside the doctors and interacting with the long-time clients. Jennifer and her husband, Jack, have an Australian shepherd named Zephyr, a pit mix named Cue-T, and a Labrador named Abby. In her spare time, she takes care of her family, hangs out with friends, gardens, and rides her bike.

Lori

Certified Veterinary Technician

Lori earned her Associate in Applied Science degree from Parkland College before joining our team in April 1995. She has a special interest in clinical pathology. Growing up, she always wanted to work with animals and once even worked with lions and tiger at the University of Illinois while she was a student. Now, as a CVT at Palos Animal Hospital, she enjoys working with her co-workers to care for various small animal companions. Lori and her husband, Bill, have two children, Brynn and Joey. She also has a pit bull mix named Loki, a miniature schnauzer named Tootsie, an African clawed frog, and two gold fish. In her free time, she enjoys running, spending time with family and friends, and reading.

Managers

Beth

Tech Assistant/Inventory Manager/Receptionist

Beth started working at Palos Animal Hospital in March 1995, but it wasn’t a career that believes she chose; it chose her. She’s always loved animals (she once fostered five kittens), so she welcomed the opportunity to work at an animal hospital close to home with a great team. With her multiple responsibilities, she’s had a great deal of hands-on experience with various animals. She especially enjoys working on dental patients. Beth is married with an adult son and has four dogs named Frank, Bennie, Joon, and Mick and three cats named Ash, Scarlet, and Cheeto. And as if being a parent, pet parent, tech assistant/inventory manager/receptionist weren’t enough, she also once finished three half marathons and lived to talk about it.

Char

Office Manager

Char joined our staff in June 1988, due to her love for animals, and has actually been a client of Palos Animal Hospital since she was 4 years old. She earned her Associate in Applied Science degree and her Associate of Arts degree in English from Moraine Valley Community College. As the office manager, she especially loves interacting with the clients—some of whom are like family—and with their pets, many of which are patients for their entire lives. She also loves the diversity of the practice. Although it’s hectic at times, it’s never boring, and no two days are the same. She and her husband, Kurt, have several “pet children,” including a rescue miniature dachshund named Penny and a German shepherd named Ruby. In her free time, she enjoys reading, walking the dogs, fishing, and spending time with her friends. If given the financial opportunity, she would open a facility where senior citizens can receive the care they need without ever having to give up their pets.

Veterinary Assistants

Morgan

Veterinary Assistant

Bio Coming Soon

Rachel

Veterinary Assistant

Rachel been with the Palos Animal Hospital team since May 2015 and is currently a student at St. Xavier University. She is working toward her bachelor’s degree in pre-health biology with a minor in chemistry. As one of our veterinary assistants, she loves that every day on the job is interesting. She’s always had a love for animals and enjoys working with and caring for them while learning something new every day on the job. In her leisure time, she enjoys reading, writing, dancing, and looking for sea stars. She’s also an equestrian.

Sherri

Veterinary Assistant

Sherri started working at Palos Animal Hospital in June 2013 and is currently a student at Saint Xavier University with aspirations to go to veterinary school. She loves animals and has wanted to be a veterinarian since she was 6 years old. As a veterinary assistant, she gets the opportunity to see a lot of interesting things. She loves to help the doctors, especially with surgeries. Sherri shares her home with two dogs named Rocky and Taz, two turtles named Daytona and Cocoa, and two birds named Stitch and Luci. In her free time, she loves to read, swim, and hang out with friends.

Sue

Exam Room Assistant

Sue started working at Palos Animal Hospital in 1998. She loves working with animals and that every day on the job is a new experience. She has two sons, Josh and Ethan, and shares her home with her partner, Tammy, and their two dogs, an Australian shepherd named Kody and an Australian shepherd mix named Ace. When she’s not at work, she enjoys playing softball, spending time with her sons, and attending her sons’ sporting events.

Receptionists

Cassandra

Receptionist

Cassandra joined the Palos Animal Hospital team in July 2013 and is currently pursuing an associate degree in nursing from Moraine Valley. As one of our receptionists, she loves getting to know clients and their pets and working with animals. Her own pets include a Scottish terrier mix named Scruffy and a Chihuahua mix named Bert. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with family and attending as many of her younger brothers’ sporting events as possible.

Rebecca

Receptionist

Rebecca started working at Palos Animal Hospital in October 2009. She started off as a veterinary assistant, due to her love for animals, but recently moved up front to be a receptionist. She loves interacting with people and hearing their stories about their pets. Her own pets include a Manchester terrier named Yoda and a bearded dragon named Reptar. When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.