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 veterinary 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, a rescue dog named Taz, and a guinea pig named Carrot. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, home decorating, and traveling.

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.

Brittany

Certified Veterinary Technician

Brittany is a Fear Free Certified Professional here at Palos Animal Hospital, which means that she is skilled in helping our patients feel comfortable and more at ease. She has always wanted to work with animals; at 16 years old she started out as a kennel assistant at another hospital. Brittany’s favorite part of being a technician is being able to nurse critically ill or injured patients back to health. She has 2 children, 4 dogs, 3 cats, and a rabbit at home. Outside of work, Brittany loves hiking, watching movies, and visiting the dog park with her canine companions.

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 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 a daughter-in-law named Jenny; and three grand-daughters. Her “four-legged children” include a mixed breed dog named Logan from Hoof Woof & Meow Rescue. 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.

Lori

Certified Veterinary Technician

Lori has been with Palos Animal Hospital since April 1995. She started as a veterinary assistant. Then, she went on to become a certified veterinary technician after earning her associate degree in applied science from Parkland College. She has a special interest in clinical pathology. Growing up, she always wanted to work with animals and once even worked with lions and tigers at the University of Illinois while she was a student. 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 Benson, an African clawed frog, and two goldfish. 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 a special love for dachshunds and German shepherds. They have a 12-year-old German shepherd named Ruby. In her free time, she enjoys reading, walking the dog, 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

April

Veterinary Assistant

April’s reason for becoming a vet assistant is simple—she loves to work with animals. She is currently working on her degree at Lewis University and in addition to school, April has found that she learns something new every day at Palos Animal Hospital. In her spare time, she loves working out and going to music festivals.

Dan

Veterinary Assistant

Dan is an alumnus of Saint Xavier University, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology. He always wanted to work with animals in some way, and at Palos Animal Hospital, he got his wish. His favorite part about working with us is getting to meet and help take care of so many different animals. Dan has 3 pets of his own: Maggie the dog, and Selina and Bruce, both cats. His hobbies include reading, baking and cooking, building models, hiking, bird-watching, and watching movies.

Jessica

Veterinary Assistant

Jessica has been with us since January 2016. She chose veterinary medicine because she loves animals, and addition to assisting in surgery and other aspects of our hospital, Jessica is also known for her natural skill in handling and grooming cats. She has two felines of her own, Regan and Genesis. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys hiking and playing video games. She is also a certified SCUBA diver, and had the opportunity to study marine biology in Belize.

Morgan

Veterinary Assistant

Morgan joined our team in August 2016 and is currently working towards her degree. She loves the people she works with and getting to meet so many animals every day. One of her most memorable experiences is having a very kind client of ours bring in a stray kitten, which Morgan later adopted. She 3 pets: Akila the cat; Abby the dog; and Shelly the turtle. In her spare time, Morgan likes to draw and play video games.

Sherri

Veterinary Assistant

Sherri started working at Palos Animal Hospital in June 2013 and earned her Bachelor of Science 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, two birds named Stitch and Leroy, and a bearded dragon named Mushu. 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.