Meet Our Outstanding Vets and Team Members
We’re proud of our amazing veterinarians and the hard-working support staff who back them up. Our team members are fully dedicated to helping animals and their loving owners, and we think you should spend a few minutes getting to know them!
Jeff, hospital manager
Jeff has worked in the veterinary field since 2000 in a variety of positions. He loves working in the veterinary field because he likes the connection between medicine, science and animals. He attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, majoring in Biology. Jeff is an avid White Sox and Bears fan. He lives with a cat named Iggy and two dogs named Jello and Snowball. In his spare time, he likes going to baseball games, playing paintball and fishing.
Maggie, Lead Certified Veterinary Technician
Maggie joined Companion Animal Hospital as a certified veterinary technician in April 2015. She graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at Fox College in March 2010 with an Associate of Applied Science degree. She has always had a passion for animals and knows this is the field for her. She grew up always having a pet in her house. She currently shares her home with a Miniature Pinscher named Poochi and two cats; Kitty and Nala. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, learning more about holistic medicine, and going up to Wisconsin to enjoy the outdoors. She looks forward to meeting you and your lovely pets.
Ariel, Certified Veterinary Technician
Ariel joined the Companion Animal Hospital Oak Park team as a Certified Veterinary Technician in September of 2016. She graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at Fox College in December of 2013 but had been working with animals in a shelter setting since 2006. Ariel grew up in a household full of animals and knew from an early age that she wanted to work in the veterinary field. She currently has two parakeets, a dog and five cats! In her spare time, she enjoys reading, exploring the forest preserves near her home and taking long walks with her daughter and her dog throughout the suburbs. She looks forward to meeting you and getting to know your wonderful pets!
Maddi has been working with animals since 2011 but began working as an assistant in 2013. She grew up in a household full of animals and that is where her passion for veterinary medicine stems from. She currently shares her home with two dogs and five cats. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with friends and family along with working towards becoming a champion binge-watcher.
Arielle has been a part of the Companion Animal Hospital family since November of 2016. She first started as a Veterinary Assistant after receiving her certificate of completion for Veterinary Assistant from Triton College and was promoted to Technician in 2021! Arielle also serves as the Social Media Coordinator for Companion Animal Hospital Oak Park, and loves snapping cute pictures of your furry family members. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, as well as spending time with family and friends.
Sarah has been interested in animals and animal medicine since she was young. After doing volunteer work at various shelters, dog sitting, working in a pet store, and growing up with a wide variety of pets, she came to the realization that she wanted to be a veterinary technician. Sarah attended Wilbur Wright College where she took various science classes and completed an internship in the biology department. She then went on to complete a veterinary technician's program and received an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technician at Rockford Career College. She enjoys spending her spare time with her dog Bailey as well as caring for her leopard gecko and bearded dragon. Sarah also likes to explore the city for new places to eat and spend time with my family and friends.
Chris, Customer service representative
Chris has been in the animal medicine field for almost 40 years. Chris loves the day-to-day aspect of working at an animal hospital and jumping in to help wherever she is needed. She currently has two dogs at home; a Golden Retriever named Charlie and a Chihuahua named Lady. She also has a cat named Wyatt. Chris enjoys spending time with her husband, their two daughters, and friends.
Sonia, Customer service representative
Sonia joined the Companion Animal Hospital team in July of 2019. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and when she isn’t, she enjoys binge watching all her favorite shows on Netflix! Sonia is currently working towards earning her Associate degree in hopes of becoming a nurse one day. Unfortunately Sonia doesn’t have any pets but she hopes to one day have one of her own so in the meantime she loves interacting and loving all the animals that come into the hospital!
Jocelyn, Veterinary Assistant
Jocelyn is the newest member of the team. Her love for pets big and small is what attracted her to get into the veterinary field. Her goal is to pursue her passion with this career and help as many pets in need.
When Jocelyn isn't at work, she enjoys reading, watching movies and playing video games.
Lori, Professional Pet Groomer
Lori was born and raised in the Chicago area. After being in the jewelry industry for many years, she decided to pursue a career with animals. She has been grooming since 2007. Lori started her grooming career in Atlanta where she stayed for several years, then she decided to move back to Chicago. She also decided to become a certified dog trainer to better understand the behavior of the animals she works with. Lori has a dog named Rosie who she adopted in 2014. In her spare time, she enjoys flea markets, the movies, and trying new restaurants with family and friends. She can't wait to meet you and provide compassionate, professional grooming services to you and your furry family members.