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!
Monica, Hospital Manager
Monica started her career with companion in 2015. She was born in California, raised in Texas and now calls Chicago home. She graduated with an A.A. degree at Olive Harvey City College in 2012 and her past experiences in the work field involve a variety of clientele interactions and leadership roles. She has a passion for helping people and loves animals. Most would say she enjoys working with anyone and everyone, and loves to learn new things. She enjoys spending time with her miniature Maltese, Sofie, and her family. During her days off, she enjoys relaxing at home while reading a book or watching a TV series with a cup of hot cocoa with Sofie next to her. She also enjoys visiting her top two favorite places, Starbucks and The Museum of Contemporary Art.
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.
Jeff has worked in the veterinary field since 2000. He loves being a veterinary technician 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.
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.
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!
Arielle, Veterinary Assistant
Arielle joined Companion Animal Hospital in November of 2016 as a Veterinary Assistant. She received her certificate of completion for Veterinary Assistant from Triton College, and is currently enrolled to become a Technician. 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.
Lori, Lead Professional 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.
Jenn, Professional Groomer
Jenn joined Companion Animal Hospital in April of 2016 as a Pet Stylist. She enjoys getting creative with pets and their grooms, ensuring they look their best. She currently shares her home with her two dogs, a Maltese Poodle mix named Lola and a red Pomeranian named Foxy. In her spare time, Jenn loves spending time with her family and friends, as well as traveling throughout the United States to Pet Expos taking seminars and learning more about different techniques to further her education in animal grooming, thus ensuring your pets get the best.