Meet Our Team

Karen L., CVT

Karen L., CVT

Practice Manager

Karen joined Pet Vet in August of 2011 as a technician & has been the Practice Manager since 2012.  She started her veterinary career in 1984 as a kennel attendant while still in high school.  She has her BS in Biology & earned her Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) license in 2004.  Karen worked with Dr. Deb years ago when they were both employed at Hartland Veterinary Clinic in Woodstock.  “I love the variety that is seen in veterinary medicine.  There is always something new to see & learn.”   In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her 2 teenage daughters & her 2 cats, Bob & Roo.

Katie B.

Katie B.

Office Manager

Katie has been with Pet Vet since November 2005. She received her Associates Degree in Business Management from McHenry County College in 2009. She finds her job challenging and loves every part of it. She enjoys spending her free time with her friends, family and 2 Dobermans, Diesel and Shelby.

Licensed Technicians

Bridget M., CVT

Bridget M., CVT

Licensed Technician

Veterinary Technician

Michelle S.

Michelle S.

Veterinary Technician

  • Michelle is Pet Vet’s Head Veterinary Assistant. She started at Pet Vet in January 1999 when Dr. Deb only did house calls before the clinic opened in June of 1999.
  • She has 4 kids and 7 grandchildren along with a dog named Noodle, a cat named Twix and three horses Prince, Lily and Petey.
  • She feels the best part of the job is getting to work with all kinds of different animals and helping them and their owners improve their quality of life.
  • Her favorite hobby is horseback riding.
  • Michelle says if she were an animal, she would be a horse.
Marie M.

Marie M.

Veterinary Technician

  • Marie started at Pet Vet in August 2004.
  • She currently has two dogs, Jasper and Lady.
  • She feels the best part of her job is helping the patients and helping teach the families how to best care for their pets.
  •  Her favorite hobby is reading.
  • Marie says if she were an animal, she would be a wolf.
Katelynn G.

Katelynn G.

Veterinary Technician

  • Katelynn started at Pet Vet in 2019.
  • She studied at Rockford Career College for Veterinary Technology.
  • Katelynn is happily married with one son.
  • She has three dogs: Raya, Cash and Bocephus; and three cats: Sav, Shirley Temple and Wee- Man
  • Katelynn thinks the most interesting thing about her job is radiology.
  • Her favorite hobbies include knitting and scrap booking.
  • Katelynn says if she were an animal, she would be a dolphin.
Michael P.

Michael P.

Veterinary Technician

Tracy V.

Tracy V.

Veterinary Technician

  • Tracy Started at Pet Vet in 2021.
  • She studied at Rockford Career College for Veterinary Technology. 
  • She has one dog named Bo and one cat named Lilo.
  • Tracy thinks the most interesting part of her job is Phlebotomy.
  • Her favorite hobbies include reading, Netflix, and napping.
  • Tracy says if she were an animal, she would be a Hummingbird.
Michelle V.

Michelle V.

Veterinary Technician

  • Michelle goes by Chelle here at Pet Vet, she started here in 2021.
  • She studied at Rockford Career College for Veterinary Technology.
  • She is the mother of two amazing kids.
  • She thinks the most interesting part of her job is assisting in surgery.
  • Her favorite hobbies include swimming, walking the dogs and being outdoors.
  • Chelle says if she were an animal, she would be a dolphin.

Technician Assistants

Kimberly D.

Kimberly D.

Technician Assistant

  • Kim started here at Pet Vet in 2021.
  • She studied at McHenry County College
  • She is happily married.
  • Kim owns one dog named Baymax.
  • Her favorite hobbies include videogaming and hiking.
  • Kim says if she were an animal, she would be a dolphin.
Maddy W.

Maddy W.

Technician Assistant

Receptionists

Gail F.

Gail F.

  • Gail started at Pet Vet in 2004.
  • She is happily married with 2 kids and 7 grandchildren.
  • She has one handsome kitty named Sam.
  • She feels the best part of her job is making people happy and seeing new puppies and kittens.
  • Her favorite hobby is crafting.
  • Gail says if she were an animal, she would be a dog.
Jessica B.

Jessica B.

  • Jessica started at Pet Vet in 2011.
  • She is happily married with three dogs, Charlotte, Rootbeer, and Veve.
  • She feels the best part of her job is learning something new every day.
  • Her favorite hobby is spoiling her nieces and nephews.
  • Jessica says if she were an animal, she would be an elephant.
Samantha S.

Samantha S.

  • Samantha started at Pet Vet in 2018.
  • She is happily married with three dogs, Chloe, Winston, and Theodore.
  • She feels the most interesting part of her job is marketing and computer skills.
  • Her favorite hobbies include writing and camping.
  • Samantha says if she were an animal, she would be a giraffe.
Stephanie M.

Stephanie M.

  • Stephanie started at Pet Vet in 2018.
  • She is happily married with one son and two cats, Paisley and Oliver and a dog Brooklyn.
  • She feels the best part of her job is the Pet Vet Family she works with.
  • Her favorite hobby is crafting.
  • Stephanie says if she were an animal, she would be a lazy cat.
Anna A.

Anna A.

  • Anna started at Pet Vet in 2020.
  • She is happily married with a school of fish, two cats, Ozzy and Sierra and a parakeet named Barry.
  • She feels the best part of her job is dealing with clients and problem solving.
  • Her favorite hobby is gardening.
  •  Anna says if she were an animal, she would be a turtle.
Petra S.

Petra S.

  • Petra Started here at Pet Vet in 2020.
  • She is happily married with two daughters.
  • She has two dog’s names Roxie and Bowen and four cats, Buttons, Mittens, Sherry and Toby.
  • Petra feels that her favorite part of the job is meeting all the pets coming in to visit.
  • Her favorite hobbies include hiking, traveling and glamping.
  • Petra says is she were an animal she would be an Owl.
Maria G.

Maria G.

Kennel

Kennedy E.

Kennedy E.

Nick L.

Nick L.

Ariel P.

Ariel P.

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