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Veterinarians

Rae Ann Van Pelt

DVM

Dr. Van Pelt, who co-founded Family Pet Animal Hospital in 1990, graduated with honors from the University of Illinois' College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987.
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Jane Lohmar

DVM

Dr. Lohmar graduated with high honors from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995, and began practicing here as an associate veterinarian in 1997.
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Amy Ujiki

DVM

Dr. Ujiki graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine after completing her clinical year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006.
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Ken Goldrick

DVM

Dr. Goldrick graduated in 2007 from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in Madison.
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Lauren Dempsey

DVM

Dr. Dempsey graduated from The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She completed veterinary rotations in oncology, small animal and exotic medicine, as well as practice management.
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Ken Schwartz

VMD

Dr. Ken graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. He had practiced in both Florida and New York prior to settling in Chicago.
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Maggie Sharpe

DVM

Dr. Maggie is a 2014 graduate of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and worked exclusively as an emergency medicine veterinarian for five years prior to joining the Family Pet team in August of 2019.
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Kathleen Keene

DVM

Dr. Kathleen graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018 and worked in general practice in the suburbs prior to joining our team of veterinarians in September of 2019.
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Suma Raju

DVM

Dr. Suma graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She has many years of experience as in general practice and has provided relief veterinary services in shelters as well.
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Marla Minuskin

DVM (April 17, 1960 - May 3, 2013)

Dr. Minuskin, a co-founder of Family Pet Animal Hospital in 1990, graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985.
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Management

Linda

Practice Manager

Linda, Family Pet's Practice Manager, joined the team in February of 2013. She received her B.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University.
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Jim

Client Care Manager

Jim, one of our Client Care Managers, came to Family Pet in 2002.
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Lilly

Client Care Manager

Lilly came to FPAH in October 2010 with a background in management and accounting.
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Kate

Assistant Client Care Manager

Kate graduated with a degree in Animal Sciences from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2008.
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Michelle

Tech Staff Manager, Cat Advocate

Michelle, one of our Technical Staff Managers, came to FPAH fresh from school in August 1993.
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Tony

Tech Staff Manager

Tony, one of our Technician Managers, joined Family Pet right after we opened in 1990, earning him the FPAH employment-longevity record.
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Client Care Coordinators

Casandra

Supervisor

Casandra joined Family Pet in January of 2014.
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Brett

Cat Advocate

Brett joined FPAH in 2010 with a background in fine art.
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Jessica B.

Jessica began working at Family Pet in July of 2014 while finishing her undergraduate degree in Biology, which she’s now completed.
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Jessica P.

Jessica joined Family Pet in November of 2015 and has a degree in Business Administration from DePaul University.
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Ryn

Ryn came to Family Pet in March of 2017 with ten years of customer service experience, the most recent years being in pet care.
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Sam

Looking for work that was more personally fulfilling and meaningful, Sam came to Family Pet in February of 2018.
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Sydney

Sydney moved from Huntington Beach, California to Chicago and joined the Family Pet team in May of 2019.
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Mackenzie

Mackenzie joined the Family Pet team in July of 2019, bringing with her several years of customer service experience in various industries.
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Technicians & Assistants

Janet

Head Technician, Cat Advocate

Janet, Family Pet's Head Technician, joined our team in October 2001, coming to us with a BS in Veterinary Technology.
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Emmanuel

Emmanuel came to Family Pet in March of 2008 with several years of both retail and kennel assistant experience.
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Katie

Katie joined FPAH in October 2010 from Baldwin Wallace College in Ohio, after working/interning at the Shedd Aquarium.
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Sandy S.

Sandy joined FPAH in October 2011, coming to us with a Bachelors Degree in Biology from St Xavier University in Chicago.
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Jessica M.

Jessica has worked in veterinary medicine since 1999, been a certified veterinary technician since 2010, and joined the FPAH team in May of 2014.
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Armando

Armando joined the Family Pet team in February of 2015 with over a decade of experience as a Veterinary Assistant.
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Erica

Erica studied veterinary technology at Fox College and has been a certified veterinary technician since 2011.
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Sarah

Sarah has a BFA in Theatre Performance from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas.
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Alba

Alba was very excited to join the Family Pet team as a Kennel Assistant in September of 2015.
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Monica

Monica is a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) hailing from California.
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Damian

Damian joined our team in June of 2019 with a background in retail and dog boarding/daycare.
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Contact Us

Family Pet Animal Hospital

Location

1401 W. Webster Avenue Chicago, IL 60614

Clinic Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Sunday: Closed