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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 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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Kelly Gutierrez

DVM

Dr. Kelly graduated from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in January of 2018 and worked in general practice before joining the Family Pet team in June of 2021.
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Cassidy Alvarez

DVM

Dr. Cassidy graduated from the University of Wisconsin’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 2021 after half a dozen years of working experience in both general practice and a veterinary laboratory setting.
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Cynthia Gonzalez

DVM

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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

Melissa

Practice Manager

Melissa received her B.A. from Valdosta State University and began her career in 2021 at Family Pet with previous Veterinary Practice Management experience at Prairie State Vet Clinic.
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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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Casandra

Client Care Manager

Casandra joined Family Pet in January of 2014.
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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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Client Care Coordinators

Kate

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

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

Josie joined the team in the fall of 2019 after tiring of working management in the food industry.
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Marie

Marie joined Family Pet in January 2020, with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (B.S.) and an assortment of experience in customer service, I.T., and mental health research.
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Stella

Stella graduated from University of Iowa in 2017 with a bachelor’s in psychology.
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Damonde

Damonde moved from Orlando,  Florida and joined the Family Pet team in August of 2020.
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Kristine

Kristine graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a major in Creative Nonfiction and a minor in Cultural Studies.
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Michelle

Michelle (Micha) joined Family Pet in October of 2020.
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Technicians & Assistants

Tony

Tech Supervisor

Tony, our Technician Supervisor, joined Family Pet right after we opened in 1990, earning him the FPAH employment-longevity record.
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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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Tina

Tina has worked at Family Pet as a Veterinarian Technician and Assistant for a total of 10 years – originally beginning in 1992 and then again in 2020.
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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 - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Sunday: Closed