Our Team

Our staff of experienced and expert veterinarian doctors and skilled vet staff is ready when your pet needs us. Call or contact us today to learn more.

Veterinary Assistants

Veterinary Assistants with kitten.

Penny, Sue and Shannon (from left to right)

 

Rachel - Receptionist 

 

Alissa, Dana & Diana

Matthew Pritz - Practice Manager

Matt is our Practice Manager and has been working at Crest Hill Animal Hospital since 2006. He attended McKendree University where he received his bachelor’s in Business Administration. He has a true passion for taking care of clients and their pets. He has a loving yellow lab named Cody, along with his Siamese cat named Roscoe

Matt

Alicia Hasselbring - Client Care Provider / Veterinary Nurse

Hello, my name is Alicia and I have been a veterinary nurse here since 2013. You may also find me up front work as a client care provider. I have always loved animals and I absolutely love being able to work with pets everyday! I have two cats named Bling and Delaney and a Shiba Inu/sheltie named Pearl.

Alicia

Cara McGee - Client Care Provider / Veterinary Nurse

Hi, I’m Cara and I have been with Crest Hill Animal Hospital since 2015. I graduated from the Joliet Junior College Vet Tech program and received my license in 2015. I am married and have 2 dogs, 2 bearded dragons, and 1 cat. I hope to one day have a farm with many animals. On my off time I enjoy going fishing with my husband.

Cara

Dana Eich – Veterinary Nurse

Hi my name is Dana. I have been a veterinary nurse at Crest Hill animal hospital since 2008, but have been with the hospital since 2005. My favorite part of the field is surgery. I am very excited about furthering my education by learning ultrasound. I enjoy educating our clients on the best care for their furry family member(s). Outside of the hospital, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and going to the gym. I have been with my fiancé Jeff since 2004, together we have 2 fur babies Willow (Siamese mix) and Jade (Greater Swiss Mountain dog) along with our 4 poisonous dart frogs.

Dana-(1)

Cherise LaPorta – Client Care Provider

Hello, my name is Cherise and I started working at Crest Hill Animal Hospital in 2011. I am orgiginally from Buffalo, New York. I really love enjoy working with animals and getting to know our clients. Working here has taught me so much as has allowed to provide great service and care to pets and our clients. I am happily married with a son and furry four legged daughter named Bejou. The doctors and coworkers have truly became my second family and could not be happier to work here.

Cherise

Corral Gerena – Client Care Provider

Hello, I have been working at Crest Hill Animal hospital since 2015. I love working as a client care provider and a kennel attendant. I gives me great pleasure in taking care of the patients as well as our clients. I have one lovely German Sheppard named Chance.

Corral

Diana Quiroz; Client Care Provider

I started working at Crest Hill Animal Hospital in 2011. I’m currently attending Joliet Junior College and I’m working on getting my degree for veterinary technician. I am fluent in Spanish and enjoy translating for our doctors. I love to work with animals and help with client education. I have two small dogs named Baby and Chiquilin and a cat named Charles.

Diana

Hailey Meyer – Client Care Provider

I started working at Crest Hill Animal Hospital in 2005. I am originally from Seattle, WA. I really enjoy working with our patients and clients as well as my coworkers. I have two golden retrievers Oscar and Bailey and a cat named Bob.

Hailey

Mikayla Bertrand – Client Care Provider

Bio coming soon

Mikalya

Penny Urban – Client Care Provider

I have been at Crest Hill Animal Hospital for over 40 years. I started working in the kennel and then moved from there to surgery and then reception. I enjoy getting to know our patients and their families. I participate in dog and horse shows, and I am a licensed AKC judge. I have beautiful Doberman Pinschers named Handsome, Summer and Passion and a Miniature Doberman Pinscher named Kevin. My other pets include a horse named Miss Money and a sphinx cat named Chloe.

Penny

Sue Kies – Client Care Provider

I have been working at for Crest Hill Animal Hospital since 2000. I have always loved working with animals and enjoy helping the public with their pets. Our family currently has one dog, a lovely boston terrier named Gloria.

Sue

Shannon Blankenship – C.V.T. (Certified Veterinary Technician)

I have worked at Crest Hill Animal Hospital since 1996. I graduated from Joliet Junior College Veterinary Technician program in 2001. My interests include rehabilitation and laser therapy, as well as surgery. I enjoy spending time with my three dogs, Clover, C.C., and Addison. I have two cats, Al and Marlee, and a Leopard Tortoise named Tank.

Shannon

Alissa Johnson – Veterinary Assistant

My name is Alissa and I’m one of the Veterinary Nurses at Crest Hill Animal Hospital. I’ve been a Veterinary Nurse since 2006 and have been with Crest Hill Animal Hospital since 2005. Just recently, I became the Kennel Manager at Crest Hill. You can also see me sometimes behind the receptionist desk helping out. It’s kind of hard to choose which part of the field is my favorite because I love to do everything. I’m very passionate in what I do and want to educate our clients as much as possible. Ever since I could remember, I’ve always wanted to help out animals and now I’m carrying that love and passion for animals onto my kids at home. My husband and I have been married for 11 years and we have two amazing children Nate and Bella. We also share our home with 2 furry kids, Snooki (6yo jack/basset mix) and Phoebe(16mon dilute calico cat). Outside of work, I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends and play all types of sports.

Alissa

Beth Nugent – Groomer

Hello! My name is Beth Nugent and I began working at Crest Hill Animal Hospital in October 2009. Prior to working here I was a bather and grooming assistant. Then in 2005 I attended a grooming academy and became a certified groomer in the spring of 2006. I have worked with many different groomers in the past years that have shared different techniques which helped me grow as a groomer. Through this experience and knowledge I began teaching a fellow co-worker, Lauren McCabe in December 2015. I am happy to say she is doing amazing. I love working with pets and adore every one of my client’s pets as my own. I am always looking forward to meeting new clients and their pets, while getting to know them as I do the rest. I have 2 dogs of my own, Piper who is a husky/shep mix and Sawyer, a hound mix. I also have 2 shorthair cars named shamrock and Gideon.

Beth

Lauren McCabe – Groomer

Hi there! My name is Lauren McCabe. I have been working at Crest Hill Animal Hospital since 2013 and boy do I love it! In December of 2015 I started to learn the art of grooming with great hands on experience led by our very own groomer Beth. I have fallen in love with grooming. I have a strong affinity and respect for pets and always make sure you and your pets feel welcomed and loved. My passion as a groomer is to help my client’s pets feel clean, revitalized and let’s not forget… smelling so good! I have a packed house with fur babies of my own, Gabby( Lab Mix), Gracie(lab mix), Gus(mastiff), and Roxie(shorthair cat).

Lauren
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