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We are so pleased that you are viewing our staff page. All of us at Abell Animal Hospital feel we are a close knit family, bonded together by longevity, affection and compassion for animals. We are proud that many of us have been working at Abell Animal Hospital for close to 20 years. This makes us unique in the most wonderful way possible.
Cheryl obtained her AAS in Veterinary Science in 2001 from Bel Rea Institute in Denver CO. She was a lead technician for 6 years at an emergency/specialty practice where she knew she had found her passion for Veterinary Medicine. She is excited to have the opportunity to become practice manager at Abell, and strives to provide patients with a comfortable experience, while focusing on client education. In her free time, Cheryl enjoys traveling, gardening, coaching, and spending time with her 3 beautiful children.
Melissa started at Abell in 2002 in the kennel department. Since then, she has ventured through the different areas of the hospital as a veterinary technician, assisting in surgeries, to her current position as a senior receptionist. As of 2012, Melissa earned a Bachelor degree of Science in Health Administration with a concentration in Long-Term Care. Although she has gained a profound love working with animals and being a part of the bond between humans and animals, she may someday travel to the human side as she has developed a passion working with the elderly. She lives with 2 dogs, Radar (Shepherd Mix) and Foxie (Pomeranian), and one cat, Teddy (Domestic Shorthair), but if she could, she would have a much larger family. When she is not spending her time at work or with her pets, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and trying out different restaurants because of her great love for food!
Amanda has worked for Abell since 2018. She is always upbeat and ensures her team has a good laugh every shift!
Elise: Bio Coming Soon!
Alyssa: Bio Coming Soon!
Crystal has been with Abell since 2022. She has always loved working with animals and has a soft spot for those in need. Crystal believes that because animals bring us unconditional love, and become a part of the family, they deserve the same care as such.
Katherine has a BS in accounting from Eastern Illinois University. After working in the field for a few years, she realized that helping animals was her calling. She graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at Fox College with her AAS in Veterinary Science in 2012. Katherine enjoys the outdoors, traveling to the Caribbean, and long walks with her Chihuahua/terrier mix.
Christine graduated from the Vet Tech Program at Northampton Community College with her AAS in Veterinary Science in 2015. She always knew from a young age that she would be helping animals. When not working, she enjoys staying at home watching TV, playing video games, and spending time with her paraplegic cat Oliver and her pitbull Layla.
Katie has been working in the veterinary field since 2000. She has always had a passion for animals and anything animal related which is why she decided on a career as a veterinary technician. In her spare time she enjoys caring for her own furry family members, exploring the outdoors, working on home projects and discovering new places around Chicago with her husband and two children.
Courtney began working at Abell Animal Hospital in the late summer of 2013. She started as a kennel assistant, and with hard work and a true love of the job, has moved up to the role of a technician. She has always had a passion for helping animals and is looking to pursue her technician certification in the near future.
Veronica recently graduated from the University of Illinois and plans to start graduate school within the next year. As an assistant at Abell she hopes to gain more experience working with animals and with those who share the same passion for helping animals. In her free time she is usually enjoying the outdoors, caring for her cat Cy, or fostering kittens for a city shelter.
Kim has been with Abell since 2020. She started as a client care coordinator and realized her true calling was helping with the pets as a technician. What Kim likes most about the position is the hands-on care and bringing comfort (and her great energy) to all the pets she helps care for.
Alexis is one of our exam room assistants who also has experience as a Fear Free Certified Professional Dog trainer. She has a passion for working with senior dogs and canine fitness. She has a 16 year old pomeranian she does fitness training to help her maintain a long healthy lifestyle. She also has a 6 year old energetic pittie she does fitness with as an outlet for his energy! For fun, Alexis likes to also practice capoeira and do karaoke with friends!
Thamara started in 2022 as an exam room assistant. She enjoys the people she works with, and loves the supportive environment that encourages her growth and development of her veterinary nursing skills. On her time away from the hospital she keeps busy with her 3 growing boys!
Annah began in 2021 and will be graduating high school this year. She enjoys working with the animals and increasing her knowledge and understanding of animal medicine. Her passion is helping in surgery.
Maddie: Bio Coming Soon!